While I'll always be an Indy girl (and Colts fan!), Baltimore is where I now call home. I have a wonderful family, two dogs that I love like children, the best friends in the world, and an incredibly talented, supportive, sweet, amazing (not to mention handsome!) husband who stole my heart and has held it safe since.
My passion for health began (as my memory serves) somewhere between elementary and middle school. I became fascinated by the Nutrition Facts panel and everything it stood for. I wanted to understand it fully and learn all that I could about nutrition. My view & beliefs surrounding this topic has evolved since that young girl learned the ins & outs of the nutrition label - as a fat-free minded adolescent doing her best to be healthy. Today, I love sharing the importance of balance when it comes to nutrition - and that no diet needs to be 'perfect' to feel great.
My passion for fitness evolved a bit differently. When I ran a mile in under 7 minutes in middle school & had the opportunity to show my strengths (& weaknesses) in the Presidential Physical Fitness
Test, I was like 'wow, this is awesome.' But I was not what you'd call an athletic child. Well, correction - I was not competitive. In middle school, I played volleyball, basketball, track & field, kickball, & was a cheerleader. Fast forward to high school - I trained & tried out for volleyball freshman year, then resorted to the tennis team when I didn't make the cut. I was a pretty decent player, but said 'sorry' to my competition every time I scored on them. I dabbled in track & dance team too. Just not my thing. Once I got my drivers license, I would drive myself to the YMCA after school and create workouts that I really enjoyed, learning from what I saw in magazines & books I read. My passion was born.
My love for everything health and fitness is pretty limitless. I decided fitness & nutrition was the only thing I cared to study in college. And after graduation, I started my career working in Corporate Fitness - and man did I love that job SO much. I took a 1-year hiatus to see what medical sales was all about (I always wanted to follow in my dad's footsteps). Not for me - I missed fitness too much. So I began freelance personal training in Indy, and then moving to Baltimore where I worked at a few different [awesome] gyms & studios, personal training & teaching group fitness classes. In November of 2016, I created my first 15-minute workout for the Amazon Video platform. I haven't looked back since. Now, I get to live my passion in a way that has given me more joy than I could have ever imagined.
I LOVE spreading my passion with YOU. My life revolves around focusing on the positive and helping others to do the same – as they become stronger, fitter, happier, healthier individuals.
So that's me, in a very large nutshell. It's a true honor for me to be a part of your fitness journey - THANK YOU for allowing me to be. I would LOVE to get to know you, too!