Growing up on a farm in the Midwest, I learned the importance of hard work, and saw first-hand how physical activity strengthens the body and mind. But I didn’t exercise or eat healthy during college or most of my career as a radio announcer, so I found myself about 30 pounds overweight by the age of 40. That prompted me to join a gym and hire a personal trainer, which is how my fitness journey began.
I lost the 30 pounds and got strong fairly quickly, but after a few years I stopped going to the gym regularly and eventually regained all of the weight. That prompted me to start working out and eating healthy again, and I lost all of the excess weight for the second time. That’s when I decided to get serious about health and fitness so I become a certified personal trainer in 2015.
I hold two nationally-accredited personal training certifications. I’m also a certified Senior Fitness Specialist, Weight Management Specialist, Group Exercise Instructor and Behavior Change in Exercise Specialist. I primarily work with adults 50+ to help them get stronger, leaner, more flexible, stable and gain the energy they need to stay active, do the things they love, remain engaged with family and friends, and live life to the fullest!
When I am not training clients, you can find me running with my two dogs and going to rock concerts, since I love listening to live music. I have also been volunteer narrator for Learning Ally (formerly Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic).