• About

  • Being a personal trainer is a relatively new job for me. Six years ago, at age 42, my health club encouraged me to come to work for them and to get my personal training certificate. I have never looked back. I am now an ACE certified personal trainer with certifications in Lifestyle & Weight Management Consultation. I am also a Yoga instructor and TRX and Kettlebell certified.

    My previous job was as a stay-at-home mom. Only 5 feet tall, I had no place to hide the extra pounds I gained with my three pregnancies. Desperate to lose weight, I began to go for walks at night--after a full day of childcare, housework, cooking dinner and putting everyone to bed. Because I'd enjoyed weight training and a fitness competition in college, I decided to join a gym and start lifting again. I lost a total of 18 pounds.

    Although I'd never done much cardio before, I began adding short runs to my routine. I would run one block, then two. Before I knew it I was running a mile, two miles, and amazed myself by working up to a half marathon, and then a full marathon. I never thought that I could do this! Soon I ventured out and added biking and swimming to my program and entered my first sprint triathlon. I LOVED it! Now I have completed the Ironman four times.

    Exercise has not just made my body look the way I want it to, it has also improved my self-esteem and my energy level. Along the way I have encouraged many friends to join me in my love of exercise.

    For the last two years I've had the pleasure of working with seniors. I know they are not trying to win a swim suit contest, but they do want to enjoy living well as long as possible. With strength training and balancing skills, they can increase mobility, help avoid injury, gain confidence and remain independent.

    I take a lot of pride in the accomplishments of each client and love seeing the satisfaction they get from regular exercise. I enjoy the challenge of training a wide variety of people, giving them the skills and enthusiastic support they need, whether their goal is weight loss, body composition change, conditioning for a sport, training for marathons and triathlons, or simply being able to pick up a grandchild.