I’m a Personal Trainer certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine- the leading school for Personal Trainers in the country. I was born and raised in Jacksonville, FL.
I became involved in health and fitness when I started my own personal journey back in 2010. Growing up overweight, I was always self-conscious about my size, but never did much about it. I wasn’t sure what to do, so I never took the time to start my fitness journey.
But in 2010 through fasting several times throughout the year for spiritual reasons, I saw dramatic weight loss… and it opened the door to wanting to see more.
That year, I lost almost 100 pounds and went from 260 pounds down to 165. But I wasn’t satisfied with the results. Because I didn’t have any fitness training, I lost significant muscle mass and didn’t look how I had envisioned, despite the weight loss. This led me into learning about bodybuilding and how to train for sufficient muscle mass.
But it took an injury to really spark the flame to become a trainer. I injured my lower back through incorrect form on a deadlift. In order to prevent any further injury, I decided to increase my knowledge and explore the path to personal training.
Today I’m not only a certified personal trainer, but also a certified weight loss specialist. These skills and knowledge have allowed me to become a completely self-employed business owner doing my dream job. I get to help people on my own terms and play a role in people’s transformations.
I love to work out, design personal training programs, and see people get results. But it’s what those results mean for them that makes it worth it for me. It’s letting people know that someone cares for them and understands their situation.
I’m not here to yell at you or make you feel bad about your current weight or fitness level. I believe strongly in patience, grace, and determination. That’s what saw me through to my goals, and it’s a great way to help people meet their fitness goals. And plus it’s a much more enjoyable experience for both of us!
My approach to training is simple: form a plan (program), work hard, execute the plan, eat well 80-90% of the time, and keep at it. Results are guaranteed to come with these simple steps.
That’s because every strategy I use and apply is evidence-based and proven to work, and has worked not only for my clients and myself, but for millions of people around the world.
This personal training program is not about starving yourself one day, and killing yourself in your workout the next. Your habits will dictate whether or not you see success. That’s what I focus on and address: creating and developing sustainable habits that will keep you on track, or help you get there for the rest of your life.
If you’re looking for help with your fitness goals and think that working with a personal trainer is your next step, I invite you to reach out and see how I can help, and how we can work towards those goals.
My fitness journey began when I was 23
I hired a personal trainer to help alleviate the pain in my back and hips, and keep my spine straight from mild scoliosis. I learned proper technique and the do’s and don’ts with certain exercises when treating my scoliosis. It wasn’t until I was diagnosed with colon cancer and began chemotherapy that I realized I wanted to teach others about the importance of self care.I can sympathize with others going through chemo. I can modify workouts due to neuropathy, fatigue, nausea, and the dreaded heartburn that comes along chemo!
I want to help busy moms lose those post-baby bumps, help those make not only the aesthetics look good but also make your body strong, and help those who don’t feel motivated to stay accountable and hit their goals. I have successfully trained clients of all ages, genders, and fitness levels. I provide one-on-one fitness training, fitness group training, and nutritional coaching.
I am certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Personal Trainer and CPR/AED certified through the American Red Cross.
Let’s get started reaching your goals!