"As a Bay Area native I was raised with exercise as part of my DNA."
The opportunity for year round activity was endless and I took full advantage of the incredible lakes, mountains, and weather that California has to offer. You could find me on a baseball diamond, a wakeboard, the gym court or a ski slope. Being active and healthy was essential to my happiness.
In high school I experienced a potential “career ending” sports injury, which actually turned out to be a true gift. Through the process of diagnosis, treatment and recovery I never stopped asking questions of the doctors, nurses and physical therapists. It was during these months that I learned I had a passion for understanding the strength and resilience of the human body.
Fast-forward 15 years later and I am living my dream as a fitness coach. I earned a bachelor of science in Kinesiology (Fitness, Nutrition, and Health) from San Diego State University. While in Southern California I held an internship with Fitness Quest run by Personal Trainer of the Year Todd Durkin. Todd continues to be a mentor to me, sharing new developments in the fitness industry.
Multiple certifications (N.S.C.A. - CPT) – what does that mean to the average person? Advanced classes in exercise and nutrition, and the past 9 years as a fitness coach has helped me hewn my own approach to help my clients obtain their fitness goals.
It is my job to help my clients unleash their “inner athlete”. After a thorough assessment we will create a tailored program for your individual fitness level. I will use researched methodology as well as coaching on nutrition and lifestyle choices and you’ll see results. You’ll learn that your fitness goals are attainable and realistic.
I love my work and that impacts how I come to work every day. I am prepared, committed, informed, and happy to see my clients. I am a listener – I listen very closely to what my client’s goals are during their first consultation and subsequent sessions. Every time we meet I know where we are headed so that on that particular day I pick the right mix of exercise and strength training.
My clients range from young adult athletes who are trying to strengthen or improve a particular area in their performance. To busy people who need to make the most of their limited time. I have clients with new goals because they are recovering from injuries. My clients have been as young as 13 and as old as 102.
I would love to hear from you.
The biggest fear I hear from first time clients is “I’m afraid of what you are going to make me do, you’re going to kill me”. Don’t worry, I think my clients would say our sessions are realistic and inspiring, it’s about finding your inner athlete and becoming a healthier you.