I am so excited and honored that you found my website! Let me ask you a question….. what are you looking for? Are you looking for a solution to lose weight, achieve a performance goal, have a better attitude about your health and life, want more energy, or do you want to sleep better? Do you want to work towards changing those not so good habits into life long healthy habits? about specific workouts that can help you meet your goals? Looking for nutrition guidance? Do you want your own personal lifestyle coach? Or how about your own Personal Trainer? Well, you have come to the right place! I will help you meet all of your goals! I will help you with all aspects of your life to help guide you towards the best you that you could ever imagine! How does that sound?
I would love to share my story with you.
Good nutrition, health, and exercise were not my things growing up. In fact, I never would imagine that I would be where I am today when I was a teenager. Being an overweight teenager turned into being an even more overweight college student. I ate and drank whatever I wanted and never had any concern about the future of my body or health. After finishing my college education and getting my Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy, I got pregnant with my first son in 2001. In my 8th month of pregnancy, I decided that once he was born, I was going to try my hardest to get healthy, not only for myself, but also for my new family. Losing the 45 pounds of baby weight after his birth wasn’t easy. I honestly didn’t know what I was doing. I went to the gym and ate what I thought was the right way to eat, but I still never had the energy I should have had for being 25 years old. Fast forward 4 years, and I became pregnant with twins boys. After moving across the country, while 20 weeks pregnant to a town where I knew no one, I gained 75 pounds with the twins! After I had them, I was exhausted mentally and physically, and was very overweight. Going through a divorce did not help either. So now here I was with 3 young boys, living across the country from my family, and was all alone.
This is when the light bulb went on that it was time for me to take control of my health AND my life instead of laying around and feeling sorry for myself!
I decided to get NSCA-CPT certified and open my own gym without any business background. People thought I was crazy, but I was determined to make this a success! Not only did I open my own studio, but I got serious about biking and running to the point I joined a bike racing team and found that racing bikes is my passion! In fact, I won the Illinois State Road Race in 2012. Between half marathons, Half Ironmans, and criterium bike racing, running a gym as a single mom, being a group fitness instructor, and taking care of 3 boys, this all left me exhausted!
Even though I was successful, I needed to find a solution to help me feel better.
While in the process of trying to find that solution, I met the best guy anyone could ever ask for. He is now my husband and lifelong partner. Once I found the solution I have been searching for, it has allowed me to be in the best shape of my life! In fact, I competed in a Fitness America Bikini Competition in 2017 at the age of 41, which is a long way from that overweight college student! The solution also allowed me to close my studio, spend more time with my family, and retire my husband at age 53.
Seeing people’s lives transform before my eyes is so rewarding! Having worked in the health care industry for over 20 years, in many different leadership positions, I never really enjoyed what I was doing on a daily basis. I dreaded going to work each day. I never felt that what I was doing
daily was making a lasting impression on anyone. That was, not until I combined my passion for fitness and nutrition, with my Master’s degree, Personal Training certification, and Precision Nutrition Level 1 certification and turned it into my life’s mission to help as many people meet their goals that I can. Are you ready for me to help you?
I would love to hear your story and learn all about you and how I can help you live the life you have always dreamed of!