As a collegiate athlete and with a few figure competitions under my belt, fitness has always been a passion of mine. Every year new strategies are developed to lose weight quick or to cheat the process but my philosophy remains the same: You must first change your mind in order to receive the health or body desired. It is a fairly simple concept, but the hardest to implement.
I have worked more than 9 years in a gym setting perfecting the art of personal training and building relationships with clients. Clients build a trust with me and, in turn, the information I provide them with they view as valuable. I have learned the importance of goal setting, implementing strategies and evaluation to increase performance. Having extensive hands on training has provided me the experience to provide my clients specific training according to their current health and mindset. After years of working in gyms, I decided to further my education on how and why the body works and went back to school at the University of Puget Sound to obtain my Bachelors in Exercise Science. I feel the schooling was necessary to build credibility of my knowledge about fitness, but I feel the true value lies within the years of experience of working with clients and building relationships with them.
After gaining 70 lbs with each of my three children and not having my body "bounce back", I now get to be my own client. Honestly, at first I was depressed because my body completely changed, but the truth is that clients will be able to relate more to me and vice versa because I can now say "I know what you are going through". The process of getting back into shape has been challenging but extremely valuable and I enjoy every minute of it. I have to now work for it rather than saying I have good genetics. I wouldn't change it for the world . I have my fair share of cheats and setbacks, but I'm honest about it and strive to do better next time to improve my results.
Overall the systems in the body are like puzzle prieces that need to be put together in order to receive the results desired. As your trainer it is my obligation for you to understand how each system works according to your body. The process of changing your mind in order to change your body can be challenging but is very rewarding. My objective as your trainer is to ensure your safety, guide you on the path of success, supply you with the knowledge, give you encouragement when it seems impossible, and most importantly HAVE FUN.
Bachelor of Exercise Science
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FAVORITE QUOTE: "Failing is not falling down, failing is not getting back up."
FAVORITE EXERCISE: Anything "Booty"
FAVORITE HEALTH FOOD: MEAT!
FAVORITE HEALTHY GO TO MEAL: Protein Shake
FAVORITE ANIMAL: Doggies (Pitbulls)
UNUSUAL FACT ABOUT YOURSELF: I don't have a belly button.
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?: Super hot model on Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition for moms.
WHO'S YOUR HERO/IDOL/ROLE MODEL AND WHY?: My parents and my children. Both challenge me to grow in challenging ways.
IF YOU COULD LIVE ANYWHERE, WHERE WOULD IT BE? With my mommy. Oh wait! I do!
FAVORITE THING ABOUT WORKING AT GET FIT YELM: I love making people smile and feel good about themselves.
FAVORITE BOOK: Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man by Steve Harvey
WHAT WOULD YOU SING AT KARAOKE NIGHT? "I'm going down" by Mary-J Blige
FAVORITE HOBBY? To sing in the shower and dance in the mirror.
IF YOU WERE A SUPER-HERO, WHAT SUPER POWER WOULD YOU WANT? Hulk smash!
WOULD YOU RATHER SKY-DIVE OR SWIM WITH SHARKS? Sky-dive if I didn't have a choice.
BIGGEST FITNESS/HEALTH ACCOMPLISHMENT: Not going crazy after gaining 70 pounds.
WHAT THREE ITEMS WOULD YOU WANT IF YOU WERE STRANDED ON A DESERTED ISLAND? Water, food, and family
WHAT IS/WAS YOUR FAVORITE SCHOOL SUBJECT? "Sweat" (PE Weight Lifting Class)
WHAT SONG BEST DESCRIBES YOU? "My Goodies" - Ciara
FAVORITE SONG TO WORK OUT TO? Anything hip-hop or gospel.
WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST JOB? Waitressing
IF YOU HAD TO DESCRIBE YOURSELF AS AN ANIMAL, WHICH ANIMAL WOULD YOU BE AND WHY? A Raccoon because I'm sneaky.
TELL US A JOKE: Yo Momma!!!
Bachelor of Kinesiology
I have just recently separated from the military after 7 years of honorable service. Through my years of military experience I have developed a strong passion for the fitness industry and I’m committed to improving the health and well-being of others
I specialize in counseling clients regarding body fat analysis, nutritional needs, strength training, competitive bodybuilding, and physique preparation. I create individualized fitness programs tailored to my client’s goals.
I am able to provide coaching, motivation, and mentorship to clients who wish to achieve personal wellness goals that provide lifelong results. I design exercise and nutrition programs that improve fitness, maximize workout efficiency, achieve client goals, and push clients to their limits.
For me life is continuously being hungry
The meaning of life is not simply exist, to survive
But to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer.
OTHER DEGREES & CERTIFICATIONS
• Bachelor of Kinesiology
• ISSA Master trainer
•ISSA Strength and Conditioning
•ISSA Specialist in Fitness Nutrition
•ISSA Specialist in Exercise Therapy
•ISSA Specialist in Youth Fitness
•AA in Exercise science