I have always loved sports and was a very active child. I was the only girl in our neighborhood so I was constantly competing with my older brother and his friends playing hockey, basketball, baseball and football. This helped me when I got to high school and had the opportunity to play soccer, basketball and volleyball and eventually volleyball at a collegiate level.
After college, I struggled to fit a consistent workout into my life. I was working a lot of hours and did not make my fitness or health a priority. After gaining quite a bit of weight I decided I needed to make a lifestyle change. I started working out at home with DVD’s and running (yes, I was one of those people that thought I was too out of shape to go to the gym and could not stand the thought of a group fitness class). Most importantly, I started researching what a healthy diet is and how it can transform your health. Eventually I lost the weight and felt better than I had in years, however, I was still not in great shape.
In July of 2014 the company I work for decided to open a gym in the basement of our office and would provide classes to employees. I was extremely excited to try, but at the same time intimidated when I was selected as one of the first people to give the classes a try. I was not in great shape and I am extremely competitive -that is not a good combination for a class with Chris or Annie. However, after the first workout I was hooked. I realized how much I had to learn and how much better I could become. I am amazed and empowered by the changes I have seen through working out.
I want people to know that I care about them and I want them to be the best that they can be. I am a nutrition nerd and love reading about the power of food and how transforming a change in diet can be. The most rewarding part of coaching is watching and helping people meet their goals!