At 13-years old I won a one-mile foot race. From that moment on, I thought running was everything in the world. I held onto that belief for several years, letting my excitement for running fill every chamber of my heart. But over time that excitement morphed into an obsession, and during my sophomore year in college, my body responded to that obsession. It delivered a crippling blow to my heart in the form of a stress fracture to my foot.
Filled with energy to keep exercising, I could not stop moving, so I jumped onto a mountain bike and fell in love all over again. I found mountain biking not only relieved pressure on my foot, but also sutured the hole my running injury had inflicted upon my heart. This relief carried me through college where I competed with some of the best mountain bikers in the world while I simultaneously made my love for exercise official: I earned my kinesiology degree (the study of human movement).
After college I found a job as a personal trainer and my love for exercise found a way to transition from an obsession to a lifetime lesson. Through working with my clients to help them balance fitness with their busy lives, I learned something about myself. I learned that physical health is not the only element of fitness. Instead, for optimal fitness I found the psychological was just as important as the physical and I needed to embrace both. Taking this to heart, I slowed down—but only a little—and channeled some of that excess energy into pursuing emotional balance through helping others. I do this by providing an unprecedented level of personal training services to my clients addressing every one of their issues from muscular imbalances to chronic conditions. Join me and my team at my positive and supportive personal training studio (of fifteen years) and make a permanent change in your life.