Personal Trainer for Your Health

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Meet Denise

It’s hard to picture it now, but I used to weigh 200 pounds before I became a personal trainer. I’m a mother of two who ate what they didn’t, slept when they did, and relied on caffeinated beverages to keep me going at work. Then one day I chose to take a walk instead of reaching for my regular snack combination of a Twix bar and a can of Mountain Dew. I haven’t looked back since.

Health FIRST, I Always Say

For me, “health first” means the following:

  • Making sustainable, lifelong changes to your health and wellness
  • Meeting you where you’re at now and making manageable changes from there
  • Opening yourself up to foods, exercises and ideas you may have never known before
  • Creating realistic meal plans that account for dinners out with friends and family vacations

I am interested in helping individuals regain control of their heath and their lives. This means that when you work with me you will have a partner by your side helping you make incremental changes that you can maintain for the rest of your life. You will have someone working with you to educate you on proper nutrition, identify why you feel the way the you do and then create a plan to eliminate the things from your life that are keeping you down (McDonalds, anyone?).

You should know right away that you will not go on a crash diet with me. I also will not put you through the ringer in the gym. Yes, you will hurt when you work out with me. But you won’t hurt so much that you’ll never want to come back. Instead, you’ll finally learn what your body and mind can do when you open yourself up to real change.

So Who Exactly Am I?

I knew at the age of 16 that I wanted to be a personal trainer. It just took me a few wrong turns, including a divorce, to come to this as a second career. And I love what I do. I love working with my clients to help them empower their bodies and souls to find happiness, improved health and increased vitality.

Denise and Family

When I’m not working, I’m spending a great deal of time with my family. My daughters are recent college grads starting their “big girl jobs”, so it’s just me,  my husband and our dogs now. Got to admit, we are really into this empty nest lifestyle now!  A few miscellaneous facts about me and my family include:

  • I competed in a bodybuilding competition and placed 2nd when I was 30 (my girls were 6).
  • I was Mrs. Anoka County 2008 (the only time I saw my hubby in a tux was the pageant; we got married in cowboy boots and hats and he even wore jeans).
  • We love to attend the local Isanti Rodeo every year and take our winter vacation cruising to the Caribbean.
  • I am a quilter; my favorite to date is the Jacob’s star!  I pieced the top when I was pregnant, quilted it while recovering from one surgery and finished it 13 years later!
  • I just added energy work to my repertoire! (2018)

I’ve Been Where You Are, So I Know You Can Make This Change

Look, I know it’s hard to carve out time for yourself. You have kids to think of, a household to run, a job to go to every day and a partner to keep happy. But trust me, taking this one step can improve not only your life, but the lives of those around you. Learn more by calling me today at 612-202-0448 or by requesting more information via email.