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.
For me, “health first” means the following:
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.
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.
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:
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.