Honestly, I wasn’t always into health and fitness. In fact, I’ve done a pretty big 180 to get to where I am now. I used to hate it. I couldn’t even run up the block without gasping for air. Even so, I don’t have a huge physical transformation story to share – I haven’t lost 50 lbs, reversed high cholesterol levels or cultivated a sweet six-pack (still workin’ on that one).
It’s been a slow transition of mindset over the last few years.
IT BEGAN 8 YEARS AGO
In May 2011, my mom went in for what was considered a routine surgery. She came out with an ovarian cancer diagnosis.
During a time of complete upheaval and confusion, my mom began chemotherapy and made jokes about losing the hair she had finally grown to a length she liked, and I began researching holistic nutrition, alternative medicine, fitness and their correlations to disease. I felt very out of control and the only thing I felt could keep me grounded was educating myself. Educating myself on what exactly, I wasn’t totally sure. But the more I read about holistic health, exercise physiology and natural products, the more interested I became. I was sharing everything I learned with anyone that would listen.
What this ended up showing me is that everyone was just as clueless as I had been about health. So I kept doing research, and I kept sharing it with others. Over time, this developed into friends and family coming to ME with questions:
- “What should I eat instead of this?”
- “Is this unhealthy?”
- “What do you think of this product?”
What started as desperation in the face of illness became one of my biggest passions.
EVERYONE DESERVES A FIGHTING CHANCE; IF I HAVE THE ABILITY TO HELP PEOPLE WITH THAT, THEN BRING IT ON.
Fast forward 8 years, my mom is cancer-free and I am a certified personal trainer & nutrition coach…I never saw the two of those things being connected, but here we are! And I’m not stoppin’ there…
CERTIFICATES & CONTINUING EDUCATION IN:
- Holistic and Integrative Health
- Energy Healing
- Certified Personal Trainer
- Certified Reiki Healer: Level 1
- Certified Pre/Postnatal Fitness Specialist