I have always had an athlete’s mentality and competitive edge. After having two children, I became more aware of the difficulties and challenges that pregnant and post-partum women face. I absolutely love to not only push myself but to help clients understand that more is not always better, along with the importance of “active recovery.” Balance is key! I have been an athlete my whole life, a mother over 13 years, and a certified personal trainer over 15 years. If you are struggling with your health and fitness goals, allow my passion for a healthy lifestyle infect you and yours.
General Health, Women’s Health, Athletes, injury prevention/rehabilitation
I grew up playing a variety of sports, from softball, volleyball, and basketball. Growing up in Southern California, I have always loved water sports. I learned to surf at just 8 years old, to keep up with my older brothers, and continue to surf whenever possible. This passion for water carried over into my sports career. I started playing water polo and swimming competitively in high school and continued through Junior college. This athletic career sparked my interest in health and wellness. After earning an associate’s degree in physical education at Riverside City College, I continued learning by working in a physical therapy office under a therapist for 3 years, which provided me with a grasp on rehabilitation and injury prevention. I earned my personal trainer certification (American Council on Exercise) and enjoyed the variety of people I encountered along the way, with the unique challenges and goals that they each brought. While working as a personal trainer, I also realized the shortcomings of traditional training, finding that no two people were the same and every person has different limitations and goals. Those limitations and goals needed a more personalized approach than mass produced big box training could offer. I went back to school in order to gain the knowledge and experience to properly help the people that came looking for a healthier change in their lives.
- Associates of Science – Physical Education (2006)
- Bachelors of Science – Kinesiology (2018)
- ACE – CPT (2007)
- NASM – CPT (2018)
- FMT (2020)
- BFR (2020)
- NASM – CNC (2021)