Personal Trainer, Movement Coach, & Wellness Educator
I didn't play sports growing up and rarely exercised until university when I began weight training. My father was a competitive bodybuilder and that's why I fell in love with weight training. In my 40s, I joined a roller derby league and became the Head Trainer for my team and I wanted more knowledge to help my team grower stronger and improve their skills. I became a Certified Personal Trainer. I began teaching small group fitness classes and doing 1-on-1 training.
I was then diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis. The diagnosis was an emotional and physical setback. However, I learned a lot about what my body doesn't like and all the amazing things that it CAN do. I use that knowledge to train my clients and to remind them that there is always a "work-around". Stopping doesn't have to be the answer.
I am continually updating my knowledge through training, courses and mentorships. I have also studied and learned in-depth assessment techniques which are used to create customized training plans. The forefront of any plan is to ensure my clients remain injury-free and pursuing the activities they love.