Tell me a little about yourself and your background?
I am a NASM certified personal trainer. I currently run an online personal training business, Sassy B. Fitness. The majority of my clientele are young women looking to become healthier and stronger versions of themselves. I love being able to help women find their strength in and out of the gym. I also work for Celsius Cryotherapy in St. Louis. Both of these “jobs” (I put that in quotes because I don’t consider them jobs because I love what I do) allow me to help people feel good and help change their lives. I graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in journalism and minor in business. During my time there I was a personal trainer at the Rec center. I have been married for a little over a year and am a cat mom to 3 fur babies that are my world. I’ve been lifting for a little over 4 years now and have been online coaching full time for a little over a year.
What aspect of fitness do you enjoy the most?
I love being able to push mental barriers and become a stronger version of myself every day. Not necessarily stronger in the gym, but stronger in life. There’s so many life lessons you can learn from fitness.
How long have you been into fitness?
I have been working out and taking my health seriously for a little over 4 years.
How did you get into fitness?
Funny story. I really liked this guy my junior year of college. He was big into lifting. At that point I was just running and doing Insanity videos because I thought that’s what I needed to do to lose weight. He got me into lifting and I just fell in love, with lifting, not the boy. The rest is history.
What was a turning point for you to take it seriously?
I think the turning point was when I first started seeing results. I was able to see my hard work paying off and realize that I could do anything I set my mind to. There’s just something about feeling strong.
How has fitness impacted your life?
Fitness is at the core of my life. Not only has it helped me learn about myself, but it’s helped me find a strength and confidence in myself that I never had before. It has grown into a passion and I am so honored to be able to take that passion and serve others. Fitness has impacted my life greatly and in doing so, I am able to help others find their strength and confidence.
What words of advice or encouragement would you like to give to someone who is just starting out or would like to start but doesn’t know where to begin?
My advice would be to just start. Take it one day and one good decision at a time. We often make things so complicated. It doesn’t need to be. Keep it simple. Find what works for you. And just go out and do it.
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