Tell me a little about yourself and your background?
I am an American Council on Exercise Certified Personal Trainer, Schwinn Certified Spin Instructor and soon to be Registered Holistic Nutritionist. I am also an Online Health and Wellness Coach, Recipe Developer, Self-Empowerment Advocate, Motivator and Blogger – just to name a few!
I was raised completely vegetarian in a holistic and health conscious household, so I guess you could say that my passion for wellness is in my genes. I have struggled for the bulk of my life with poor digestion, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and hormonal imbalances and I can personally attest to the power of proper nutrition to heal the body. I decided to pursue a career in the health and wellness industry when I realized that I could actually heal myself and others through proper nutrition, supplements, exercise and a healthy lifestyle change.
I have realized over the years that when I am exercising, nourishing and treating my body properly I feel the most empowered and I want to share that with as many people as possible.
What aspect of fitness do you enjoy the most?
I love that fitness is constantly evolving and changing, it allows so much room for growth!
How long have you been into fitness?
I’ve always been very active, but I only got really into working out about 5 years ago.
How did you get into fitness?
I actually used to struggle with binge eating disorder and when I finally came out of that I had gained a lot of weight and turned to fitness as a way to change my body in a positive way.
How has fitness impacted your life?
Fitness has impacted my life in an enormous way, fitness is my life! My day isn’t complete without a workout, I love the adrenaline high, I love the sweat and I love the fact that I know it is good for my physical and mental health
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?
Be patient and learn to love all stages of the journey – if you don’t enjoy the process then the end goal will never satisfy you!