My mom and dad always encouraged my brother and me to play sports from a very young age. We both loved it! I think what I loved about sports the most is that feeling of satisfaction when we accomplished our goal as a team. Being on a team taught me how to work with people, follow directions, and how to improve upon myself. All of these things still play a major part in my life and are what sparked my interest in the health and fitness industry.
After winning the Division 1 State Championship with the Brockton High Girls Varsity Basketball team, I played basketball at UMASS Dartmouth. After college my physical activity dropped from every day to non-existent. I picked up some horrible eating and drinking habits in College and I gained a lot of weight. I couldn’t understand why I wasn’t able to get back into working out and eating right. Then it hit me, I wasn’t playing anymore. It was real life. I worked two jobs and I barely had time to fit anything into my schedule. It was time for a change.
I was working for Jenny Craig and the location where I was employed shut down. So I decided to make the best of this unfortunate situation and go to Personal Training school. I was already working at a gym and I had nutrition experience from Jenny Craig so I figured this was my calling, and also my opportunity to live a healthier and more quality lifestyle.
I have struggled with my weight and nutrition over the years and understand what it is like to go through periods where motivation is a challenge. I know it’s hard to motivate yourself and I feel like I have been blessed to have such great family and friends that have supported me through my tough times. They have always encouraged me to be my best even when I was at my worst. I think because of them I have the ability to lift others up when they are feeling down. I know how much that support has helped me become who I am and every chance I get I will pay it forward to the next person who needs the positivity to get through the day.
- ACE Certified Personal Trainer
- CPR & AED Certified