MEET THE TEAM
ONLINE HEALTH & FITNESS COACH
Here to help women find balance with food & sustainably transform their bodies through a flexible approach to food & fitness.
I have a HUGE passion for helping women create a balanced lifestyle and build the body of their dreams! My job is to help women reclaim their health and look and feel their best while living their best lives. To live in a body they LOVE for life!
I have a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Masters degree in School Counseling. I am so fortunate to be able to combine my career as a counselor with my love of health and fitness, teaching clients strategies for overcoming mental and emotional roadblocks that can get in the way of achieving their goals. Focusing on powerful mindset shifts, behavior changes and lifelong healthy habits that will ultimately change their lives.
I am a woman on a mission to help as many women as possible, ready to inspire, educate and motivate you to become your most powerful and confident self.
NASM CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER
NASM CERTIFIED NUTRITION COACH
NATIONALLY CERTIFIED COUNSELOR
Growing up I struggled a lot with body image. I remember all throughout elementary school feeling embarrassed because of my body. I think it was because I grew up playing sports, but I developed stretch marks all over the inside of my thighs, and I tried everything to hide them. In middle school I thought under-eating would solve my body image issues, however, it only made things worse. In high school I gave up on myself and just ate whatever I wanted without thinking about it. I ate tons of junk food and didn't care what I put into my body. I felt like every diet I tried didn't work so I just kind of gave up.
By the time I got to college I was determined to find a healthier lifestyle. I started by making small changes with my nutrition here and there, things I thought were healthier, like switching from white pasta to whole wheat pasta or whole milk to skim milk. I followed what I saw in big fitness magazines. Eventually I started getting more obsessed with the idea of being super healthy and started running all the time and restricting calories. I tried to eat super "clean" but would under eat during the week and overeating on the weekends or at night when I was around "bad" food. Then I would run to burn it all off. It was a vicious cycle. I would go to the gym and lift some weights here and there but never had a very consistent schedule or training program. I always made excuses that I was too busy.
Through social media I eventually discovered "IIFYM" or If-It-Fits-Your-Macros and began tracking my food intake. At first I was SO skeptical, how could people eat carbs after 6pm or cookies and still look good?! I remember the first time fitting an ice cream bar into my diet and feeling a sense of disbelief, that I was “dieting” and still able to eat some fun foods. I was tracking and lifting, however, I still wasn't very consistent with my training or diet. Early 2015 I hired an online coach and finally started making my health and nutrition my number one priority. After truly being strict and consistent with my programming and diet I started to see results I had always wanted! I finally found balance through #moderationnotdeprevation. Soon after I started a bikini prep and competed later that summer. During that time I started researching and learning as much as I could about nutrition and bodybuilding. I fell in love with the health and fitness lifestyle and everything a bikini prep entails. Growing up a competitive softball player, I was ecstatic to continue my time as an athlete and continue to fuel my competitiveness.
I'm so thankful I took that leap and decided to finally take control of my health and fitness. It is from my past struggles and my love for fitness and a healthy lifestyle that makes me so incredibly passionate about helping others find lasting change. Over the past few years I have been fortunate to help transform hundreds of lives through nutrition and fitness coaching.
Here to help busy women find balance through flexible dieting & weight training
After falling in love with Fitness, I got my NASM Personal Trainer certification and furthered my passion for helping others find success by becoming a coach. Experiencing my first pregnancy and balancing life and health & fitness with a newborn, I discovered my love for pre- & postnatal fitness and nutrition.
I want to help women, future moms, and new moms feel strong, confident and find the happiness they deserve, by creating healthy habits, prioritizing mental health, and using flexible dieting to get results and to keep them.
ONLINE HEALTH & FITNESS COACH
NASM CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER
FUTURE GGS PRE- & POSTNATAL COACH
Throughout my youth, I devoted a lot of my time to recreational sports. I enjoyed living an active lifestyle, the feeling of being “healthy”, and the competitiveness that volleyball and track & field brought. Although I considered myself to be fairly fit, my diet was filled with McDonalds, Taco bell, and frozen pizzas.
It wasn’t until 2014, when I moved to California with my then boyfriend, now husband, that we had gotten into working out and eating clean. I joined the gym, going 1-2 times a week, with no clue what I was doing. We were eating very clean with a lot of chicken, rice, and broccoli. To go from living off fast foods and quick, easy meals to then eating on a very clean and structured diet, I found myself sneaking in junk food and binging until I was sick.
Finally, in 2016 I started doing my own research on exercises and proper form, looked up healthier recipes to try, searched for different types of diets out there, and found motivation from social media. Through Instagram I discovered flexible dieting and tracking macros. I loved the idea that I could still reach my physique goals while enjoying donuts and ice cream (in moderation of course).
After getting confident with my eating habits and training in the gym, I decided to join the world of bodybuilding, training for my first bikini competition. The confidence that competing gave me sparked an even deeper passion to help others do the same and reach their goals much quicker than I did, pushing me towards becoming a NASM certified personal trainer. I invested a lot of time into learning and went through years of trial and error that led me to better understand not only what makes me feel good, but also how to find balance in eating foods that are nutritious and make me happy. I’ve learned to love my body through all stages of my life, whether I am dieting for a show, or growing another human.