When I first started on my fitness journey, like anyone else, I was searching to feel better about myself and find balance in my life. We all know how easy it is to get caught up with work and other obligations. Ultimately, the person it hurts most is YOU, and I was no different. My mental, emotional, and physical health was being compromised by not putting myself first.
I didn’t always know how to perform a great squat or what types of foods to eat to get the results you want. While in the music industry spending hours rehearsing with Kristina & The Dolls and writing songs for motion pictures like Beastly and One For the Money, I was mainly a cardio queen with so-so eating habits. Even my background in Junior Olympic Softball left me lacking when it came to weight training and my nutrition. But I didn’t let that stop me from improving my health and overall level of fitness, and neither should you. Whether you’re a person in need of a serious weight loss transformation, or an athlete looking to move to the next level, I’m here to tell you that you can reach your goals regardless of how unachievable they may seem right now.
While attending UCSD to earn my degree in Earth Sciences (emphasis in Geochemistry), I really struggled to find balance. Between the physics (ugh – not my strength, but math, yes!), chemistry, and fieldwork, all my time and energy was gone. That’s when it hit me! I knew I had to do something because I’d stopped taking care of myself. Somehow I quit exercising all together and adopted the eating habits of a teenage boy. After a long look in the mirror, I told myself I would finish out the year (because it was almost over) and then I’d put my health and fitness back at the top of the list. In all honesty, I was a new year’s resolutioner if you can believe that. Since the day I stepped in the gym with a plan and cleaned up my eating habits, my life has been completely different! I have so much more energy, and I’ve transformed myself inside and out. It wasn’t easy, but I’m so much better for it.
As an NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist, I’m dedicated to providing YOU with the tools to reach your health and fitness goals. My custom training plans and nutrition programs are tailored for each unique individual to optimize their results. If there’s one thing I’ve learned from my clients including celebrities, collegiate athletes, fitness competitors, weekend warriors, and weight loss clients, it’s that we are ALL unique and our bodies require different stimuli and nutrition depending on a wide range of parameters. There isn’t a one-size fits all program, and that’s surely NOT what you’ll find here. No cookie cutter wham-bam plans, just hand tailored for you because I know what it means to put in the work and you DESERVE to see the fruits of your labor.