What would YOU attempt to do, if you knew you could not fail?
I have learned that people have gotten accustomed to feeling bad. They forget the healing power of resistance training, mobility, stability, food as medicine, smart supplementation, cardiovascular conditioning, and ideal body composition. Instead of merely treating the symptoms of poor health management, (aches and pains, increasingly poor quality of sleep, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, decreasing energy and out of control blood sugar levels) I will help you to see how to address how you live your entire life in order to support your short and long term health and wellness goals. Training with me involves more than receiving a great workout routine. I ask that my clients be ready to change their life to support their goal. Any trainer can starve weight off of a person. Anyone can run someone through a really exhausting, killer workout. Let's move beyond that. Let's find success that LASTS. Let's prevent injuries, assess how you sleep, how you breathe... Let's Dudas!
Success lies in you. I can give you the tools, but you have to take personal responsibility and use them. My clients are known to lose more weight than they originally thought they were capable of, accomplish physical feats they thought were reserved for those with "youth" on their side, and feel the best they have in their entire lives. While my personal experience and extensive education means that you and your goals are in good hands, it is my positive attitude, encouragement, and patience that will lead you to success... beyond.
Heres all of the details of my training career and education.
I graduated from Lindenwood University with my B.S. in Developmental Psychology. I began my personal training career with 24 Hour Fitness in 2005 and competed in my first lightweight bodybuilding competition at the age of 21. I actively competed in figure competitions for the next 10 years. In my time with 24 Hour Fitness, I focused on my education and earned a plethora of nationally recognized certifications (NASM CPT, NASM CES, NASM PES, ACE CPT, AFAA, APEX, BodyBugg, GROUP X). I later gained invaluable experience as an assistant fitness manager and earned the highest rank of Master Trainer while also coordinating special incentive weight loss challenges and educating other trainers within our company.
By August of 2010, I had outgrown the corporate gym environment and joined an elite private training studio. This environment allowed me to develop my own training style and cater to my clients better with "as needed" services. Furthermore, I was able to cater to my niche market of bikini and figure athletes who didn't need a "gym membership" to train with me. I became an expert at physique changes while keeping long term health and wellness a priority.
Personally, my interest in competing in a physique based sport shifted towards mobility, stability and optimal range of motion, as I had begun taking yoga and eventually embarked on a year long dynamic yoga teacher training program with Robin Lockard Buck at Jane's House of Well-Being. This new education was vital to me being able to help offer my clients insight on living a full and balanced life and I began to see a need to be able to take care of a whole individual.
In October 2013, my husband and I found ourselves ready to follow our dream of having our own private studio. This new endeavor has allowed us to offer services such as group classes, special events, workshops and massage.