I’m a personal trainer who believes in having a strong mind and body in order to enjoy life and to be ready for whatever each day brings, but I’m also a busy mom who understands that fitness has to work with real life in order to make it a long-term lifestyle.
What does “strong” mean to you?
It’s different for everyone. Maybe for you, being strong means having the energy to keep up with your kids, or grandkids. Maybe it’s hauling in the big bag of dog food without hurting your back. Maybe it means being able to load up the kayak and spend a day on the water. Or maybe you’d like to get your first unassisted pull-up, or simply learn to move better, with less pain.
Why strength matters to me:
After years battling asthma, being picked last in P.E. class, and throwing out my back vacuuming the living room, “strong” was not a word I’d have used to describe myself. My Dad’s battle with the degenerative disease ALS changed the way I viewed fitness. As I began to see strength as a gift worth pursuing, I made gradual changes that led me to better health. Along the way, I was inspired to become a personal fitness coach so I could help others get stronger and healthier, too.
Original Strength Certified Coach
StrongFirst Level 1 Kettlebell Instructor
Precision Nutrition Pn1 Certified Nutrition Coach
GGS Certified Pre- and Post-Natal Fitness Coach
Licensed SilverSneakers Fitness Instructor
RRCA Certified Distance-Running Coach
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
CPR / AED certified
More about me:
I’m mom to five kids (plus two rescued mutts), with three kids still under our roof and two more already giving us grandchildren. A few years ago we moved from our hometown near Atlanta area to a smaller home in a little town on the coast of North Carolina. I’m an introvert who needs quiet time but loves people, and I have a serious addiction to good books and hot tea. I enjoy kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding, and I volunteer each summer with our town’s sea turtle protection program.