Updated: Jun 2, 2020
My journey in a nutshell...
I am about to be entering my 30s this summer. I'm the wife to my high school best friend and we have a beautiful one year old daughter. My husband is currently enlisted in the United States Coast Guard and we are stationed in Boston. The best thing about us having to travel around - I CAN HELP PEOPLE FROM ANYWHERE I AM! I graduated from the University of Massachusetts Lowell with a bachelors degree in Public Health with a minor in Nutrition in 2013 and I have been a certified personal trainer since 2014.
I think for me, I didn’t realized how much I enjoyed helping others through health coaching, group fitness/personal training and nutrition coaching until my college internship. This internship would help lead me to where I am today. I started to walk the talk: exercise more (and not just for aesthetic purpose), eat moderately healthy (I don’t think I fully understood what that meant at the time - BUT as always it is a work in progress and all about a healthy balance), and became more in touch with how that all made me feel. I realized that when I exercised I felt better physically and mentally. I found a healthier relationship with food as well. I stopped feeling bad about myself when I would eat a treat or enjoy a few beverages. Instead I learned that moderation is the most important tool for staying healthy both physically and mentally. I felt that if we just deprive ourselves of what we enjoy because it “may not be healthy” that it was more detrimental on my mental health. This internship allowed me to be in front of people: educate them, encourage them, and inspire them to create health and wellness goals that were actually tangible.
Fast forward to 2020. I have been a personal trainer for almost 6 years now at an all Women’s Health Club called Healthworks. I LOVE my job, I love my clients and I love how they continue to inspire and drive my passion everyday. My style of training has changed through the years - as it should - but my passion for helping women feel strong and empowered has not changed. I love helping women feel better about themselves and confident in exercise and how it will make them feel. I believe that a one-size-fits-all approach to nutrition and exercise is unsuccessful. Every person is different, every person has different goals and every person has different needs.
Since having my daughter I have learned how to have more patience and how to “re-start” my NEW health and wellness journey as a mother. I have learned to work through the nagging "guilty" feeling of taking time for myself to exercise, because in the long run I am a happier and healthier version of myself for her! I truly have found exercises to be a crucial tool in helping cope with post-partum anxiety. As a family we try to live a healthy, balanced lifestyle. I personally try to work out at home and in the gym when I can and cook simple meals to get me through each day (meal prepping is my JAM).
I would love to chat and get to know you, or answer any questions you may have on how to create a healthy balanced life. Whether you are looking for a home workout program, gym workout program or nutrition help - I AM HERE!
Don't be shy!
And thanks for stopping by!