My dad has always been my fitness role model, bringing me to the gyms since I was 4 years old and teaching me all the techniques. I wanted the energy and vitality my dad had. I decided to say NO to medication and take matters into my own hands. I turned to a natural approach to regain my health which mostly included a healthful diet and consistent exercise with an emphasis on stress reduction and trauma therapy. In 2016, I attended the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition and completed my diploma as a holistic nutritionist. Then became a certified personal trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine in 2019. In 2022, I became a certified pre- and postnatal coach with the Girls Gone Strong Academy. All the while birthing and rearing 3 wonderful children who are now 7, 5 and 2. I am very proud to be a mother and to have accomplished so much in my short 30 years. I have never felt better in my life than I do now.
️ What do you love about health and fitness?
How do you stay active?
I am a beach/lake hunter so exploring in the mountains and finding new places to swim has got to be my favorite activity. Of course if I’m going to a lake, my rod and tackle box come along too! Swimming is definitely my favorite thing to do, floating on top makes me feel so weightless and diving underneath into a whole new world makes me feel so humbled by all the underwater mystery. I am trying to overcome my fear of looking straight down into the darkness when underwater.
How can I even choose!? I’m a cookie dough lover! Homemade cheesecake and pumpkin pie eater. I love the After Eight mint chocolate bars too.
Are you a cat or dog person or other?
Definitely a cat woman. On my walks, I call all the kitties I see over for pets. I have a huge tattoo of a leopard on my back.
One thing you do to keep motivated:
I have bi-weekly phone calls with my best friend and we discuss the ups and downs of our days and how we can become stronger and more productive. We give each other little tasks and report back to each other. I write to-do lists and short term and long-term goal lists which always feels so great and motivating each time I check off a completed task. I also watch motivational speech videos. The most recent task I gave my friend and I was to video record ourselves making motivational speeches or talking on a specific subject and to just become more comfortable and professional on camera.
Share something unique about yourself:
I am a musician and vocalist. I have played guitar for 24 years. I am currently working on a country album and have 6 songs completed for it so far. Last year, I wrote and composed a love song for my best friend and performed it at her wedding.
Share a non-fitness-related interest or hobby:
I am an artist and enjoy painting realism with oil.