Professional Certifications: ACE Personal Trainer Certified, ACE Senior Fitness Certified, NETA Certified in Senior Fitness, CPR/First Aid/AED Certified.
Background: In 2015, I participated in the ClubWorx New Year, New You Transformation Challenge. I loved working out, but I needed someone to hold me accountable and help me achieve my goals. I welcomed the challenge and excelled. I was finally able to combine my love for working out with my new knowledge of nutrition—and achieve success. This challenge sparked something new – the desire to help others achieve their own fitness goals. Before the challenge ended, I made the decision to become a personal trainer and lead my own group in the challenge the next year. I have led 5 additional Clubworx fitness challenges and now I look forward to sharing my tips and helping my clients achieve their own success.
I really enjoy leading challenges, but now I have a new passion: senior fitness! During my 6 years of teaching water aerobics, I got to know and love my pool friends. After chatting with several of them, I noticed there was a void of classes for their age group and fitness level. That’s how the PrimeTimers classes were formed. I teach Dance-aerobics, Chairobics, Muscles & Memory and Core-dination. These fun classes are geared toward the young at heart and work on building strength and keeping a sound mind. We practice everyday activities and build endurance.
Instruction: In addition to personal training, I have been a water aerobics instructor for the past 6.5 years and PrimeTimers instructor for 2.5. I love my classes and water family. I also enjoy participating in Kathy Kreis’s Fired Up Fitness training.
What’s next? I will be obtaining my certification in the Arthritis Foundation’s Walk with Ease Program. I’m looking forward to helping participants understand and learn more about arthritis, learning how to exercise safely, and having fun.
Outside the gym: I enjoy spending time with my husband, our boys, and our dog. I love watching HGTV and The Food Network! My newest obsession is baking. I am the Youth Director at a local church and love to say that I like working with teens and seniors – and everyone in between.