YEARS OF PERSONAL TRAINING EXPERIENCE 

One year of Personal Training

Three years of Group Fitness

EDUCATION

Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Northern Illinois University

CERTIFICATIONS

NASM – Certified Personal Trainer

ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor

ACE Certified Fitness & Nutrition Specialist
Registered Nurse
Pediatric Advanced Life Support

PERSONAL TRAINING PROGRAMMING STRENGTHS
As a nurse of 15 years, I am an expert at assessing, creating a plan and evaluating the results. At the same time, I 100% understand that every body is unique and dynamic with all sorts of challenges. I have a strong understanding of different illnesses/hormones and how it affects our physical fitness.

EXERCISE EQUIPMENT THAT YOU SPECIALIZE IN

Making cardio FUN! Body weight exercises, free weights, bands and foam rollers

I LOVE BEING A PERSONAL TRAINER BECAUSE

I used to divide my time as a nurse doing all the medical things with multiple patients at once. When I’m training, I can devote my entire attention to connecting and helping the client themselves. I LOVE making people feel better about themselves.

INSPIRATIONAL/MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE YOU LIVE BY

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”  

-Theodore Roosevelt
“Little by little, one travels far.”  -J.R.R. Tolkien

WORDS THAT DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE OF PERSONAL TRAINING

Energetic, motivating, compassionate, comprehensive…I understand and appreciate the connection between our physical abilities and our physical, mental and emotional well-being.  Every aspect of our lives is related; from the foods we eat, to our stress levels, to our weight.

FAVORITE PERSONAL TRAINING MEMORY

Sitting down with my first client and thinking, “Wow, I can really help this person.” 

FAVORITE HEALTHY FOOD/MEAL

Honeycrisp apples in the fall

LEAST FAVORITE EXERCISE OR MUSCLE TO TRAIN ON SELF

Arms, especially forearms