I began a “second career” as a personal trainer, but soon realized that in addition to coaching clients about types of exercises that enhance physical performance, I also needed to educate them on the importance of proper nutrition. Through my own experience training for marathons and triathlons, I came to a deep appreciation of how the correct diet enables the building and maintenance of a strong, reliable body. Complimenting my personal training experience with an education from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition, I became a well-rounded Elite Trainer. I am passionate about the multifaceted work I do: addressing individual clients’ needs from all angles, facilitating the development of healthy, well-rounded lifestyles for them and their families.
While my clientele comes from all walks of life, I especially enjoy working with active athletic adults, as well as with highly driven professionals. As a veteran of fifteen marathons and several triathlons, I understand the importance of generating and maintaining optimal energy levels throughout training, as well as the duration of performance on race day. I’ve experienced great success in figuring out how to manage my own health limitations from Epstein Bar Virus and blood sugar issues by adjusting my eating and exercise habits. Rather than attempting to power through limitations – ignoring messages the body is attempting to convey – I believe it is best to pay attention to them and adjust accordingly. Thanks to these experiences, I understand the importance of creating strategies that work with an individual’s particular challenges and limitations, shunning a one-size-fits-all approach to training and managing health and wellness.
For the highly driven professional, I also understand the importance of being at the top of one’s game. Being self-employed, I acknowledges that work is an important component of life – it has the potential to either feed us or leave us drained and unfulfilled. I work very long days and can appreciate the struggles that come with trying to balance work with family, cultivating relationships, and managing self-care. Whether a client is attempting to navigate the course of a marathon or master the “rat race,” I can provide the skills necessary to not only survive the experience, but to actually thrive while doing it.
In addition to my Integrative Nutrition certification, I am certified through the AADP (American Association of Drugless Practitioners) as a board certified Holistic Health Practitioner, and hold two certificates in personal training: NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) and ACE (American Council on Exercise). In addition to my work with individual clients, I work with and coach groups of students at The Institute for Integrative Nutrition who are learning to become health coaches.