I perceive every day as an opportunity to make a positive impact; to better Myself and others with a passion for a healthy lifestyle. I found my way into the fitness industry through not only education and practice, but also personal, life-changing experiences. This rendered me uniquely fit to help a vast variety of individuals on their own personal journeys to improved health and fitness through not only comprehension of information, but also with a high level of compassion and support.
Currently I practice as an independent personal trainer and nutrition coach in the Minneapolis Metro area, in addition to being the owner and founder of BeSickFitness LLC. Health and fitness related writing and research are also passions of mine, and I have participated in, co-conducted, and investigated my own research which was published in the National Convention for Undergraduate Research in 2009.
It Has Been A Bumpy Road, But I Got Here
I feel very blessed to have the many opportunities that have come my way in life, but have had my fair share of setbacks. I have had a long standing psychological battle with muscle dysmorphia. As a result I went through severe overtraining syndrome at the age of 21 that has rendered me lifelong health issues. If it wasn’t for an upbringing from one of the most selfless, compassionate human beings on this planet, my mother Pamela, I wouldn’t have made it to the point I am at today. My experiences have left me with amazing sense of empathy and compassion to help people, more specifically through any health and wellness directed aspiration they may have.
What I Do And How I Do It
My occupation is to literally change lives. The process starts with passion and integrity. I learn how to implement a healthy lifestyle through proper nutrition and exercise and I practice it. So not only do I live the lifestyle, I coach it. Bringing energy and enthusiasm, I take people step by step through the path to their health and fitness goals by meeting them where they are at.
You may catch me implementing corrective exercise strategies for an active older adult in the morning, and stop back into the gym at night to see me throwing around the weights with one of my athletes. To me personal training is suppose to be just that, PERSONAL. Get to know who the person is, then the body. Make a plan of action based on their goals and consistently and objectively measure them. From there, I am all about making real-world RESULTS!
I perceive every day as an opportunity to make a positive impact; to better myself and others with a passion for a healthy lifestyle.