I have always been an active person. I started dancing at the age of 4 and continued through college. In high school I competed in Dance Team and danced with a small local ballet company. Not only was I dancing and performing myself, I also taught dance to school aged children during afterschool programs and summer camps.
I moved away from the Portland area when I graduated high school to study Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry at Linfield college, then at Oregon State. Once I had left the Portland area I could no longer continue dancing with my company so I picked up weightlifting and running. Throughout the years exercise has been a very important part of my life and has helped me not only physically, but mentally and emotionally as well. Life comes with many
ups and downs, but staying physically active has pushed me through the sticking points.
I believe nutrition plays a key role in staying healthy, and reaping the full benefits of an exercise program. Physical activity is only part of the equation for a healthy lifestyle, which is why I also obtained my certification in Nutritional Coaching. As a busy mother of two young children I know how challenging it can be to make time for an exercise program and a healthy diet. There are many simple changes that can be made to eating habits that can make a big difference in how you feel. I focus on strength training, and nutrition, and am currently doing powerlifting myself. I would love to help you address muscle imbalances, hit new PRs and get your nutrition on track!