Like many of you, I’m a working wife and mother. So I know how hard it can be to find time to exercise and still get quality food on the table. In fact, for years I talked the talk of health and wellness but actually felt stressed and exhausted most of the time. Something had to change.
So in 2014 I made a leap of faith. I began my journey to find meaningful work that incorporated my passion for nutrition and fitness with helping those around me in a significant way. While working full time in public health, I started studying to become a personal trainer, taking nutrition and coaching courses along the way.
feel better. perform better. live better.
I learned that eating whole, unprocessed foods not only made me feel better but look and perform better too. I learned that more exercise doesn’t always mean better exercise. I learned about the importance of managing all of the health-contributing aspects of my life – mental, physical and emotional. As I started to see results in my overall health, my philosophy and passion begin to align with my practices. Small changes over time have led to a point where I feel better, rarely get sick, have more energy, and continue to get stronger and more fit every day.
It’s all about balance.
These days, I balance grant writing and public health consulting with personal health and fitness coaching and work at a local gym. I’ve never been happier — or as driven to share what I’ve learned. Let’s work together to find the balance that’s right for you and your family
athlete. mother. wife.
Which brings me back to where I started. I’m a Mom and a wife. Together, my husband and I have two school-aged boys and two adult children. As a family, we love to cook and eat with family and friends. We love to camp, hike, kayak, backpack, and travel. It’s not always perfect, but we enjoy an active and passionate life.
I am living proof that change is possible. Are you ready to take the first step?
CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER
American Council on Exercise # N581737, accredited by the National Council on Certifying Agencies
CERTIFIED SPIN INSTRUCTOR,
MAD DOGG ATHLETICS, INC. # 162895, certified thru 08/02/2019
STC, FTC, GTC
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Institute of Integrative Nutrition (IIN) June 27, 2016
CULINARY NUTRITION EXPERT,
Academy of Culinary Nutrition (ACN), December 2016
CERTIFIED HEALTH EDUCATION SPECIALIST (CHES)
CHES # 8246, issued by The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, INC.
MASTERS PUBLIC HEALTH (MPH)
California State University at San Jose - Studies in Community-based Public Health Education
BACHELOR'S OF ART (BS)
University of California at Santa Cruz - Women’s Studies, Minor in Biology
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