I saw families who were getting sick and taking drugs to help with their illnesses and then more drugs to counter act the original medications. I began to realize we are now a country with a health crisis on our hands. We are living longer but not healthily. As a personal trainer I was working with families who were getting sicker and heavier. I had to help with more than personal training alone. I became a certified nutrition specialist and certified integrative health coach. I have been in the health and fitness industry now for over 20 years, I guess I became hooked! Helping people live healthy fulfilling lives is where my passion and energy come alive!
We are not trapped by our lives. As a health coach and personal trainer I instill in my clients the confidence, tools and commitment they need to succeed, helping them believe in themselves and reach goals. When we make progress we feel empowered and successful- together those feelings bring a desire to continue working toward a healthier lifestyle. “Healthier Bodies, Builds Happier Lives” is my motto. If we are healthy both physically and spiritually, we are happier. I hope you will take that journey with me today on a path that will allow you to feel happiness, vitality and wellness. You deserve it. Is today going to be the day you begin walking down a new path, one that will help you and your family? I hope so, please contact me and let me guide you into a new and more vivacious life.
During my training, I studied over 100 dietary theories, practical lifestyle management techniques, and innovative coaching methods with some of the world’s top health and wellness experts. My teachers included Dr. Andrew Weil, Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine; Dr. Deepak Chopra, leader in the field of mind-body medicine; Dr. David Katz, Director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center; Dr. Walter Willett, Chair of Nutrition at Harvard University; Geneen Roth, bestselling author and expert on emotional eating; and many other leading researchers and nutrition authorities.
My education has equipped me with extensive knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and preventive health. Drawing on these skills and my knowledge of different dietary theories, I work with clients to help them make lifestyle changes that produce real and lasting results.
I came to the states about 19 years ago. I am married to a naval officer and we have two children. We are an active family who enjoy the outdoors, riding bikes, hiking and camping. If we are on an adventure big or small, we are having fun! Being an integrative health coach and personal trainer has helped me to raise a healthy family. I am always striving for balance for my family, whether that be with food choices, exercise, down time or nurturing our dreams and spirit.
When I came to the U.S. I began to take notice of the way people ate, what they ate and how much they depended on fast food and I started to wonder what had happened to family meals times? I watched as they lived their fast paced lives, always on the go and how much stress it put them under.