I like to have fun and laugh with my clients, but also know when it’s time to work and get down to business.
Personal Trainer, Yoga Instructor
Personality: Compassionate, bubbly, energetic, grounded
Certifications: Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA), 200-Hour Power Vinyasa Yoga Instructor, Yoga Sculpt Instructor, CPR/AED/Basic First Aid
Education: Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Eastern Washington University
Proudest athletic achievements:
My work and career up to being an Elite gymnast, overcoming the neck injury that ended my gymnastics career and translating this background into dancing in College for the University of Nebraska.
I’ve been working as a personal trainer, boot camp lead/coordinator, Power Vinyasa yoga instructor and Yoga Sculpt instructor in Portland for the past year. I spend time outside of the gym developing program designs and individualized nutrition programs for my clients and write eBooks to share and connect with the health and wellness community online. Prior to moving to Portland, I worked in an outpatient physical therapy and sports performance clinic where I was a Physical Therapy Aide for three years. I worked under a licensed PT on the therapy side and trained patient-turned-training clients on the sports performance side. My focus was injury rehabilitation and prevention and high level sports performance training.
My ideal client is anyone who is inspired to live a healthier life and to move and feel better. I love working on foundational exercises such as stability, balance and mobility since these are some of the most important aspects of our daily life to function and carry out other activities outside of the gym. I help clients by educating them on the values and benefits of movement and making better lifestyle choices. I’m a strong believer in finding balance and moderation within fitness, nutrition and daily life, and I share the steps with each of my clients on how achieve this balance as it pertains to their individual lifestyle.
Making a career as a personal trainer lets me do what I care about most in the world, which is helping people. I get to build lasting relationships with people and work within a social and active work environment which fills my days with positive energy and happiness. Seeing and helping others succeed is the success story of my life.
I specialize in balance and stability work along with injury prevention and rehabilitation (i.e., low back pain, cervical pain and knee and rotator cuff injuries). I use my gymnastics and yoga background to offer additional focus in mobility and flexibility through yoga and PNF (proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation) stretching.
Movement is the most important thing we can give to our bodies, both mentally and physically. Training sets people up for long-term success and will help people for the rest of their lives.
I am here to care for you and push when the extra push is needed. I don’t like the word “expectation” because with expectations comes overthinking and fear of failure. I only ask that your heart is in it to win it because then the brain and body will follow. I hope to coach and inspire you to care for yourself and your body.
Outside the gym
I was born in Spokane, Wash., but spent my childhood growing up in Royse City, Texas. I’m a southern girl at heart, but I’m extremely grateful to live in the PNW where I can explore a more outdoor lifestyle.
I spend my free time practicing yoga, exploring new hiking trails, running, writing, continuing my education and spending time with loved ones.
My boyfriend and I have two cats, Dallas and Nobi, and a puppy named Pig, that are rescues from the Humane Society. They are a handful but bring lots of joy into each day. When I’m home, I never have to worry about being alone when I cook, shower, work on my laptop or practice yoga!