Personal training doesn’t have to be scary or intimidating. I help clients find a style of training that they look forward to and then encourage them every step of the way.
Personality: Enthusiastic, supportive, adventurous, passionate
Certifications: Certified Personal Trainer (NASM)
Education: Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Biola University
Proudest athletic achievements:
- Completing two triathlons
- Recently climbing Mount St. Helens
I played sports throughout high school and college but fell out of a consistent exercise routine after starting a full-time office job. I made a commitment to myself several years ago to take ownership of my health and rediscovered the incredible benefits of regular exercise on both my physical and mental well-being. I decided to become a personal trainer when I realized it allowed me to do two of my very favorite things – teach and share my passion for health and fitness. Exercise has completely changed my life, and I wanted to share the lasting impacts of fitness with others.
I help my clients come up with specific, measurable and attainable goals with a timeline to achieve them. Clients appreciate my positivity and ability to make training fun.
My specialties include endurance and strength training, high-intensity interval training, injury prevention, nutrition, weight loss, muscle gain, and confidence building. I particularly enjoy working with individuals who are seeking help with weight management and/or muscle growth through resistance training.
It’s important to create health and balance in all areas of our lives, and incorporating a consistent training program is an integral component of that. I believe in starting with the basics to build a strong foundation. This fosters lasting results and allows clients to see growth and measurable success along the way. Training keeps us physically fit, but it also teaches us self-discipline and the importance of taking ownership of our health.
Outside the gym
I spent much of my childhood in Brookings, Oregon, but moved around the West Coast quite a bit and lived in California for awhile. I’ve been in Portland for a little over two years and currently live in NE Portland. I absolutely love the city and the people here!
I love hiking and doing anything outdoors. My husband and I are always figuring out what our next adventure will be—whether it’s a weekend trip to a new place or a new trail to explore. We enjoy training together and usually have a race we’re gearing up for. We have a rescue pup named Trace who goes everywhere with us! We may be biased, but we think he’s the best dog ever 🙂