Personal training is so much more than working out. As a trainer, I get to be a listener, innovator, coach, supporter and so many other things that I believe everyone needs in their life.
Personality: Energized, creative, positive and quirky
Certifications: Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA), Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC), Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist (FRCms), ACE-CPT, Kinetic Integrations Exercise Professional (KIEP), Certified ViPR instructor
Education: Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sport Science (Fitness and Nutrition option) from OSU
Proudest athletic achievements: Completed my first Olympic-distance triathlon last summer
If I had to describe myself in three words, they would be: welcoming, structured, and curious. I think that personal training is a perfect culmination of these attributes. When I began personal training in 2014 and I quickly learned how unique every individual is. Working with an diverse clientele has taught me so much about listening and asking the right questions to make a greater impact. I gladly welcome new faces that are ready to optimize their current lifestyle.
Although I love to go with the flow, I value consistency and awareness when developing healthy habits. Fitness can be overwhelming without direction and discipline, so my goal is to educate my clients to help them make mindful decisions on their own.
I do not subscribe to one modality of training or living because there is something to be learned from all. Being curious and creative helps me find the best options for my clients.
I specialize in strength training, prehabilitation, movement, and the lifestyle aspect of fitness. Both intent and application need to work together in order to produce optimal results. I also frequently use High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) for my weight loss clients.
Understanding your “why” is crucial for long term success. It serves as a reminder when you face adversity and will help you prioritize your health. You don’t need to be completely on or off the wagon as long as you understand the impact of your efforts. Keep moving forward and make improvements along the way. Practice makes permanent!
Outside the gym
I am a professional at playing. Whether it is snowboarding on Mt Hood, or hiking with my friends, I am always down for an adventure. Growth is also very important to me, so you’re likely to find me looking for ways to improve my business and craft in my free time. I share my house with an English Bulldog named Dexter, who is the most loving meatball in the world.