I have been involved in fitness all my life. Whether it was in sports in high school and college or just playing with my family in my spare time. I graduated from college Summa Cum Laude with a degree in physical education. I always knew I wanted to work with people and I wanted to help change their lives in a positive way. I just wasn’t quite sure how.
After serving some time in the ARMY, I moved to California with my husband. I was actually nine months pregnant with my first child, when we made the journey from my home state of Florida to California. After having my son, by c-section, I was scared to do anything, especially work out. Even though I knew all the tools and what to do, I was still very hesitant to workout.
My husband’s good friend worked for 24 Hour Fitness, so he said we should come in and get a membership. I purchased a membership and it came with 5 personal training sessions. Those 5 sessions changed my life! I realized I had to do different things than what I was used to doing because my body was different. Simple tasks like balancing on 1 leg and stepping up and down were hard because my body wasn’t the same 20 year old athlete anymore. I look at what I learned from my trainer and applied it to my daily life and carried my fitness level to new heights. I also realized personal training was just the outlet I was looking for to change people’s lives. The same way my life was forever changed.
I later came to work for 24 Hour Fitness as a personal trainer and two babies and two c-sections later the weight is still off and I feel great! I love what I do and I can’t see myself doing anything else. I get to come to work, have fun, and help people become better than they ever imagined. Who can ask for anything more?!!