Fitness has been a part of my life since aerobics became popular. My career in the business world has been in the training department. If someone needed to learn it I would become the expert in the topic, create training material and deliver the training. After the birth of my first child we decided that it would be best for our family for me to stay home to raise our children. It is my most proud profession. I knew that at some point I would want to work outside of the home again and when that choice presented itself I decided to marry my two favorite things, fitness and training.
Through research I discovered that there is an increased need for personal trainers and fitness instructors. I chose NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) to get certified. After working in the fitness industry for awhile I realized that many of my clients had muscle imbalance issues or injuries that needed to be addressed. This prompted me to get an additional certification for Corrective Exercise so that I could understand and develop training programs for these clients.
My personal interests are triathlon, photography, boating with my family and watching my kids play sports.
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is near and dear to my heart as one of my children was diagnosed eight years ago just before her 6th birthday. Today she is doing well using insulin pump therapy. We received a crash course in nutrition, insulin dosing and activity as these are the three components of her care that we juggle constantly. We are always advocating for funding to find a cure for this life threatening and chronic disease.
I am also a big supporter of Susan G. Komen not because I am a cancer survivor but because I know so many who haven't survived and/or are continuing to struggle to survive.
I am currently working as a contract trainer for two different fitness centers in Round Rock, Texas and lead boot camps 3 days a week.
We have a very active family and I am also referred to as the "Driver of Children" and loving life!