How did your career in health and fitness begin?
I’ve dabbled in the fitness world here and there since I grew up a competitive swimmer and worked at Western’s campus gym in college, but never thought I’d make a career out of it. It wasn’t until a few years after school that I found myself at Courthouse and fell in love with Personal training.
What is your favorite way to exercise?
Right now it would have to be an even split between spin classes and weight training. I strive for two cardio days and three strength days a week.
Do you prefer waking up early or staying up late?
I’ve always been more of a night owl, but lately have been learning to love early mornings.
What was the last book you read?
Currently making my way through The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien. I have a goal to get through the whole series by next year.
If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?
Definitely read more, and clean the house!
What are you currently watching on Netflix?
I always have some TV show on as background noise, either Friends, The Office or New Girl.
What is your favorite way to spend your weekends?
Relaxing! I love to be lazy when there’s no plans. Read, meal prep, and get ready for the week ahead.
Where is the next place you’d like to travel to and why?
My travel list is so long. There are a ton of places in the U.S. I’d like to see, but I also love European history and would love to travel through Italy, Greece and France.
Do you have a favorite inspirational quote?
"There is no remedy for love but to love more." -Henry David Thoreau
What is your favorite part of your job?
The people! Everyday I get to push, encourage and help others reach their fitness and health goals. It’s a rewarding feeling to see clients start to believe in themselves and their own strength.
Do you have any advice for anyone starting a new health routine?
Patience is key! I love the saying, “It takes one month to feel it, two months to hear it, and three months to see it.” Lasting results don’t happen overnight, but find a way to exercise that is fun and makes you feel good, and stick with it!