On this page is a few different types of information about me. I hope that the information that you are looking for is here and easy to find so that you can see what I am about, how I can help you, and find the value I can provide quickly.
My health and fitness story
I wasn’t a high school athlete who went onto be an athlete in college and have been an athlete all of my life. My story is different and while I don’t have the trophies, I have a journey of hard work and dedication to a lifestyle that I believe will help me to live longer and happier.
I was a gymnast as a kid, but my home life was difficult and I quit in middle school. It’s a shame really. But, I didn’t pick up exercising until my early twenties after gaining a little bit of weight. My life had gotten pretty low in my late teens and I don’t have a great family history. I realized, I need a change if I want to break that genetic cycle.
After becoming healthy and active for several years, I decided to change careers and go back to school. After deciding that I wasn’t in a place to commit to becoming a registered dietitian (what I really wanted) and decided to get a degree in fitness and become a personal trainer.
My Qualifications and Experience
I completed my fitness degree with high honors.
I obtained my ACSM HFI certification, but I let it expire. It is worth mentioning though because it is the best and difficult to obtain. I am an ACE Certified Personal Trainer still. I am also an RRCA Certified Running Coach and a level 1 and 2 Certified TRX Trainer.
My experience spans over a decade and has taken me to work closely with so many amazing people at this point. I have helped people with severe chronic injuries and illnesses to athletes wanting to improve their game. My focus is injury prevention and health and fitness improvement.
I will be upfront and tell you that I am not that interested in what the scale has to say. If you have weight to lose, changing your activity level and eating habits will get you there. It just isn’t a place that I have found a focus works on as much as changing your goals for health or fitness ability. I like to fuel the body with good nutrition and have athletic goals or lifestyle goals. But, I don’t own a scale and only use it and measurements in very specific situations.
I might be the right trainer for you, your group, or your company if…
Picking the right trainer can be so hard. It can be an investment and so many emotions and so much time can go into this person. I would like to say I can help anyone. Yes, I can teach anyone how to exercise or get to the next level. I really believe I have created a well rounded resume, which can make a great fit for a corporate program, group program, or to work in a gym.
I am a straight shooter. I don’t read between the lines and might not be as fun as others. I am a little serious, but I care a lot and put a lot of thought and energy into everyone that I work with.
If you have chronic injuries or illnesses, I most likely have experience. But please only contact me if you have been or are seeing your doctor first.
If you are hesitant to start your journey, need support, or don’t know where to begin. I am a great hand holder. I get starting can be really difficult and the types of barriers you may face are endless. We can break them down together.
If you want to get to the next level and want to do it right, I can build a plan for you. Maybe you have run a couple of 5k’s and are ready for the next distance. Maybe you want to get stronger or improve your sport. I have experience with a number of different sports and have the knowledge in anatomy to plan strength programs to advance you to the next level in any type of movement.
You want to go to the Olympics? Let me help you find the right coach! I can help a lot of people, but I should draw the line somewhere.
What are the plans and prices?
What is your budget? What is your availability? We can make it work.
I am not currently offering specific plans and pricing. Possibly in the future I will have programs set up to easily join. At the moment I take clients on a case by case basis. I can work with you locally in Bend, Oregon or online and can use a number of tools work with you online. If you are interested in working with me, send me a message and we can set up a call to see if it would be a fit.