For as long as I can remember, sports & physical activity have been at the very core of my being. I was one of the those kids who actually wanted to do Jane Fonda videos in the basement. Weird, I know, but I have always loved movement. Fast forward through years of competitive sports, Division 1 lacrosse and every workout known to man, plus a 10-year legal career detour, a fab husband, 3 kids and a few mastiffs, and here I am - finally pursuing my true passion.
I dove into the health & fitness world by obtaining by certification as a personal trainer from the National Academy of Sports Medicine several years ago. I love every aspect of training & working with clients. What's funny, though, is that while I have always been focused on fitness & performance, I never put proper emphasis on my nutrition & what I was putting into my body until I started really focusing on getting results for my training clients. From that moment on, I was hooked on nutrition.
I grew up in the age of fat-free cheese & horribly processed but low-fat, low-calorie "food." Now, my emphasis is on helping clients understand that food is fuel. You should only eat things that will fuel your body in the way it wants & needs. Calories matter, for sure, but the quality of the food you eat is just as important - for weight loss & your overall health. The connection between the food we eat & our performance, energy level, mental state, absence or presence of disease, inflammation & yes, the size of your waistline or biceps, is undeniable. What began as an interest to help my clients & myself drop a few pounds & increase performance has transformed my life & my health. I can't wait to help transform yours as well!
Certified Personal Trainer, National Academy of Sports Medicine
Certified Health Coach, Institute for Integrative Nutrition
Certified Health Coach, Precision Nutrition
Emory University School of Law