A Board-Certified Health & Wellness Coach, Mindset Strategist, Nutritional Lifestyle Coach, Writer, Author of “Releasing My Trauma: The Root of Self-Sabotage”, Podcaster, Cycling Instructor, and Personal Trainer with over 10 years of experience working with busy diverse women over the age of 30 of all-abilities, in the areas of obesity, fitness, chronic illnesses, mindset, trauma, stress, self-improvement, self-awareness, self-sabotaging behaviors, relationships, developing healthy habits, nutrition, wellness, mental/physical health, and injury recovery.
I have twelve-years of experience working with autistic, down syndrome, developmental, intellectual, and physical disabled individuals. Seeing the unhealthy foods an drinks from can foods, sweets, fried foods, fast foods, processed, junk food, frozen meals, and sugary drinks has a high impact on the brain, health, hormones, emotional behaviors, mood, and body.
As a child, I was introduced to fitness by my mom walking, running, and working out to Richard Simmons Sweatin' to the Oldies. The love of being active led to become an AFPA Certified Personal Trainer in 2010. Not long after becoming a personal trainer, sustained a severe injury to my right knee. Did not realize that injury was going to be life changing completely. Life is funny; never thought that an athlete, who was in great physical condition and always kept a positive attitude, would go through a comprehensive reform both physically and mentally.
I became very depressed; found comfort in emotional eating and sleeping all day. Went from 120 or less, size 0/4 to pre-obese of the highest weight of 193! All the unaddressed past mentally, emotionally, and physically appeared of suffering from grief of her father's death as a child, childhood molestation, sexual assault, and not being in a good mental space.
This journey helped her understand that losing weight is not just about exercising. It's also about understanding the successful behaviors that lead to maintaining weight loss by addressing what keeps a person from a fantastic healthy lifestyle. This understanding led me to obtain my Nutrition & Healthy Living Certification from Cornell University in 2018. In 2019, I received my certification as a Health & Wellness Coach and am an AADP Board Certified Health Coach. In 2020, recertified advanced personal trainer and 2021, certified cycling instructor.
Having transformed my mind and body to achieve my goals, I want to use my expertise to help you reach your desired long-term goal to BE A HEALTHIER YOU!
The DIFFERENCE is my mission. My mission is to help you find and address what is hindering you so together; we can move you toward improving your well-being, physical, emotional, nutritional, and overall health. I want to help you harness your inner strength to change your mindset, avoid negative eating behaviors and successfully lose weight. With my proven tools, YOU CAN ACHIEVE SUCCESS!!