I began weight training at the early age of 14 when I found myself the lucky recipient of a 1 year free membership at the local fitness club. At 6’2” and very thin, weight training provided the perfect avenue for me to improve my strength and size. 25 years later I continue to train daily with the same grit and determination to become bigger and stronger. I am currently Certified as an (ACSM) personal trainer. My primary concern is on assisting my clients achieve their fitness goals while practicing proper form and technique. My focus is to help build muscle, strength and power through the use of free weights and compound movements.
My love of movement began as soon as I could walk. Climbing and running grew into gymnastics, track and field, bodybuilding, mountain biking, rock climbing, swimming and any other form of movement I could explore. I love all of it, and I am a strong believer that movement is a key component to a healthy body and mind. I am currently certified as a Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, and a 3 year/800-hour International Vijnana Yoga Teacher. Forever a student, I’m always studying new ways of building strength, creating mobility, cardio endurance, agility and a healthy mind. Some people like to cycle, others run, some lift heavy weights, while other people like to stretch and develop strength through bodyweight exercises. I want to find the way that you love to move and grow from there. Whether you are just starting out, or have had a routine for a long time, we will set goals and build from where you are at, right now. I can work with free weights and any gym equipment, beginner to advanced yoga practice, and bodyweight HIIT training. I have also studied and worked with fascial release and joint health and mobility. My study of yoga has brought me to a deep understanding of alignment and posture. “Every accomplishment begins with the decision to try”.
Like most dancers, I am a posture nerd. Figuring out and fixing postural dysfunctions and ineffective movement patterns is exciting for me. I love putting all the pieces together; from toes to fingertips and then watching for progress! BCRPA Certified in fitness theory, Pilates, mat and standing, Elite Athlete training and teen fitness. I use my 25 years of experience to start at the core, pelvis and spine to realign, strengthen and stretch bodies...from prenatal, injury rehabilitation to pro athlete...Pilates may surprise you.