I always knew I wanted to work with people and make them healthier. I thought for many years I could accomplish this through nursing. After struggling to get into impacted nursing programs, I changed my path. I found that I could use fitness, nutrition, and bodywork to help people get better not through medicine but through hard work, good diet, and touch. I am working to become Precision Nutrition certified and am a California Certified Massage Practitioner. I have been training in the gym for 3 years and enjoy seeing people reach their exercise potential. I enjoy helping people build nutrition programs that help them achieve the greatest benefit of their exercise programs. I enjoy teaching people how to take control of their health and maintain good habits.
I look forward to guiding you on your wellness path.
I have been active throughout my life and believe that physical activity is vital to overall wellness. This has led me to pursue a career in the fitness industry. I am a recent graduate of the National Personal Trainer Institute of Sacramento. I received my B.S. in Exercise Science from Pacific Union College in 2013 where I was part of the basketball team.
Since I was little my parents have owned a senior care facility in Placerville. Working in the facility has taught me great patience, understanding, and communication skills. I have a passion for serving others, helping them become better today day than yesterday and better tomorrow than today.
I look forward to being here to encourage and support you on your health and fitness journey.
I have officially been a fitness instructor since 2011 but my experience as a fitness instructor began much earlier.
During my stateside service in the U.S. Army, I organized trail runs through the frigid mountains surrounding Ft. Drum, NY, to help combat Ft. Drum’s unfortunate reputation of heavy alcoholism and depression and continued the program throughout my deployment to Saudi Arabia in 1990 (trading in frigid mountains for scorching sand!). Later on, during my 13 years with the City of Sacramento Utilities Dept. I helped coordinate fitness classes before and after work to help with injury prevention and lost - time costs to the department. My decision to become a full – time trainer came about when an impromptu boxing lesson with a friend at the old 15th Street Fitness, led to a full class without even appearing on the schedule!
These experiences have taught me that exercise is not limited by any circumstance: It is open to anyone. It does not hold you to another’s standard. It is there for you.