- NASM-CPT (Certified Personal Trainer)
- NASM-FNS (Fitness Nutrition Specialist)
- NASMBehavioral Change Specialist
- Level 1 TRX Qualified Trainer
- Associates Degree, Business Management – Newbury College (Boston, MA)
In 2011, I was probably in the most ‘unfit’ stage of my life. As I inched closer to the 200lb mark, I knew I was headed down a dark road if I continued to move up the scale. Not to mention that I hated how I felt and looked. I had been through a few programs and even tried to take the weight off myself; to no avail. I was about to give up but decided to ‘give it one more try’ so I embarked on a weight loss journey and something finally clicked that changed me…and my mindset. I realized that reaching my goal wasn’t the finish line; it was actually the starting line. After losing 53lbs and reaching my goal weight, my new life began. I haven’t looked back. The next chapter took me down a fitness track where I went from couch to marathon in a pretty short period of time. I discovered cross-training to help build strength and endurance in tackling not only running but obstacle course races too. I have since run three marathons, numerous races from 5k to Half, a triathlon sprint, competed in the North American OCR Championships twice, placed 2nd at Festivus Games in 2018 and have recently competed in Spartan DEKA. [Note: I was never an athlete…didn’t play sports, didn’t do much exercise except walking, could never run. Crazy, right?!] In 2019, I decided to take another leap and become a Certified Personal Trainer. Now…my passion is to help others live a healthy lifestyle. That’s right! If I can do it, anyone can do it. All you have to do is commit mentally and execute physically. I’m grateful and blessed to have such amazing trainers and members in our DFQ community. I look forward to growing the gym and continuing this journey with all of you. DFQ!