Sports and athletics have always been a huge part of my life. Growing up I was always on some type of court or field with my brother or grandfather. In grade school I was in several dance classes, gymnastics classes and part of the dance team. It was not until I went to college, I then started to take interest in a different level of competition. I developed a love for running and biking and decided to start training for endurance sports like triathlons and century rides. My whole life was dedicated to training as much as I could and trying to become my best as an endurance athlete. I competed in many mini triathlons, 1/2 marathons and rides 50+ miles or more. All of that training led me to completing a 1/2 Ironman along with a full marathon. <br /> After I hit my mid 30's, my feet were breaking down, I was burnt out and then I met my husband who introduced me to cross training and found a new passion in training my body in a different way. From there I found a new love for the weight room and group fitness classes such as HIIT/Bootcamp and CrossFit which ultimately led me to CrossFit Exalted.<br /> <br /> I LOVE helping people who are just starting their fitness journey and helping them work towards their fitness goal. I also want my children to see me helping others achieve their goals.
Fitness and training have always been a major part of my life. In my early 20’s and 30’s my focus was on spending all my time on me; training for some race, waking up early going for a long ride or run. It wasn’t until I got married and started having kids that I realized it was not all about me and “my workouts” actually there was barely any time for me or my workouts…no more 3-5 hours bikes ride. Not only was there barely anytime, I didn’t have much energy with working full time and taking care of kids. One of the biggest challenges I had was getting myself a good workout, balancing work and time spent with the family plus healing from 2 C-sections. Bootcamp classes and CrossFit were a great way to get a quick workout in with focus on strength and endurance. As the kids grew so did my time spent in the gym. I was working out for a few hours a day training like I was training for something. I was not, but I loved a good workout that left me on the floor. One thing that I didn’t take into consideration or take the time to do was train my core/transverse abdominal muscles from those 2 C-sections. Little did I know; I was beating up my body again and again and all those beatings were impacting my spine ultimately leading to a major, debilitating back injury which led to back surgery. Having to overcome being injured and surgery was mentally and physically overwhelming. I couldn’t do any of the things I loved anymore…no running, no jumping, and no rowing. I had to learn to work out completely different again. I had to retrain my head and my body. With all that said, there are many different curve balls that will affect my fitness journey, but it will always be a HUGE part of my life and I will never give up on what I love.
I LOVE helping people who are just starting their fitness journey and helping them work towards their fitness goal. I also want my children to see me helping others achieve their goals.