I started as a trainer in my early 20’s. It wasn’t something I had aspired to do but my life and God pushed me in this direction. I was in the right place at the right time for life to tell me that this was something I was really good at. I grew up as a competitive sport athlete so fitness was in my background. It seemed like a fun way to get to talk to people all day while impacting their lives and get paid for it! What could be better?! Well, unfortunately in 2008, I succumbed to a neck injury that I had been suffering from since I was 11 years old. I was diagnosed with degenerative disc disease, bulging discs, spinal stenosis, arthritis and bone spurs. I couldn’t work out like I was accustomed to and my life was constantly interrupted with vicious pain cycles that would knock me down. Getting out of bed was something I never looked forward to. It hurt to breathe at times. The doctors were quick to prescribe medication. ALL kinds of medication. I felt scattered or like a zombie…..never did I feel “good.” It took a few years but I learned that I was only treating the symptoms of my underlying issues. I decided that modern medicine wasn’t the best approach to HEALING my body or the way to ensure that I would enjoy the rest of my existence with my husband and 2 children. I couldn’t sleep well, I was tired, I was impatient, I was angry. It was difficult to be a happy mom and wife. I felt as if everyone was suffering because of the “ugly” person I was turning into.
Over these years, I have surrounded myself with Personal Trainers, Chiropractors, Physical Therapists, and Massage Therapists, that are all well educated and proficient in the human body and how it should move. I ask questions, research, and consistently apply newly learned methods to my clients’ and my programming. There are many things that cannot be undone to my body, but I can be sure that it won’t get worse by keeping my focus on how to keep myself moving without pain. My mission as a Personal Trainer is to help others that aren’t moving well because of being overweight, having a lack of muscle strength or because they are in too much pain. Whether the goal be weight loss, muscle gain or overall pain management and healing, the road to our finish line can be overwhelming at times. Having people to guide and educate me has helped me enjoy my life so much more. I want to do the same for as many people as I can. This is more than just getting to talk and build relationships now. It is about improving peoples overall well being and improving their quality of life. I want people to not just exist in life, I want them to start LIVING it!! It feels SO good to feel GOOD!
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