As a competitive athlete, being part of a team has shaped who I am today. I love every aspect of working together and being held accountable to perform, achieve, and succeed. I spent years struggling with my addiction to exercise, relationship to food and my body. Underneath all the intricate layers was a beautiful and messy journey.
I am grateful to know it will forever be changing as I go through different phases of my life. I am honored to motivate and empower thousands of individuals and groups to reach goals they never thought possible, using an approach stemming from my own personal growth and development throughout my athletic and professional career. This knowledge and experience has been my driving force to create something bigger than myself, a revolution on paving YOUR own path. A way of LIFE that you are wide awake for.
Over the last 16 years, I have been diligently seeking out ground breaking knowledge to create a coaching formula to guide clients and athletes of all ages and abilities to see the bigger picture, carve out time for themselves, and develop strategies that work for them. While creating realistic ACTION STEPS, pushing them out of their comfort zones to realize their full potential . Are you ready to realize yours?
I fell in love with participating and competing in sports at a very young age. In high school, I dedicated myself to tennis and ended up starting as a freshman at American University. I’ll never forget the feeling of winning our conference and qualifying for the NCAA tournament as a team that same year. As a junior, I decided to transfer to Washington State to play tennis in the PAC-10 and went on to finish my major in Communications with a concentration in Sports Marketing and minor in Sociology.
After completing my Bachelors degree, I moved to Boston to work in sports marketing for the well-renowned firm, Conventures. However, after three months, I was approached to interview for an apprenticeship as a personal trainer at Boston Sports Club, which ultimately turned into my future career. In Boston I worked closely with some of the most knowledgeable and successful fitness professionals and physical therapists in the area. Within my first year at BSC, I built a steady clientele, was promoted quickly to Master Trainer, was top in my district for sales, and began teaching a variety of different classes including functional training, cycling, barre, and yoga. I also was a cycling instructor at Equinox.
BSC and Equinox kept me busy, but I wanted to make myself even more versatile as a coach. So I enrolled in the Institute of Integrative Nutrition (IIN). During my three years with IIN, I functioned as a first-year coach and mentor for incoming classes, benefited from on-going business and transformational development workshops, and started growing my own coaching business on the side. In addition, I started partnering with another IIN health coach/professional chef in Boston to lead monthly nutrition workshops and cooking classes for clients. As I gained more experience in public speaking, I had the opportunity to speak about careers in health and fitness at The University of Rhode Island and Ignite (similar to TED Talks), as well as to corporate groups.
I moved to Narragansett, RI to be with Daniel, my now husband. During the transition, I continued to remotely train my in-home clients in Boston and began to grow my clientele using Skype and phone sessions. While building my business in Rhode Island, I worked privately with clients, taught classes at several Newport studios (Pulse Newport, Bellevue Barre and Newport Athletic Club), and worked as a fitness specialist at the Naval Academy. I was also honored in Newport as “Best of” in the Mercury Love Awards and nominated as 2016 Entrepreneurial Women to Watch in Rhode Island.
Fast forward to 2021 I have been able to continue and grow my online business now for over a decade. I am honored to have International clients as as well as all over the US. I offer in-person coaching in my private at home studio as well as larger corporate events and retreats. In Feb of 2019 my husband and I welcomed our daughter Sky and in July 2021 we welcomed our baby girl Sierra. I feel blessed to be able to continue to maintain a business that truly fills my soul while also being a mother and wife.
Being involved in my community and giving back has always been a huge part of my life. While living in Boston, I fundraised for and participated in the 270 mile bike ride from Boston to NYC for ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). I also volunteered locally at several non-profit organizations including Healthworks, Rosie’s Place, Taste of the Nation, and Habitat For Humanity. I had the incredible opportunity to volunteer with my husband for Art in Tanzania, where we taught math and English to children and adults for two weeks in Tanzania, Africa.
Since living in Rhode Island, I’ve mentored many other young professionals, presented free workshops for RI Wellness Nights, and actively participated in the Southern Rhode Island Young Professionals and other business networking organizations. In the yoga community, I’ve held weekly community classes, participated in an after-school enrichment program, and led donation-based classes as an ambassador for Newport Yogis. I’ve also helped to organize and co-lead a very successful fundraising event for Ovarian Cancer. This year we raised 150K and had over 100 participants.
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