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.
Then, I started down a fitness track and went from couch to marathon in a pretty short period of time. I discovered MOB Fit for cross-training to help build strength and endurance in tackling not only running but obstacle course races too. I have since run two marathons, numerous races from 5k to Half, a triathlon sprint, competed in the North American OCR Championships and placed 2nd at Festivus Games in 2018. [Note: I was never an athlete…didn’t play sports, didn’t do much exercise except walking, could never run.]
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. What’s really cool? I get to help people right in the gym where it all began for me. I love being part of the MOB Fit family as a member and now as a coach.
Certifications: NASM-CPT (Certified Personal Trainer), NASM-FNS (Fitness Nutrition Specialist), Level 1 TRX Qualified Trainer
Education: Associates Degree, Business Management – Newbury College (Boston, MA)