I am an ACE Certified Personal Trainer. I work privately, coaching clients through Barbells and Babes, and also as a trainer for Fit Armadillo, an online platform offering virtual personal training through video chat and Skype sessions.
I love to stay active through creativity: I may bring some equipment to the play ground and get my workout in while my son plays, or practice intervals on the track during his gymnastics classes.
I run obstacle course races, including the Spartan series and endurance Ultras. I bike with my son in a tow trailer, and run while he rides beside me or is pushed in a jogger. My favorite activity is heavy lifting and prepping for my next powerlifting meet.
I snowboard, water ski, and thrive in an active life.
I also work as a professional fitness writer. I have been contracted as an Exam Writer for the Personal Training Certification Exams used by all the major certification agencies. I write both exam questions and prep materials for study packages marketed to potential personal trainers.
My editorial writing is used as supplementary content on various sites; I have been published both in small, personally-owned blogs as well as on larger platforms such as BabyCenter.com.
Recently, I started building my own personal blog, linked above and also found here.
Interest in my writing can be directed to my email, firstname.lastname@example.org
Above all, my family is most important to me. My husband, Travis, and my son, Mason, are my reasons for pushing forward and continuing to be the best person I can be.
I am a military veteran, and in the prime of my career I was in the best shape of my life. As a new mom, I found myself in a body I didn't recognize. I went from six-pack abs and a totally structured life to what felt like pure chaos.
I understand what it's like to wake up one day and feel like you've lost control, like you've lost your whole self. I understand what it's like to fight your way back from that and come out the other side stronger, more confident, and in control. Now, I may not be a supermodel, but I can bench press one!