About Me

Personal trainer, obstacle course racing

Personal Trainer

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.


Fitness writer

Fitness Writer

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, barbellsandbabes.net@gmail.com

Fit Mom, Fit Family

Family Life

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!