Education & Certifications
B.A. in Accounting from Malone University
Certified Personal Trainer, NASM
Growing up, I was always very active in sports, but I wouldn’t have considered myself healthy. I struggled with body dysmorphia and binge eating in my teen years, leaving me extremely self-conscious and uncomfortable in my body. I tried all sorts of diets. Each one leaving me unhealthier and unhappier. My choice of exercise was running a couple miles every night, and I hated every minute of it! Fitness became a punishment and something I dreaded.
It wasn’t until my later college years, that my mindset behind fitness began to change. As a collegiate softball player, I found myself more and more in the weight room. The goal was to always get stronger. There is something about being able to lift heavy weights and build a strong body that is very empowering. My goals went from trying to “be skinny” to becoming strong. My love for weight lifting grew exponentially when my softball career ended, but I still wanted to increase strength and improve my health. Going to the gym and getting a lift in became the best part of my day. I educated myself on nutrition and properly fed my body so I could look and feel my best. No fad diets and no starvation. Changing my mindset around health and fitness wasn’t easy and it sure didn’t happen overnight, but now I can look in the mirror and love who I am because I made small changes that yielded long lasting and life changing results.
Becoming a personal trainer was not my first career choice. In fact, I graduated with an accounting degree and have spent the last couple of years working in that field. I quickly realized that accounting was not for me. I found myself day in and day out listening to health and fitness podcasts while preparing tax returns. When I finally decided to pursue a career in the health and fitness space, I was following my heart and I knew I had made the right choice. It may sound like a given, but as someone who overthinks just about everything, following my heart instead of my head took a huge leap of faith.
At Intelligent Fitness, I hope to inspire others to make healthy life changes that will transform their lives in the most positive ways. I believe my purpose on this earth is to help people reach their health and fitness goals so they can live life to its fullest. I may not have years of experience or an extensive education, but I believe my passion for this work will shine through and ultimately provide the best results for my clients.