I spent 15 years working in retail management and while there were aspects of my job that I enjoyed, I no longer found it satisfying. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to be when I “grew up” so I kept plugging along, mostly because it was easier to stay than to step outside my comfort zone and try anything new. I’ve always been pretty active but had never tried any sort of strength training or group classes until I (nervously!) joined Dragonfly as a client in January 2014 – I was looking for a new challenge and a way to de-stress. Not only did I find a great place to work out, but I found an amazing group of supportive women in a completely comfortable, fun environment (and it’s in my neighborhood – yay!).
In October 2014 I joined Renah and the DFT team helping out with some admin work at the studio part-time while keeping my foot in the retail world. In January 2015, I went full time at Dragonfly. It was a scary leap, but it was 100% the best choice – I’m so glad I did!
The next step in my journey was becoming a coach (talk about stepping out of my comfort zone – learning a whole new craft….and voluntarily talking in front of people all day – so scary!). I became certified in July 2015 and began coaching in August 2015 and I’ve loved it since!
I understand what it feels like to be intimidated by strength training and lifting weights, but with the proper coaching, it became one of my favorite things and I’m thankful to be able to help other gals feel that way, too!
I love to use Kettlebells and bodyweight movements in my workouts. Pull-ups, push-ups, front squats, deadlifts, those are my jam; and I typically like to keep it short and sweet. I know y’all think because I work in a gym that I have 12 hours a day to work out – nope! ☺ I’ve grown to love the rower a bit more over time, so I’ll hop on for some short sprints to get my heart racing and lungs burning…..but I prefer my conditioning in the form of kettlebell swings and snatches!
• Certified Personal Trainer, American Council on Exercise (ACE)
• ACE Fitness Nutrition Specialist Program
• StrongFirst Kettlebell Course
• TRX Qualified Group Training Course