Education & CERTIFICATIONS: B.A. (Finance) University of Illinois at Chicago, National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) - Corrective Exercise Specialist, NASM - Certified Personal Trainer, National Personal Training Institute (NPTI)
SPECIALTIES: Weight loss, strength training, functional movement, corrective exercise, core strengthening, dance and athletic conditioning, injury prevention, pre- and post-natal training
I've always had a passion for fitness. I had spent my childhood playing sports, but found my favorite challenge later within the hip hop dance community. Dance unlocked my creativity and combined my loves of music and athleticism, and I was hooked. After dancing on professional companies through high school, college, and my first finance job, I found that my favorite hours of the week were in the gym and dance studio. I wanted to share the experience of being strong and expressive with others, and decided to pursue a career in fitness. After becoming certified with the National Personal Training Institute, I left the finance world and have been a full-time personal trainer ever since.
I am certified with NASM and NPTI, and have also worked as a Tier 3 Personal Trainer at Equinox. I am a NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist, am certified in pre/post-natal programming, and have over 15 years experience in strength training, flexibility, athletics, and injury prevention. In addition to training individuals, I instruct group classes, strength for dancers, youth groups, and have created and instructed several corporate wellness programs. I aim to inspire others to find their motivation and live their own fitness dream.