“NOTHING IS GIVEN TO MAN ON EARTH – STRUGGLE IS BUILT INTO THE NATURE OF LIFE, AND CONFLICT IS POSSIBLE – THE HERO IS THE MAN WHO LETS NO OBSTACLE PREVENT HIM FROM PURSUING THE VALUES HE HAS CHOSEN.” – A. BERNSTEIN
Cooper City, Florida
Who do you like training most and how do you train them?
I really enjoy working with people who have made the serious commitment to change their views on their body’s ability. Physical strength breeds mental toughness, my goal is to give people the tools to find and lean into their edge.
What fitness achievement are you most proud of?
I recently deadlifted a car at a strongman competition, but that’s nothing compared to what’s on the horizon for me.
Why did you become a personal trainer?
I’m competitive by nature, and I came to fitness largely as a way to stop all of the curling in the squat rack that my college friends were doing. Initially I focused on the aesthetic rewards, but form follows function and I fell in love with the feeling of putting more weight on the bar. I found that the strength I was cultivating was not only physical but mental.
On moving to Austin, I took up a job at a physical therapy clinic. Being participant in a patient’s return to normal function highlighted the power physical ability can give a person, I chose to move into fitness as a way to support that journey.
Tell us about your fitness background
I played soccer in a recreational league through grade school and moved into dance and marching arts though high school and college. I spent a number of summers touring the country as part of a musical ensemble, but took up distance running as a way to stay active and explore the different cities we’d stay in. I currently supplement my iron addiction with a healthy dose of inversions, maintaining an active yoga practice in my off time.
Where are your favorite places in Austin?
Give me green spaces, sunshine and water and I’m a happy girl! I’ll also take a taco from Papalote and coffee from Pacha if you’re asking…
How do you spend free time outside of ASF?
When I’m not at the gym I’m getting outside (Greenbelt), upside down (yoga) or inside out (art, literature, music and dancing).
WITS Certified Personal Trainer