Hometown: Petaluma, CA
When and why did you come to Austin?
I moved to Austin in the beginning of March 2022 for a new employment opportunity as I wrapped up my Master’s program in Physiology and Human Performance at Delta State University.
What is your background? How did you get into personal training?
My background has been in collegiate strength and conditioning. My love for training began while playing collegiate volleyball in Oregon. From there, I worked as a Strength and Conditioning intern at my undergrad, Western Oregon University, and then worked as a Strength and Conditioning Graduate Assistant at Delta State University.
Tell us about your current fitness goals and training.
My current fitness goal is to compete in a 10k, and work to be the strongest “Me” yet!
What is the most common fitness myth you work through with your clients?
The most common fitness myth I see is that one thing or exercise can “fix” us. There is no quick fix to attaining our health and fitness goals, but every workout done is progress!
What do you want your clients to take away from each training session with you?
I want my clients to be able to learn something new about themselves from each training session with me. Sometimes it is learning they are more capable than they thought, other times it’s discovering a new area to improve in.
What sets you apart from other fitness professionals?
I have worked in collegiate strength and conditioning for most of my career, giving me the opportunity to work with a very high volume of people who all have individual needs, desires, personalities, and situations that make their health and fitness journey unique.
Favorite quote and who said it?
“I don’t want to be better than her or him, I want to be better than I am right now.” – Kerri Walsh
Who is your favorite superhero and why?
My favorite superhero is She-Hulk because she is an icon for feminine power.