You are never a loser until you quit trying.
Being a personal trainer isn't something that I have always wanted to do. I was a chubby little baby who remained chubby all through high school. I didn't participate much in sports, not that I didn't want to, but because I was insecure. I actually didn't start working out until I was in my 20's and even then, I was your typical yo-yo dieter/exerciser, either all in or all out. I fell in love with weight training after having my first child and became interested in getting my personal training certificate in 2002. But, then, life happened and I soon put personal training on the back burner. Before I knew it, 10 years had flown by. In my heart, there always remained a passion for finding balance in overall health, and it became more important to me as my family grew. I wanted to lead by example. I also wanted to help others who were dealing with the same struggles that I have gone through and to grow a network of support, not just for them, but for me as well. However, I battled with the decision to go back and get my certification. I thought that I was getting too old and I hated the fact that I didn't have it all figured out. But what I came to realize, is that it didn't matter. I have a lot to offer. I've been on both sides of the fence. Nothing comes easy for me so I know the battles that most of us have to deal with. I also know that anything is possible... you just have to be willing to work for it!
Balance You Personal Training
I earned my certification through National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) at the end of 2012. I am so happy that I did, and I am happy I chose NASM. I feel confident in the program design that they teach and I use it along with the fitness assessment guidelines to address any muscular imbalances of my clients and to ensure that they get the most out of their workouts. I also became certified in Fitness Nutrition so that I could help my clients with nutritional guidance. Sometimes all it takes is for someone to show they care and to help educate and guide you in accomplishing your goals. I have people like that in my life and I now want to be that person for others. Working with people who share in the same interests of health and wellness help to keep us motivated and helps drive a passion to make a positive impact in the lives of others.
Creating balance, inside and out.