I grew up being active, doing everything from chores on the farm and horseback riding to soccer, volleyball, and Ultimate Frisbee. All of those facets helped to establish a solid work ethic and the love for activity and health from a young age, which only continues to grow today. I love to explore all varieties of movement and fitness, and over the years it’s been anything from triathlons to obstacle races to power lifting, and currently CrossFit.
I’ve come to absolutely love heavy lifting and utilize it as the foundation of my own fitness, but there’s also nothing I love more than a good, hard conditioning session to kick my butt in gear. I thrive off of physical challenges, conquering myself mentally and learning to control and own my mind and body a little more every day. Fitness and wellness is my passion. my lifestyle, and my privilege, and an outlet for my drive and competitive nature. But more importantly, it’s the gift I’m blessed to be able to pass along to everyone I have the joy of training.
My purpose in being a trainer is to teach, enable, and equip my clients to truly establish and learn how to execute a well-rounded and healthy lifestyle. Wellness to me means we’re all functioning at our optimal capacity; our spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical states are balanced and strong. Fitness is one of those four critical pillars, and I want to help everyone establish mindfulness about their own exercising, movement, and bodies as they build life-long habits.
There are endless varieties through which to accomplish this in training, and it’s my privilege to explore, utilize and teach these. I also believe exercise can be simple, clean, and preventative; the foundation of correct movement and alignment of the body is something which is critically important. Our bodies are a gift, and I’m thrilled to be here at AYB where we offer the opportunity for everyone to explore what it is to truly be healthy and well.