Growing up I was always extremely active. Starting with gymnastics at age 3 to competitive cheerleading until the age of 19, my life was always consumed with constant activity. It wasn’t until 2009, after an injury took me out of my college cheerleading career, that I became extremely conscious of my body & weight. My life had turned upside down and I felt a loss of identity, which ultimately resulted in the onset of anorexia nervosa & exercise bulimia.
I battled in silence for 8 months, until I was admitted to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelpia for due to heart complications after an abnormal EKG. Since that time, I have spent many years in and out of recovery regaining my health and ultimately my life back.
In 2013, after 4 years in recovery, I consciously chose to turn my unhealthy obsession with exercise into a healthy outlet to manage my stress and anxiety. I was introduced to strength training and for the first time I saw fitness as something empowering instead of destructive. Fitness turned my life around at a time when I thought I had nothing left to give. In 2014, I obtained my NASM Certified Personal Trainer certificate and made the decision to pursue a career as a personal trainer & use this vehicle to help others in the same way it helped me. Since then, I have worked with men and women of all ages, sizes and abilities to develop a healthy relationship to exercise, from a Health at Every Size® approach. In 2019, I became a certified Women’s Fitness Specialist as well as a Licensed Be Body Positive Facilitator to further enhance the experience of all my clients.
I have seen the darkest of days and I am committed to helping all of my clients understand what I didn’t a couple years ago — that there is so much more to HEALTH than a number on a scale.