Updated: Jan 25, 2021
I believe that life is meant to be lived in motion. Humans are meant to move their bodies and this movement isn’t just to benefit our physical health, but mental health as well. In today’s environment though, most people spend their days sitting in a car to go to a job where they sit at their desks, to go home and sit in front of their TV. Many people are out of touch with their bodies and have lost the joy that can be found in movement, and more specifically, in working out.
As a health and wellness coach, one of my goals is to reconnect my clients with the joy of movement. In our first session, we set an intention, develop goals and a plan for how to reach them. While physical changes are important and why most of clients start working with me, mindset changes to focus on holistic development is what helps clients create life-long changes.
My wellness journey began in my first year of college when I took a job at the school gym. Little did I know that my first job would spark my lifelong interest in working in the fitness industry. If I wasn’t working in the gym, I was promoting its classes to students or exercising there myself. As an employee, I managed health and wellness events such as 5ks and led guided meditations. In addition to my professional experiences, I sought out an academic approach as well. I minored in health promotion and focused my studies and internships on health-related topics whenever I could. My life was consistently in motion and I loved it.
After college, I started working at a public relations agency in its healthcare department. After working in this position for a year, I knew something was missing from my life. My life felt dull – I lacked motion and connection. I was sitting all day at my job – sometimes from 6 a.m. – 7 p.m., and even though I wasn’t moving much, I was still exhausted mentally, physically and emotionally. My life felt stuck.
I knew that I needed to make a change, so I went back to my passion of health by reprioritizing a healthy lifestyle. For myself, I began working out regularly and studying for my NASM personal training certification. After my workouts I felt strong and like I was glowing. I then started working as a personal trainer and wellness coach part-time. Recently, decided to quit my full-time job and get my master’s degree in exercise science and focus on personal training.
I believe that life is meant to be lived in motion and that through movement, everyone can find deep and lasting joy. This belief has led me to first add to my career by becoming a coach and now earn my master’s degree in this field to focus on coaching full time. I am excited to be your personal trainer and look forward to working with you. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.