Tell us a little about yourself. When did you first become interested in fitness? What do you love about it? What drives you to continue?
I was a ball of energy sort of kid and channeled that energy first into dance from about age 4-20 and then later running as an adult but it wasn't until years later that I became interested in teaching. In addition to teaching fitness, I've been a Physician Assistant in Neurosurgery for the past 9 years and I work with a lot of patients with chronic low back pain and other spinal disorders. I fell in love with teaching as a way to focus on the disease prevention side through exercise. I am so motivated by seeing a group of people all coming together in a class to take care of themselves, physically and mentally.
You teach HIGH Fitness which is one of our most popular classes. Can you describe what HIGH is to someone who's never heard of it?
I fell in love with HIGH Fitness after taking my first class. It's a fun, high energy, high intensity interval class set to the music. The choreography is simple and easy to follow.
I provide high and low impact options and guarantee you'll break a sweat and have a blast!
What has your experience been like working at FHC and connecting with the members here?
FHC is an amazing place to work! The staff and the members are some of the nicest people I know. There's a strong sense of community at FHC and I look forward to seeing my class every Monday!
How do you balance your own fitness goals and having young children?
My daughters have watched me prioritize exercise since they were babies. When I'm leaving for the gym or headed to take a class they ask if I'm "going to strong mama class." I'm a better parent when I'm taking care of myself so my classes and workouts get scheduled weekly in my calendar just like any other appointment I would make.
Outside of the gym, what do you like to do for fun?
I love spending time outdoors with my family, hiking, kayaking and skiing and I love to go dancing!