Burke, Falls Church, Fairfax, Springfield, Tysonís Corner, Vienna.
- Weight Loss Instruction
- Cardio and Strength Training
- Balance and Flexibility Training
- Womenís Fitness
- Nutritional Guidance
- Healthy Lifestyle Development
- B.S.Ed. concentration in Sports Medicine (University of Virginia, 2003)
- Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (National Strength and
Conditioning Association, 2003)
- American Red Cross CPR & First Aid (pending)
Iíve always loved being active. I played a variety of sports throughout my
childhood, my favorites being soccer and field hockey. After briefly considering
becoming a collegiate athlete, I decided against it and headed to UVA to pursue
a major in pre-med.
However, plans changed, and I found myself working with athletes once again,
only this time as a student athletic trainer. From menís lacrosse to womenís
field hockey to swimming and diving, I worked with a diverse group of athletes.
My course load consisted of such classes as Human Anatomy, Exercise Physiology,
Athletic Injuries, Kinesiology and Sports Psychology. I loved these classes, but
found myself heading in yet another direction: health and fitness.
During my senior year at UVA, I began taking graduate courses concentrating in
Exercise Physiology and Adult Fitness. As part of the program, I performed two
internships: one at a large fitness center and the other at a smaller sports
club. Upon graduating that spring, I completed the NSCA examination and became a
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.
I did some personal training at a womenís only fitness center in Virginia Beach
for about a year. But between getting married, moving several times with the
Navy and having children, Iíve put that part of my life on holdÖuntil now. Over
these past six years, I have maintained my certification by completing several
online courses and attending conferences. Now that we are out of the Navy and
finally settled, I am ready to get back to my passion: guiding people down the
path of health and fitness, helping them create the healthiest lifestyle
possible, thereby enabling them to enjoy every moment life has to offer.
Canít wait to meet you and help you take that first step!