My passion for fitness has always been right along side my interest in nutrition and food. I was a personal trainer for 6 years before I started started my nutrition counseling business.
I loved the one-on-one connection I got with my clients. There were many aspects that I loved about that job. So often, people think there’s only one way to get to a goal and if they don’t like the gym or exercise equipment, they just need to suffer through it. I like to get people to think outside the box, and find ways of exercise that they enjoy and will work with their goals. Exercise should not be punishment! I also loved seeing how pleasantly surprised and empowered clients felt when they were pushed to achieve a strength or endurance goal. They did things they never thought possible, mostly because they lacked the confidence, not the strength or physical capacity. Working with all types of bodies, physical levels, ages and goals, always kept it interesting and different.
Although I don’t offer personal training anymore, I do use my background to introduce exercise into my patients lifestyle plan. We work together on incorporating specific types of exercise that will be do-able, help them reach their goals and provide longevity. Often times, no equipment is necessary and exercises can be done from home. I give one-on-one instruction during our counseling sessions, to ensure they understand what muscles they should be using and how to use and maintain proper form.