I’ve always had a passion for physical activity, health, and living large! This lead me to pursue an education and career in the fitness industry where I could impact others through my expertise and leadership. I’ve come to appreciate not just the physical benefits of an athletic lifestyle, but the mental and spiritual benefits as well. Therefore, I train and coach my clients holistically.
One of my strengths is that I come from a middle-of-the-pack athletic background. I know what it takes to improve through hard work, dedication, and lots and lots of perspiration. I completed in my first triathlon in 1996, my first marathon in 1998, and my first Ironman in 2002. Since then, I’ve worked my way up the ranks proudly completing 3 Ironman World Championships and still setting new goals. The message here is that I’m not just a coach – I’ve been there, done that, and I’m still going at it. These attributes afford great influence among newcomers and experienced athletes alike.
I live in Seattle but coach clients from all over the US via my online coaching service. References are available upon request.
Education & Certifications:
BS in Exercise Science from Penn State University
Worked as a Corporate Fitness Program Manager for over 12 years and have since focused my efforts on private coaching and training.
ACE (American Council on Exercise) Certified Personal Trainer & Master Trainer
I not only conduct personal training sessions, but have taught other fitness professionals how to prepare for and maintain certification.
Certified RRCA Coach (Road Runners Club of America)
I help beginners to advanced level runners improve their running technique, training regimen, and prowess. Previously, I was the Head Coach for a running coaching service, Athlete-On, in New Jersey. We proudly helped runners of all abilities in an individual and group environment to achieve personal success.
Certified USAT (USA Triathlon) Coach
I have coached amateur to age group winning triathletes in all distances, from sprint to Ironman, achieve race and fitness goals.
Links to My Writing:
Contributor to nationally published Runner’s World Magazine (click here to view)
Featured writer/athlete on xtri (click here to view).
Featured running shoe tester for Fitness Magazine (click here to view).