Fitness Background

I started as a client at fitsom in 2015, and haven’t left since. It’s been an incredible journey transitioning from being a client to being a trainer.

Why Fitsom?

As a runner, I always skipped all of the cross-training days throughout training for races. I don’t recommend doing that, but hey, hindsight is 20:20! I knew that my overall strength wasn’t where it could be, so I sought out fitsom as a way to incorporate strength training. I never felt comfortable heading into any old gym because I didn’t know how to evaluate if I was doing more harm than good with weights, so I loved that fitsom was committed to helping me learn all along the way.

Favorite Exercise

Med-ball rolls back slams. There’s something innately gratifying about slamming a med-ball into a wall after rolling from my back into a standing position and finishing it with a nice crisp exhale.

Biggest Physical Accomplishment

Running the San Francisco marathon in 2015. That was my second attempt at training for a marathon and my first completion. It will probably be my last. I’m glad that I did it, but I also love living my life without having to plan it around a running schedule. Major kudos to those who keep the magic going with multiple marathons! Just don’t forget to stop, drop, and roll it out with some self-care!

Favorite Food

Ice cream! Sometimes I walk to Gunther’s right after we get out of class.

Music To Move To

Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) – C+C Music Factory

Do For Fun

Hiking, biking, skiing, swimming, and relaxing on porches. As along as I’m outside in the sunshine, I’m one happy camper!

Fitness Advice

Every single day is a learning opportunity, whether it’s your first time or you’ve been at it for years. Sometimes I like to do the simplest form of a particular when I’m taking a class so that I can focus on being intentional with my movement more so than trying to advance to something more difficult.

Favorite Quote

“Whether you think you can, or you can’t… You’re right.”

– Henry Ford

Three Words To Describe Your Teaching Style

Enthusiastic, Encouraging, Intense