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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
“Whether you think you can, or you can’t… You’re right.”
– Henry Ford
Three Words to Describe Teaching Style
Enthusiastic, Encouraging, Intense