Born and raised in Goshen, Indiana and graduated from Goshen High School in 2001. Being an overweight person most of my life I settled into my roll as the “big girl” quite nicely. I never knew I could actually be the kind of woman I desired to be until one night I had my lightbulb moment. I was journaling about how unhappy I was and how badly I wanted to change my life. I wrote the words “I deserve to get what I want” and instantly a cloud of guilt fell over me. So right next to that I wrote (sometimes). Then it hit me! Sometimes! Why sometimes?! Why don’t I deserve to get what I want, why must I always carry around so much guilt? From that moment on I decided to get control of my life, start loving myself, and make self care a priority. I began taking kickboxing classes at a local wellness studio and fell in love with fitness. I had a whirlwind of a year losing 80 lbs. and becoming an ACE Certified Personal Trainer. I acknowledge that this is a lifelong journey for me and I would absolutely love to help others discover and achieve their own personal goals. When I’m not teaching classes or training clients, bar tending at Venturi pizzeria, spending time with my husband and 8 year old son, or hanging out with my family and friends.

Favorite workout song

Anything by Pitbull

What hobbies/interests do you have?

Craft cocktail making, rocking pin-up style

What makes you happy?

Working out, Family and friends, good food and drinks

What one word describes you best?

Loyal

What is your greatest accomplishment?

Losing 100+ lbs and of course my awesome son, Pete.

Why did you get into fitness?

I got into fitness because I wanted to get healthy after pregnancy. Maija was a huge support for me in that.