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I have been involved in athletics and exercise for the majority of my life. I grew up playing every sport imaginable. I went on to play college football at Mount Union College in Ohio where I was fortunate enough to be a part of 2 National Championship teams as a defensive back. In college I was also able to apply my passion for fitness and sports performance by receiving my B.S. in Exercise Science. I began personal training in 2004 in college and fell in love with it. After returning home from college I decided to further my knowledge by becoming an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. With my other passion being emergency medicine, I also became an Emergency Medical Technician and look forward to furthering my career in that area as well. I enjoy the opportunity that training gives me, by allowing me to take my love and passion for exercise and share it with others. I also love the one on one relationship I get to make with so many interesting people. I have worked with people from all training backgrounds and abilities; from highly trained athletes looking to improve their performance, to kids and Grandparents trying to improve their overall fitness levels. As a trainer, my ultimate goal is to improve your overall quality of life by helping you achieve your health and fitness goals. As your trainer I will do everything I can to help you reach those goals and help you have fun doing it.
Many would identify me with one of my true passions…the beauty of movement…exercise.
Since I was little, I was involved in different sport disciplines: Gymnastics, Volleyball, Tennis, Football (soccer) and even Basketball. I also loved to Dance. My feet could run to the sound of a faint or distant musical sound. At 15 years old, I learned to gain strength through physical training. It guided me to a greater lesson… “Perseverance”… My new war cry !
I am a passionate trainer. My methods begin with the transformation of thought. I have seen the result of saying “Yes!”, when everything seems to indicate “no”. I enjoy creating versatile workouts, routinely aiming for more advancement, and teaching how to practice good eating habits. I think we are all able to start over and commit to what is best for our health. Over the years, I have seen how bodies change, and how the interest in loving and respecting it either begins or increases. At the same time, this new realization changes both the way we see things and, in turn, our priorities.
I want with all my heart what I do, because I understood from a very young age, that what we value and care for most, is what requires dedication and effort.
I receive, with open and strong arms, all those who wish to renew themselves in an integral way: mind, soul and body; since these three have to be involved in sports and exercise. I always hope to anchor all my clients in these practical ideas. I am pleased to meet you and motivate you in the process.
Growing up I was always an active kid, who loved to be outside playing sports, riding bike, swimming, and coming up with fun activities to keep the neighborhood kids and I entertained. I started lifting weights during my freshmen year in high school that’s when I really started getting into training.
I joined my high school football team and played until I suffered an unfortunate wrist injury. After recovering from my injury I moved on to practicing self-defense & martial arts. However, my fitness journey was not easy. Just like everyone else, I have had my struggles and fell off during college. Towards the middle of my bachelor’s degree, I gained a lot of weight. Lets just say forget about the freshman 10, but I caught myself and decided to get back to being active. I remember being unhappy with the shape I found myself in and decided to turn things around and get back into shape.
Now I am a certified personal trainer with a passion for fitness. I hope to pass on my knowledge of fitness and wellness to others who want a healthier and happier lifestyle!
I’ve been in sports and fitness through out my whole life. Coming from a family of athletes, I was always encouraged by both my mother and father, who were my biggest motivators, to stay active and healthy. I participated in different sports such as swimming, tennis, volleyball, and resistance training. I also danced Flamenco for over 7 years, one of my biggest passions. Still, I always felt like I was missing something. After experiencing too many “bad moments”, from being robed countless times to being kidnapped, I decided to leave my home country Venezuela and look for a better future.
While being in College, in California, I tried my first kickboxing class and just fell in love with it. From that very first day, it gave me a feeling of confidence and strength. I vividly remembered asking myself, why didn’t I try this before? The training room turned into my new dance floor and I just couldn’t be happier! Then, I decided to spice it up a little bit and mix the kickboxing with High Intensity Interval Training, finding the perfect workout for both mind and body! A full body workout where you can challenge yourself, have lots of fun and learn how to defend yourself too. So what are you waiting for? I invite you to come and try one of my classes! I promise you will fall in love!
I am highly passionate about helping people set and achieve goals. Struggling with obesity from early childhood until my late 20’s has given me insight and a first-hand knowledge of “the struggle”. Having to overcome my personal urges and overcome my weight issues, I understand both the downfalls and possibilities of not only a workout regimen, nutritional support, and social support. When you have had enough, believe in yourself enough, and have the right support – the possibilities are endless. Born and raised here in Miami and have been in the fitness industry four years. I am NASM Personal Training Certified + Corrective Exercise Specialist aspiring to become a motivational speaker and help as many people look good and feel better as possible. If you are ready to make that change, there is no better time than today!
Growing up it was almost impossible to get me out of the gym, so much so that my parents had even nicknamed me “gym monkey”. My love for fitness started at the young age of 7 when I first started gymnastics. My passion for being in a gym and seeing improvements in myself was quickly ignited. Seeing progress and reaching my goals gave me a sense of satisfaction that I had never experienced before. I worked hard at the sport of gymnastics for 7 years spending an average of 4-5 hours a day 6 days a week training.
When I got to high school, I quickly became passionate with the sport of cheerleading and it quickly consumed my life. I became a competitive cheerleader traveling the country to compete against the greatest teams in the world. I simultaneously committed to training in CrossFit competitively which furthered my love for fitness even more.
Finally, when I got to college I decided to fully immerse myself in the “typical” gym environment. I went to Florida State University and majored in Exercise Physiology with a minor in Chemistry. I used this knowledge to apply it to coaching youths and young adults in gymnastics, cheerleading, and working out. My goal is to assist people reach their full fitness potential and encourage body confidence.
I have been athletic throughout my entire life, participating in gymnastics and track during my early years in school. I fell in love with weight training during my career in the army where I served as a Master Fitness Drill Instructor. The discipline and diligence that I applied during those years in the military I still use today. As a mother of three boys, my health and wellness are a vital part of my life. I am a CPR/NSCA certified personal trainer. I specialize in boot camps & kids fitness classes as well as personal training sessions that incorporate strengthening and toning, cardiovascular endurance and muscle building. My goal is to help my clients to obtain their optimum level of fitness and to have fun doing it. I believe that overall fitness, health and wellness have to come from a lifestyle change that incorporates proper diet and nutrition as well as a regular exercise regimen. I aim to provide fun, challenging and diverse sessions to maintain my own balanced state of wellness and to help clients achieve theirs.
As a young child in Elementary School I was interested in Sports. I played basketball, football, softball and volleyball. I also ran track; I was the fastest girl in the fifth grade classes in my school. Nonetheless I was somewhat chubby. In my early teens I became bulimic/ anorexic. I recovered in my late teens, but my eating habits were still very poor. My self-esteem was very low and by 18 I started to get serious about exercising. Although I managed to lose the weight, my body fat was very high. I thought about becoming a nutritionist, but instead went into the field of Biology. My eating habits slowly began to improve, but I still didn’t see myself where I wanted to be fitness-wise. That’s when I thought about becoming a fitness coach… I wanted to gain more knowledge on how to improve my fitness level and also help others that were going through my same struggle. I can now say that it brings me lots of joy to help people accomplish their fitness goals. With my knowledge in Biology, nutrition and workout programs, I’ve been able to help individuals of various ages – senior citizens, middle age, young adults and kids– improve their strength, lose weight, increase their muscle mass and make wiser food choices. My determination is to become a better coach every day and be able to inspire more people. I believe that if you take care of your body you will be a better person in every aspect of your life. Just do it!!!
My devotion and preparation as a personal trainer stems from my athletic upbringing and my career in football and bodybuilding. Through my college career as an athlete I was highly recruited for my fitness and speed but also the tenacity to inspire maximum effort from the team. Individually I believe people have their own goal or threshold b/c truthfully we are all different in respect.
As your personal trainer I believe in setting realistic goals with the emphasis on achieving not failure. Each person has an objective and I will not quit nor allow you to quit while simultaneously motivating you to reach our target. Weight loss has a stigma for being boring and difficult but I truly believe fitness can be fun and spirited. I don’t believe in quick fixes but working towards a goal takes a little effort. My format is not to reinvent the wheel but to simplify lifestyle changes guided with proper education, technique and consistency. If you want to take your body to the next level, I am your guy!