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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!
Ever since I was young, I always loved being active. I always had to be moving, whether it be running, biking, dancing, skateboarding, soccer, basketball, swimming, etc. As I got older, I stepped into a gym not realizing what I was getting myself into. After multiple gym memberships and failed fitness regimens, I decided to work with a personal trainer. That is the moment my true love for fitness was unleashed. Facing new challenges motivates to grow mentally and physically stronger, whether your goal be to gain muscle or build endurance. Growing up my dad was a professional chef so nutrition has always been an important role in my life. My biggest success in life will be making sure everybody around me and everyone I love is healthy and happy!
My goal is to help clients adopt exciting exercises that they love to improve their everyday lives. I strive to continue my education through modern research, workshops and different certifications. Everyday we learn something new whether it be somebody you work with or somebody you don’t know. Everyday is an opportunity to grow and become a better version of yourself!
I am a life long athlete with a passion for health, fitness, and nutrition. I would say that I am an innovative and forward thinking coach with a client centric approach to fitness. I have an extensive experience in the wellness and fitness industry working with all types of populations ranging from athletic performance to pain management.
I have a comprehensive skill set and hands-on understanding necessary to affect positive results for all clients. My style is unique and I enjoy blending traditional strength exercises with a functional movements routed in functional anatomy.
➔ Over ten years of experience delivering instruction in the area of strength, conditioning, nutrition, and wellness
➔ Certification in Applied Functional Science: Gray Institute
➔ Certification as a Functional Strength and Conditioning Coach : Mike Boyle
➔ Certification in all modalities of the Functional Movement Screen/ System
➔ Certification in ViPR Pro and Four quadrant training philosophy
➔ NCSF: Strength and Conditioning Certification
➔ Perc Nutrition Coach
Exercise, health, and wellness are my biggest passions in life. I truly believe and operate under the ideology of movement being medicine. I grew up highly active and always involved in athletics and exercise, eventually becoming a recruited NCAA Division II rower where I was a member of a conference and national championship program for my college tenure. I have 15 years of experience in weight lifting and strength and conditioning.
Ever since I was a child, I’ve always appreciated the human body’s potential in both its capabilities and how it can be molded and shaped. At 6 years old, in Venezuela, I asked my parents to put me in ballet because I was fascinated with the graceful fluidity and strength of dancers. Once I started dancing, I quickly learned that determination, motivation and perseverance were a huge part of being successful in the sport. From that point, I took on a new drive and mindset on how to achieve my physical goals, which carried me through gymnastics, high school basketball and volleyball.
I started weight training at 15 and immediately fell in love! The idea that someone could shape their own physique seemed like a superpower to me. After college I became certified as a personal trainer, mainly because of friends and family members asking me how to get into shape and wanted tips on how I got a long lean physique. I found through helping them that I really enjoyed coaching, motivating others. Seeing my clients succeed and achieve their goals are as gratifying to me as it is to them.
I’d say I’m tough but fair. As long as the job gets done, I always try to have fun with my clients and training. My training style is aimed at aesthetics (overall appearance) and functionality. My main areas of focus are fat loss, increasing lean muscle composition and balance/stability training while keeping a feminine look. If you are ready for accountability and change, I am ready for the challenge!
I am high energy and fitness ﬁxes my day each day. The activities that get the heart beating, the lungs breathing, and the blood pumping are my therapy to de-stress and to pro-gress. From little league baseball to high school wrestling, track, soccer, and cross country, I learned that warming up and cooling down, as well as doing each move correctly–like it or not– are essential to success on the court or track or mat.
I advanced to more demanding activities, gymnastics and weight training. At the age of 18, having never attempted anything more than a forward roll, I found an instructor who gave me the conﬁdence to test my strengths and push my boundaries. I joined the University of Maryland Gymkana Troupe (Fall ’00/ Spring’01), where I participated in aerial acrobatics, parallel bars, and in a 2-person tumbling ﬂoor exercise. If I could be taught, I knew I could teach others who doubted their ability to “get physical”. I disposed of my preconceived notions of my limitations–because the only things that impeded my advancement were those erroneous ideas telling me “I can’t”. As I adopted a good work ethic, I progressed physically beyond what I’d ever thought possible because I saw each little success as a positive step.
My goal is to ﬁnd for each client a few ﬁtness favorites that s/he will adopt in a daily routine, and thereby will improve the quality of each of their lives. How did I get here? I’ve taught physical exercise in summer camps, boot camps, and private gyms ever since the Physical Improvement Bug got me. I have had my fair share of bumps, bruises, pulls, strains, sprains, and even worse, a few that required surgery and a physical therapy plan that spanned months not just days. After spending hours being the patient, I use what I had felt and learned and bring it to the healer’s side of things to empathize and encourage clients who become injured, whether it is a 4-year old who is rammed into by an over-zealous classmate, a would-be gymnast who falls of the balance beam, or an adult now limited due to a car accident. I believe that when we focus on each aspect of our workouts, we will be preventing injuries rather than trying to recuperate from them.
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.
My Journey began many years ago when I was only 12 years old and I was getting ready for “Field day” at school. This was an event in which 5th and 6th graders at the school competed in various track and field Activities as well as team building events. Everyone was given new T-shirts for the occasion and we were told to go to the restrooms in groups of three to change. As we were changing the other two boys I went with started laughing at how skinny I was (you could literally count every bone in my body I was a very slim kid). Until this day, I can remember how shameful it felt to be laughed at because of my physical appearance and my self-esteem hit rock bottom. I can definitely identify with those who hurt emotionally because of what they look like on the outside. Many will say “what matters is what you look like on the inside” however most people you meet will not be around long enough to know who you really are and will judge you by what they see in front of them. That day I resolved that I would never be laughed at again and made fitness my life. I was only 12 y/o. In retrospect this memory is probably the most important reason why I have such a passion for helping others. Those boys were supposed to be my friends yet they made me feel like such an outcast…like I just didn’t fit in and I don’t want anybody to ever have to feel that way. It wasn’t until much later that I would learn the importance of fitness and health since I have a family history of Diabetes and Cancer on both sides of my family. I decided I had to make health, nutrition and fitness a way of life. I graduated from FIU with a Bachelor’s degree in Health Science in 2004 and became an ACE Certified Personal Trainer. American Council on Exercise® (ACE ®) is a nonprofit organization committed to America’s health and wellbeing. Over the past 25 years, they have become an established resource for both fitness professionals and consumers, providing comprehensive, unbiased, scientific research impacting the fitness industry and validating themselves as the country’s trusted authority on fitness. After Graduating I worked for Hardball Baseball (a local South Miami Sports training Center) for 6 months when I was promoted as Director of the Strength and Conditioning program. It was there where I learned to train large groups as local baseball, football, and swimming high school teams came in to train and enhance their skills. I have since specialized in weight loss training. I am very dedicated to health and fitness and I always seek new avenues in which to expand my fitness knowledge and offer more to you as a client. It gives me great satisfaction to see an individual reach their goals and improve their quality of life.
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!!!
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!
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!