This isn’t just a passion, this is my purpose! Helping women get strong and feel healthy is everything to me. To solidify my knowledge and expertise in this field, I’ve gotten a few certifications:
Training with me means we keep it fun, interesting, and light-hearted so you don’t notice how much you’re being challenged. It’s also convenient – I bring everything we need to every session. Your workouts will be customized to you and YOUR goals. I can’t wait to help you find the energy, confidence, and motivation you’re looking for!
It all started in 2005 when I was a bridesmaid in my brother’s wedding. When the pictures came back, I had to face reality – the image I held of myself in my head did not remotely resemble what the rest of the world was seeing. I already knew I was the biggest bridesmaid by far, but seeing those pictures somehow really drove it home for me. Even then, I still wasn’t ready to take action.
A month or so later, my aunt dragged me to Weight Watchers because she wanted a buddy and I begrudgingly accompanied her. Not one to look a gift horse in the mouth, I tried to make the most of it and follow the program. Lo and behold, the weight started coming off and I couldn’t wait to learn more and more about how to get healthy and stay that way.
This journey has lasted more than 15 years and there have been serious ups and downs, losses and gains, celebrations and heartaches along the way. What hasn’t changed though is how much I LOVE helping other people get healthy and active.
After having my son during the pandemic, I felt like I had lost autonomy to my body. I decided then and there to go on my own fitness journey. Once fellow moms started asking for advice, I realized my passion was in helping moms, women, anyone who wanted to regain confidence in their body. I specialize in Women’s Fitness, pre- and postpartum, as well as Menopausal. I believe fitness should be fun and engaging so that when our session ends you say, “Wow, that was quick!”
I decided to get my personal training certification in 2020, after my third season of wildland fire fighting. In fire you get paid to work out daily, and I wanted to learn how to properly build my strength and my endurance so that I could perform better at my job and help out the people on my crew.
I knew that fire was not a long-term career for me, but I loved leading and teaching people – which took me into the world of group fitness and personal training.
I love sharing healthy experiences and hard work, like a great workout, with other people. I strongly value being able to move and use my body for as long as I can, and I hope to help other people do the same!
I started my mobile personal training business in 2016 until 2018 when I decided to go big and purchase a women’s gym franchise called Kaia FIT.
I learned so much owning this gym, leading women into healthy lifestyles and certifying coaches. It was some of the most fun I’ve ever had. Managing and running the business was more than challenging, especially during 2020 when COVID caused so many to stay home. I found the opportunity to reflect on my true passion and return to the dream I had been building before 2018. Working one on one with women, meeting them where they are and connecting with individuals is where my heart truly resides.
Ready to get started building a healthier YOU? Let’s connect to start building a plan.