The Plant Powered Personal Trainer
Pregnant and not sure what’s ok and what’s not in the gym? Wanting to stay active to have an easier labor/delivery? I’m Certified in Pre & Postnatal Fitness and can help support you during this magical time.
Are you a new mom who is trying to figure out how to balance motherhood and self care? Together you and I can come up with an individual workout plan for you that will have you falling in love with your body again, without spending hours that you probably don’t have in the gym.
Have you tried every fad diet? Looking for a better way? We’ll create an action plan for you of positive lifestyle habits. We’ll go at your pace and together we will make lasting changes.
Looking to eat more plants? You’ve heard that a plant-based diet is more healthy, but aside from a salad, not sure of what to eat? Let’s talk! I’ve been eating a whole-foods, plant-based diet for over 12 years now, and can help help you transition from where you currently are, to where you want to be.
Not sure what to do in the gym?
Is the Idea of Exercise More Painful Than Your Actual Workout?
Are you a busy woman? You know you want to change your physique, but perhaps you’re confused by all conflicting advice out there?
- More cardio?
- Less cardio?
- Light weights, many reps,
- Heavy weight, no reps?
- Standing on your head?
Does the thought of figuring it out make you want to go lie down till the urge to exercise has passed? If this sounds like you, (and it was me a few years ago), I can help you discover ways to make your workout more productive and get the results you are after.
Get in touch and let's start on your personal transformation
Let’s see if we’re a good fit. There is never a charge for the initial consultation.
How I Lost Weight and Gained Energy
If someone told me I’d have more energy and more vibrant health in my late 40’s and early 50’s than in my 20’s, I would have laughed in disbelief. I need less sleep now and I still keep up with my demanding days. I’m a busy mom of an active teen, so it’s important to stay healthy and energetic.
I always carried a few extra pounds more than I wanted, but when I got pregnant with my son, my weight absolutely ballooned. After I gave birth, I found it impossible to lose the baby weight. Getting out of bed each day was a struggle. Making the transition from career girl on-the-move to stay-at-home mom was overwhelming. Yet, I knew I had to get it together to be the best mom possible for my child.
I started learning about nutrition by accident. I began listening to a series of health and wellness podcasts. They whet my appetite to learn more and more. It became a passion. Soon, weight was falling off, and, I wasn’t even on a diet. I made a few lifestyle changes that greatly impacted my health. I’d love to share those ideas and strategies with you. Colds and flu are something I can’t afford time for as a busy mom. They became a thing of the past. Strange, because since I was in my 20’s, I’d get sick if someone sneezed on TV.
I Started Exercising Smarter, Not Harder. You Can, Too!
I always knew I feel better after exercising. The promise of what it would do for me was the thing that shoved me out the door on the days when I actually exercised. The details of a good exercise program were still quite a mystery. Plus, I was discouraged because I wasn’t getting the results I wanted. Eventually, I decided to become a Certified Personal Trainer just to demystify the whole workout thing. I discovered my new-found passion for healthy nutrition was a great fit with finally truly understanding productive exercise.
My limited window of exercise time is very efficient now. I’m creating the physique I want, at the same time I’m improving my health. I’m really good at what I do, and, I love helping other moms take the mystery out of working out.
Would You Believe, I Made Friends with My Kitchen?
When I was first married, the joke in our household was that the best thing I could make in the kitchen was “reservations.” I could boil water and reheat food in the microwave, but that was the extent of my culinary talents and ambitions.
When we first changed our eating habits, it was a bit daunting figuring it all out. I realized I could make healthier meals in my own kitchen than I could ever order in from neighborhood restaurants. I took some cooking lessons, and then I just played in my kitchen. Once I got over my kitchen fear, it was actually fun. Now, I find myself helping other moms get started creating magic in their kitchens, too.
I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from University of Pennsylvania – which means I’m not a therapist but I understand behavior and why we do the things we do. My other credentials include:
- Certified Personal Trainer – NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine)
- Certified Personal Trainer – ACE (American Council on Exercise
- Certified Pre- & Postnatal Coach – Girls Gone Strong, Coaching & Training Women Academy
- Certified Heart Zones Trainer, Level 2
- TRX Suspension Training
- NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist
- Cardiorespiratory Training for Fitness – (NASM)
- NASM Weight Loss Specialist
- The NASM Solution to Weight Management
- The NASM Optimum Performance Training for the Prenatal Client
- NASM Golf Fitness Specialist
- Certified in Plant-Based Nutrition through the T. Colin Campbell Foundation and eCornell University
- Dr. McDougall’s Starch Solution Certificate
- Dr. Sears Wellness Institute L.E.A.N. Start, L.E.A.N Essentials, and Prime-Time Health Coach