Growing up, I’ve always been a pretty active person. I grew up as a dancer, gymnast and then switched over to playing sports once I started middle school all the way through high school.
After graduating, I was lost in terms of what I should do to stay active and fell off track for a while. I know what it’s like to struggle with weight. I got super skinny at one point and then gained quite a bit of weight in a short amount of time. I had no idea what I was doing when it came to health and fitness and the steps I needed to take in order to get to where I wanted to be. But all I knew is that I wanted to change. I didn’t hate my body; but I knew I could be a healthier version of myself by making healthier choices. That’s when I got a gym membership and coached myself back in shape for the first five years of my journey.
I remember starting out and fantasizing about wanting to look the way that I do today. I remember looking at photos of really fit women and saying to myself, “that’s going to be me one day.” And now look at where I am. Not only have I achieved my “dream physique," but now my fitness goals have evolved even more since then. And to this day, I am always aiming higher.
I know what it’s like to be frustrated and impatient. I know the feeling of walking into the gym and feeling lost on what I should do. I started with baby steps and messed up a thousand times, but I didn’t give up. Not once. I stayed dedicated and I trusted the process. I competed with myself and now I am a healthier, stronger, more energetic, happier version of myself!
Soon after, I then discovered bodybuilding. Once I got the hang of things, I stepped outside of my comfort zone and decided to compete in my first figure competition. After that, I was hooked and haven’t stopped since! I love the challenge that comes with it. Fitness has not only become my passion, but it became my lifestyle! It's cool to see how much I've changed not only physically, but how much fitness has developed my character. I’ve grown as a person in so many ways. One of the most important ways is that I don’t sell myself short anymore. I don’t doubt myself anymore when it comes to anything that requires putting in work because I know damn well that I can put in the necessary work to do anything I put my mind to. I gained confidence in myself and my abilities. I learned how to be unstoppable and relentless towards anything I set my sights on.
I want to motivate and inspire others to become the best version of themselves possible. Growing up, all I knew is that I wanted to make people feel good about themselves and to help them find confidence that they didn’t know they had. I always had that desire to help people.
I am so excited to help both men and women feel more comfortable and confident getting into the gym and in their own bodies. To help you all reach your fitness goals, whatever that may be! Whether it be a competition prep, losing a couple pounds, putting on some muscle, or general health and wellness, I got you! As a contest prep coach, I am here to help you get to where you want to be! If you dedicate yourself, you will succeed. It’s that simple! You just have to do it. So, let’s get started!