Though I would run around the house and yard at full speed, as a child, gym class was the only organized exercise I received. This changed during the summer before college. I signed up for an outward bound trip as part of my first year orientation, and they recommended exercising three times a week. Terrified I would be unfit to the others on my trip, I took training seriously, and quickly learned that I actually had athletic skills.
During college I continued to explore fitness through running, biking, and yoga. I received my Yoga Teacher certification from Core Power Yoga in 2008. In 2010 I received my personal training certification from the National Strength And Conditioning Association(NSCA) and my massage license from New York State. Later I received my TRX certification as well as sports and Thai Massage certifications.
In August 2014 I moved to St. Louis and completed my 2nd yoga teacher certification through Yoga Six in the spring of 2015.
Regardless of the type of fitness class, I focus on anatomy, form, and function, encouraging students to pay attention to how their body’s move through space. Is the back in alignment? Where are the knees in relation to the feet? Can the shoulders come away from the ears and on to the back? You will never get tired of hearing these questions in class, and you will also learn to be smart and safe throughout your workout.