I have always been a “tom boy” and big on sports. Throughout middle school and high school I was part of the Spring/Winter Track and Field. Then in high school I had heard about this new sport called Lacrosse. There really wasn’t a team at the school, but it was more so a club sport. I decided to give it a go and instantly loved it. I loved it so much I played for 3 years in college.
During my college years I started to attend a class called Cardio Hip Hop. It shared two things: my love of dancing and my love for fitness. I attended it so much that I was considered a “regular.” Then the instructor had asked me to join his dance team that would perform during half time basketball shows unfortunately due to my schedule I wasn’t really able to do this, which broke my heart.
A year or so after school, I was still continuing my fitness goals of working out and trying to eat healthy (I’ve been Diabetic for 17 years). One day searching online I came across Group Fitness Instructor certifications. So I did a little bit more research. I found AFAA and started looking through the requirements thinking this sounded fun. Of course I second guessed it, but the more I thought about it the more I wanted to bring that cardio hip hop to others providing them with the idea that working out can be fun. I signed up, got my certification, and began teaching right away.
I had first begun teaching classes by renting out a studio room, but that quickly changed when I was hired at a gym. The first Friday I taught at the gym, over 40 people attended. My heart was beating fast, I was nervous, but eager to show these people what I could do for them. After teaching so many classes over the years it is truly a passion of mine to share my knowledge of music, dance, fitness and turning it into a passion for others.