Strength, acceptance, confidence, and patience are the qualities I instill in my clients. Working hard toward fitness and aesthetic goals and learning about nutrition and exercise are all very important, but the most important part of all of this is accepting where you are currently, trusting the process, being patient enough to see it through to the end, and loving yourself throughout.
I am a Certified Personal Trainer and earned my certification through the American Council on Exercise in January 2014. Shortly after, I decided to compete in my first National Physique Committee bodybuilding competition. To date, I've competed in seven N.P.C. bodybuilding competitions with a top ten finish, three second place finishes, one first place finish, and one overall win.
My latest athletic venture is Olympic weightlifting. Breaking down the clean and jerk and the snatch and studying every component of each lift has had a large effect on my training, both with my clients and myself. If you decide to train with me, you'll certainly be doing moves throughout your workouts that are the building blocks of these lifts!
Prior to becoming a personal trainer, I earned my Bachelor of Music degree in Percussion Performance from Georgia State University in 2013. In fact, I was a musician all my life and never pursued athletics growing up (except for being on the swim team until about 10 years old). It was my rehabilitation from three wrist surgeries throughout college that introduced me to exercise, and most importantly, nutrition. After graduation, I decided to take my new healthy lifestyle to the next level by helping others, and six months later earned my personal training certification.
I am currently pursuing a specialty certification in Orthopedic Exercise, which will help me better assist those with medical conditions in their quest to optimal health.
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