After graduating with my BA in Psychology, I started working as an addictions counselor. I made the switch to the fitness industry in 2016 and received my NASM CPT certifications. Fitness was the perfect way for me to help people, but in a totally different capacity than counseling.
I developed an interest in fitness while I was struggling with depression and found it as a means to cope and release endorphins to make me feel better. I was a chronic “yo-yo exerciser” – I was constantly starting and stopping and starting and stopping. That changed for me in 2016 when I found myself at my heaviest weight and highest body fat percentage. I started getting back into exercise (about 6 months before my career change) and that was it for me. I have found such empowerment, confidence and sound mental health in fitness that I am never going to give it up.
I love to use Exercise Science as a way to help others not only to Look