30, Certified Personal Trainer, Nutrition Coach, and Small Group Coach at Lifetime Fitness
FAV WAY TO WORKOUT
Anything involving lifting and getting my butt kicked!
BIGGEST NUTRITION MYTH
Carbs will make you fat… It’s about choosing the right carbs!
BIGGEST FITNESS MYTH
Lifting weights makes you bulky
WHAT IS THE MOST OVERLOOKED BODY PART
The posterior chain! Lower back, glutes, hamstrings, all of it.
IF I COULD ONLY HAVE ONE PIECE OF EQUIPMENT
A power rack!
ALWAYS IN MY GYM BAG
Headphones – my lifts are never the same without them.
MY FITNESS IDOL
Dana Linn Bailey
MY GO-TO SNACK
A protein bar.
MY TYPICAL WORKOUT DAY
I keep my lifts to about 3x/week, 4x/ week when life allows! The first day is legs (squat focus), the next is push (bench focused), and the last day is pull/back (deadlift focus). If I have time for the fourth day, it typically is some sort of accessory work. Cardio is kept to either 20 or 30 minutes on the treadmill or stair master or 10-15 minutes on the rowing machine following my lift.
Balanced. The majority of my foods are cleaner/less processed; when the time comes to enjoy whatever foods sound good, I can live without the guilt!
WHAT KEEPS YOU MOTIVATED
Seeing progress with my clients, no matter how big or small an achievement.
GOAL FOR THE YEAR AHEAD
300 lb. deadlift
Like many, I gained the “Freshman 15.” I watched what I ate and how much I exercised to lose weight. I was feeling better but then panicked when the numbers on the scale stalled. I sought advice on the internet. The same answers – “eat less, workout more.” Being a perfectionist, following that to a T eventually led to full-blown anorexia that left me hospitalized, a battle that continued for two years. As difficult as this period in my life was, I found my passion – to guide and help others “do it right” and show them it IS possible.
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