36, Studio Manager and Lead Trainer at Shred415 Peabody Place
FAV WAY TO WORKOUT:
A HIIT workout provides everything I need physically and mentally.
BIGGEST FITNESS MYTH:
You need to set a fitness goal to start exercising. Moving your body consistently and effectively will motivate you to seek your fitness goals. Small steps will lead to BIG goals.
BIGGEST NUTRITION MYTH:
Low-fat or fat-free products are healthier choices.
MY TYPICAL WORKOUT DAY:
I love starting the day by running with my dog. After teaching morning classes, I workout. Since I’m not training for anything specific right now, I like to design my workout each day to how I feel.
WHAT IS THE MOST OVERLOOKED BODY PART:
IF I COULD ONLY HAVE ONE PIECE OF EQUIPMENT:
ALWAYS IN MY GYM BAG:
BPN Flight Pre Workout, Apple AirPods, and snacks.
MY FITNESS IDOL:
Nick Bare, the founder of Bare Performance Nutrition.
MY GO-TO SNACK:
A peanut butter and grape jelly sandwich.
I have an obsession with all things food. I tailor my eating habits to my workload for the day if it provides my body and mind with the fuel it needs or wants.
Two years ago, I suffered a knee injury that required surgery. The recovery was the most painful yet rewarding experience. I had to focus on rebuilding a proper foundation through stability and mobility to advance my strength and endurance. I don’t think I would’ve taken the time to educate myself through all aspects of fitness had I not been injured.
WHAT KEEPS YOU MOTIVATED:
I’m an endorphin chaser. I love the feeling after a great workout, and I look forward to that feeling every single day.
GOALS FOR THE YEAR AHEAD:
To be stronger and faster than I was the year before. For me, it’s about feeling confident in my ability to perform and to be able to accomplish things at the highest level my body and mind are capable of.
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