Thanks for taking a look at my site. If there is one thing I would like you to take away, it is that overcoming health issues or weightless does not have to be expensive or a long drawn out process, or involve prescription meds or over the counter drugs of any kind!
The best feeling in the world for me is being able to take part in someone else’s weight loss journey and witness the amazing transformation that takes place when they see the results of their efforts in the mirror and their spirit begins to heal.
In 2008 I left my career in finance, moved to Colorado and pursued what I love to do- I started my career in the fitness industry and fell into the world of fitness competitions, where I achieved top national status and in both the fitness and physique categories. Now retired from competition, I love mentoring other people, competitors and non competitors, helping them achieve their goals, whether that is a personal best, or a local or national ambition. My programs incorporate my background as a TOPS trained gymnastics coach, strength and conditioning coach, sports nutrition and nutrition therapy to create dynamic, varied competition prep programs, body transformation programs and weight loss plans .
Overcoming and managing my own struggles with my weight and body image goes beyond what I have been taught in the the classroom, and I really connect with what you are going through. I am far from perfect, I have dealt with fluctuating weight loss and the emotional rollercoaster that body image issues can invoke. I have been on the detox/retox train and still deal with my own struggles – I have experienced many of the same obstacles we all experience.
It is through my own experiences that I understand what you are going through. It started at a very young age, as a gymnast, with the unrealistic expectations about how I should look and what I should eat. I have always had a stocky, muscular build, and was built that way as a kid, way before strong became the new skinny; before looking “ripped” was the “in” look. The critical comments of others created an insecurity about what I looked like and what I ate that continued throughout my life and set me up for a long journey of disordered eating. A few years into my career in finance, I was diagnosed with a plethora of digestive issues, migraines, skin conditions, you name it! I felt awful. This was in part due to the very unhealthy eating and exercising habits I put myself through, and in part due to the stress of my career. I drank too much coffee, I ate too much sugar (for energy), worked out inconsistently, and felt very depressed.
After I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease, I did a lot of research about nutrition, which I applied in my life and I was able to REVERSE all my symptoms- and this happened very quickly, I started feeling better within days, and the changes continue to accrue. The more I learned, the better I felt, and the more passionate I felt about helping others achieve similar results.
I received my nutrition and sports certifications in 2008, and have studied extensively with the Nutrition Therapy Institute in Nutrition Therapy, as well as United States Sports Academy, in Sports Science. Currently I am pursuing my certification in eating psychology from The Institute for the Psychology of Eating; I am so excited to incorporate this into my practice! I received my B.A from Columbia University in New York.