Over the course of the last 10 years, I have fallen in love with fitness. What started as a desire to lose weight and get healthier, led me on a long journey of ups and downs where I would learn not only to face the struggles in the gym but to face my inner demons. These demons looked a lot like having little confidence in myself and many years of unhealthy relationships with food. Along this path, I have had a couple of amazing coaches that challenged me. They broke me down, built me up, and encouraged me to face my fears. I discovered strength I never knew I had. For some time I took this new mental strength and applied it to many aspects of my life. I thought I had mastered this thing we call life. Was I ever wrong! I could run a half marathon, climb an 18 ft rope, lift heavy weights and participate in long adventure races. But what I could not do was carry the weight of the world. And what I didn't know was that it was not my responsibility to carry it either. I could not be everything to everyone and neglect myself. Being in the gym and challenging myself gave me a great sense of empowerment that I carried into everyday life. But it was not enough. Over the last few years, I have encountered many challenges. But the biggest challenge of all was discovering the “real ME” and my PURPOSE. What an amazing journey this has been. It has taken me on one of the most gut-wrenching, yet beautiful rides I have ever gone on. I have come out on the other side with a love for myself, an appreciation of life and others that I didn’t even know was possible. And wow… How my life, my relationships, and my purpose in life have grown and changed for the better. What I learned was that the relationship with my body, my soul, and my mind were all intertwined. When I thought I was working on one, I was learning that I was truly working on them all. And to fix one, I had to fix them all. In the course of the last couple of years, I shed 30+ pounds. But most importantly, I have shed the unhealthy relationship with food, the harmful self-beliefs, and gained an insight into what really trips us up in life.
The final leg of realizing my true purpose led me down the path of opening The Heights Fitness. I have a dream to share what I have learned along the way with every one of you. Taking my knowledge and love for fitness and nutrition, my ever crazy obsession with psychology, and combining with it my passion for the community; together, we can accomplish any goal you set forth for yourself.