Level 4 Personal Trainer
B.A. In English - St. John's University, MN
M.S. Education - SUNY - Fredonia, NY
CAREER / ATHLETIC ACHIEVEMENTS:
Career 1: Reporter for newspapers in New York and Ohio
Career 2: 23 years as a middle school teacher in New York and Wisconsin
Career 3: WAC Personal Trainer, endurance sports coach
Personal Trainer (NCCA)
USA Cycling Coach Level 3
I am also becoming a certified yoga instructor in order to help people of all shapes and sizes move more confidently.
I help people develop strength and overall fitness through functional strength training with kettlebells, dumbbells, and free weights. I specialize in working with older people, people who are just starting their fitness journey, and people who want to get stronger for endurance sports.
I am a bicycle racer, runner, cross-country skier, snowshoer, weight lifter. I've won a state championship in cyclocross, and I've also managed to simply finish a lot of events when I wanted to quit.
I've been a teacher most of my life, coaching others to understand the world around them. Now, I help people understand that they have so much strength inside them. I build people's self-confidence through strength training, conditioning, and nutrition so that any person can unpack the person they want to become.
The fitness journey is not a short one, nor is it taken lightly. I see my job as a coach and a cheerleader to help people with their challenges and celebrate their success.