I embarked on my physical journey as a child. Beginning with Tae Kwon Do at the local JCC, I fell in love with movement and the power of the human body. This led me to dance. I studied ballet for several years, dabbled in modern dance during college, and learned tap while in London. Unfortunately, the “real world” overcame my ambitions, and once I began working, movement fell by the wayside.
In 2006 I fell down a flight of stairs and was in tremendous pain, unable to sit, stand, or sleep without Vicodin. I was determined to reclaim my body and my ability to move freely. I began working with a personal trainer, a physical therapist, and a sports chiropractor. Together the team helped me return to a pain-free life.
This experience led to a new appreciation for movement. I returned to school to learn about nutrition, anatomy, and physiology. In 2007 I became a certified Personal Trainer through the NSCA and a kettlebell instructor through Kettlebell Concepts.
Through the years, I have participated in numerous workshops in an effort to add to my understanding of athletic performance and injury prevention and continued on my own journey of strength and athleticism. I accumulated additional credentials in weightlifting, underwent an invasive emergency surgery, and learned that strength and health extend beyond the corporeal. Life’s surprises graced with me with opportunities to explore the mind-body-spirit connection. Finding the balance remains the crux of my current practice, and I heartily embrace it.