I am from Manhattan, KS nearly my whole life. I am a diehard K-State fan. Both of my parents attended K- State. I bleed purple. EMAW!
Becoming a trainer was most definitely an accidental career. It was shortly after the birth of my second child that I was trying to some “at home” workouts. My then-husband kept getting mad at me for running up and down the stairs for cardio intervals. “You’re going to ruin the carpet. Just go join a gym.” So, begrudgingly I found a gym with childcare and instantly fell in love with the aerobics classes. Slowly one-by-one the instructors started to leave. I remember thinking “I might as well do it.” So I got certified in every aerobic and weightlifting avenue I could find. I loved it. From there I was hired by the local hospital wellness center where I saw my colleagues training people one-on-one, to which I found yet another challenge I wanted to tackle. 20 years later here I am with a successful and lasting career in the health and fitness industry all because of not ruining the carpet on the stairs in my home.
I firmly believe that my client’s successes are not because of me. I approach Personal Training as a doctor would approach a patient. Much like a doctor who has taken the Hippocratic Oath, I firmly and wholeheartedly embody the first line which is “First DO NO HARM”. There is a level of raw vulnerability when a client first approaches me requesting me to help them on their journey. To ask for help is to admit we cannot do it alone. I recognize their fear, timidity, and apprehension. Therefore a client’s 1st and greatest success comes when they first meet me. The multiple success that occurs after that is multi-planar. They are overcoming more than weight loss, they are overcoming themselves. In my opinion, there is no greater success