Why did you want to become a trainer?
I never in a million years thought I’d be a trainer. I’ve been an athlete my whole life, but never found the dedication/motivation to ever consistently stick to something, let alone bring that level of inspiration to others. I stumbled into Fit Results in March 2017, and transformed my body into the best shape it’s ever been in. Over 50 pounds lost, a bunch of muscle mass gained, and a whole change in attitude and lifestyle, I found myself unintentionally inspiring people. I would get encouraging messages everyday, people asking me what my “secret” was, and I realized I wanted to do more for myself and others who were on this journey. I joked around with Lou about becoming a trainer, but it was already on his radar thanks to Paul (hi dad ily) noticing my transformation and difference in attitude. Lou said to me that they wanted to hire trainers from within. People who have “worked the program” and taken the true intentions of fit results and run with them. He told me people asked and talked about my accomplishments all the time, and found my story motivating and inspiring. Too cool. It became an opportunity I could NOT say no to. Helping people the way these coaches have helped me? A no brainer.
If you really knew me you would know that…
If you really knew me, you would know that I am everyone’s’ number one fan and hype woman. I celebrate people’s accomplishments as though they are my own.
Describe your favorite workout…
My favorite workout is definitely the Fit Results Performance Enhancement class. My biggest weakness is long distance running/ running in general. This class makes me hate it a little less by improving my athletic abilities and endurance. Now, I never miss a class! Unless I end up teaching it. I also will never say no to a heavy lifting sesh!
4. How would you describe your diet and nutrition?
My diet has become my favorite part of the fitness journey! I’ve found my love for cooking ALL my meals, meal prepping, calorie/macro counting. My biggest struggle used to be my food intake. I used to have a very serious binge eating problem, but once you recognize that your living in this body FOREVER, you become hyperaware of everything you’re putting in it. I cut down on the processed food, I very rarely ever eat fast food, cut down my alcohol intake aggressively, and thoroughly enjoy finding new foods/recipes that keep the “healthy” part of eating also very delicious. This might seem a little crazy, but when you’re counting calories/macros, you eat your food with less guilt. No one will ever rip my donuts away from me, but I know that if I have a donut for breakfast, I’m enjoying it GUILT FREE, yet working around it for the rest of the day. I don’t call these meals cheat meals because I’m not cheating anything. Some days, I give my body more nutrients than others, and that is okay.
What life and/or fitness goals are you working towards?
Life/fitness goals are all the same for me: I’m trying to live forever, and will be sculpting my body to do just that. I want to be the best and healthiest version of myself. I enjoy both my jobs as a full time Graphic Designer for Garrett Popcorn, and as a trainer at Fit Results. I enjoy hanging out with friends, going to concerts, and doing things that make me so happy to be alive. I strive to continue this amazing balance I have created for myself, alongside people who have the same goals as I do. There is nothing more empowering than that.
What is your number one fitness tip?
Number one fitness tip: This is a marathon, not a sprint. You will never see overnight results, and that should not discourage you. Fall in love with this process, get addicted to it, and let it help you discover how far you can push your body. Be selfish with your body: it’s necessary to put your needs first, and it’s okay to say NO. Food, alcohol, etc will always be there for you to enjoy, but your body needs you NOW. Adopt it as your lifestyle, and stay consistent. It’s also VERY okay to have bad days. We are all human at the end of the day.
Finish this sentence: Fit Results is…
Fit results is the greatest thing to ever happen to me. I have so many lifelong friends that have practically turned into my family. Fit results is a place of empowerment that can take you far if you let it.