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Throughout high school I was very active in sports. I played soccer, ran track, and even played lacrosse at the college level. Growing up in an Italian household, I was constantly surrounded by food and healthy food choices were not something discussed and very rarely practiced. I loved being competitive and sports kept me somewhat in shape, but I did not necessarily develop my love for fitness until my health took a dive. A little over three years ago I contracted an autoimmune virus known as fifths disease which forever changed my view of fitness. I no longer wanted to just look good, I wanted to feel good again. As I learned more about fueling my body with proper nutrition and exercise, I realized I wanted to help others do the same. For three years I have been helping people all over the United States and Canada as an online wellness coach. I have been Insanity Live certified for 2 years and have been teaching group fitness classes at PUSH for a little over 6 months. I am a full time stay at home mom to my daughter Reagan, and step daughters Ellie and Penny. I have lost 45 pounds during the course of my own journey and can't wait to help the PUSH community achieve all of their goals. My greatest accomplishment as a wellness coach has been helping my mom lose 25 pounds and my family develop healthier habits. I very much look forward to being able to work with all the amazing members at PUSH!
Get To Know Me:
What is your favorite part about being a personal trainer?
Building relationships and learning about my clients! I'm totally a people person, so that one-on-one time is exciting for me!
When did you realize you wanted to be a trainer?
About 4 years ago when I was recovering from an autoimmune virus. I have a few local friends who are in to fitness and they really helped me during a dark time in my life. Once I started to feel as good as I did, I wanted to help others feel that way too!
If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
No question... Lucky Charms paired with my grandmas homemade donuts!
What's the #1 most played song on your ipod?
I'm so lame + haven't updated my ipod since 2013.
What is your favorite quote?
"I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength" - Phillippians 4:13
"If you do what you've done you get what you've got" - unknown
When you are not training what is your favorite thing to do?
Watch Netflix and snuggle with my dogs!
What chore do you absolutely hate doing?
What is your favorite exercise?
Burpees (I'm weird, I know)
What is your favorite month of the year and why?
November - because I love fall (it's my favorite season) and I love food (Thanksgiving)
What was the last thing you recorded on TV?
If you could share a meal with any 3 individuals, who would they be?
Patrick Dempsey, Shemar Moore, + Matthew Gubler (interviewing for future husband, obviously)
If you win the lottery, what's the first thing you buy?
My parent's dream homes
Aside from necessities, what one thing could you not go a day without?
If you were a super-hero, what powers would you have?
Super Speed + make it rain glitter with no clean up (it would evaporate)
What three items would you take with you on a deserted island?
Wine, Lucky Charms, Dry Shampoo
What actor/actress would play you in your life movie?
Zoe Deschanel (My friends always tell me to watch New Girl because she reminds them of me)
What is your favorite book or movie?
T is for Transformation (Shaun T)
Do you have any pets? names?
Ready for this?
Carlos , Gunner, and Angel (3 dogs)
Prince Fuzzy + (insert random name here because it changes daily) (2 hamsters)
Mister Peabody (bird that we thought was a boy until SHE laid eggs)
Who is the person that you have looked up to the most in life and why?
My mom because she taught be the value of hard work + that your current circumstances don't define your future, you do!
What is your dream place to visit?
What makes you laugh the most?