Hi all, I have been asked to write a brief informal description of myself and my path to the present day. I have to say my parents and family including our daughter have had a tremendous impact on my fitness focus. My father who played DII Collegiate football and was a PE teacher and my mother a nurse, raised me to have an appreciation for health, fitness, and wellbeing, and an understanding that a well-rounded athlete is the best for the “whole” person.
My love for fitness began at the age of 4 when I was enrolled in Figure Skating Lessons and continued on for years to compete competitively. I also participated in other sports from swimming and track in high school to DII Collegiate swimming and women’s club lacrosse in college. After finishing my studies, I began working as a Chemical Research Scientist in the Natural Products Department for Bristol Myers Squibb and then on to a Biotech company in Worcester. While working I still remained active hiking, biking, kayaking, paddleboarding, inline skating, and competing in triathlons and road races.
After having our daughter I had the opportunity to focus back on fitness. I started with becoming a spin instructor and then with our daughter’s interest in lacrosse, which leads her to a D1 lacrosse program, I began coaching youth lacrosse and officiating women’s lacrosse. Beyond this, I continued my education in personal training, senior fitness, biomechanics of the body, nutrition, and am presently training in Pilates.
Over the years I have come to appreciate that there is no one health, fitness, and wellness regiment for all. I approach each client and class with its own unique need, a perfect example is the outdoor fitness picture in the snow.
Present-day, what motivates me? I believe it is every member, client, and interested individual I have the opportunity to train, teach, or to talk with. I get excited to talk so please reach out anytime and have fun!