Meet Your Coach
I am fully dedicated to my clients and guide them every step of the way to reach their goals and change their lives forever. I will help you turn your fitness and health goals into reality because I've actually done it for myself and for all of my clients! I know your struggles, both mental and physical. I know it's hard and that little voice in your head is saying "Why are you doing this? It so much easier to just quit." There is no secret formula or a magic pill, only dedication and drive to really do something good for yourself. I don't use cookie cutter diets or same old fitness routines with way too much cardio. Instead, I work with my clients to find what works best for their bodies, giving them healthy nutrition recommendations that they can follow for life without falling into the yo-yo dieting trap. I help my clients manage their time and work together on their schedule so they can fit exercise into their daily life. So no more excuses that you do not have time. We will make time for fitness and your body will thank you for it. I can't wait to get started on your fitness journey!
My fitness journey began 7 years ago, when I was in a really dark place of my life. I lost my mom and my relationship was falling apart...I did not have any desire to workout, my nutrition was terrible, I had no social life and all of that was impacting my health in a very bad way. I gained weight, developed thyroid dysfunction, I had hormonal imbalances, high cholesterol, vitamin deficiency, my skin was itchy and flaky, my hair falling out, my nails brittle...Yeah my body was not liking me.
I knew I had to make a change so I relocated my work and started over. Work kept me pretty busy but the little time I had to myself I decided to spend in the gym. I turned into a cardio bunny - hopping from one cardio machine to the next. I loved the endorphin from the physical exercise - it made me feel alive again! At that time my meals consisted of animal crackers with peanut butter...
Exercise gave me so much energy that it spiked my interest to know more about all fitness related. I began reading and researching bodybuilding and fitness websites. I learned that lifting weights will not make women bulky and it will not make me look manly. I was following different workout routines, using dumbbells, barbells, resistance bands, always trying to learn and try new exercises. I found the fitness routine that worked for me – a combination of cardio, strength training and endurance, that to this day I keep on changing to challenge my body.
I tested all kinds of diets – low carb, high fat, intermittent fasting, paleo, iffym. I realized I need to feed my body with the nutrients it needed – protein, healthy fats and carbs in a balanced diet. I planned my meals and prepared food in advance so I can stay on track. At the time I counted calories and macro nutrients but eventually I learned what each food provides me without weighing everything. Progressively my body responded to the training and nutrition and I felt strong inside and out. My body looked defined and I lost the unnecessary fat. My hair, skin and nails were healthy and strong once again. I no longer needed thyroid medication, my hormones finally got back to normal and cholesterol was within norm. My energy was through the roof and the best part was that I started having a positive, happy outlook on life again!
I have turned fitness into my lifestyle and I was always looking for more challenges. I loved competing in different races: obstacle races, trail runs, half marathons and met many like-minded people. My friends and family were always asking for workout ideas and nutrition advice.
That was the moment when I decided that I want to share my passion for fitness and nutrition with others and help them achieve their fitness goals and adopt a healthy lifestyle. I took the next step and I got certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Personal Trainer.
A little more about me
When not in the gym or training clients you can find me trying all kinds of new activities and traveling the world. You can find many ways to stay active and have fun at the same time. Find Your Active!!