A Little About Me
I’ve been physically active all my life, but my interest in physical fitness grew during my studies at North Iowa Area Community College and the University of Northern Iowa. After college, I took up running and ran competitively for the next 15 years. My running accomplishments include many 5- and 10-K road races and a half marathon. I also enjoy road and mountain biking, and won 1st place in the women's 45+ division at the Ridge Rocker 2013. I currently race for the RACING GREYHOUNDS affiliated with Cycle to Fitness in Livonia, MI.
In January 2015, I competed in and finished my first triathlon. I finished in the middle of the pack at 9th place out of 16 women in my age group. In March 2015, at age 54, I was the Female Masters Overall Winner in the Passion for Life 5K in Walled Lake. In July 2015 and 2017, I participated in RAGBRAI (Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa) which covered 500+ miles of cycling in 7 days.
To learn more visit www.ragbrai.com
Weight became a challenge when I entered my 40s. I found that I had gained more than fifteen pounds in the span of two years. Suddenly I understood how vital it was to sustain healthy habits at every age. I had to count calories but more importantly, macronutrients, keep a food journal, and track my cardio and resistance training carefully. My clients in their 50s and 60s have further confirmed this. Today I have less body fat and more muscle mass than I did in my 20s and 30s. I feel stronger and healthier than ever!
I am certified with the National Association of Sports Medicine. I am CPR/AED-certified and insured. My passion for good health and fitness is what guides me. I have seen the amazing rewards that can be attained with lifestyle changes, both in my clients and in myself. I’d love to share my passion with you. Together we can enjoy the journey that will lead you to being the best person you can be.
All of my equipment comes from American Home Fitness located at the Fountain Walk in Novi. They have a friendly and knowledgeable staff ready to help you when you are setting up your home gym. Make sure you visit them at www.americanhomefitness.com.
I teach classes, equipment orientation, and one-on-one personal training at Bloomfield Township Senior Services in Bloomfield Township for township residents ages 50 and over. This is a wonderful facility for exercise and activity.
I also teach classes at the City of Novi. Visit their program catalog to learn more.