HEALTH, FITNESS & EMPOWERMENT COACH
Helping women of all ages be fit, healthy and happy is my passion in life! With over 15 years’ experience as a private, personal trainer and also having background as a registered nurse, I am equipped to assist you with exceptional services.
I used to be overly concerned with what others thought of me. I used to feel unsure at times and lacked confidence. I often felt forgotten and lost. I allowed my past negative experiences and history of family abuse to diminish me. Subsequently, I settled and unknowingly disallowed myself the gift of acceptance and love.
Present-day, I am stronger. I am more confident. I am appreciative of who I am! I have learned to love myself and to not allow anyone to take anything from me that I don’t give freely. My found passion for healthy habits, through fitness and exercise, contribute greatly to defining who I am. I still have work to do, but today I am proud!
It has only been recently that I have become empowered to share my story of trauma and abuse, and how I found my power from that pain, using those negative experiences as motivation for transformation.
Even though this level of vulnerability is scary, I’m also excited to be sharing my journey of becoming Rock Solid and renewing the badass within myself!
Growing up in a physically abusive environment as a young child, left some pretty deep scars and in attempting to cope, I developed two distinct roles, being the rescuer and the survivor. These patterns of behavior and roles became my way of comfort and norm and began to play out in my adult life. I was consistently giving away so much of me that I lost who I was in the process.
This laid the foundation for me to continue repeating these patterns. Finding myself in one unhealthy relationship after another and making poor choices–ultimately ending up in a marriage with someone who repeated the exact same cycles of abuse that I grew up with.
The burden of trying to hide the pain and secrets throughout my life, past and present, lead to my struggles with anxiety and depression.
Despite finally seeing the patterns repeating, I felt completely stuck and powerless. Trapped in a controlling, abusive, one-sided marriage that continued to chip away at my self-worth, confidence and how I valued myself. Over the years, I learned not to speak up because I knew the outcome. Better to remain quiet than to deal with the consequences.
Ultimately, I shut down, I gave up my voice. I gave up on myself.
It’s hard to imagine being your best self when you’ve given away all your power.
I’ll always remember the exact moment I made the decision to change my life for the better…forever!
I made a promise with myself, my faith and for my children to no longer settle.
IT WAS TIME TO BACK MY POWER!
Even though there were lots of times I should have been done with the abuse, it wasn’t until my rock bottom moment where I finally had enough! My breaking point occurred that morning…looking into the mirror and I didn’t recognize the woman looking back at me. She looked lost, sad, hurt, weak, she wasn’t radiant and glowing but AFRAID! In this moment, the fear and pain of staying the same became much greater than the fear of change.
It was then that I finally realized what I needed to do…
A voice I had not heard in a very long time, spoke up, “It’s time to no longer settle, to be brave and courageous, it is time YOU are respected and loved!”
It was as if the universe was speaking to me and I felt this this overwhelming feeling of peace. I was no longer stuck and began to feel emotionally free…choosing to break the pattern and change my life. I deserved better!
I WAS TAKING BACK MY POWER AND MY LIFE!
Through this discovery and awakening, I have become empowered and slowly stepped back into my true self! Which began and continues with loving and respecting myself!
I have been given a gift to view my past as an opportunity to change, learn, grow, and speak out. Empowering others to not settle! I believe that my past experiences have greatly contributed to who I am BECOMING, and I am fully embracing the journey!
And that is the essence of ROCK SOLIDE RENEW and I welcome you!
My goal is to empower women to take control of their lives and wellbeing, to feel strong, confident, beautiful and sexy, overcoming trauma, negative life experiences and relationships through exercise, nutrition and mindset.
Empowering you to stand strong for respect and self-love, believing in and loving yourself. Encouraging you to be your best physically and emotionally.
This is much more than being physically fit, it’s about embracing your inner badass, loving ALL of you! Tapping into your physical power is vital to building emotional strength.
If my story sounds familiar, let’s talk. Let me help you renew the badass within you!
- Registered Nurse
- Labor and Delivery Nurse
- Maternal Child Home Health Nurse
- In-home Health Care Nurse
- Personal Trainer
- Spinning Instructor
- Health & Empowerment Coach
- Private Personal Training
- Strength & Conditioning
- Pre and Postnatal Workouts
- Event Training
- HIIT (High Intensity) Workouts
- Bosu Ball Agility Training
- Spinning Classes
- Core and Pelvic Floor Work
- Postural Correction
- ACE (American Council on Exercise) Certified Personal Trainer
- Healthy Moms Perinatal Certified Fitness Instructor
- Mad Dogg Spinning Instructor via Mad Dogg Athletics, Inc.
- First Aid, CPR and AED Certified