I love what I do. I am passionate about motivating and empowering clients of all ages and skill levels to achieve their wellness and fitness goals. Strong Island changes the quality of clients lives. They have fun and work hard in an inviting environment to transform their lives.
I always had a love for sports and movement. Stemming from my training in a variety of sports. I focus on exercises to maximize functional movements and correct technique. My goal is to pass on my passion knowledge through fun and effective workouts for any age or ability level.
I am an elite competitive powerlifter and former competitive judo athlete. After retiring from judo with two national titles in 2011, I began competing in powerlifting. I hold California records in the squat (424 pounds), bench press (281 pounds), deadlift (507 pounds) and total (1201 pounds) within the United States Powerlifting Association.
I am a certified personal trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine and have a B.S. in Kinesiology from San Francisco State University. I like to incorporate powerlifts and other full-body movements into workouts. I believe that everyone can benefit from strength training.
Helping others to better themselves physically is not only very fun, but also important in order to keep people safe and healthy. I wake up everyday excited about life because I love what I do. There is no doubt that exercise and nutrition are the keys to prevention. I believe that positivity follows a healthy body and mind so I focus on including the big picture into our sessions. I enjoy incorporating dialogue about, nutrition, hydration, sleep and emotional wellbeing into the conversation because when most things are faced in life are properly balanced, a wealth of health and happiness will come pouring in. I truly care about you. I like to combine different modalities to build fun challenging and balanced workouts that will keep you excited about exercise and motivated to stick with it. I will push you in the sweetest way possible to help you reach your goals. Whether the goal is to loose weight, gain muscle, get back into pre-pregnancy shape, or physical independents, I am a compassionate person who really listens to the needs of my clients and believes that education and empowerment are the tickets to success.
Exercise saved me from a dark world of depression and anxiety. Through fitness as a positive outlet, I discovered my true passion of helping others and pursued a career in personal training. I prefer to train for functionality and balance with an emphasis on preventing injury. I’ve worked with all different kinds of people with varying goals and experience levels. Positively impacting people’s lives brings me the highest form of happiness and I will meet my clients with as much or even more enthusiasm than them.
My love of movement began as a child as a competitive dancer then continued through adulthood with yoga, strength training, mixed martial arts, climbing, hiking, swimming, and running. I aim to increase your overall athleticism by getting you moving in a fun and natural way, leading to increased strength and mobility, higher energy levels, and positive changes in body composition. My specialization in Corrective Exercise gives me the knowledge and skills to address postural imbalances, injury prevention, and post-rehab training for the average person and athletes alike.