Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Fitness saved my life! At the age of 4 I was abused by someone I trusted and as a result suffered for many years with low self esteem and body image issues. I was good at hiding my emotions as a young adult but when the pressures of adulthood became too great I attempted to take my life, I was 23. In and out of doctor's offices, trying medicine after medicine I attempted to hide painful memories, my weight yoyo'd up and down until my metabolism finally quit working right. Side effects from the medications kept me lethargic so exercise was the last thing I wanted to do and food was my best friend.
I was 31 in the profile photo on the left. I just had my second child and almost given up on ever feeling or looking good again when I met the trainer who changed my life, Jason Coates. Jason not only gave me the tools I needed to change my body, he gave me the support I needed until I was strong enough to push myself. I will never forget how I felt the day I stood on stage in my first fitness competition. Proud doesn't define it. I proved to myself that day and hopefully others that anything you set your mind to is possible, that no matter what you've been through you CAN do whatever you set your mind to! Not only do I LOVE my job but I feel like the luckiest person alive because every day I get to change lives by paying the precious gift of fitness forward!