St Paul, MN 55118
I like to do it all. Like many, I played all different sports when I was a kid, basketball, baseball, football, you name it. I was the most successful in swimming competitively, on a team and individually. Our team made it to State (in Illinois) with me as their anchor for the Medley Relay, in 2001. I was the MVP of my Rec Baseball and Basketball league, I even enjoyed a Spirit Award in Soccer. Being active was important to me and something I loved.
In High School, I stopped being as involved in team sports and really focused on lifting and cardio. I enjoyed both of these activities from an aesthetic view point, but more importantly from a health standpoint. I enjoyed seeing what my body was capable of, and testing it in activities like Yoga, Volleyball, Flag Football, and Basketball.
When college came, I had to learn time management, as a young adult with many priorities: academics, student organizations, friends, and a job. I still prioritized health, but found it difficult to incorporate into my life. I gained weight, I over ate, and over drank. For the activities and group sports I liked, I noticed a decrease in my capabilities, strength and flexibility. I needed to adjust, and move from a high-schooler to a pre-adult. This required knowledge and a better understanding of my body. It is at this point that I focused more on my nutrition, proper form, and fixing some bad habits. Within weeks of this adaption I noticed improved cardiovascular endurance, and anaerobic output.
Being out of college now, I still prioritize learning and health. The time management skills I gained in college are still being put to the test; I am: a Merchant Analyst at Best Buy, a Money Mentor for Prepare and Prosper, taking business coursers, working at LA Fitness, and a new puppy owner. My schedule and responsibilities are never an excuse for me to neglect my body, nor is my body an excuse to neglect my responsibilities. Last year, I completed my first Triathlon where I came in 3rd for my age group. This was a result of hard work, dedication, and applied knowledge to get an efficient and effective outcome. Hard work, dedication, and knowledge are a combination I appreciate so much that I decided to pursue a Personal Trainer Certification to continue my health adventure and help those on theirs. I invite everyone along on my, and your, journey towards better health.