Were you always a fitness junkie? When did you know this is what you wanted to do?
Um… no. In college my roommate and I would “go to the gym” aka, put on cute fitness gear, go to the campus pub, have a beer and some nachos, splash water on our faces and go back to the dorm telling tales about our intense workouts. I was always thin and never really “sporty” so a little cardio here and there (reading on the elliptical) was about it. I developed Type 1 Diabetes as an adult, gained some weight from insulin and needed to exercise more to keep my blood sugar in check. Long story very short, I started working out with Ray in hopes of losing a few pounds and getting out of my cardio rut and, well, 10 years later I’m fit and strong, I love the feeling of a good workout and I’ve become an instructor.
What do you do when you’re not teaching/training?
When I’m not teaching at FIT RxN, I’m either teaching (in a school), working out with Ray, or somewhere with a martini or glass of red wine in my hand- very often on my couch ;).
Favorite part of teaching at FIT?
I’ve been a part of FIT RxN since the very beginning and I truly love everything about it. I love all the people and being able to see their determination and progress. When I see someone take a challenge and increase the intensity, try the more advanced move, or do something that they haven’t done before, I know that they’ll have that “strong day” feeling after class. That’s what it’s all about.
Any personal fitness (or non-fitness) goals?
I always have new fitness goals. I’ve been working on handstands for a long time. It took a long time to get over the fear of being upside-down thing. I’m passed that now, but I want to be one of those people that just kicks up into a handstand.
Red wine, dark chocolate and reality tv. Oh, and Candy Crush- I can’t stop playing.