I am a mom of twins, endurance junkie, entrepreneur, fitness fanatic, lover of food, and sunshine zealot. I’m a big city mama with small town roots, who is most inspired by helping other women find their badassery through lifting weights and swinging kettlebells. (Haven’t tried it? Let me show you how easy it is and how it will shape your body and mind!)
When I was leaving for college my dad said, “Don’t let anyone tell you how to live your life.” I’ve been pushing the boundaries ever since.
As an overweight youth, bench warmer in high school and recreational exerciser in college, I was never mindful of fitness or nutrition. At 29, I landed in Chicago and discovered my passion for fitness after hiring a personal trainer. He introduced me to weights (What!? Women in the weight room!) and inspired me to train for my first ever road race, the Chicago Marathon! That was my first taste of any type of endurance event and I’ve been hooked ever since, completing two Ironmans and countless shorter triathlons and road races. I’ve also continued to work on self-improvement through various courses and certifications including Russian Kettlebell Certification and my Precision Nutrition Certification.