After the birth of my first child, I became a step aerobics instructor....yes I'm dating myself....that was 17 years ago! This was a far cry from the engineering degree that I got in college. Being an instructor started out as a hobby and evolved into a passion.
I've come full circle. I started instructing in Springboro, moved to Pennsylvania, then New Hampshire, and now back in Centerville. I've been an instructor at many gyms and picked up my TRX and Spin certifications along the way. Most recently, I've worked at Zero Gravity and am now excited to be part of the Cycle Logik team. I'll see you in class!
WHY YOU WILL LOVE MY CLASS:
I love that I am able to help people achieve a healthier lifestyle and their fitness goals. Everyone is at different points in their lives and at different fitness levels. I like to meet them where they are and encourage them to make healthier choices each and every day.
I have lived most of my life in the Miami Valley but the crucible that forged who I am was a 4 ½ year stint with the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army as a Security Specialist during which I was assigned to a Personal Security detail for Gen H. Norman Schwarzkopf and later deployed throughout the Middle East. I am a decorated combat veteran of the Persian Gulf War and turned to physical exercise through cycling and martial arts to successfully combat the symptoms of PTSD. I am currently a Cat 3 USAC-licensed racer competing in over 125 races and won the Ohio State Time Trial Championship in 2013. I am a 4th Dan Black Belt in Taekwondo and Hapkido. I received my Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Nutrition Specialist designations through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. When I am not leading a class at LOGIK, I am a Certified Financial Planner with Morgan Stanley in Beavercreek.
Why you will love my class:
I believe I can get what I want by helping everyone else around me get what they want. So, what do I want? I want you to feel better using any metric you want – physically, mentally, emotionally, or spiritually – by improving your fitness. I’ll feed you the fuel you need to upgrade the quality of the work you do in the class. To be deliberate about how to feed your body to achieve the look and energy you want, and how to embrace your struggle in a positive way.