I’ve been exercising since I was 14 years old! I started at home, as I was a very skinny and tiny girl that just wanted to make her body stronger. I began my training with body-weight exercises, and then progressed to training with weights. I loved the physical results, but what I loved the most is how good it made me feel inside and out!
Most importantly, fitness doesn’t define me. I don’t train to be recognized…I don’t train to stand out…I train because I love it! I love the challenge, the grind, the endorphins, the sweat, and the pump! I love how it makes me feel. I push myself daily and I compete only with myself. Exercising and eating right enhances my life by enriching my mind, body and spirit. I am blessed to have the opportunity to inspire, motivate and share my passion, knowledge and my 22 years of experience with everyone.
Exercise and physical activity are so very important because they contribute to the physical and emotional health that everyone needs to lead a happy, productive and fulfilling life.
I am an AFPA (American Fitness Professionals & Associates) certified personal fitness trainer, CPR certified, and an IFBB Professional Athlete (International Federation of Body Building and Fitness) and naturally cross train in many disciplines. I am self-taught and have achieved professional status in both the Fitness & Figure divisions. I have choreographed my own fitness routines for National and International championships in the IFBB, NPC, IFPA, Fitness America and Figure America, Fitness Atlantic, Ms. Fitness World, and WNSO/FAME.
In my career I’ve had the opportunity to compete in every major bodybuilding federation from 2005-2010, alternating between Fitness and Figure, consistently winning and placing in National and International contests. Competing at this level required not only superior fitness, but also the development of skills in tumbling, acrobatics, advanced jump roping, the nunchaku, and all aspects of boxing (heavy bag, double end bag, speed bag, shadow boxing, and jump roping). I am a 2x Golden Gloves Light Weight Boxing Champion, retiring undefeated in my weight class at 23 years old. Throughout this, I’ve applied my own exercise and nutritional expertise to build my body, increase cardiovascular endurance and stamina, working on flexibility, and learning new athletic skills.
- 2010 – Joe Weider’s IFBB Olympia – Fitness Top 14th Finalist.
- 2009 – IFBB Fl Fitness top 3 (qualified for the Olympia!).
- 2009 – NPC Team Universe Fitness Champ.
- 2009 – IFPA VA State Figure champ.
- 2008 – Figure America International champ (short division).
- 2008 – INBF Ms. Fit Body Champ. 2007 NPC N.E. Fitness champ.
- 2007 – INBF N.E. Figure champ.
- 2007 – Ms. Fitness World top 10.