I never thought I would be the type of person that liked exercise. Growing up I was very self-conscious and incredibly insecure in who I was as a person. When I graduated from high-school, I decided I had to do something about my overall health. I was 96 pounds overweight, I ached all the time, and at 18 years old, that was not what I wanted. So, I began my own journey to make lifestyle changes.
I took up running, started training, and over the next 4-5 years I ran a total of 8 marathons and dropped the 96 pounds. I knew an inactive lifestyle was not an option for me anymore. I was staying active and meeting the goals I’d set for myself. All of this changed one morning when I fell going down some stairs and dislocated my hip. That took marathon running away from me due to the type of injury, but I wasn’t going to give up. I was determined to figure out ways to stay healthy and active. I decided it was time to learn how the body works, why it does what it does, and how to keep it working.
My studies of human body movement and maintenance, and my degrees in Education work together to help me as a coach at Seva. Using what I’ve learned and my experiences helps me teach others how they can meet their wellness goals. I’m always looking for ways to improve myself, so that I can pass this knowledge on to others. Knowing that lifestyle changes are not easy, I’m always willing to help others as they start or continue their journey.