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My love for training began at 8 years old and has not faded since. I chose a Sports Medicine/Athletic Training major when an ankle injury sustained senior year in high school threatened my season. The doctor told me I would be out for 6 weeks. I went to the Certified Athletic Trainer and through structured rehabilitation and proper use of modalities, was back on the court in 1 week. I knew then and there what I wanted to learn.

I started working in the sports medicine realm in 1999. I have been fortunate enough to work as Head Athletic Trainer for a championship high school in the Miami area, at the collegiate level and was able to gain some experience overseas. I made the easy transition to personal training in 2003 and have loved every minute since. I was able to take my rehabilitation knowledge and apply it to the gym giving clients not only what they want but also what they need.

Volleyball, Hiking, Weight Lifting, Softball, Marathons, Trail Runs, Hiking, Capoeira, Gymnastics, Rock Climbing, Yoga, Meditation. These are just a few of the things that make me smile and only a fraction of the variations of movement that I incorporate into clients' routines daily. I pride myself on my ability to think outside the box and welcome the challenges that are presented to me through my clientele. Training with me is not only informative; it's dynamic, challenging and fun.

My defining moment came approximately 6 months after the start of my personal training career when a woman that I had been training for about a month showed up to her session in tears. After a significant loss in weight she was finally able to put her wedding band back on after several years. In that instant I knew I was making a difference.

Certifications:

  • B.S. Sports Medicine/Athletic Training, Barry University
  • National Athletic Training Association Board Certified
  • CPR/First Aid for the Professional Rescuer
  • Crossfit Level 1 Certified
  • Crossfit Olympic Lifting Certified
  • USAW Olympic Lifting Certified
  • Crossfit Power Lifting
  • Crossfit Football