Having been tall all my life, there was an expectation that I would be athletic and so I started playing sports at a young age. As I grew beyond 6 foot I realized that I needed to change my body composition by increasing my muscle size, endurance and overall stamina in order to achieve the fitness level needed to excel! I began learning and trying to apply what I learned to my own body and in time it and my performance improved! Knowing how difficult this process was, I decided to pursue a career in fitness so that I could help others to achieve their fitness related goals with more direction and support than I had!
I received my Degree in Exercise Science from Kennesaw State in 2016. I received my first exposure to personal training as an intern with Excellence in Exercise Fitness Management in 2014. I then achieved my ACE personal trainer certification. While at KSU, I worked at the Student Recreation Center as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor as well as played football. The following summer I had the privilege to work as an intern strength and conditioning coach.
In 2016 I began working as a trainer at Thrive Chiropractic and Wellness Center. Through my experiences there I have worked with young kids, older adults, car crash victims, amputees, international students who don’t speak English, people with mental and physical disabilities, and even collegiate and professional athletes.
My philosophy of fitness is rooted in the idea that our ability to grow is vastly limited if we stay in our comfort zone. Whatever your goals may be, if you want to accomplish something you’ve never had, you’re going to have to elevate yourself and work harder than you ever have. This may seem daunting at first but something magical happens when you put a lid on excuses, knock down barriers, and truly push yourself to become better! We only live once so why not live as the best version of ourselves?