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I am a 33-year-old online fitness coach and beauty entrepreneur. I’ve always had a passion for health and fitness, Fashion, and skincare. I’ve been running my businesses on the side for the past 6 years and really decided to retire from the 6 figure corporate job world and really bet on ME. I think you get to a certain age and just really realize that life isn’t worth living on someone else’s terms and if you’re really passionate about something and take the time to learn and really give it your all, There’s no way you could fail. I am excited for this new chapter of life and where It’s about to take me. Entrepreneurship is a journey with many ups and downs but I know I’m built for it.

Can you share your fitness journey?
I’ve been in the fitness space my entire life. I grew up playing soccer, played semi-pro and worked as a personal trainer for quite some time before officially taking my business online as a fitness coach. I’ve always been super structured and into overall health and wellness in general. My favourite nutrition tips are to make it healthy, make it delicious. Having a healthy lifestyle doesn’t mean you need to cut out delicious foods that you love or restrict yourself excessively. There are so many ways to incorporate. Really great and tasty recipes while still reaching your physique goals.

I now run an online coaching business and help others master their health and nutrition journey, teach group classes in NYC and compete as a professional bodybuilder. I’ve competed in 8 shows over the last 5 years and have garnered a USA championship title.

What do you see as your greatest strength? Weakness?
My greatest strength is always pushing through tough circumstances no matter the adversity. Even if it doesn’t look like things are going my way in the end God always perfectly aligns things in my favor. I’ve grown a thick skin and a tough mentality over the years and it’s one of my greatest attributes. I was born with extremely severe asthma, my lungs just don’t function the way normal people do. It made early childhood extremely difficult. I was in and out of the hospital for the first 10 years of my life, and there was no prospect of me being able to enjoy an active lifestyle like normal children. I had an early age I decided that wasn’t going to be my story, and I learned and taught my body to adapt and adjust so that I could run, jump, lift, play, and do all the things that I saw for my future.

What is the number one tip you have for people that just begun their journey?
Don’t follow a trend or a fan. Talk with an expert to learn what works for you based on your goals, body type and lifestyle. Remove the pressure for the plan to be perfect. It won’t always be a linear path.

Training Plan:
Current training split – 5 days a week, 3 lower body days, 2 upper body days and 3-4 boxing or spin classes a week for cardio and conditioning

Photo By: Mitchell Gilbert

Seeking Motivation
For me I think motivation is something that can come and go so I try to hold on to something that I know is a constant which is my faith and purpose. I know that as long as I am moving toward what I love and what I know I’m meant to do then not being there YET is enough daily motivation needed to keep going. I am a big dreamer and I’ve got some wild plans for myself and my life so I know as long as I keep moving towards the mission everything else is going to fall into place as it should.

Fitness workout regimen
 I like to work out 1st thing in the morning with lifting weights. I am an early bird 5 a.m. kind of girl. Depending on what phase of life I am in, If I have a bodybuilding competition coming up then I train 2x a day: once in the morning and once at night. I also enjoy boxing, boot camp and spin classes. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned athlete in the gym, I always suggest weight training. It’s the best way to really build the physique that you desire while burning fat, and creating a strong foundation for your body to sustain you later in life. The best way to get started or get back on the wagon. If you have fallen off, it’s not overwhelming yourself with a big plan, but take it one day at a time set a goal for the day or the week with how many days you’d like to work out, and plan it out in your calendar the times you’ll actually get to the gym and celebrate the wins along the way.

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