I am a mom of two beautiful girls, Madison 9 years and Tegan 7 years old, and a wife to an amazing husband for almost ten years. I also run a health and fitness business, where I create workouts and meal plans for women. I help women have a healthier relationship with their bodies by teaching them how to train with a purpose, eat with a purpose, and have faith through the process. I’ve been a personal trainer for twelve years now and a nutrition coach for five years. I’ve competed in 3 shows. In the first show, I did figure in 2014 and 2016, I did bikini and placed 1st in my category. And then in 2019, I entered the brand new class of Wellness and placed 2nd. I have had to overcome many struggles in my life, but God always brought fitness in to pull me out of the dark. Fitness is my passion, it’s the place where I go to blow off steam, the place where I go to remind myself of my dreams.
Life before COVID-19, workout regiment, and routine:
Before COVID, I was working from my studio training clients. I had my daily routine of getting girls ready for school, working, and then working towards my health and fitness goals. The gym was my favorite part of the day, so I would save it for the afternoon just before girls would get home from school. Life before COVID was hectic and busy, always having to do something with not enough time rushing around everywhere to try and get everything done.
What feelings did you experience during isolation and how did you overcome them?
In the beginning, I felt a little overwhelmed that I would have to now homeschool my kids. I felt sad and a bit scared of what was going on in the world and that I didn’t have any control over what was to happen. I had to shut my training business down and now lost that monthly income and routine. We had to find a new routine and way of living; I now had to fit my workouts in at home with the kids running around. I had to figure out how to transition my business from in-person to online, which I started, but before COVID wasn’t putting too much attention on because I had in-person clients and was exhausted. COVID ended up becoming a blessing for our family, my marriage, my girls, and now my business. It made us have to take an in-depth look at everything we were doing and helped us evaluate what was important and what we were filling in the time gaps. Doing workouts at home inspired my girls to want to exercise; my husband that had his workout routine now had to do it at home. We have incorporated our girls into our routines. Adam does yoga with them 3 times a week and 2 times a week boxing or bike rides at 5:30 am, and they are as happy as ever. My business went from being in-person to now all online, where I do live classes to my workout programs. I have been growing my clientele steadily from month to month. My two little girls have followed in my footsteps and now created a Youtube channel where they do workouts for kids their ages and make kid-friendly and healthy recipes. My marriage was not doing very well before COVID, and after COVID, it is like we reconnected again and fell back in love.
Your plans and fitness plans after the pandemic?
To continue to grow my online health and fitness business Fit Club with my husband and business partner helping me. Also, support my girls that now have a passion for health and fitness, grow their Youtube channel. As for personal Fitness goals, I gained some COVID weight, so my fitness goal is to lose that and get in the best shape of my life.
Training Plan, Nutritional Plan?
I train 5-6 days a week with a 5-day split my 6th-day being focused on glute exercises. My nutrition plan I currently carb cycle and have for four years, it works fantastic for all my clients and me as well. My carb cycle routine starts from Monday – High/High/Low/High/High/Low/High or a rewarding day. I am currently trying to lose some fat, so I’m in a deficit of 1488 calories my macros vary depending on if I’m on a high or low carb day.
- AllMax- cytoGreens
- Isoflex protein
- Omega 3
What separates Status from other fitness magazines?
The way you connect with your audience and fans.
What would it mean to you to become a “Status Symbol”?
It would be an honor and a dream come true for me. It would be something that I would remember for a lifetime and be so proud of.
What would it mean to you to grace the cover of Status?
A dream come true, a privilege I would be so excited!
“All things are possible if you believe” Mark 9:23
“He who thinks he can and he who thinks he can’t are both right” Confucius
Six things people don’t know about you?
- I’m a huge marvel geek fan.
- I love 5 cent candies.
- I love cooking and trying to make my favorite recipes healthier.
- I’m not too fond of scary movies I will not watch them.
- I love comedy and will watch anything that can make me laugh.
- I am 10 years clean and sober (My husband is 12 years clean and sober).
If you could inspire one person, who would that be?
I would inspire the girl that was my younger self and tell her not to give up, keep dreaming, and don’t follow the crowd because it can’t take you where your dreams will.
Who inspires you? And why?
Sarah Jakes Roberts, she is the most amazing and powerful woman in my eyes. At a very young age lost herself and found herself in situations that would make people think that she was a lost cause, and then she totally changed her life around and is now a worldwide speaker and pastor and lives to inspire and encourage other women. They have a church called OneLA in Los Angeles, and she is the daughter of Bishop T.D Jakes, a famous paster and movie producer.
She inspires me that no matter who you are or where you came from or how bad of a decision that you made, God can turn it around and use it for your good.