I was a former high school track athlete, former college cheerleader, former NBA dancer for both Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs, and now I’m an online fitness coach and trainer. My number one goal is preaching self-love throughout your Health and Fitness journey. Teaching women that it is OK to be goal-oriented but to not punish themselves in the gym trying to reach that goal. I want women to love their bodies and every single phase of their fitness journey. Fall in love with the process, build self-confidence, create self-love that is contagious to other women.
San Antonio, TX
Online Coach and Model.
Is weight loss more of a fitness issue or a health issue in your opinion and why?
It’s an all-over issue. It truly depends on the person. Everybody is different and everyone’s body is different. Overall I run into those that have a nutritional issue. But every so often, I get people that have a good foundation in nutrition but I have no clue how to actually build muscle in shape their bodies in the gym.
If you have 100 tokens in total and you could apply them to the following categories, how many would you apply to each?
● Fitness level: 10
● Health level: 90
Thoughts on HIIT, Powerlifting, TRX, Yoga, Bodybuilding, others?
I love all styles of training. And that goes back to everybody is different in everyone’s body is different. Everyone has different body goals, athletic goals, and favourite styles of training. It all has a time in a place depending on that person.
Share your unique training/coaching methods?
In my online training, my clients do receive workout plans (gym and home options available), meal plans, and check-ins. But I also build a community of like-minded women that have a goal of self-improvement. I give my clients many challenges to do throughout the week. Whether that is a fitness goal, nutritional goal, worm mindfulness challenge. I want women to see each other as sisters and not as competition. No one understands women like other women. Let’s be honest, men have no clue when it comes to women. I teach my girls how to love each other, support each other, and be each other‘s, hype girls. There is no need for cattiness, drama, insecurities, conflict… Women need to learn to put their pride and ego and judge meant aside and really learn how to be there for each other regardless of ethnicity, background, past trauma, etc. I am a huge advocate for women supporting women. And I teach my girls the same philosophies.
“No one gets left behind” all of my clients receive individual one on one time with me via phone call each week. They also receive personalized text messages and DM‘s for me several days a week. I am a very hands on online coach. I want to see all of my clients succeed with a positive body image and an energy that is contagious to other women.
All my plans are customized if you sign up for my one on one coaching. My monthly online challenges are a set training program and meal plan. These are for my transformation clients. If someone has been watching me or is interested in my services but aren’t quite sold, my challenges work as a great intro into what it’s like working with me.
Mostly macro-based. But my nutritional plans are customized per client. I have done macros, keto, Paleo, vegetarian/vegan and others.
Every program comes with suggested vitamins and supplements.
What separates Status from other fitness magazines?
There are many credible athletes and trainers and coaches featured. You don’t have to worry about crazy headlines in regards to weight loss and supplementation. There is no how-to lose 30 pounds in 10 days scheme. The athletes and trainers in featured influencers are knowledgeable, credible, and art fact-checked. One of the best fitness magazines if not the best in regards to content and information.
Describe your coaches and the impact they have on you?
I have definitely learned a lot from various people in the business and history. I currently work with the coach as an NPC bikini competitor. I have learned a lot from him about nutrition as a competitor but also as a lifestyle coach. Nutrition is one of the most important aspects of a fitness journey and building a healthy relationship with food is something that I preach time and time again to my clients. I am passionate about nutrition and I want my clients to have all the knowledge in the world.
If you could ask Status Fitness Magazine Editor in Chief Rodney Jang any industry question, what would that be?
What is his mantra in regards to work ethic and being successful in his craft?
Status Fitness Magazine runs model searches across North America including the largest one at the Arnold Classic for the Status cover. As part of the Status family, you will receive a special participation invite. How excited are you for this opportunity?
That’s very exciting.
Future fitness goals and plans?
Personally: IFBB Bikini Olympian.
Career: Travelling to various cities to put on bootcamps and speaking life into that woman who has attended. Travelling and motivating speaking.
I want people to think of “motivator” and “inspiring” when my name is brought up. I want to be someone hype girl, give encouragement, be a girls girl, and inspire women to be their best version of self.
5 lessons you have learned?
- People are always going to talk about you.
- You have nothing to prove to anyone, except yourself.
- Friends and family are not always your biggest support. Sometimes your biggest support comes from strangers.
- Remain humble. No one is better than anyone. Stay true to yourself and be kind to everyone – even those that don’t like you.
- Know who you are. Don’t let circumstances dictate who you are. Stay true to your foundation and morals. Don’t let this world make you hard. Stay pure to self.
Most important attributesyou see in a person?
- Character and integrity
- Respect, Goals/driven
- Willingness to learn and be teachable
- Ability to talk things out instead of instigating or gaslighting.
Who inspires you? And why?
I have friends that are athletes, entrepreneurs, and amazing business people – I want to grow my business, not for myself but because people are created with a want and a for acceptance. I want to provide that encouragement for anyone who feels like they aren’t valued, failing, or unheard.
Your transformation story:
I have struggled with eating disorders and body dysmorphia. In college, I was considered a thicker girl and was told that I needed to lose weight, be a better Tumblr, work on steel, etc. I just never felt enough. That carried over to my later years in the NBA. Always doing my best and working hard in the feeling of falling short because of musicality, my looks, my weights etc. I fell into eating disorders, bad relationships with food and terrible body dysmorphia. It wasn’t until I got in the gym after college and started following some famous Fitness influencers in 2014 and mimicking their training style and what they ate. I wanted more for myself and for my life. I felt lost. I graduated with a journalism degree from all Roberts University that nobody would hire me. I threw myself into work. I was working at the mall at the time and I will go to the gym before and after my shift because that was the one place I thought I could work on myself. I literally got my personal training certification and started working at the gym as a Zumba instructor. I was later picked up by Oklahoma City thunder and then later San Antonio Spurs. I moved to San Antonio as a personal trainer. But was still dealt with a lot of Bullying and cattiness from the girls. Although I was friends with a lot of them, once my time being an NBA dancer ended the majority of those relationships dwindled. I saw that they were just surface level, several have talked behind my back, and on my name. That was when I truly discovered how mean girls could be. Fast forward this is where I get my philosophy of living a better lifestyle through nutrition and being kind to those around you even if they judge you. I teach my clients how to live a healthy lifestyle, change their bodies, and change their mindset of life. Life is hard enough already, women do not need to be so combative with each other and tear each other down. I desire to be a role model for those coming up. I tear up as I write this because I’ve never felt like I belonged. I never had a circle that truly supported me. Once I graduate high school or college or left the NBA or moved states those relationships ended. I’m truly tired of women being so combative and judgemental with each other. There is no need for negative energy and I just want women to realize how valuable they are and how strong we can be together. I take that as a personal job as an online coach to my women clients. Changing bodies and perspectives.
Be humble and grateful for everything you have whilst working for more.
The best version of yourself is you at your fullest potential.
What others think of you, is none of your business.
Show up for yourself every single day – no one else will do it for you.
Speed doesn’t matter. Forward is still forward.