My journey in the fitness industry began in college when I quickly transitioned from an active figure skating teenager to a very nonactive young adult living on her own for the first time. Feeling sluggish and missing the physical activity, I made my way into the campus gym for some uneducated, unorganized, and completely ineffective workouts designed by yours truly.
I was determined to learn whatever the fitness world had to offer so I signed up for a class to learn how to teach group fitness classes. It set me on a path to instructing classes on campus, obtaining my group exercise certification, landing an internship in corporate fitness, and completing my personal training certification.
Post-college I immediately started working in corporate fitness where I've been for the past six years. Program management, developing health promotion programs, delivering health seminars, conducting fitness assessments, personal training, and teaching group exercise classes are all part of the gig.
I have my B.S. in Biobehavioral Health from Penn State University and my Master in Public Health from A.T. Still University. I've been a certified personal trainer with the American Council on Exercise for six years and a group exercise instructor with the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America.
In my free time I can be found at the gym, cooking, traveling to tropical destinations, and watching college football (We are...Penn State!).