I have always been a supporter of fitness and wellness.
While attending San Jose State University, I was in top physical condition when a truck rear-ended and totaled my car. I suffered injuries that affected my back and neck, to the point of shifting my spine. After 12 months of rehabilitation I was able to recover. The ER doctor told me that if I had not been in such good physical shape, my injuries would have been far more serious. A light bulb went on.
At that point I realized that exercise has far more benefits than making us feel and look good. Exercise can save your life. Since then, I have continued to exercise and stay active, helping friends and family learn how to lift weights, workout and eat healthy. I have worked as a personal trainer with 24 Hour Fitness, earned my Fitness Specialist certification through Mission College and subsequently earned my Personal Trainer Certification through ACE (American Council on Exercise). I have been an active member in the Wellness Committee at Gardner Family Health Network, Inc. for more than two years, take classes at the awesome Academy of Self Defense, is a green belt and holds medals in Shotokan Karate. I started conducting weekend boot camps last year at the request of friends and co-workers. This year I started “Phoenix Rising”, a non-profit program that brings dance and fitness to women’s shelters improving mood, health and hope.
I am on a mission to educate and inspire others to live healthier, happier lives.
“My passion is helping people who think they have run out of options. I love helping people with asthma and other health or financial problems discover ways to stay fit and healthy.”