I believe that anyone can be fit.
I believe we can reach our fitness goals without having to torture ourselves, or sacrifice all things we love. No, it isn’t easy. Yes, there will be struggle. We often dislike those things which challenge us the most. But by working hard, and reaching steps toward our bigger goals, we see the reward in the work. We don’t all have to be fitness models or squat 300lbs to be happy, healthy, fit, and beautiful.
I found fitness in my mid-20s. As a bartender, while setting up, I lifted a heavy bucket of ice, and strained my back. Realizing I was far too young to give myself such an injury, I decided to get STRONG. After my injury healed, I got a gym membership and hired a trainer.
I realized that I enjoyed working out! I started lifting weights and taking spin classes. I saw my body change. I FELT stronger. Then, at 27, I found roller derby. This gave me a new plethora of reasons to be fit, strong, and healthy. I chose the skate name Big Nasty partly to be intimidating, partly because when I strap on my skates, I feel larger than life.
I eventually decided to go back to school, and become a personal fitness trainer. I graduated from ACC in 2014 with an Associate’s Degree in Exercise Science, and am certified through the American College of Sports Medicine. I studied many of the different certifications at ACC, and found ACSM to the gold standard in the health and fitness industry.
I work for myself out of a personal training studio in South Austin. Please contact me to sign up for your FREE introductory session!
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