Hip Thrust: 325 lbs
Deadlift: 145 lbs
Squat: 135 lbs
I did not grow up playing any sports, in fact, my family used to joke that I had two left feet. I failed at pretty much any sport I attempted growing up, so I quickly gave up on any dreams of being athletic when I was younger. As I got older I realized something was missing from my life, I felt very unhealthy and wanted to change that. Through trial and error, I worked with a few coaches 1-1 and learned a lot of valuable information, about what to do and what not to do. Though some experiences were better than others, each experience pointed me in a new direction of where to look and what to research, and through this, I became my own educator. At the age of 23, I fell in love with weight-lifting. I loved the way it made me feel and how rapidly I saw transformations within my strength and abilities. I fell more in love with the process than the end result, that was the passion and spark I had been looking for.
There have been a few turning points for me, one being what I discussed above about finding fitness and starting to navigate the world of weight-lifting when I was in a pretty low spot. I have also had some major life changes in this past year specifically. I have worked in the mental health field for 6 years and needed a change, I knew I wanted to help people, but the emotional toll that comes from what I had to do day-in and day-out really affected me negatively. At this point in time, all I wanted to do was work out, focus on myself, how I feel, and help my loved ones discover the beauty of weight-lifting and improving their nutrition. I decided that this was something I should pursue since my passions had changed and I felt so strongly about this! That's when I was pointed in the direction of Peak Performance, and I haven't looked back since!
My purpose for coaching is to help people help themselves. We all have power, we all are capable, even when we feel like we are not. I believe in a well-rounded approach to wellness. It doesn't need to be all or nothing, it doesn't need to be consistently stressful. It will take effort, consistency, and dedication, yes, but it should also be realistic and fit in with YOUR life. It is possible to find a balance between living our day-to-day lives and taking care of ourselves, and I want to help you find that!