My mission as a trainer is to help my clients see their body’s value as an instrument rather than an ornament. This is a process I myself went through years ago when I transitioned from competing in bikini to competing in strength sports and finally, to where I am today, which is training to enjoy my life With my clients, I focus on strength and taking up space.
In my own personal journey, I have dealt with and overcome psychosomatic pain and psychogenic seizures, which led to my quitting weightlifting competitions. This led to crisis of identity and, ultimately, growth through change. I had to learn to address my body with compassion and to make self-regulation a priority. I now am able to use these insights working with clients with a history of trauma. These struggles have given me unique insight into how PTSD and anxiety interact with the body. In addition, my experience with hardcore dieting in Bikini competition helps me to understand disordered eating, and I have substantial experience working with clients in recovery.