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The fitness industry is full of myths, fads and gimmicks; I set them straight and focus on what actually works. I provide clients the tools they need to be successful, reach their goals, and teach them how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. 

Work experience

June 2015Present

Personal Trainer

Reflex Performance, Pasadena, CA

Independent contractor providing one-on-one personal training to help clients reach their fitness goals including sports performance, weight loss, injury prevention, nutrition coaching and proper form for every day activities. 

  • Coach proper weight training techniques focusing on form
  • Provide nutrition advice and education including recipes, shopping list and how to read food labels   
  • Encourage stretching, foam rolling and proper supplementation 
  • Keep clients motivated and accountable with bi-weekly progress check in's
Jan 2015Present

Personal Trainer

Breakthru Fitness, Pasadena, CA

Provide one-on-one and small group training including functional training, injury prevention and weight loss workouts to help members achieve fitness, health and nutrition goals .

  • Provide education, recipes and articles to help clients make healthy and sustainable changes in activity and dietary habits who participate in one-on-one and small group training.
  • Keep clients accountable with bi-weekly Body Fat compositions  and online food logging journals I can review 
  • Lose to Win Coach  - 8 week weight loss program in small groups. 3 workouts per week consisting of weights, cardiovascular endurance and one-on-one nutrition coaching. Voted Pasadena's best weight loss program.
  • Group Fitness Instructor - Pure Strength, Barre class, Bootcamp and Nike Fit
  • Positive reviews and recommendations on Yelp 
Jul 2011Dec 2014

Personal Trainer

HitchFit Gym, Kansas City, MO

Provided one-on-one and small group comprehensive resistance training, weight training and cardiovascular training, including nutrition plans, to help clients achieve their weight loss and fitness goals in 16 weeks.

  • Specialized in total body transformations
  • Provided education and motivation to make healthy and sustainable changes in activity and dietary habits
  • Specialized in fitness competition preparation, mentoring, posing coaching, and backstage support
Sep 2010May 2014

Dance Instructor

Ibsen Dance Theater, Gladstone, MO
  • Instructed beginner, intermediate, and advanced ballet and modern dance to students age ranging from grade school to adults. Class size range 10-20
  • Choreographed recital dances; including music, costume and lighting design
  • Instructed Boot Camp group classes to young girls ranging 12-18 years old
Sep 2010Nov 2012

Fitness Instructor

24-Hour Fitness, Gladstone, MO
  • Instructed Zumba group classes, class size range 20-50
  • Instructed Bootcamp group classes focusing on circuit training, cardiovascular endurance and toning exercises
Aug 2008Aug 2010

Fitness Instructor

Fuller Yoga
  • Instructed Zumba group classes
  • Instructed adult ballet classes focusing on toning, strength and flexability 
  • Instructed Bridal Boot Camp group classes emphasizing weight loss, toning and healthy food choices. 


Aug 1997May 2001

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance, Minor in Health Promotions

University of Iowa
  • GPA 3.6
  • Coursework in Anatomy and Kinesiology
  • Ballet and Modern technique classes daily
  • Member of UOI's dance company, "Dancers in Company"

Publications and Modeling

Fashion model for Bella Moda Studio:

Fashion model for Tracey Chaffin swimwear:

Athlete feature in Vegan Health and Fitness Magazine, Volume 3, Issue 3, May/June 2014, pg 10:

Athlete feature on Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness,

Athlete feature on The Fruit Doctor,

Athlete feature on Unleashed Beasts:

Fitness Competing

I am a 100% vegan athlete and I have competed in eight fitness shows with the World Beauty, Fitness, and Fashion (WBFF), Inc. starting in 2011. I was awarded professional representative status (Pro Card) with the WBFF in 2014. I have trained and coached over a dozen girls to compete with the WBFF and NPC, many with top placements and three of which were awarded professional status with their organization.