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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"


In Progress

Pre- and Postnatal Fitness Certification

American Fitness Professionals and Associates (AFPA)

Proficiency in prenatal and postnatal physiology adaptations, musculoskeletal & metabolic adaptations, maternal responses to acute exercise, fetal responses to acute exercise, aerobic and resistance-training effects in labor and delivery, exercise guidelines for pre/postpartum and nutrient requirements throughout pregnancy.

Jul 2011Present

Personal Training Certification

American Council on Exercise (ACE)
Nationally accredited by both the NCCA and the European Health and Fitness Association (EHFA) ACE is the world's largest nonprofit health and fitness certification organization.
Oct 2014Present

TRX Suspension Training Certification

TRX, Inc.
Used by trainers, athletes and the US military the TRX Suspension Trainer provides greater performance and functionality than large exercise machines by using your own bodyweight and forcing you to engage your core.
Jun 2011Present

CPR/AED and First Aid

American Red Cross
Certified responder to common first aid, cardiac and breathing emergencies including the use of the automated inflatable defibrillators.
Jan 2015Present

Fitness Nutrition Specialist

American Council on Exercise (ACE)
FNS's provide scientifically supported, practical and relevant nutrition advice to clients. Certification allows trainers to give advice on selecting and preparing food, reading nutrition labels, and choosing meals that facilitate weight loss, improve athletic performance and meet special dietary needs.

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.