Hometown: Albuquerque, New Mexico
How long have you been in the fitness industry:May 2014
Worst accident ever: Let me just say I am the World's Biggest Clutz, so it's difficult choosing just one haha. A while back, I was doing weighted reverse-lunges off of a bench at the gym, lost my footing stepping back and CRASHED HARD on the floor. The weights went flying and clanging, everyone rushed over to my rescue. Such an embarrassing (and painful) moment!
Favorite athlete: Ah, what a hard question! I respect and admire all athletes at every level. I would say some of my personal favorites are Emily Skye, Justine Munro, Davila Fernanda and of course Mr. Lou Ferrigno, who I had the chance to train with at the Mecca Gold's Gym in Venice Beach this past fall. Such an awesome experience!
Other hobbies: Many people don't know that I am an artist. Art is my second passion. I love to draw and paint the human body, and had an art scholarship for college before I changed my degree to kinesiology. Other than art, I love to be outdoors. Skiing, hiking, laying on the beach. Love to be in the sun!
How important is fitness to you and how has it impacted your life: Discovering my passion for fitness has completely transformed my life. It not only gives me structure for my daily routine, but has also turned my life into something so much more than I could have ever imagined. It has pushed me to new limits, and has taught me about myself and my capabilities as an individual. It has made me not only physically strong but mentally strong and confident in myself. My absolute dream and goal for my life is to continue to inspire others by sharing my love for fitness and health, and motivating them everyday to be the best they can be. I want to be known in the fitness industry as someone who brings others up; someone who is relatable and real, not superficial or competitive. Someone who is a positive role model for young women out there struggling with self-image and self-love. That is my ultimate goal for my career in the fitness industry.