Originally from California, I moved to NYC in 2004 and have been here ever since. Within a year or so of moving my weight shot up to over 300 pounds and I suffered chronic headaches. Many tests and doctors later I was diagnosed with thyroid disease as well as a small tumor in my head. While the tumor is benign it did a lot of damage to my endocrine system.
I was unhappy and felt awful physically. I woke up one morning and popped in a DVD and did a yoga practice. That one morning led to me doing yoga every single morning. I lost 140+ pounds in my living room. My tumor shrank to half the size it had been, and I saw how truly powerful we can be when we show up for ourselves. It changed my whole life and put me on a path to helping others do the same.
In addition to helping others with their health and fitness I also worked full time in a corporate setting in midtown NYC for many years where I met my boyfriend, Lou. I fell in love with him and with his children who I am SO LUCKY to be stepmom to. A year ago I left the corporate job and started my own business full time. My office now is wherever I want it and my coworkers are my 2 dogs Zeppelin and Kashmir who are the cutest goofs you will ever meet.
Over the years I went through yoga teacher training, Zumba licensing, am a Piyo live instructor and have spent the last 10 years studying health and nutrition. In 2016 my weight had begun to yoyo back up when I found my first online bootcamp and coach. Within 3 weeks I knew I had found my passion and something that can change millions of lives for the better. How could I not share this with others?
I have now successfully run virtual bootcamps every month for over 2 years. Nothing brings me more joy than watching not just the physical transformations, but the emotional ones in the amazing people I work with. We all need to love ourselves more. I have created online nutrition courses, hosted health workshops, been a guest speaker for trainings and am now in pre-production of a new podcast.
My other passion has become mentoring women who want to build their own business as a health coach. It is a job where your own health is top priority and you make an income helping others do the same. Best. Job. Ever.
Also I am obsessed with: shiny things, girly stuff, PRINCE, ice cold Prosecco, Bon Jovi, video games, and knitting.