A little about me. I’ve been on a journey with fitness and have been able to apply what I’ve learned to my everyday life. When I was 19 I decided I was going to train for a marathon. I hadn’t been exercising at all and went out on my first one mile run. I was enthusiastic to begin with and got to the turnaround point and realized my whole body was cramping. I’d walk/run back and ended folded over grabbing my side as I crawled up the stairs to my house. I woke up the next morning and never felt so sore in all my life. For some reason I decided to give running another chance…I’d set my goal to run a marathon and I wasn’t going to give up yet. I tried again and again and each time I felt better and better and eventually made it home without cramping and felt great. Long story short, I ran a marathon. During the race an elderly man passed me towards the end who drug his left leg a little bit. I told him good job at the end and he told me, “I’m just stubborn!” I always think of that man when life gets tough and take his advice…just get stubborn and make it through.

I’ve done several different fitness activities throughout the years such as bootcamps, outdoor adventure races, half-marathons, 5K’s, and mountain biking. I loved them all. I had just graduated from college last year and decided I needed a new activity and found CrossFit Springfield. I’d never even touched a weight bar before, didn’t like it at first, but learned to love it! Here I learned to be strong and to never quit. Eventually, I became a CrossFit Level-1 Trainer.

I always knew I wanted to be a yoga instructor at some point in my life. I found our local teacher training center, Teach to Inspire, called and asked Beth if I could start training. I started within a few months. Yoga has changed my life. I’ve learned about self-less service, love, compassion, and meditation. My life will never be the same since I realized true fitness begins within.

I’m thankful for my own fitness journey and would be honored to help you along in your own fitness journey.