HOMETOWN: Born in Iowa but moved around a lot; currently in Fort Thomas, Kentucky
EDUCATION and CERTIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s Degree in Health Communications
NESTA Fitness Nutrition Coach Certification
Customer Loyalty Manager- NuEthix
Pharmacy Technician- Walgreens
PAST ATHLETIC RACES:
Disney Wine & Dine ½ Marathon
Kentucky Derby ½ Marathon
Columbus ½ Marathon
Cincinnati Thanksgiving Day 10k
And too many 5k’s to even keep track of
NEXT COMPETITION: TBD
Transitioning from running to weight lifting has been completely eye opening for me. I was a competitive dancer through high school and continued to live an active lifestyle after that, but it wasn’t until I started lifting weights and really focusing on my nutrition that I started noticing the changes. I have multiple close loved ones who have made me curious and interested in learning more about the work that actually goes into bodybuilding and changing one's physique. I have no desire to compete at this point in my life but I have been learning, loving, and living a very similar lifestyle for the last 4 years. I have enjoyed learning more about supplements and how they work in conjunction with the lifestyle. I’m currently learning more about gut health as I, myself, am going through a pretty intense gut protocol.
I’m also a big advocate for balance. It is ok to indulge every once in awhile and eat what you want, but if you want changes, you also have to be willing to put in the work, stay true to yourself and your goals, and be realistic. “Balance isn’t something you find, it’s something you create.” It’s all about your mindset!
Working out, learning more about nutrition and supplements, traveling, concerts, anything outdoors when it’s sunny, reading, hanging out with friends and family, my dog- Tucker, my fiancé- Zeb, and trying new bars and restaurants