Before Landon introduced me to the beauty of the weight room I had no interest in lifting and I had no clue why I should. I, too, believed in the stereotypical cardio = fat loss and lifting = bulky muscles. I would add up what I had eaten that day as I lay in bed at night, always ensuring I had stayed within my self-proclaimed 1500 calorie allotment. I would never eat sweets, vowing to be a “clean eater” – whatever that means – which always ended in a binging, guilt-ridden disaster whenever I was in a situation where sweets were in abundance. It wasn’t until I began educating myself on the methods I now practice myself and use with my clients that I came to realize two things – that eating a cookie when I want one will actually do the opposite of what I used to think it would do, and that there is actually no better feeling than smashing a new personal best in the gym.
After receiving my bachelor’s in physical education I went on to complete my post-degree exercise physiologist certification. That’s all good and well, but most of my knowledge has actually come from working with people like you, and all those other people out there that are nothing like you. Everyone comes with their unique struggles and barriers to making lasting changes. That interaction with my clients is what will always challenge me to be better, to stay up to date on the latest research, to push myself out of my comfort zone to learn new training methods and ways of thinking about nutrition, and to ultimately be my best self so that I can help you find yours. I will challenge you out of your comfort zone too, pushing your physical limits and challenging your current beliefs about training and nutrition. I want to teach you why you should question the abundance of mis-information out there, how to recognize fads and understand why they will not help you get where you want them to, and to show you why self-love is more important for your progress than any calorie you can count, weight you can lift, or mile you can run. I require from all my clients their commitment to being honest with me, to consistently give me their best effort, and to believing that they are capable of achieving what they want for themselves.