Ever since I can remember, I have had a passion for helping others.

When I was young, there were endless career paths to choose from that could help me live out my passion. I could be a doctor, a social worker, a teacher, a therapist, etc. However, none of these careers felt right to me. As a high school athlete in three sports, I valued the guidance and lessons taught by my coaches on how to maximize my workouts and fuel my body with proper nutrients. When I started my undergraduate career at The University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, I knew I wanted to have a career where I could also help others in their health and fitness journeys.

After taking classes in anatomy and physiology, exercise physiology, disability and adaptive sports (one of my personal favorites), along with countless others, I decided to major in Exercise Science and Wellness Management. After graduating in 2016 with my bachelor’s degree and a desire to help others achieve their fitness goals, I pursued a career in personal training. In August 2016, I was hired by Wyomissing Fitness and Training as a personal trainer. I was also hired as a personal trainer by Exeter Fitness and Training, Wyomissing’s sister gym, in September 2017.

At Wyomissing and Exeter, I trained a variety of clients, all of which had different goals they wanted to achieve. Some of my clients wanted to lose weight, gain muscle mass, and improve athletic ability whereas others wanted to regain balance, increase flexibility and mobility, and stay healthy. Despite these various goals, all of my clients had one thing in common…they wanted to take control of their health and wellness. As a personal trainer, It is my passion and duty to guide each of my clients along this journey. While at Wyomissing and Exeter Fitness and Training, I learned that fitness is not a quick fix, but a lifestyle and lifelong endeavor.

To ensure my competency as a personal trainer, I pursued several certifications. I became certified by the American College of Sports Medicine as an Exercise Physiologist, and with the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. I specifically worked towards earning these certifications because in the personal training field they are considered to be the gold standard and align with the clientele I serve. I later became Level 4 Certified in Sports-Based Youth Development through Up2Us Sports.

In 2017, I began working with the founder of You Evolving Now, Andre Young, as a Fitness Dreamleader. Here I have the opportunity to share health and wellness knowledge to the You Evolving Now audience. Also, I have had the chance to be a resource to students and employees through this partnership. I give presentations and offer my services as a fitness professional.

In 2018, I was hired at Berks Encore in Reading as a group fitness instructor to coach a group fitness class, “Flex, Strength, and Balance.” As the instructor, I work with seniors to build strength, increase their mobility, and keep their independence as they age. I was definitely pushed out of my comfort zone here, being a primarily seated class. With some creativity and getting to know the group, we’re still going strong and making lots of progress!

While working professionally with clients over the past few years, one thing has presented itself across the board regardless of age, fitness level, or goals… The opportunity for my clients to THRIVE. That means, being able to come in for training without judgement, ability to speak their minds and emotions openly, and ultimately, to be in the driver’s seat of THEIR session.

To ensure my clients continue to thrive, I joined a group of like-minded professionals to open Ampersand Integrative Wellness. I know that working as a fitness professional at Ampersand Integrative Wellness will allow me to continue to fulfill my passion of helping others. I am beyond excited to help my current and future clients flourish, grow, & thrive!

Let’s THRIVE together!

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