I have owned & managed 3 successful health clubs; however I have struggled with my weight most of my life.
I was 210 lbs. and a size 18 when I started working-out and working at a gym in 2001. After 3 months, I met my first goal and ran my first 5k. Next, I set out to compete in two Figure Fitness Competitions in Michigan and then went on to train five other local women for the same competition.
12 Years ASFA Certified Personal Trainer
2005 First Boxing Match (1-0)
2007 Fought Muay Thai (2-0 tko) Thailand/Muay Thai Certification
15 Years Group Training Including: Body Blast, Body Rage, Spinning, Psycho Fit, AMP Boxing, & Pound.
Certified Pound & Urban Boot Camp Instructor
2014 SSFL Women’s Bantamweight Champion Belt Holder, 2nd NAGA Michigan’s Grappling Championship
1st- Women’s Division & 1st- Elite Women’s Division MSOA Submission Only Tournament
I love all my clients like family and love to help others set goals and REACH THEM! It is such a great feeling to see a person succeed!
I have an approach to fitness unlike any other. Fitness comes in many forms and is an integral part of life for everyone. If you are a beginner or a seasoned athlete‒ fitness is a part of your life, and I approach each client with that in mind. I believe, no matter what your goals are, you should do it to your highest potential and always push yourself One Rep Above! I am here to help you go above and beyond, giving you not only physical strength and stamina, but also mental. No goal is too small or too large. Let me work with you to reach them all.
I have received a Bachelor’s in Exercise Science & Health Fitness from Central Michigan University, which allowed me to do an internship with Barwis Methods: Professional Grade Athletic Performance Facility. I am certified through American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) as a certified Personal Trainer. I have experience working with a wide variety of populations through many different fitness domains including weight loss, strength and conditioning, body building, athletic performance, injury prevention, wellness coaching, and endurance training. I have been involved in many sports throughout my life including: Football, Track, Wrestling, and MMA. My current training is a mix of strength training and bodybuilding as I am preparing for a Powerlifting meet and Physique show.
Owner of One Rep Above (Online Personal Training & Fitness Apparel)
Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science & Health Fitness (CMU)
Certified Personal Trainer through American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
Completed Internship at Barwis Methods- Professional Athletic Performance Facility
CPR & AED Certified
Certified Snowboard Instructor thru Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA)
Specializing in weight loss management, I can help you achieve your desired physique in the quickest yet healthiest way. I teach proper technique with pain free movement and whether your goals include adding lean mass, toning up, weight loss, or you just want to lead a healthier lifestyle I look forward to helping you through the entire process.
ACD Certified Personal Trainer
Weight Management Specialist
Heart Start CPR and First Aid Certified
Experienced in Competitive Sport & Endurance
2011 Tough Mudder Finisher
I’m a firm believer in the saying “Practice What You Preach”. My lifestyle is oriented towards health & wellness, while keeping myself in shape and experimenting with new techniques on a regular basis. Fitness is a passion of mine, and the joy I get from seeing my clients and workout buddies improve continues to increase that passion regularly. Fitness is more than just improving your physique. It’s awesome to see and hear about the other positive things that stem from it such as: sleep, mood, energy levels, hormones, cognitive function, healthy relationships with food, preventing and sometimes reversing disease & overall well being on a daily basis.
Nutrition plays a HUGE part in reaching your fitness goals, even more so than the workouts themselves. I like helping my clients increase their knowledge on nutrition from a health standpoint, as I believe it should promote longevity. There is a lot of conflicting information out there on the internet, so I like to take small steps with my clients to help them reach their goals. You’re going to eat anyway, so why not just eat healthy?
I feel comfortable working with just about anyone. In the past I have worked with clients ages 12-82, all different shapes and sizes. I am extremely interested in working with athletes! I think the combination of resistance training and sport specific exercises can go a long way in improving performance on and off the playing field. I prioritize good techniques, and using each muscle group throughout their full range of motion.
Bachelors of Science in Health & Wellness
National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)- Certified Personal Trainer
Certified Senior Strength & Conditioning Specialist
4 Years Collegiate Football Experience (WR/DB)
2 Years Varsity Football Assistant (WR/DB’s Co-Defensive Coordinator)
1 Year JV Football Assistant (WR/DB’s)
5 Years AAU Travel Basketball Assistant Coach (Ages 17U)
2 Sport All State Athlete
I decided to become a personal trainer to fuel my passion to help people become the best version of themselves both mentally and physically. I had taken fitness classes during high school but it wasn’t till college that I really fell in love with fitness. I loved the way it made me feel, energized, reduced my stress level, and changed the way my body looked. I have always been interested in health and wellness, and find that taking care of your body is incredibly rewarding. I believe with the proper nutrition, exercise, and mindset you can achieve anything you put your mind to!
Nutrition plays an extremely important role in your success, it is imperative to fuel your body properly to achieve your goals. Whether your goal is to lose weight, tone up, or add lean body mass. I will help you develop positive mindset as well as assist you with correct technique to ensure safe practices. Above all consistency is key with your nutrition and exercise practices! I look forward to working with you!
Bachelor’s of Science in Biomedical Science
Certified Personal Trainer through National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
CPR & AED Certified