EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS
Precision Nutrition 1 Certification
CrossFit Kids Certification
NESTA Kid’s Nutrition Certification
CrossFit Level 1
Burgener Strength Weightlifting L1
USA Hockey L3 Coach
Pregnancy & Postpartum Athleticism Coach
NUTRITION | CROSSFIT KIDS
NUTRITION and CROSSFIT KIDS COACH
I spent most of my childhood and much of my adult free time with my nose in a good book. As a younger adult, I worked too much, pretended to exercise on occasion and pretty much ate whatever I felt like without any real thought to its long-term consequences. It was only when I reached my forties and I started packing on five or so pounds a year with no change in my diet or exercise routine that I realized I needed to do things differently.
I began to treat exercise as a priority, and saw some gains in both physique and strength, but didn’t really change how or what I ate. I’d lose ten pounds, then gain twelve back, over and over again. Fast forward a few years, and I finally put together the critical link between exercise and nutrition. Today, I am in my late forties and am stronger, leaner, and healthier than I was when I was twenty-five.
Once I caught the nutrition bug, I found many people asking me how I was achieving my physique goals without compromising my strength. After more of those conversations than I can count, I obtained a Level 1 certificate in Exercise Nutrition through Precision Nutrition so that I can help others undertake the journey that has led me to the healthiest place I have been in my adult life. I also became an NESTA Certified Kid’s Nutrition Specialist.
As my youngest son, whom I had coached in hockey since he was a little guy, grew into a teenager, I decided it was time to hang up my skates and channel my desire to coach kids into another direction. I obtained my CrossFit Kids certificate in 2018 and, along with my husband John, have been coaching CrossFit classes for kids, youth, and teens ever since. Along the way, I also became certified as a Pregnancy & Postpartum Athleticism Coach, and am the gym’s go-to person for all the awkward questions about incontinence, diastasis recti, and the all important pelvic floor.
In my “other” life, I am a former trial attorney turned professional mediator who helps people and businesses resolve conflicts; a wife; a mom; an adjunct faculty member at a local law school; and avid sports mom. In my spare time, you can usually find me with either a book or a barbell in my hands!