meet our coaches
I have been training in all different types of fitness facilities for over 20 years, it is what I am most passionate about. I have tried all different types of training styles from bodybuilding, to olympic weight lifting, powerlifting, strongman movements, training for half marathon, training for triathlon (which I will participate in a real event one day), crossfit/HIIT style training as well as playing all different sports including baseball and softball.
Through the years I have learned a lot and have been injured a lot, which is where my passion for helping rehab others started. I want to pass the knowledge I have learned both as a physical therapist and coach onto others so they do not have to go through all the injuries I had to go through.
Owner, Head Coach, Physical Therapist
As somebody who didn’t win the genetic lottery… I understand how daunting and how hard a new lifestyle can be. I am here to help you with the transition to a healthy lifestyle with empathy and compassion. My fitness journey started abruptly when I was diagnosed with PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) and insulin resistance. This is when I decided I needed to learn and and make some lifestyle changes.
I am so passionate about the transformation I saw in myself, physically, and mentally that I want to help others change their lives for the better. I am also happy to say that I effectively managed my PCOS, have reversed my insulin resistance, and am a mother to two beautiful boys (after doctors told me I’d likely never be able to have kids). I am thrilled you found us and I can’t wait to meet you and be a part of your fitness journey!
I was never was the ‘athletic’ one. I dreaded the first time walking into the gym I left because I saw so many ‘fit’ looking people and felt inadequate. My motivation is seeing the mental and physical challenges my body can overcome & being proud of where I am versus where I started.
Coaching is SO REWARDING because I love being a part of peoples ‘firsts’. Maybe it’s a push up, pull up or maybe it’s playing with their children without getting winded, dropping a pants size or 2, or telling me about a balanced meal they made all on their own. I am so humbled and grateful for the people who trust me with that part of their life.
When I’m not fitnessing I’m coaching! I wake up early & go to bed early! I love to grocery shop & hike!
My athletic journey with functional fitness began during my sophomore year as an undergrad at Howard Payne University. I played baseball in high school but lacked the confidence and determination to be anything other than a score keeper and bench warmer.
I started with a group of friends doing body weight exercises in the courtyard at 5 am and soon they had me joining group classes at a gym. I was immediately hooked and my confidence in my body and my abilities soared. I knew from that moment on that I wanted to help others reach a place where they were confident in who they were.
Taking that first step coming to a gym isn’t easy, but I’m glad you’re here. Let’s work together and get you to where you want to be.
One of our core values here at Elevate Fitness is to ELEVATE those around us! We make sure that our community stays positive, supportive, and keeps you accountable to your goals. You will be greeted with smiling, non-judgemental faces! Come meet us. You belong here. (this picture is from when we started in our garage!)