Fitness has always been a part of my life - from a young age I participated in almost every sport available to me - from ball sports, track, dance, and gymnastics - I've done it all.
On top of being a part of a very health-conscious family - my mom owned a gym and personal trained clients for over 25 years. During this time, I worked at my moms' gym - I learned and watched as I became obsessed with lifting weights, building muscle, perfecting form, and eventually teaching others how to do the same.
I became a certified PT at the age of 18 and worked as a trainer through college. Mid-way through college - I lost my mom to cancer. The healthiest person I knew was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer and passed away in less than a year. This wrecked me. I thought to myself "Why even try to be healthy if things like this happen to us anyway?!"
After struggling with depression and anxiety and denial about how "fitness can change your life" - I finally realized that no matter what - there will always be things completely out of your control. So I got back on the horse as they say - and I started to love the gym again. It was therapy for me.
Now, I want to share my journey and ultimately inspire others to be mindful of their physical wellbeing and mental health, and hopefully share a sense of solidarity when it comes to things that happen outside of our control.