Exploring and learning about movement, exercise, health, and nutrition has been and continues to be a lifelong, trial and error process for me. In working through several of my own personal health and fitness goals, I became interested in helping others achieve their goals as well.
I graduated from New York University with a degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. Shortly after graduating I became a personal trainer. Even though I had multiple personal training certifications through two of the most well-known organizations, I felt there were many aspects of training that weren’t covered and there was so much more that I needed and wanted to know. In 2011 I completed two advanced certifications, The Resistance Training Specialist Mastery program and the Muscle Activation Techniques Internship. Both of these programs taught me so much about the human body, exercise, exercise tools, the overall exercise experience, and how to approach exercise and nutrition in a more objective way – studying the pieces involved, manipulating certain variables, and then striving to be as consistent and specific as possible.
I find many aspects of the fitness industry, as it currently exists, to be frustrating. It can be incredibly challenging to navigate if you’re new to working out. It’s hard to know what’s trendy and what has real merit. There are often conflicting points of view and exaggerated statements and claims which lead people to try things that are either a waste of time and money or dangerous. To me, healthy eating and exercising should never be painful. At the very least, both should be tolerable and, ideally, should be enjoyable. Unfortunately, many of the methods, practices, and ways we have learned to exercise and “diet” add to our dislike of both, making it virtually impossible to adhere to any program long enough to see results.
My goal with this website is to offer a different point of view as well as suggestions and ways of approaching working out and healthy eating that are sustainable, maintainable, and enhance the quality of your life.