What Empowerment means to me…
The Body Goddess Mission Statement means everything to me, “Empowering Women to Create Their Own Health and Happiness.” To empower is to make someone stronger and more confident in their self and own abilities. When empowered there is nothing that can stop you from creating a life you are passionate about and absolutely deserve. And this is exactly what I have set out to do with Body Goddess!
I studied nutrition for many years before becoming a health coach and personal trainer and will continue my studies with the goal of a degree in clinical nutrition focusing my career on preventative medicine.
Body Goddess officially began in May 2016 with the start of the Goddess Boot Camp. It was a simple way to introduce my self and Body Goddess to women locally and offer them a fun and challenging fitness program. However the true goal of Body Goddess is to work with women one-on-one really empowering them to see the strength in themselves they need to create a healthy life they are truly passionate about. This goes far beyond nutrition and fitness into all areas including career, spirituality, mindset, relationships (both with self and others), and self-care/restoration.
To truly help you achieve wellness we will dig deep down into where you are today as well as in the past and that’s not always easy to do. So I want to take time to really introduce myself and share a little bit of my story, giving you the opportunity to really know the woman you are trusting with your health and happiness.
As you probably know I am a mother of five amazing kids living in New York City. I actually grew up in upstate New York only an hour from the city in a huge family with eight chiropractors, so it’s safe to say I grew up with an above average understanding of true health, which of course has been a huge influence in my life as a mother and a women.
You may think that my Health & Fitness story begins with eating healthy and working out.
However, it’s not that simple.
I grew up in a physically and emotionally abusive home that my mother worked very hard to get my siblings and myself out of. She even joined safe homes in Orange County NY to help other women struggling.
Unfortunately I didn’t learn from her mistakes and at only 17 years old I entered into my own Domestic Violence. A few years later I moved to Texas, far from my support system.
I had 5 kids by the time I was 24 and then 3 failed pregnancies after that. I’ve been pregnant 8 times!!
YES you read that right 8 pregnancies, 8 times I gained weight and all that comes with it.
But that was the least of my problems. I went through years of physical, emotional and sexual abusive.
I spent so long being told what to do, what to wear, who I could talk to, where I could work, I was even stopped from going to college after high school. I wasn’t myself anymore.
Getting away wasn’t easy, it was the struggle of my life. We stayed in women’s shelters, had to sleep in the car, I worked 2, sometimes 3 jobs, struggling just to meet the basic needs of my kids. But every year since we left I have looked back and we were, always better than the year before always moving forward.
To get where I am now I had to focus on ALL the unhealthy aspects of my life and shift my mindset to someone determined to take care of herself.
My journey begins with taking my life back, putting myself first and not putting up with shit from anyone and then health and fitness followed.
It was the beginning of a new life for me, I was living my life for me and my children and I loved it.
Your career, your relationships, including the relationship with yourself are so unbelievably important on this journey.
The relationship with myself transferred over to how I learned to listen to my body, eat nourishing foods and eat for my goals.
The transition from doing workouts I would see other people doing to becoming a personal trainer and doing workouts specific to my body is finally what has put me where I am today.
So this is me I am your Health Coach and Personal Trainer. Your story will be much different than mine just like your health and happiness will be much different than mine, but I would love to help you get there. I am passionate about healthy living and empowering women to reach goals they didn’t know they were capable of.
And it’s NOW about YOU…
I have several different ways we can work together depending on what you are looking for and need. Schedule your EMPOWERMENT CHAT with me today!