I have lived in the Huntley/Lake in the Hills area my whole life. I grew up in an active household, there was always a new challenge or something with wheels to play with. We were always outside whether it be biking, hiking, or camping. I’ve been fortunate enough to have parents who always encouraged whatever new sport or activity I wanted to try and with that, I’m moderately good at a wide range of things, a lot of them not so useful - no one cares that you can unicycle when it comes down to it , but I can!
I played a range of sports, but being 6’ tall as a female, volleyball was the one to really stick. I filled my winter season with snowboarding and still enjoy it! Whatever it is that I am participating in, I have a crazy competitive drive that pushed me to perform better. This led into a heavy focus on strength training in high school that followed me through college and ultimately into my passion to help others find their strength.
I have an AAS degree in Culinary Management and I am working my way through a AAS in Health and Fitness Education. Through middle and high school I volunteered with a summer camp that worked with special needs and that is really where I saw my future in teaching, whether it be fitness or academic, and found my niche with helping people reach their goals of any degree.
I have a hard time staying in one system or place due to boredom, but at Cross Kicks Fitness, I never get bored. Every day and every workout is different and challenging, there’s no ceiling of attainable knowledge or ability. The flexibility of having no class times has provided myself and many others the opportunity to get the best possible workout in each day. I saw a model of community and family in Cross Kicks Fitness that I had not seen before in the fitness industry and immediately knew this was where I wanted to further my career and passion.
Aside from fitness and competition, I’ve found my other passions in cars, animals, coffee, and food - mostly eating it.
Associates of Applied Science in Culinary Management