"Work hard, be patient, and you'll succeed." - Unknown
Growing up, I was never an athlete. Everyone viewed me as an outsider to sports and physical activity. I played basketball and softball throughout high school, but I was never good at it. I was always the slowest runner on the team. I quickly accepted the fact that I am not that “good player” and that the team would be benefited if I didn’t play. But, thankfully I had a great coach that never gave up on me. I worked twice as hard than any of my teammates did and was able to move onto Varsity by the end of my first year. As I became better, I fell in love with the sense of accomplishment and pride gained while competing. Sports gave me self-confidence. This is where I fell in love with fitness. I became a personal trainer because I want to be like my coach and help other people achieve the self-confidence that exercise and strength training can bring. Honestly, I love my job and seeing people become more confident, happier, and fitter every day-there is no better feeling!
When people see me now, they think I’ve been into fitness all my life. Little do they know, I wasn’t even able to do a proper squat when I first started my fitness journey. I went to a personal training school called NPTI because physically, I knew I wasn’t capable enough to be a great trainer. I was stuck in a room with top-notch athletes and fitness enthusiasts. Soon, that lack of self-confidence came creeping back again. When I first squatted, my heels would come up, my chest would lean forward, my feet would turn out, just nothing was done right. It took almost 3 months of hard work and dedication to fix all my imbalances. The day I was able to do a proper squat with my heels stuck on the ground was probably the proudest moment of my life as a trainer in the making at that time. So from my experience, as long as you work hard, be patient, you’ll succeed. You'll become good at anything with practice; improvement takes time.
areas of expertise
Strength and conditioning
High intensity interval Training (HIIT)
Trigger Point/Myofascial Release
Flexibility/range of motion
UC Davis-B.A. Exercise Biology
NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
National Personal Training Institute (NPTI)
NASM Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
NASM Certified Exercise Specialist (CES)
Functional Movement Specialist Level 1 (FMS)
CAMTC Certified Massage Therapist-San Francisco School of Massage
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