As a young athlete I was always fascinated with health and fitness. After getting my first weight set of plastic covered cement weights from Target when I was 12, I became instantly hooked on becoming stronger and learning how to challenge my body to learn new skills . . .
I grew up on competitive soccer, taking road trips all over the US to the next soccer tournament. Plus, there was horseback riding and camping at the lake. Most of my life, I focused on one sport…soccer. Around high school, I also got interested in track & field and swimming . . .
I started out playing soccer since I was able to walk. Always running around being active, I was around sports my whole life. In high school, I played competitive soccer as well as Lacrosse, branching out from the foot dominant sport. Being a soccer player, running was no problem . . .
As a ballet dancer, collegiate fencer, competitive speed skater, runner, cyclist, rock climber, sailor, martial artist, I have been many versions of an athlete, and with that, have had the experiences of as many injuries including, numerous broken bones, back injuries, concussive head injuries, torn hip socket, chronic over training, severe dehydration and altitude sickness . . .