Certifications & Degrees

AFAA Certified Personal Trainer                                                                     Masters of Organizational Leadership - St. Ambrose University

AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor                                                       Bachelor of Arts - Northern Illinois University

ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor                                                     
Train Dirty Fitness (TDF) Master Trainer

TDF 2016 Assistant Master Trainer Co-Lead                                                                         Major: Organizational Communication
Metabolic Effect Certified Personal Trainer                                                                          Minor: Public Administration
Certified TDF Bootcamp Instructor
Certified TDF HIIT IT Instructor
Certified TDF Dance Instructor
Certified TDF Kick Instructor

Hello!

Fitness is not something I produce, it's something that produces a change - both in myself and my clients. In all my years of training (hundreds of fitness classes and training sessions), I have yet to finish a week and not look at the world in a new way. The change isn't just physical appearance, it's mental...the true beauty. I get to see the determination, motivation, inspiration. I feel my clients' energy, power, and confidence. All of which are heroic characteristics to me. In fact, all of my clients are my heroes.  Who else can say they get to train with their heroes everyday? I do! 

 

When the thought of becoming a group fitness instructor and personal trainer crossed my mind, I knew I HAD TO do it. I already had a full time job (still do) and thought I was set for life. I started working towards certifications, learning from an experienced trainer (who is my mentor and now really good friend), and teaching group fitness classes. I didn't think twice about pursuing this which made me realize that I found the "job" I love.
I know what it's like to be a busy, full time working mother trying to get a workout in for the day. I know what it's like to feel intimidated before starting up a new workout or healthy lifestyle. I know what it's like to want different and challenging workouts and not find it anywhere. I know what it's like to feel judged by the way you look. I know what it's like to not feel good about yourself. 
Refresh Fitness will help you renew your energy and strength to lead a healthy lifestyle. I will help you find the workout that works best for you. Let Refresh Fitness be the refreshing change of fitness you need.