"I was a Liberty University cheerleader for 4 years and through that, fell in love with strength training, health, and fitness. After college, I interned with Liberty’s olympic strength and conditioning program for 6 months and was able to learn the ins and outs of healthy training, proper fueling for the body, and how to work with a large group of athletes. I love the science behind fitness and being able to program unique workouts to fit each person individually. Challenging clients and pushing them to a point where they never thought they could reach is one of my main goals. If I am not pushing my clients to work harder or encouraging them to believe in themselves, then I would be letting down both them and myself as a trainer. I am determined to help people achieve their goals and dreams of not only being in the best shape of their life, but also becoming more confident and secure in who they are."
• Bachelors Degree in Health Fitness Specialist: Exercise Science
• Functional Movement Systems Certified
"I grew up in California playing sports and went on to play Division 1 softball for the University of New York. I graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology but also studied Human Anatomy, Physiology and Nutrition in anticipation of obtaining a Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy. However, since working as a personal trainer, I have refocused and am now pursuing my Master's Degree in Exercise Science at Liberty University. My passion for fitness is not only rooted in my past athletic background but as a result of a career ending injury. In my third year of college, I suffered a back injury that required two years of intense rehab. I recovered fully and am now stronger than ever. As a result of this experience, I fully understand the importance of form and safety while working out and the benefits of diet and mental attitude. I love to help others with what I have learned. My desire is to promote healthy living so clients can reach fitness goals as well as living life to their fullest potential. I help my clients push past their comfort zone to achieve positive changes in their lives."
• Currently pursuing Masters degree in Exercise Science
• ACE certified Personal Trainer with an ACE Fitness Nutrition Specialty Certification
"I grew up in Orlando, Florida and have two older sisters who both attended Liberty University, which is how I ended up in Lynchburg. Following in my sisters' footsteps, I went to Liberty and got my degree in Advertising and Public Relations. I learned to love fitness, particularly running, at a young age and am usually training for a race if I haven't just run one. As I entered my 20s, my knees started to ache from all of the miles I had logged running, so I decided to look for another form of cardio that wouldn't take such a toll on my body.
I discovered indoor cycling as a Freshman in college and started attending weekly spin classes at the fitness center. My love for spin prompted me to get certified as a group fitness instructor and I went on to teach group fitness and spin classes at The Greenbrier Resort during the summers. I have been consistently spinning for about 7 years now and still love it more than ever. I love teaching spin at Cornerstone Fitness because it allows me to meet people in the community and to help them realize what their body is capable of. If you know me, you know I love my music so prepare to jam out when you attend my classes. We'll sweat, have a good time, and maybe even do some dancing.
See you at the spin studio!"
"Athletics and physical fitness - the guiding principles of who I am and how I live. I grew up in Richmond playing sports year-round, establishing the foundation of my interest in physical fitness. I attended Elon University, earning my Bachelor's in Sports Management. While at Elon, I continued my pursuit of athletics and fitness, playing lacrosse for two years. It was from the need to be fit for athletics that turned my focus towards personal training. I have held certifications in Kickboxing, Functional Training and Bootcamp Fitness. I currently hold certifications in Sport Specific Training and Speed & Agility Training.
For nearly 20 years, I have worked with clients of all ages ranging from athletes, pre/post surgery, weddings, pre/post pregnancy to everything in between. Discipline and focus from athletics, combined with a passion for fitness, give me with the perfect tools for any client. And the reward of my job.... I have the privilege of changing a person's life!"
“My love of fitness started with playing sports in my early teenage years. My main sport was soccer, and I started using fitness as a tool to obtain optimal physical conditioning to be the best that I could be. Over time, my passion for fitness grew and I decided to obtain my Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science from Liberty University. At the same time, I started doing online fitness consulting and in-person personal training where I worked with a variety of clients. I love working with people with any kind of fitness goal—whether it be individuals trying to lose weight, build muscle, or just getting into shape! My passion in life is shedding light on the myths that surround the fitness industry and putting the tools to reach your potential into YOUR hands. I enjoy helping others fully understand the true impact of nutrition and training and how it can not only transform your body, but your mind as well!”
*Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science: Fitness
*ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist