At the young age of six years old, I picked up my first dumbbell. Since then, I’ve made fitness, lifting and having an active lifestyle a top priority in my life. Starting with my athletic background in competitive gymnastics (12 years), collegiate cheerleading (3 years, University of Utah) and professional cheerleading (4 years, Utah Jazz), I fell in love with the power of body transformation through exercise and resistance training.
After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications with a minor in nutrition from the University of Utah. I began my professional career working in the health industry (2008 – present). Yearning to stay fit and competitive, I was drawn to the stage. I dabbled in NGA bikini shows, while juggling her career and various life events. After having my first child (2013), I wanted to “bounce back” quickly and get serious about competing, so I hired a coach (not Fitbliss) to do my first NPC bikini competition. Unfortunately, I learned a hard lesson, that all training is not created equal. I became severely ill from a combination of extreme, prolonged dieting and excessive physical activity. It took nearly a year to recover, and when I did, she had only two things in mind: be strong and be healthy.
I began powerlifting and discovered flexible dieting. I closed the door on restrictive dieting and embraced the blessings of a flexible dieting lifestyle.
I powerlifted through my entire second pregnancy squatting heavy the day before I delivered. I currently hold state records for squat, bench and deadlift for my weight class. I try to be an excellent example of what can be achieved when you have a healthy relationship with food, build strength and stay successful with achieving weight loss goals.
I live in sunny in Saint George, Utah with my husband and two children. I hold my personal training certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM CPT) and I’m attending school to receive a Master of Science in Sports and Conditioning Performance – a unique program that will fine-tune my career as a fitness professional. This degree is unique as it offers clinical training focusing on safe and effective conditioning techniques.