I have been working in the health and fitness field for twenty years now, operating my own Wellness Boutique, LivFitness, for ten years since Oct 2009. My journey began at the Quincy YMCA where Dr. Wayne Westcott, a nationally recognized exercise scientist who is now a professor at Quincy College, mentored me. I had the opportunity to participate in innovative fitness research alongside Dr. Westcott and this helped me to deepen my knowledge and refine my craft. I became a certified personal trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning Association in 2004. I have maintained my credential by staying up to date on the latest research in health and fitness and regularly seeking out continuing education opportunities to learn more. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, graduating with a master’s degree from Suffolk University 2002. I incorporate this training into my work by helping my clients to make concrete behavioral change to achieve their wellness goals including weight loss, strength building, and improved overall health. My background in the mental health field also helps me to empathize with my clients and understand the underlying roadblocks that we can work through together as a team.
I try to align everything I do with a core desire to help others be their best and achieve the goals that are most important to them. This belief has led me to my core philosophy: “I believe that how you move your body, how you fuel your body, how you guide your mind, and how you respect your planet are all interconnected and create the health and wellness of self. I believe that every effort counts, many small moves lead to big changes. I believe that you have the power inside you to make better choices and my purpose is to guide and support you through this journey.”