Empowering Women and bringing their inner B.O.S.S to life
Balanced. Optimal. Strong. Sensual
From drug addict to wellness junkie...
By 20, things came crashing down quite hard! I was stealing from work to buy drugs, I had messed up many of my relationships with friends and family and I was getting into trouble with the law. It was only when I was faced with the hard truth of losing a friend (my now husband) that I realized just how unhealthy my life had become- and I finally sought help.
When I was using drugs and alcohol, my life revolved around late nights, very little sleep, and a very poor diet- plus of course all the toxins I was ingesting from drugs and alcohol. At the time, I may not have looked all that unhealthy on the outside but inside my body was screaming.
Growing up, I was always ‘the skinny girl’, so much so that I would get teased for it. I struggled to put on weight or muscle and I lacked confidence in my body’s abilities. I felt weak and fragile.
In my early twenties, I made lifestyle changes from hanging out in clubs and partying to being sober, but I hadn’t found a healthy replacement or habit. I started working out at the local gym but felt bored and unstimulated. It all felt very repetitive and like a lot of hard work! I dragged myself to gym maybe once a week but realized I had a lot of internal health work to do too.
Instead of falling in love with exercise, I spent time working on a healthy mind and healing my internal body. It took time to unlearn the bad coping mechanisms and rebuild the low self-esteem and poor self-image that I had carried around with me for two decades. I got married and really struggled to fall pregnant. It took nearly four years to start to undo the damages I had done to my organs and headspace from the years of drug abuse. I eventually fell pregnant and now have two beautiful kids by the grace of God.,
It was only after having my second child when my fitness journey really started. I started showing up for classes at the gym my husband ran (the one we now own together) in a bid to “get my pre-baby body back” and got stuck into Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. This is where the bug for competing really hit me! Since then I have competed in multiple BJJ and MMA competitions.
I love who I am when I am training for a competition or fight. It’s 12 weeks of laser focus on a goal and my mindset, diet, and body have my full attention-
These days, I get my highs from smashing my own wellness goals, loving my family hard, and helping other women reach their goals!
Training for a fight doesn’t feel like work for me, it’s FUN and getting fit is just the byproduct of the training and that’s the kind of energy and ethos that I aim to share with my clients. I don’t believe that wellness should feel like work. I don’t encourage obsessing over calories or any other unhealthy fixation that the fitness industry is guilty of perpetuating.
I am hyper-aware of helping my clients cultivate a healthy relationship with food and exercise that results in a sustainable healthy lifestyle. After all, a healthy outside starts with a healthy inside!
Over the last seven years, I have studied nutrition and exercise science, coaching as well as various training styles so that I can bring my clients a hybrid and holistic approach to overall wellness.
I have seen firsthand how moving my body daily and nourishing it with good food can impact both my physical body as well as my mental and emotional health and I want to help you do the same!