… Be strong and courageous.

Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged,

for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9

How I Work


My clients include the young and not so young of all races and ethnicities. The healthy and those challenged by fears, medical conditions or injuries.

People usually contact me when they have a specific goal: athletes wanting to be better or stronger, moms who want their kids to swim faster, people with injuries who want more mobility, older people looking for safe exercise and weight loss regimes. Or people who simply want to move beyond the road blocks keeping them from living life fully.


We always start with a plan and a goal—a roadmap of sorts. You set your own goal, deciding where you want to end up, and together we build a plan to reach it.

People come to me who have had serious back surgery or neck surgery. They are discouraged because other people won’t even work with them, but they really want to lose weight or get fit. We talk through their situation. I contact their doctors, ask what is needed and find out how can I help. I have built and implemented programs for a variety of individual conditions, as well as for achieving the goals of corporate groups.


One of the first things I address is how people think. When you work with me, you will find a new way to approach your thoughts and words about yourself. Whenever you come out with a negative comment about yourself, I will stop you and we will talk about seeing you from an entirely new point of view. The stumbling blocks you encounter are simply challenges to be overcome, not flaws in your personality or abilities. You and I, together, will find a way to overcome them. You will push out of your comfort zone and achieve things you may not have even contemplated until now, but you won’t be doing it alone and we never fly blind.


Focus is critical to reaching your target goal. When you are not focused and when you are not paying attention, I bring you back around to get you centered on your plan and then focused on the goal ahead.


Once we create your roadmap, we get started on the fun stuff— getting out there and tackling the challenges. I don’t just teach you technique, but encourage you to see your value and then to focus on your abilities and finish the work. It is fun watching people succeed. At the end of the day, you really will impress yourself!

Programs & Services

Post Surgery Weight Loss Support

Individualized Coaching & Group Support

I learned about the benefits of weight loss surgery from a surgeon I met. I learned how it is an opportunity for a second chance at life. I actually saw the joy that replaces sadness and depression in people who felt like they would never make any progress before the surgery. I created a post-surgery support group that has now been running for ten years.

It has been a joy to support people as they change their lifestyle and commit to living healthier. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing people make adjustments in their thinking and their strategy and then watching them succeed.

Weight Loss 

Individualized Coaching & Group Programs

My weight loss coaching approach is holistic in that we work for long-term success. This means lifestyle adjustments may be needed in the areas of food and nutrition, physical activity or personal image.

Weight loss can be a very personal challenge so many of my coaching programs are customized to the specific needs and goals of my client. As an active person myself, I work to help people embrace an active lifestyle and some even learn to love it!


Strength Training

Individualized Coaching & Group Programs

Creating individualized sports or recreation programs is one of the things I find most satisfying and fun. It is fun watching people reach physical activity goals that they chose for themselves-but it’s also fun pushing them out of their comfort zone and seeing them achieve things that they never thought were possible.

Together, we create a plan and program that you are comfortable with and one that will push you out of your comfort zone a bit, but also stay well within the safe and healthy boundaries of your conditions or limitations.

Contact me to get started!