Running found me at an early age. I experienced my first runner’s high when I was barely a teenager and it changed my life. There was no way of knowing at the age of thirteen that my career trajectory had been set.
Running gave me something I never knew I could have – a changed outlook on life and my place in this world. Today, I credit those first years of running as to why I’ve lived the life I’ve lived thus far.
In high school learning that the food I put in my body could determine the outcome of a run, I dove head first into nutrition books and Runner’s World articles. Initially, this meant becoming a victim of the fat-free, processed food craze of the 90’s, but ultimately it was the beginning of my never ending search to learn about optimal nutrition.
As an adult I wanted everyone to have what running and eating healthy gave me (hope and empowerment). After finishing college with a degree in business, I attended graduate school where I completed a M.S. program in Exercise Science and Health Promotion. After graduation, I also completed a year long health coaching program at Integrative Nutrition. The skills and knowledge I learned in these programs, combined with my twenty-six years of running and racing experience has allowed me to approach my coaching practice from both scientific and real-world standpoints. This unique coaching perspective ensures that my clients receive the most up to date training methodologies.
In the past eighteen years, I’ve cheered hundreds of people on towards a healthier, more exercise-endorphin filled life in the role of Health Coach, Corporate Wellness Specialist, Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Director, Spinning Instructor, Run Coach, Fitness Blogger, Girls on the Run Coach, New York Road Runner Team for Kids Volunteer and many more.
Combining these passions with my life’s mission has lead me to where I am now, playing the role of business owner at Race Pace Wellness.