From a young age I was an active kid participating in soccer, volleyball, and basketball. Once I entered high-school I fell in love with track and throwing events. Unfortunately, my small stature was not the best for the big events like Javelin and discus so over the course of my high school years I spent more time in the gym, learning all I could from my teachers, YouTube, and the internet about how to keep myself fit.
In 2017 I was diagnosed with Myocarditis which is an infection of the heart muscle. I was in a hospital bed for 4 days and lost 15 pounds. I felt weak and frustrated. For 3 months I was unable to work, exercise, and I was limited in how long I could spend at school. Once I was cleared to exercise, I started the journey to strengthen my body. Starting from scratch was eye opening and it has helped me appreciate my body. I discovered I wanted to work with people who have been injured and need to build up strength and mobility just like I had to do. That experience led me to becoming a personal trainer and now studying Kinesiology with the goal of becoming a Physiotherapist. In my education so far I have received advanced training in Therapeutic Myofacial release, Hypervolt percussion therapy and TRX suspension training.
What makes my Heart Smile: It’s the “aha” moments when you work really hard at something and it’s not coming to you and all of a sudden you just get it. I live for the moment when this happens to people, either in the gym with movements and exercises, in school like myself with studies, or every day things, I love the moment when people get to go “aha”.