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Beyond Personal Training

The Energy Lab is a judgement-free zone, where caring abounds! What we do is not a job, it is our calling. We shine in the game of caring, because to us, it is not a game, it is simply the result of our passion to change the world! One person at a time. To let someone know that we believe in them to the point that they believe in themselves. Thanks to my mentor and coach, Todd Durkin, for showing to the world what caring looks like in the world of personal training and to NBC Strong for focusing on how STRONG people are capable of being when being strong is their only choice AND when they have someone who believes in them!

When STRONG is More Than A Word

It’s pretty amazing that when we look back, we can see that everything happens for a reason.  Had any of our choices or decisions along the way been different, our paths would never lead us to where we are now. Think about all the worries and thoughts that kept us up late at night, that, when looking back, seem so much smaller than they felt at the time. Seven months ago, I sat with my Todd Durkin Mastermind Team at a retreat in Beaver Creek, Colorado. Todd had something BIG to share with us. He was scared of the potential of a dream he had for a long time coming true. Scared for a dream to come true. Think about that.  We should all have dreams that big, that the reality of them ever happening scares the pants off of us!  I remember his list of concerns and obstacles and fears. He listed them systematically, and he could see his way through each one. Except for one. The fear of succeeding. It holds us back, even the best …

Won’t You Take Me To Funky Town?

Cycling Periodization~ A Training plan to progressively challenge, build and take your fitness to the next level This is for anyone who wants to learn to train like an athlete; whether it is the first day off the couch or if you have been on the treadmill going nowhere for too long, or if you know that no matter how many times you have experienced this type of training, there is always something to learn! We call our cycling “tribe” the “On Your Left” group, which most runners and cyclists understand that phrase to mean, “I’m coming up on your left to pass you.” Usually those passing “on the left” have a certain humble confidence about them that comes with experience and training. They are an elite group that have earned the right to say “on your left”.   Which means each person started somewhere and every person started at the beginning! In addition to learning a lot about your body and your potential, we like to have fun! The theme of this session is “Won’t you …

Why a Personal Trainer?

I decided to become a personal trainer 7 years ago.  Never in a million years did I imagine this is what I would be doing when I was in high school, when I graduated college, when I got married or had my first child.  By the time I had my second child, I was aware that personal trainers existed and I even had one.  I began teaching group fitness classes before I had my kids.  I was always at the gym before and after work, and instructors gave me the nudge that teaching might be something I would enjoy.  And so my fitness journey from the other side began!