When I began this journey, I was just looking to lose some weight. At the time, I didn’t realize that my trainer had set me up with the foundation for eternal youth. He taught me strength training. Strength training gave me the ammunition to battle all the things the life would send. At first I used it as a tool to relieve stress, “workout” whatever challenges life threw my way. I always knew that somehow I felt better after. Perception changed and everything seemed clearer and better. As life went on, I continued to practice the laws of good nutrition (this improves with practice and time).
The better my practice got the more changes I saw in me, both externally and internally. Soon my practice became a profession, I got certified and became a personal trainer. This gave me the opportunity to share what I had learned with others and spread the message of good health. As I delved further, I realized there were still some questions left unanswered. I decided it was time to go back to school and get another degree. Exercise Science.
The human body is amazing and a perfect system within itself. I am privileged for having begun strength training at the age of 25. By doing this, I have set back the hands of time. I have slowed down the aging process, strengthened and protected my back, increased muscle tone and bone density to prevent osteoporosis, increased my metabolism and lean muscle mass. Hence, the anti-aging prescription and the fountain of youth revealed.
As I learned to sculpt the body, what began as a sport and science became an art form and a way of life.
Though my life didn’t start here. It was my mom, who with severe scoliosis wanted to ensure that I would preserve the integrity of my spine and that my posture would not suffer like hers. She enrolled me in ballet at the age of 4. Through the years, I remained athletic and participated in sports of all kinds, with an emphasis in gymnastics, tennis and competitive figure skating. Through hard work these would be the modalities that taught me discipline and perseverance to achieve excellence.
In 2001, I was fortunate to discover yet another passion in my life, traditional Northern Shaolin KUNG FU and a meditative soft style form of martial arts, Tai Chi. It is here I learned the importance of maintaining balance in one’s life. In three years of intense training at KUNG FU CONNECTION I earned my black belt and was now armed to kick ass!
I have also been blessed to meet people who would have such a strong influence on my life. Because of them I have continued this path as my journey. I feel I have had the opportunity to learn from those who are top in their class. Patrick Williams, Michael Klepper and Sifu Gus Rubio. For without them I would not be where I am.
In peace, health & much love,
“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” -Michael Jordan