I chose to follow that love of fitness and helping others and got certified with my personal training certification.
I continue to learn every day. Learning from other trainers and instructors. The health and fitness world is amazing but also so large. I'm here to zoom in on it a little and add my little piece to help others achieve their goals. It all starts with making the decision to choose yourself.
When not training - I work at a fintech company on the tech side and love that I am able to combine both and how they make me the person I am. I also love Kdramas and have a huge love for languages - I majored in French in college!
I grew up in a family of swimmers. From the age of 8 up through college, I swam competitively or in a club. I also played water polo. I was active year-round. It was a love-hate relationship with all the practices but when race day came, it was all worth it.
Fast forward some years, even though active, I gained the college weight and that was what I cared about. I took up running after college to shed the college weight. What I ended up finding was a passion for it that I did not know I had. It was running every other day and keeping up with consistent training that I saw changes and improvements. That was in 2010 that my running journey started.
The journey has its ebbs and flows but there is a lot to learn during that time. You appreciate the lessons and realize that not everything is linear and that showing up truly pays off.
I set a goal for myself to complete an Ironman race after I started participating in triathlons, that goal was accomplished in 2018. It was not about looking at the whole distance but working with milestones and then putting all the work together.