It all started when...
My dream of becoming a competitive gymnast came true at the age of five and I quickly fell into the world of competitive gymnastics practicing 4 hours a day and traveling to a different city every weekend.
It was an incredible experience, so much so that I ended up devoting the next 16 years of my life to it. Gymnastics gave me a great appreciation for movement and an insight on what the human body is capable of.
After much trial and error, I realized how crucial developing a healthy mindset was if I was going to continue to perform at a high level, recover well and enjoy life.
In my early 20's I decided to retire from competitive gymnastics and thought I'd be fun to teach, so I took a job at a gymnastics gym in Atlanta during the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. I was soon afforded the opportunity to work with some top level gymnastics and nutrition coaches which turned out to be an amazing opportunity and an experience I'll never forget.
The joy I'd experienced teaching movement inspired me to pursue a degree in exercise science and a career in coaching. I soon discovered I loved teaching adults how to move and perform better through my personal training practice.
When my first son came I decided to take a break from my job and focus on being a mom. It was an incredible experience but after the birth of my second son my health took a turn for the worse. This manifested into severe digestive distress and low energy.
For the first time in my life what seemed easy all the sudden became impossible. I lost all motivation and energy and had debilitating digestive pain most days. I was left feeling discouraged and depressed and unfortunately couldn't find the help I needed from my doctor. This left me with no energy to be a great mom much less to be my best self.
It occurred to me that I was way too young to be experiencing this, so I got curious and began researching holistic health practices. The idea of the human body having the potential to heal itself naturally fascinated me.
My curiosity lead me to study master-level courses in holistic health coaching, nutrition, exercise science and rehabilitation with the CHEK Institute in San Diego, CA and the Holistic Life Coaching Institute.
By implementing some key fundamental practices I soon discovered I had more energy, my digestive problems went away and I didn't have to workout as hard to maintain my body shape. It seemed almost too good to be true.
My experience was so empowering I felt compelled to share it and formed Pure Energy Wellness in 2004. I haven't lost my passion for learning since and after 20 years I'm happy to say that I love what I do.
I'm so grateful to be able to help people discover their own potential to be their best self and live the life they love.
With love and kindness,