-AFAA certified personal trainer 2012 - present, private clients and small group training
-American Red Cross CPR/AED certified
-UGI FITNESS master trainer
-Jillian Michaels BodyShred certified
-Institute for the Psychology of Eating, Eating Psychology Coach 10/2017
-Public Speaker It's Your Hormones Silly; From The Perspective Of A Woman Just Like You. Canyon Ranch 2016, public seminars
In 1999, after a lifetime of not knowing why I had certain health issues that made NO sense, I was diagnosed with a metabolic and endocrine disorder called PCOS, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. Then in 2014, a second endocrine disorder was added to the list; hypothyroidism. My love of health and fitness has afforded me the ability to combat the side affects reasonably well, but not everyone is so lucky. My life's work has become helping others find health and strength and 'getting fit while having fun'.
In March of 2016 I had the opportunity to launch the first of what I hope will be many discussions to come regarding our 'silly hormones' at the magical Canyon Ranch in Lenox, MA. It was so well received that it made me realize that I must continue my journey. 'Find your wound and you'll find your purpose'. So, my goal is to bring together current, up to date information, proper education, help women become self advocates, avoid 'white coat syndrome' , all while providing a bevy of professionals to answer questions not only about PCOS but many of our most daunting hormone questions. While this will likely start small, my plan is to launch this into an educational seminar that women can attend. We will learn, laugh and ultimately love our hormones and all they can and cant do for us!
Too often I hear that women are not getting the answers they need and it's affecting EVERY aspect of their lives. With PCOS patients, there's so little research and so many women are suffering. It's the leading cause of infertility, 1 in 5 women have it, it causes weight gain and type 2 diabetes in many women. It can cause facial hair, acne, loss of periods, loss of hair on the head in some patients, and even low grade inflammation (www.mayoclinic.com). The medicine protocols are confusing and we seem to be left not feeling well. Is it lack of knowledge, proper testing, proper research? I ask you this... How is it that PCOS, with all of these issues, is STILL so widely unrecognized? I don't know. But we need to get answers and start feeling better. Join me on my journey. If you want to attend a seminar, please go to my CONTACT page and send me a note. And remember, they're just our silly hormones, so lets outsmart them and get on with life! Namaste. xo