At the age of 49 I was determined to made a change in my life. I was getting ready to turn 50 in six months and wanted to look fly for my 50th birthday party. I joined the Raytown YMCA and attended a 6am class three days a week. I was very consistent and determined to get fit. I started looking at being 50 and what would that look like for me being a mother & grandmother at that time.
I changed my eating and continued to workout diligently. My commitment to fitness became so important in my life.
I was FLY for my 50th birthday party and I felt awesome and the compliments boost my ego. My 6 am instructor encouraged me to get certified and to start teaching classes. I didn’t realize at that time in 2007 that this would be my passion.
I became a certified fitness instructor and started teaching classes. It excited me seeing how I was able to keep a class motivated to workout for a hour. I then became a certified personal trainer and opened up my own business Fit 4u IS 4U. The process of being a personal trainer and being able to be on a health and fitness journey with your clients is the most rewarding experience. To see dedicated and progress within each individual.
I am a high-energy Certified Fitness Instructor/Personal Trainer with a Master’s Degree in Social Work and the experience of working with individuals from diverse backgrounds for over 25 years.
My professional training as a Social Worker has afforded me the opportunity to correlate the importance of activity as it relates to an individual’s mental health status.
I am an energetic 68 + year old that finds joy in assisting clients in obtaining optimal health and fitness life changing goals. I encourage and support clients to take care of themselves spirituality, mentally, physically and creatively.
I use a holistic fitness approach, finding a routine according to a client’s fitness level, age and goals which incorporates cardiovascular and strength training, and emphasize the importance of flexibility and balance for total physical wellness nutrition.
I have also found that once we start to look at ourselves differently and realize that when we look good you will feel better about yourself and then you will be able to help others.