Where were you born?
I was born and raised in Hatboro, PA

What made you want to become a personal trainer?
I wanted to become a personal trainer to spread the positive impact that working out and fitness had on my own life, to others

What is the biggest obstacle you had to overcome?

The biggest obstacle that I had to overcome was fighting depression throughout the last couple years of high school and the beginning of college. Those 4 or so years of my life were very difficult and I went through very low phases of my life. There was never an ounce of confidence, self esteem, or even pride in myself. Through lifting weights and working out, I fought through the dark times and found my passion.

What is your philosophy of fitness?
One of my philosophies of fitness is to have a positive mindset and always believe in yourself. Working out and pushing your body is not just physical, it is a mental battle as well. You have to trust yourself and really envision that what you are trying to accomplish, be it small goals or big goals, is truly possible. If you don't believe it first, why should anyone else.

What do you like most about the members of Orangetheory?
What I like most about the members of OrangeTheory is their ability to push themselves, and others at the same time. It is extremely gratifying as a trainer to see members progressing over time. We can only motivate you so much, but in the end they are the ones taking action to push even harder.

What goals are you currently chasing?
My own personal goals that I am trying to accomplish are to increase my exposure in the fitness industry, to eventually compete at the higher level, and also "perfect" my physique. My body is my own piece of artwork. All the habits that I've developed, hours and hours of hard weight training, are sculpting into the vision I have for myself.

What do you burn for?
I burn for a healthy lifestyle. That healthy lifestyle includes both physical and mental health as well. If you are constantly depriving yourself of certain things, or stressing over your diet, then you are not fulfilling that mental aspect of health. Everyone needs to find their own balance.

Where were you born?
Doylestown, Pennsylvania

What made you want to become a personal trainer?
I never really wanted to become a personal trainer until after I graduated. When I was younger I was very shy and dreaded public speaking. Sports and physical fitness have always been a big part of my life though. I began to see the value of teaching others through my mom and her coaching youth lacrosse. The feeling of helping others achieve their goals and watching the excitement you bring to their lives really helped me make the decision of becoming a personal trainer an easy choice.

What is the biggest obstacle you had to overcome?
The biggest obstacle I've had to overcome in fitness is all types of injuries. Many things can slow your progress down, but with the correct rehab and rest you'll be back on track in no time with minimal loss.

What is your philosophy of fitness?
Consistency. What you give is what you get. Whether it be in nutrition, weights, cardio, yoga, ect. The biggest thing is just showing up and putting in the "correct" hard work and effort. This is the best way to see lasting results or long term goals become reality.

What do you like most about the members of Orangetheory?
Just how genuinely nice many of our members our. They are very thankful after each workout and bring their all each and every time. They teach me to become a better person and make training very enjoyable.

What goals are you currently chasing?
To become a scratch golfer and finish up my second degree from Penn State University.

What do you burn for?
My mom and anyone else who lost their fight against cancer. Her positively, love for fitness, and never give up attitude is all I need to keep burning and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Where were you born?

Philadelphia, PA

What made you want to become a personal trainer?

In high school I had very bad self esteem and would constantly walk around with my head down. I started working out senior year of high school to boost my self esteem. Once I started seeing results, I was hooked. A few years down the line, I noticed my work ethic became incredible and I was able to walk with my head up instead of feeling depressed. Fitness has impacted my mentality more then anything , but of course the physical results are great. I became a personal trainer because I wanted to teach people that fitness can change your life and make you feel like you've never felt before.

What is the biggest obstacle you had to overcome?

Last year (2015), I went through a series of obstacles that felt never ending. My grandmother passed away, I had to move out of my house, and then my cousin passed away. This all happened while I was preparing myself for my biggest bodybuilding show yet. I was having constant anxiety attacks and felt alone at most times. Fitness and Orangetheory helped me get through it. 

What is your philosophy of fitness?

My philosophy of fitness is that it's all about your mentality. A strong mind is the most powerful tool you can have. Most people give up and stop a routine, because it's not easy. The willingness to keep going is out weighed by the willingness to stay the same. I try to preach to stay postivie and stay consistent NO MATTER WHAT. Life is going to throw you curve balls, we can either knock them out of the park, or go down watching them pass by. Stay positive, stay patient, love the process and you will see results.

What do you like most about the members of Orangetheory?

The members are the reason I can teach 24 classes a week. People usually say, "you have to be exhausted" or "doesn't it get boring" . It never really gets boring because every class is truly different, everyday is full of new faces or the same faces with new stories. I'm happy to see our members everyday and hear their constant success stories. These "members" are more like family and friends. The people at OTF have helped me through some of my toughest times and happy to see them even when they roll their eyes at me.

What goals are you currently chasing?

My biggest goal right now is buying a house. After I moved out, I was worried I wouldn't be able to afford living on my own. This year, I told myself I'm going to work as much as I need to so that I can own my own house. Just like physical goals, it won't be easy, I'll need to work for it and some days are going to be harder then others, but I will own a property.

What do you burn for?

I burn for always getting better and never settling. One of my favorite quotes is "You see when you are not pursuing your goal, you are literally committing spiritual suicide. When you have some goal out here that you are stretching for and reaching for that takes you out of your comfort zone, you’ll find out some talents and abilities you have that you didn’t know you have." I hope to keep setting goals and accomplishing them no matter how difficult the task.

Where were you born?
Philly, baby!

What made you want to become a personal trainer?
When I was 31, I lost over 30 lbs and became fit the old fashioned way. I wanted to share my "hobby" of and excitement for wellness with anyone that I could.

What is the biggest obstacle you had to overcome?
Fitness wise.... ceasing to say "I'm not a runner".. I still don't feel like I am but I do it because it's hard for me and to prove to others who "aren't runners" that they have no excuses.

What is your philosophy of fitness?
I work as hard as I can during every single work out.... I expect my clients to as well. It's all relative.... each persons "best" is the same as the next. No matter the level. You only get the results you deserve if you put in the work...period.

What do you like most about the members of Orangetheory?
I love most how they've welcomed me so warmly to an already very established club. Thank you!

What goals are you currently chasing?
I feel better at 50 than I did at 25. I want to feel better at 75 then I do at 50. So my goals are just to stay strong, be at a responsible, healthy weight, be as emotionally happy as I can be, and not hit the 3 from the 12 before time is called.

What do you burn for?
Pop Tarts! (but don't ever bring me any to work)

Where were you born?
I was born and raised in Bucks County.

What made you want to become a personal trainer?
I have always loved working out but as I've become older it's been a challenge. After having children the body doesn't bounce back as easily and as a woman ages it's not as easy to get the results we workout so hard for. It is possible to get fit again no matter what and I want to share my experience and knowledge. Our past doesn't equal our future.

What is the biggest obstacle you had to overcome?
Raising three all consuming teenage daughters and difficulties in the past year with two aging parents has been tough. It's been kinda a double edged sword. Big obstacles but also my greatest blessings.

What is your philosophy of fitness?
My philosophy of fitness encompasses the gamut of working out. It's all about being well-rounded with the cardio, weightlifting, and yoga. Life shouldn't get in the way of exercise; exercise should be a way of life.

What do you like most about the members of Orangetheory?
The members at OTF Doylestown are what initially sucked me in. As a member at first, I loved the high energy and enthusiasm. As a trainer, they inspire me. The transformations I've seen are amazing. Working hard and having fun is what it's all about!

What goals are you currently chasing?
My short term goal is running the Spartan Super in July. My long term goals are never ending. I'm always trying to be the best mother, wife, friend, trainer that I can be. I am work in progress!

What do you burn for?
I burn for many things and there's no rhyme or reason to my thought process! One half of my brain burns for fitness. The other half burns for cake, cookies and ice cream!

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