I am also a huge advocate of mental health. I love seeing the physical transformation that takes place in someone, but the internal change is even more of a grand experience to witness. I have been involved with sports and working out my whole life, but I struggled with depression, negative self-talk, and other weaknesses that come with mental illness. I missed out on college sports scholarships, maybe even a professional career, simply because I allowed depression to hold me back.
In all my experience as a trainer, it kills me to see someone that hates his/herself simply because of his/her physical appearance. Everyone has value! Everyone has greatness! I am humbled to have been able to witness and be a part in people’s shift to love and belief in themselves. I am simply here to help and encourage my clients, and even direct them to proper resources if necessary.