Lynnwood, WA 98036
I started my own fitness journey at 255 lbs, with a bad knee, bad back with three inhalers and a pill to control my chronic acute asthma. Through research and education I have lost 75lbs, dropped down to two inhalers to control the asthma and one of those is only “as needed”. I want to be off meds for my asthma and that is my driving goal for continued fitness.
The philosophy that being “healthy” or “fit” is a status symbol irritates and angers me. I believe that access to healthy lifestyle principles, knowledge and practice should be accessible to everyone who is genuinely dedicated to achieving those goals. I strive to make it as accessible as possible.
I firmly believe that our current fixation on the scale or on a BMI (as it pertains to an individual rather than a large population group) is just as unhealthy as the “obesity epidemic” we say we’re at war with. The obsession with “being skinny” is not only physically damaging to our population, it’s also mentally and emotionally damaging. Every individual has a body composition that is healthiest for them. A body composition where they have their minimal risk factors for heart disease, diabetes, high cholesterol or other health issues. My goal is to educate my clients on what THEIR healthy body composition is, and then help them reach it.
We don’t focus on a number on the scale. We don’t obsess about BMI. I want to know the important things: What’s your A1C? Has your resting heart rate gone down? How’s your blood pressure doing? Can you climb that flight of stairs without being winded? Can you keep up with the kids/grandkids/nieces and nephews without being winded? In short, has your quality of life improved?
I love hiking, photography, gaming (table top and console) and obstacle 5K races. My current “soul mate” workouts are Hip Hop Hustle and weight lifting.
Trains within 25.00 miles of 98087