At 46, I changed my career focus from the software industry to the fitness industry; specifically Personal Training. This massive professional and lifestyle change began when at age 40; I was diagnosed with severe narcolepsy. Over the next few years, my condition worsened to the point where I was having a difficult time keeping a job. Shortly after I lost my last “software” job, I discovered something incredible“when I exercised for long periods of time at high intensity my narcolepsy symptoms would go away and stay away for a couple of hours after I stop exercising. I knew at that point I must be physically active a good portion of each day and I know being a personal trainer would provide me with the opportunity to not only help myself but to help others as well. I switched from software to fitness and have never looked back. I know how difficult lifestyle changes can be, and I want to help my clients be successful with their fitness related lifestyle changes. I want to help my clients train in way that does not make them dependent on me as a trainer or dependent on the equipment we use. I want my clients to be able to take control of their lifestyle changes like I took control of mine.