I am 26 years old and I was born and raised in Whittier, CA.
As a young girl I was really skinny. I was always picked on and called names for being so thin. I got picked on so much when I was little I stopped wearing shorts in the 5th grade up until high school because I would always get comments about my legs and felt very insecure about them.
It wasn’t until I met Fit Nation Gym in 2014 where I started to gain my confidence that I never knew I had. This was the first gym I ever walked into. Yes, I was scared, nervous, shy, clueless. I had no idea how to workout or even know where to begin, but I knew this was something that would make me better in the long run. I remember walking in and wanting to hurry and sign up and leave, I was this skinny girl walking into this bodybuilding gym filled with experienced fit people. As I walked in I was greeted by one of the owners, Art Regis who instantly made me feel comfortable by cracking jokes and making the process of signing up less stressful then I had felt it would be. I signed up and left and told myself “I’m paying for this, so I have to do it !” and at the beginning that was the one thing that kept me consistent. My goal was to gain good healthy weight and lean muscle and just tone. I had no butt, skinny twig-like arms and legs and I was set out to build and have the body I always wanted, which was to have a nice toned body.
As time went on I started seeing small changes throughout my body. I started noticing small lines of definition on my arms and my quads were slowly coming gaining size. My size 00 jeans were starting to fit too tight on me and this was such an amazing feeling to finally have. Knowing that all the work I have been putting in was actually working motivated me even more! This helped me stay consistent with my goal of gaining weight. Fit Nation Gym became my second home, I have met so many amazing people that are motivated and always willing to help out and push one another. The gym that I was once scared to walk into easily became my second family. If I would have listened to my insecure thoughts and emotions and didn’t just go for it as I did, I wouldn’t be where I am today.
The fact that I grew so passionate about the gym and this lifestyle and have become so successful at it, I started having friends and family ask for help and advice. I started training my close friends and eventually others who were inspired by my transformation. I use my expertise in fitness to help others on their journey. I started training in 2017 and I have had over 20 clients who I have trained locally in the OC/LA area.
The main thing I love about personal training is helping each of my clients see the small changes that happen as time goes after once they begin with me. My clients motivate me to be the best trainer and to keep pushing them and myself to strive for more. I always say it’s a team effort, we both need to do our part to complete the masterpiece!