Tell us a little bit about yourself and your entrepreneurial journey.
I’ve never been the kind of person who sits still. I’m also an ‘ideas’ woman. Put those two things together, and launching a fitness business was almost a foregone conclusion. But here’s where I’m different than a lot of other personal trainers out there: I want to come up with a way for you to develop a lifestyle of wellness. It’s not about wearing a bikini and never eating chocolate or bread again. Rather, I want my clients to discover how great they can feel when they treat their body right. Have you ever seen a kid’s face light up because mom has the energy and strength to play soccer with him in the backyard after school? That’s the kind of functional fitness I help my clients achieve.
What did you do before launching your own business?
I was an assistant professor of humanities at a small college in Boston. I had gone to grad school for architectural history, and I loved teaching. I was also a life-long runner, so I got into the Boston running scene. For four years, I competed on a road racing team that was self-coached. It was that experience that led me to study and fall in love with the science of training. When I was pregnant with my first child, I read everything I could about exercise and pregnancy. Working as a personal trainer blends my passion for teaching and exercise, and focusing my business on helping moms exercise is personally meaningful. Read the rest of this entry »