I am an IFBB Bikini Pro, Fitness Model and Personal Trainer living in CT where I own my own personal training business and train out of The Montanari Bros PowerHouse gym of New Haven.
I struggled with eating disorders and poor self image as a teen/young adult, and fitness/clean eating has turned my life completely around. I went from 110-115 lbs at my worst point to a healthy 145 lbs at almost 6' tall! I quit smoking after 5 years, and started eating healthy, small meals 5 times a day. I also started lifting weights and working out at my local gym with the help of a friend's guidance. The combination of these things completely changed my life for the better and I gained, strength, self esteem, and a respect for my body.
I made the decision to dedicate my life to helping others change their lives like I did, and teach people the correct ways to get their bodies, and their self esteem back! I changed career paths from going to school for criminal justice and pursuing my dream of becoming a police officer to becoming a personal trainer.
Over the next couple years my body changed tremendously from an unhealthy college student who's weight fluctuated up and down to a healthy, strong in-shape individual and in 2009 I signed a 3 year contract as a fitness model with a top modeling agency in NYC.
I also started traveling 30mins almost everyday to The Montanari Brother's Gold's Gym New Haven. It was the perfect place for me to start training for my next goal, competing! My first show was the 2009 NPC CT State Championships and I won the tall class and Overall Bikini Title, making me the 2009 NPC Bikini State Champ! Later that year I competed at and turned Pro at Team Universe class F! It was an amazing feeling to earn the right to compete in such a high level in such a respected League, The IFBB Pro League. I have since competed in a total of 5 pro shows and look forward to continuing competing in the future.
In 2013 I competed in the BodyBuilding.com BodySpace Spokesmodel search where I flew to LA and placed 5th for the women's portion and was given to opportunity to become an athlete.
One of my biggest accomplishments now is being an NPC Bikini Competition Coach and helping my team of young women transform their bodies through training, and learning proper eating habits and watching them become confident and proud of their bodies. Knowing that I can help change the lives of soo many girls that felt the way I did gives me a happiness I have never felt before and could not find elsewhere. My team is more than clients they are fitness family.