I am a well-established personal trainer and runner in the Philadelphia area and in the near future am launching www.thatgymgirl.com
I'm racing my first cyclocross race in October and then competing in my first figure competition in May. I think I am a great candidate to tell and show the fitness world how awesome Fitmark bags are. Let me tell you a little more about me personally.
Growing up I was the kid that had every desire to be an athlete but no natural skill at any one sport. I was the first to come to practice and the last to leave, but still I was never going to be an elite athlete. I had a competitive drive, heart and dedication, but thought that scoring for the team, winning the race or being the best was all that mattered. When I headed to college, unable to compete for any sport at the collegiate level, I stopped all activity all together. Between an all-you-can-eat cafeteria, a sudden lack of exercise and weekly frat parties, my health declined greatly and my weight increased.
Soon, I was on 8 medications, wheezing from asthma symptoms when walking up stairs. I wasted almost 7 years of my life living this way--until I woke up. I became vegan and I started working out again. Now I know that, in the game of health and wellness, drive, heart and dedication greatly outweigh natural born skill. Now, I am off all of my medications, free of asthma symptoms and in the best shape of my life. And now I want to help other people to do the same!
Professionally, I train full time at Retro Fitness. I race monthly and am regularly placing in the top 3 of my age group (30-39). I am often seen spending my free time around town on my bike. I have oercome asthma, depression, and being hit by a car -- twice. I am an outspoken, driven fitness fanatic that never gives up!