About Me

My Story

Fitness is something that never came easy to me. I was not gifted with natural ability in sports and for many years I though of myself as un-athletic. While I learned some athleticism from taking dance classes in college it wasn’t until I worked with a trainer that I began to realize that I wasn’t un-athletic. In fact, with the proper expertise and coaching, I realized my body was able to perform at a much higher level than I ever thought it could.

 

Working out not only changed my body, it changed my outlook on life. It made me a much happier person. It boosted my self esteem and made me realize that I actual enjoyed physical challenges. This helped me understand that everyone is an athlete, they just need the right person to bring out their athleticism.

 

Some Athletes win races, some score a perfect ten; others complete a 5K for the first time In their lives or are able to play with their grandkids all afternoon without being tired. I’m equally proud of all the athletes that I work with from age 17-92 yrs young. Whether they are training for an event, getting in shape or rehabilitating from an injury, they all learn that proper movement is the key to success.

My Background

  • Anatomy/Kinesiology Professor for LEAP Program (2014-present)

  • Anatomy/Kinesiology Professor for Alvin Ailey Program through Fordham University (2012-2015)

  • Masters Degree in Exercise Science with an emphasis on Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention.

  • Fellow of Applied Functional Science through the Gray Institute (founded by celebrated Physical Therapist Gary Gray and Dr. Dave Tiberio).  The Gray Institute is the industry leader in education through its concepts in functional rehabilitation, sports (and life) specific training and movement analysis.

  • Certifications in Breath Coaching, Pilates Mat, Kettlebell Training, TRX Training, Soft Tissue Transformation and Certified as a Performance Enhancement Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.

  • BFA in Musical Theatre from the United States International University

  • Post Graduate work in education from California State University at Los Angeles.

  • Teacher for LAUSD Gifted and Talented Conservatory for the Performing Arts

  • I studied dance in college, Pilates at the Pilates Studio and nutrition at both Marymount Manhattan College and California University of Pennsylvania.

  • I was a professional performer for 10 years, having performed in almost every state in the union and winning a Dramalogue Award for acting in California.