HOW I WENT FROM BROKE TEEN MOM TO A DEVOTED FITNESS ENTHUSIAST FOR LIFE
"That sounds so terrible. It is my story though. This is me."
I grew up in a small south Minneapolis 2 bed/1 bath home with my 2 younger sisters and my parents. I have always had a love for fun, outdoor play, and people. I am an introvert in some ways but thrived when playing outside all day everyday with my closest friends. I love connecting with others, being real, and appreciate others that are real as well.
This was me in 1992 at 16 years old. I had a baby Kyle James and when he was 4 months old married his dad James (My high school crush). He was in the Navy and we moved to Norfolk, Va. far away from home in Minnesota. "I grew up quickly and learned about life, budgets, babies, hard work, and following my internal light."
When I had Kyle I quickly cleaned up my act and grew up… I decided that I would give him the benefit of having the normal life that he deserved. He would come first in my life and I was going to give this my all of being a good mom. He was my first big “why”.
I was very broke financially but found fitness as a light in my life. As I was away from family and friends I found the outlet of fitness tapes on the VCR and cable that I would do daily. This lifted my spirits and gave me hope and structure. It was something I grew passionate about. Many of the examples in my family life was unhealthy full of addictions and depression. I was determined to make a BIG change in my life for the better. Fitness was the first BIG step forward for me.
Fast forward to now I have since had the blessing of 4 more boys in my life to make me the mom of 5 Boys!!
These boys are my biggest “why”.
I am a passionate real -life mom of 5 boys that has built a body coaching company from the ground up. Along the way I have attracted an amazing team of highly qualified trainers to join me and continue the vision of Tone 2 Day. I have the experience and training as an IFPA Pro Bodybuilder starting at the age of 35. I know what it takes to start a training program, maintain that program, find balance in life, and also to reach that next level in personal fitness. I have been featured by LifeFitness as their "Top 10 Personal Trainer to Watch" contest winner in 2014. This is a highly sought after international contest with trainers competing from around the world annually. In addition I am a certified strength and pilates trainer. After years of experience and training I have created a system that truly works. The safest, easiest, most efficient way to attack "new body fat" and destroy it...before it becomes permanent.
I believe that my passion for life and fitness shines through in all that I do. The best example and role modeling is in showing and doing. My hope is that the closer I am too my authentic self –doing what I love by helping others get fit and find their true selves that my boys will have the ability to do that too! We only get one shot in life.
"I hope that this will inspire YOU!"