"Reality is created by the mind, we can change our reality by changing our mind."
My purpose as a coach is to help you achieve your fitness goals and create a strong self-image by providing lifestyle fitness, sports and nutritional coaching.
"Champions aren't made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them - a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill." - Muhammed Ali
I am an expert in Exercise Physiology, ocean activist, community-builder, lover, and author of "The Mermaid Diet", a cookbook. From Oceanside, California, I am a San Diego native that is true to her roots as a Mexican-American; learning Spanish as a first language. My fitness journey first began as a child, actively participating in sports. However, my journey took a turn, when I was a hit by a drunk driver at the age of 22. Having to recover from those injuries, I fell in love with human potential. I believe there is true magic when we can tap into both, the physical and mental aspects of health that allow us to reach optimal performance in all areas of our lives. Having worked with athletes in the NFL, Olympic Games, and Bodybuilding Federation, I have customized training programs for all body types and fitness levels, based on each individual's lifestyle and performance goals. I also hold a Master Degree in Kinesiology. I have shared my research at the ACSMSW Regional Conference, discussing the effects of diet during an exercise intervention. I am a fan of pushing new limits and unlocking new potential. As an example of that, I have entered in my first NPC Bikini Competition in 2018 and qualified for Nationals. After competing in several other shows, including Nationals, my greatest tip to share with fellow athletes is stressing the importance of rest and recovery just as much as hard work.
"You're stronger than you think."
You get one life to live. That's all the motivation you need to create the best version of yourself in fitness and in life. I focus on proper movement and pushing people to their limits mentally and physically.
My training and coaching style mirrors how I believe life is to lived.
It should be exciting and uplifting with moments of intense struggle because in those moments, we grow in body, mind, and sprit.
Hold the vision. Trust the process…
I believe that health and wellness are your biggest assets in life. It’s more than a single goal or destination, it’s a lifestyle. My desire is to help others step into their best self through individualized programs, encouragement and compassion; to build confidence and strength in mind, body and spirit. If not now? Then When?
Be the individual that you never thought you could be. Take that grand leap forward and you will forever be grateful for your decision.
I am a firm believer that we can achieve great things in this world so long that you believe that you can. I grew up living an extremely sedentary lifestyle, this lead to me not being the strongest version of myself. Through my failures, the countless amounts of fad diet attempts, and the thought that it would never be possible for me. I am happy to say that it was possible for me and it is for you as well, if you believe it is!
“Things turn out best for the people who make the best out of the way things turn out.” -John Wooden
I strive to help clients break through their mental barriers and achieve results they never knew they were capable of.
With as much focus on mindset as on the physical aspect, I help people take back control of their bodies and lives by teaching them proper body movement and how to strengthen their bodies in the right places to help them reach their goals. I want to create a safe space that promotes setting big goals, excitement, and fun.
“If it moves.. I can coach it.”
My goal is to help as many people as possible achieve their fitness and performance goals, become more efficient movers and pain-free athletes, and ultimately achieve wholeness, vitality, and longevity.
“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.”
"There's more to life than training, but training is what puts more in your life."
As a Trainer and Performance Specialist, I strive to employ aa system of methods. I've personally been exposed to many different methods and training styles through sports, the military, and fitness. From a coaching standpoint, I try to pull from personal experience as well as professional expertise to deliver the best industry practices to my clients and athletes. So overall as a Master Trainer here at Fit Athletic, I try to coach and deliver a unique blend of the most effective and efficient methods in health, fitness, and performance, specific to my clients' functional needs and long term goals.
Working with clients, I truly enjoy building a firm foundation in both health and fitness. I enjoy goals ranging from everything to help a client to work back up from an injury, to training for peak sports and athletic performance.
My primary goal as a Personal Trainer is to help others discover the joy in health and wellness by educating them on the intricacies of fitness and nutrition.
At the end of the day, I want to teach and inspire others to make more positive life choices which starts in the gym and transcends into all other aspects of their lives. "Give yourself permission to be great!"
When you hire a trainer, what you're really paying for is the information.
If the only thing you're leaving the gym with is sweat on your forehead and an elevated heart rate, then you're wasting your money. My biggest goal in working with clients is to educate them about the process and their body so that one day they can sustain their health and fitness on their own. Health and fitness aren't a one-size-fits-all approach, therefore, it's important to understand why you're doing things and what your body needs to ensure long term success.