Education: Bachelor of Science Degree in Corrections from Mankato State University
Certification: Group Fitness, CPR, First Aid, AED
Personal Bio: I am a fun fitness enthusiast. I love working out, especially working out with fitness friends at the Y. If I can turn a leisure bike ride into a bike race, I’m happy. My love for fitness came about when I started walking daily with my really tall friend from work; her leg were much longer than mine! After returning to work from maternity leave in 2003, she asked if I wanted to start walking during lunch hours; what I thought would be a normal walk turned into me basically jogging the entire time. Each day I dreaded going, yet I didn’t let her know that. In the winter months, we joined the Y and I fell in love with the fitness classes and the fitness instructors. I was approached to teach classes in 2006 and fast forward to several years later I am still teaching. I live by “do your best”, “be the best you can be” and “It’s your workout, not mine or your neighbors”. Often times before class I will say, “we are going to have fun tonight”; however, not everyone agrees with that. Fitness has many rewards and having fun is just one of them. I currently teach kettlebell interval, , battle rope interval, bootcamp, cycling and core, although I am open to teaching whatever Y members desire for workouts.