My love for health and movement guided me towards an undergraduate degree in food, nutrition and dietetics, and physical education studies from Concordia College Moorhead in 1993. Since then, I have earned certifications in yoga, Pilates reformer, corrective exercise, personal training, group fitness, and behavior change. Most recently in 2020, I completed my MA in organizational Leadership through St. Catherine University.
Over the last 20 years I have been blessed with the opportunity to help others improve their mobility and energy. There is nothing more thrilling than the “a-ha” moment when a person realizes that they can proactively take charge of their physical health with their new-found knowledge. I believe everyone should be equipped with the fitness knowledge, tools and support needed to improve their overall wellbeing. I am thrilled to share my knowledge and experience to enhance the lives of others through Flostate.
Physical activity has always been a huge part of my life. Growing up my days were filled with playing outside and going to sports practices - you name the sport, I played it (along with my 4 athletic brothers.) At the age of 3 I began dance, which stuck with me through highschool and college. Being a member of varsity dance teams and a collegiate dance team shaped my fitness routine for years - teaching me what it meant to move my body in a way that felt so good to me. During my time at the College of Saint Benedict in St. Joseph, I quite literally stumbled into nutrition classes, which transformed my life forever. I graduated with a bachelor's degree in Nutritional Sciences and have been working in Health and Wellness ever since.
Not only has this degree provided me with incredible opportunity in the workplace, but most importantly it has given me the skills to maintain and exercise a life of balance and wellbeing. Since graduating college in 2018, I have obtained certifications in personal training, barre, and yoga with additional specialized courses in these areas. I believe that movement is medicine, and that exercising does not need to feel like a punishment. We have been given beautiful bodies that are meant to move and carry us through this vibrant life - and every body has the ability to enhance their wellbeing through movement that makes them feel amazing.
My passion for health and fitness started early with participation in gymnastics, dance and high school sports. I started craving physical exertion and enjoyed pushing myself to see what I could do. I grew to love working out and the positive community it created. In 2010, I made my passion a career and became a Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor. Since then, I’ve also received Boxing Fitness, Nutrition Coaching and Corrective Exercise Certifications.
I absolutely love teaching, guiding, and inspiring others to be healthy, strong and find their “fit potential”! To me, movement is our natural medicine and has the ability to heal, restore, invigorate, and optimize our minds and bodies.