I was born and raised in Utah, graduated from the University of Notre Dame where I also ran track, and ultimately, I fell in love with a sailor, married him and landed in Springfield, Virginia. Together we have three beautiful daughters and a lifestyle that simply does not involve sitting still. I truly believe fitness is a lifelong pursuit that starts in childhood, takes many twists and turns and leads us to the best version of our self. That is why I love PowerFull fitness. We guide women and their children through that fitness journey by integrating kids into our workouts (monkey see monkey do!) and focus on women’s health from the inside out (a variety of classes and nutrition seminars). I love to share the strength, flexibility and stamina of Barre, Pilates and Strength and Tone with our #specialkindofcrazy community. I love to work hard and have fun and my favorite classes to teach are filled with groans and laughter.
I am New Yorker at heart and after working as a Spanish teacher and traveling the world as a program integrator for satellite launches, I ultimately wound up in Springfield, VA with my husband and two kids! I now have the pleasure of working with other little ones at my very own Home Daycare! I played all different sports my whole life and loved to be healthy, but like many of us, my health and fitness took a back burner as marriage, working, and raising kids took up most of my time! I finally had it with the bad habits and joined Powerfull Fitness back in 2015! Powerfull Fitness allowed me to workout, set healthy goals for myself, and spend quality time with hubby and kids. I really fell in love with the exciting, high intensity kickboxing workout that Laura introduced us to. I finally decided that it was time to set a new goal for myself which led me to receive my Turbo Kick Live certification! I now have the honor of sharing my love for kickboxing with others! I am proud to be a fit momma with Powerfull Fitness and I hope to have an opportunity to share that same feeling with you!
I grew up in Pennsylvania, attended Penn State (We Are!), where I met and married my husband, and graduated in 2008 with a BS in Kinesiology. We were essentially nomads for the first few years of marriage, even living in Taiwan for a while, before settling in Laurel, Maryland in 2013. We have one delightful daughter with whom I get to spend my days at home! What started as dabbling in different sports as a kid has grown into a passion for fitness and helping others reach their goals! I enjoy doing triathlons and am excited to do another this summer! I’m a certified personal trainer through NASM, and have loved encouraging many individuals in various walks of life. As a mom, I know how tough it can be to squeeze in a workout, to have energy to exercise, and to make your health a priority amidst the busyness of taking care of littles. It is possible!!! And so much more valuable that you get to bring your children along on your journey, and to show them what it looks like to live an active, healthy life! I’m excited to motivate, guide, challenge, and encourage you to be a stronger, healthier you!
I started teaching group exercise when my children were toddlers. After staying home with my two small ones all day, I craved community with others. After one group exercise class, I was hooked. I fell in love with the class environment; I loved the idea of everyone laughing and working out at the same time . However, I started to find my children didn’t love the child care in the Big Box Gyms were I was teaching. Enter PowerFull Fitness! Combining my need for community with my children’s need to be close to mom and also have their own friends was a life saver. I am so thankful for the community that PowerFull Fitness has become. They’ve gotten me through long nights, toddler days, and first days of school. I got support, encouragement, and some awesome workouts. I am so excited to continue working with such a motivated group of women!
Growing up in Connecticut I loved dancing and music. I graduated from the University of Rochester with a BA in Music and then l lived in Vienna, Austria – a city that had been a home to many of the musicians I studied. After moving back to the States I came to DC to intern at the Kennedy Center. The plan was to stay here one year and then decide where to set up my “grown up life.” But the fates knew better, and I met my husband while conducting an orchestra and we are now married 14 years with three amazing daughters. As a musician I’ve worked with so many amazing people. Always learning and trying out new things – musical theater, piano lessons, classroom teaching, songleading. I love that my daughters see me try new things, both my successes and struggles. We all get to grow together. I took my first yoga classes when I was pregnant and I was hooked. I love the mind-body connection, the importance of breath, and value of taking time to slow down and fully exhale. Powerfull Fitness has taught me so much about strength, power, endurance, being healthy, and friendship. I love that it allows us to marry our families, passions, challenges, and relationships all into one healthy foundation.
I was born and raised in Oregon. I went to Graduate School in Nebraska and moved to Northern Virginia in the summer of 2008 to be a Chemist for the Navy. Growing up I was always a very active kid playing sports all the way into my first 2 years of college. However, after I stopped playing sports, my activity level basically came to a Halt! After 7 years of college and 3 or 4 years of working, I realized something needed to change and was clearly missing from my life! So about 5.5 years ago I decided to make that change and get active again. It was very slow and lonely at first just trying to make myself run and workout alone. However, once I found an amazing group of ladies, that’s when I really started to make this a HUGE and IMPORTANT part of my life. Over the last few years fitness has become a big passion and I want to be able to share that passion with you ladies!! A current and very real passion for me, is helping people to stay active and not lose their motivation and momentum just because they have to travel. I travel a LOT for work so if you ever need help and tips on staying active or finding ways to take your workouts with you, just let me know! I do it EVERY month myself. I have met some awesome instructors and friends over the last few years, and they have done some much to help me change my life! They encouraged and pushed me to find ways to spread my love and energy for fitness with others in the community. So I got my certification from AFAA and now I’m ready to start sharing my passion and energy with you ladies! I have become a morning workout person (even though I still hate mornings), and this #specialkindofcrazy community! Seeing everyone improve and push themselves on a daily basis is just amazing and it’s so rewarding to be a part of. So hopefully I’ll be able to come and share some of my CRAZY with you in a class, and help you get out of your comfort zone and continue to advance along your Fitness journey. We all have to start somewhere, but we are all ATHLETES and in this journey TOGETHER!!
Hi! I have been in the DC Metro area for almost 14 years. I am a California girl at heart and received my BS in Biochemistry from Cal Poly, in San Luis Obispo, CA. I was reluctant to leave the beaches of California, but followed my high school sweetheart to the East coast right after we married in 2003. Virginia is now the place we call home and its where we welcomed our three children. I discovered PowerFull fitness through a friend and felt so at home with the instructors and the community. Three years later I am ready to jump all into the special kind of crazy and start teaching. I’m thrilled to join this amazing team and hope you leave all PowerFull Fitness classes encouraged and empowered in your fitness journey.
I am a NoVA native who was born and raised in Burke, VA. After college, I moved back to the area and met my husband. We settled in the Kingstowne area of Alexandria, where we are raising our two small, but active and energetic boys. Before becoming a stay at home mom, I was teaching 5th grade locally, and have taught many grades from Pre-K to 5th! Running is and will always be my first fitness passion, followed closely by Pilates. I think that they go hand in hand! I am also passionate about helping new (and not so new ) moms find the valuable time to fit fitness into their busy schedules and I understand that sometimes (most times!) this means that the kiddos have to come along for the ride. Fitness is important to my overall well being and has become part of my entire family’s lifestyle. I can’t wait to be a part of your journey!