Mom * Dog Lover * Dreamer * Lover of Life * Smile’aholic
Hi Friends! Allow me to tell you a little something about myself.
I’m a little nutty, kind of crazy, a bit annoying, and I tend to talk WAY too much! Seriously! I’m a work in progress.
However, I also love people, cry at movies, risk my life to help an animal in danger, give my last dollar to someone in need, trust people until they give me reason NOT to, and crave good friendships. The more the better!
Now allow me to tell you what I’m NOT good at.
I’m terrible at skiing, algebra, talking about someone I love without crying, drawing, keeping my bedroom clean, solving world peace, maintaining my car, and remembering to take out the trash. Seriously! If you are looking for help in any of these areas, you won’t want to hire me.
I’m SOMEWHAT good at singing, golf, organizing, remembering birthdays, Google, technology, and waiting in line. But again, if you need help in these areas (though I would love to help you) i'm not the best person for the job!
Now for the good stuff! I’m REALLY good at encouraging, cooking, making people laugh, listening, analyzing thoughts, dancing, choreography, public speaking, educating, writing, helping people get healthy and fit, communicating in a way that helps people understand what normally would be confusing, comprehending life’s challenges, creating strategies to learn and grow, discerning of the obvious, and pulling people out of an emotional, relational, and spiritual pit! If you ever need any help in these areas, you SERIOUSLY need to hire me. You would get 110% for your money!
OK, now for my accomplishments. I've been around a long time, therefore I have done a lot of stuff. It would take me FOREVER to write everything out, so I’ll just list what I’m most proud of. Over the past 30 years I have........ (big inhale)……….
~managed the fitness department for multiple health clubs
~ developed fitness programming for several major health club chains
~ instructed over 60,000 fitness classes – and counting
~ lectured and presented at over 300 fitness conferences in 5 countries
~ sat on the Program Directors board for the IDEA World Fitness Conference
~ starred in 32 home-fitness videos sold in major retail stores
~ produced nearly 50 home-fitness videos, including my products and other reputable fitness celebrities
~ educated, designed, and managed the production of 46 home-fitness videos
~ trained more than 200 clients in nutrition, fitness, and overall weight management
~ educated over 70,000 fitness professionals world-wide on a conference level for the American Council on Exercise
~ choreographed cheer leading routines, fitness routines, dance recitals, fitness videos, and much more
~ written wellness articles for 6 influential magazines; both domestic and international
~ hosted my own health and fitness column in the city of Phoenix
~ guest speaker for 8 radio stations on the subjects of life’s issues, nutrition, exercise, and coping with loss
~ created and performed one of the most influential fitness instructor training programs in the USA
~ won an award from Health Magazine for “Best Cardio DVD”
~ honored from Better Homes & Gardens Magazine as “Top Aerobic DVD”
~ honored from Fitness Magazine for “Hot Video for 2003”
~ honored from Health Magazine as “Best New DVD Buys.”
~ honored from Oxygen Magazine by receiving a “5 star” rating for my release of “Totally Hot Cardio”
~ honored from Oxygen Magazine by receiving a “4 star” rating for my release of “Totally Cool Step”
~ nominated as IDEA World Fitness Instructor of the year (didn't win - oh well - it's the thought that counts!)
Wow! Writing all of this made my life flash before my eyes! I’m exhausted!
Thank you for taking time out of your day to read my "about" page. I'm honored! If you have any questions or concerns, i'm here for you!