I have my Holistic Health Coaching certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and am a member of the International Association for Health Coaches (IAHC). I am also a Certified Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise (ACE). I was a competitive athlete for 15 years, finishing my basketball career at NCAA Division II Saint Martin’s University in 2011. I realized upon “retiring” from my sport that I didn’t know how to eat or exercise when it wasn’t for competition. Not only that, but I also struggled with my career choice and identity after concluding a sport that was, for more than 15 years, my primary life focus.
How do you adjust to a new lifestyle when being a basketball player, football player, swimmer, runner, etc., is no longer your identity? How do you eat? How do you exercise when you don’t have to be in peak physical condition at all times? How do you become comfortable in a changing body? After following my own path to balanced health and finding answers to these questions, I realized I wanted to help other athletes through this transition.
For more information on preparing/coping with this transition, check out my book The Athlete After: A 10-Week Guide to Balancing Life After Sports. I also offer one-on-one, group, and team health coaching as well as personal training. Click here for more about my programs.