I had always gone to different gyms and put my time in, but I always looked at it as a necessity and it was an effort to do it. I never felt totally comfortable and confident in what I was doing. In 2008, I decided to try something different and signed up for an 8 week session at Heartbreaker…it was unlike any other gym experience I had had. I started to feel confident in what I was doing. I started ENJOYING going to the gym! Soon I signed up as a VIP member and in 2011 I entered my first Bikini Contest… I got great results and saw such a huge change in my body. Biggest thing I remember at the end of Bikini was when I began I struggled to do 10 pushups from my toes… by the end of the 8 weeks I could do almost 60. I loved the results I was getting and how strong I had become. After I had my son Liam, I quickly got back to Heartbreaker and did my second Bikini in 2013. This time I got into the clean eating even more thanks to Marla’s fantastic recipes. I had my baby girl in the spring of 2014 and I soon found it very difficult to get to the gym with 2 babies under two. When I heard that there was a Mommy Club starting up at Heartbreaker last fall, I was sooo excited! Getting back to Heartbreaker was like coming back HOME. It just felt right. In the spring of 2015 Ashley put it in my ear that I should maybe look into getting my fitness certification. Fitness has become such an important part if my life that it just made sense. I am now a certified Group Fitness Leader through the AFLCA and am currently helping Ashley out with the Mommy Club classes. My goal as a fitness leader is to be like the leaders I had. Make fitness fun and help others develop a love for fitness the way I did. I can’t wait to see where this journey takes me now and I look forward to seeing you in class!