Masters in Exercise Science from (Northeastern Illinois University) 2018
Bachelors in Health Science from (Bradley University) 2016
American Heart Assc. Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR/AED
American Heart Assc. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
Fit Body Boot Camp (FBBC) Certification
NASM Certification (scheduled fall 2018)
I believe in the practice of preventative health. The only way to combat chronic diseases is through preventative action such as exercise and diet. My health and wellness career started within myself. After being an active person in high school through sports, my fitness dropped entering college. I gained unhealthy habits that lead to weight gain. To prevent any complications, I made some time to be active again by picking up weight lifting. Through that, I found myself wanting to help others before it was too late for them. As I gained my masters degree, I interned at the Cardiac Rehabilitation department at Advocate Lutheran General. I saw firsthand what cardiovascular disease can do, and what the action plan is to help those people return back to their daily routine.
The time to make change is now, but it doesn’t need to be done alone. The science behind exercise is a powerful tool that is often overlooked. I want to motivate and increase self-efficacy to help others achieve their goals.