PMA-Nationally Certified Pilates Instructor
BBU- Comprehensive Pilates Instructor
ACE- Personal Trainer
AFFA- Group Fitness Instructor
AFPA- Holistic Nutritionist
CP- Master Trainer
I started teaching aerobics when I was 15 years old for a woman's church group in my home town. In college, I helped teach the aerobic fitness class for my college professor while taking the class for credit. After graduating cum laude, from Dana College with a BA in Elementary Education and a minor in Art, I went to Midland College earning my Early Childhood degree. During this time, I started instructing aerobic classes at Golds Gym in Omaha, Nebraska and became certified through AFAA.
After college, I taught in the Millard Public School District and sold Mary Kay cosmetics while still pursuing my dream of instructing and training in the fitness industry. After my son was born, I decided it was time to pursue my hearts desire to helping others become healthy and fit through exercise. I earned my personal training certification from A.C.E. and my ministry degree from J.S.M.I.
I trained at Lifetime Fitness for three years and earned my first certification from Balance Body University in Pilates. This is where my idea of fitness changed. Pilates was a form of exercising that everyone could do and the benefits were amazing! I pursued my interest in Pilates, completed my Pilates Comprehensive certification with 500 hours and became PMA certified.
I’ve been in the industry for a little over three decades and have seen a lot of changes. The best and most exciting part of Instructing in the fitness industry is seeing lives changed when individuals like yourself commit to a lifestyle change for better health through fitness like Pilates.
I am married to my best friend, Brett, who teaches in the Westside school district and coaches football. We have an amazing son, Zane, with incredible tenacity, despite medical issues. He keeps us very busy especially with ALL-PLAY baseball in the spring and fall. I enjoy working out, learning new things, reading, painting, as well as coaching/mentoring others to reach their goals and dreams.
I started practicing Pilates in 2004 after my 2nd daughter was born, and I immediately fell in love with how it made me feel. Pilates quickly became my passion and something I couldn’t wait to share with others.
When I found out there was a training program in Omaha, I couldn’t wait to get started. I began my instructor training in 2009 and completed my comprehensive certification through Balanced Body in 2014.
Pilates is such an amazing exercise that benefits people of all ages. I love sharing this practice with my clients, watching as they grow stronger and seeing their bodies transform.
I am married to my fantastic husband Thadd; we have two teenage daughters, and two crazy dogs. Besides being an official “dance mom”, independent cabi stylist, and Pilates instructor, I enjoy reading, lazy afternoons at the lake, and spending time with friends and family.
Working on her 500 apprenticeship hours.
More to come.