After almost a decade working in healthcare, I decided to take a break from my career and stay home with my two toddlers. Two years and another child later, I was pulling my hair out. Being a stay-at-home mom was lonely and I felt that something was missing. Somewhere in the two plus years of supporting my growing family, I’d lost a sense of self.
As an outlet for my anxiety and stress, I hit the gym. I started small, group fitness classes where I found other women with small children just trying to escape the monotony of their daily lives. But after a while, I began to see my body change. Not only was I feeling stronger, but I could now squat more than I was able to press over my head to get into the squat position. Timidly, I walked into the male-dominated weight room. That’s where I found my calling.
At the same time, I was experimenting with the newest fitness craze—private boutique-style fitness studios. It was at one such local studio where I was approached to become a fitness coach. Again, timidly, I agreed to go through training and become certified. Over the next two years, something just clicked. I’d found my passion in personal training and coaching others to feel the strength inside themselves that I, too, once hadn’t known existed.
My goal is to empower others so that they may embrace their whole selves without reservation or hesitation. I believe that once someone accepts themselves from within, they then exude strength and beauty on their exterior.
I founded Sweat Date in the winter of 2018 to not only motivate and educate my clients, but to have a creative outlet to share my passion for living a fit lifestyle with the rest of the world.