I was involved in a physically and very emotionally abusive relationship, fitness was my only way out.
At the time my son was about 6 years old and I couldn't continue to allow him to see the abuse his father would impose on me. I had enough so, I planned my escape and one night I was able to sneak out . I tried leaving before but all my previous attempts had failed. This time I felt different, I was determined and not afraid anymore I thought nothing could be worse than this hell we were living in and I was finally able to leave him for good. I struggled, some nights we had nowhere to sleep and not much to eat. But I kept telling myself "you have to make it" There is no going back. I had some rough patches as a teen and struggled with my weight and bulimia. Back then sports saved me, now I was a mother and I had to take care of my son. I also had to deal with the loss of my mother, who recently passed away suddenly, I was in a very dark place. Long story short, I stayed strong and focused on surviving. I started to work and joined a gym. I’d go everyday sometimes twice a day. it was my drug. So, I hired a personal trainer and started lifting weights. I felt stronger, a bit more confident and in control of my life. I felt better everyday as if little by little I was walking out of the darkness and into the light, I felt alive. I continued to do more at the gym and learn more. I even entered a few fitness competitions, the mental strength I gained was huge. I felt so passionate about what I was doing. I had a purpose. I honestly feel fitness literally saved my life. I wanted to pay it forward. That's when I knew I wanted to be a personal trainer, not just a trainer a coach, a mentor. I could help other people overcome challenges in fitness and in life. I was certified as a personal trainer in 2006.
By working through obstacles and taking control of my own life and future, knowledge, perseverance, and dedication have given me the ability to connect with people of all ages and backgrounds. I have earned the respect of my peers and clients thru my own life experiences and I believe It is possible to accomplish almost anything if you are willing and determined.
I have a vibrant personality and charm that allows me to understand and many people looking add longevity and enrich their mind and body through health and fitness. I remain humble and hope to inspire others in many ways not just through fitness
I am currently looking to partner with local domestic violence charities
I was born in Miami,1972 and speak both English and Spanish