I thank my Grandmother Lizzie for introducing me to fitness. Ever since I can remember she was teaching me how to swim, how to do a headstand, how to stand tall, and how to remain active and youthful. Walking and gardening were her favorite ways to keep fit, flexible, stress-free, and vibrant. She lived to the age of 93. I miss her very much.
Exercise became an outlet for me when I was living in Miami, FL. When I finally had enough of the big city and corporate America, I moved to Sarasota, FL. It was then that I made a promise to myself to never work in another job that I hated. It is a promise that I have kept to this day.
My fitness career started soon after that. I began to attend many classes and workshops and I studied under many wonderful teachers. I was teaching aerobic-style group fitness classes; aqua aerobics, calisthenics, and stretch and flexibility classes. In 1993, I became an ACE-certified Personal Trainer and have been one ever since.
Having moved to Keene, NH in 1999, I now own LEAN and SERENE PERSONAL TRAINING and Pop Up Yoga - TM. I specialize in customized workouts and programs in a one-to-one private setting, at a gym, in home, or any other specified location of your convenience.
I specialize in working with the following: a) those new to exercise; b) those who hate to exercise; c) those just getting back to exercise; d) those with injuries, osteoporosis, scoliosis, arthritis, etc.; e) those needing to become more fit and/or lose weight; f) the "I don't have time to exercise" group; g) the "I have hit a plateau" or "I need a change." people....AND anyone else that has a fitness goal to reach for their own personal health and well-being.