I am a nurse, wife and mother of 3 children. I currently work full time at Muhlenberg College Health Center. I was employed at Sacred Heart Hospital for 27 years in the progressive Coronary Unit. I am Basic and Advanced Life support certified and have 20 years in advanced nursing. I am a CPR instructor, certified R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense) instructor and work with the college campus police to instruct self defense classes on campus. I was the 2011 American Heart Association winner of the “Woman of Heart” award in the expert category. I am currently working on my Group Fitness Certification.
I have been a certified Zumba® instructor since June 2009. Since that time I have attended many additional classes and obtained certifications in basic Zumba®, Basic 2, Zumba Gold®, Zumba® Toning, Aqua Zumba® and Zumbatomic®. Zumba® has changed my life in so many ways it is difficult to put in text. Most importantly it has improved my overall health. I have lost 57 lbs, dropped my cholesterol and blood pressure and have a resting heart rate better then my kids!
I am a very upbeat, funny, motivational person. I have been described by a class member as a cross between Jillian Michaels and Richard Simmons!
I love to be the life of the party and promise to help you let your inner party person come out!! My classes are very upbeat and intense but you come in at any fitness level and go at your own pace.
I try to keep my energy level up to motivate you to dig deep and find a strength and endurance inside you that you never knew you had.
All my energy comes from the success of others…I love to see you reach your fitness goals and improve your own self esteem.
I want you go get in those family pictures and not bury yourself in the back….I want you to walk by that mirror and look in it, really look at the person in the reflection and be proud of who that person is…..so come on out to one of my classes and let me help you get back on the road…..let me help you return to you!
Be Good to Yourself !!