Flashback to 2008, I weighed in at 225lbs. I was the fat girl. My eating was out of control, fitness would never be attainable for someone like me. At least, that’s what I thought every minute of every day. I hated my body. I felt completely helpless and was masking it even more with food. I always knew I wanted to be athletic, I joined a swim team in the 4th grade and won my first few competitions, but no one came to my meets, so I quit.
Throughout my life, my enormous heart paired with rock bottom self esteem allowed me to get used and taken for granted in intimate relationships. I didn’t think I deserved any better. Eventually I decided to make a change. I took a leap of faith and applied for a job at a gym.
When I began working at the front desk of a high-end health club I had a deep rooted fear of this particular genre of people, (the good looking, successful, and athletic) judging me. What I discovered instead was astonishing. By showing my professionalism and letting my personality shine through, I was appreciated and applauded. People genuinely started offering advice to help me begin my journey. One personal trainer in particular took me under his wing and started training me 5 days a week. A year later and 50lbs lighter, the fitness manager of this gym offered me a job… as a personal trainer.
Fast forward three years and the same fitness manager, (Frank!) asked me to join his team at FranklyFitness. Today I am a force to be reckoned with. I have discovered the balance of being the true me at heart and feeling the same way on the outside: STRONG. HAPPY. CONFIDENT. I pride myself in knowing that I’ve helped many people over the years find their own transformation, both mentally and physically, and recognize coaching as my calling in life.