When I was 8 years old, my dad walked me on to a high school track for the first time. It was my first introduction to organized and intentional movement. I learned the importance of breath work, body mechanics, and endurance. I also learned, through years of track and field, that you’re truly only competing with who you were yesterday. Tracking my times over the course of the season taught me that whether you win or lose against others, the goal is to elevate from where you were previously. This foundation set the tone for what fitness meant to me. Balancing out the physical aspect of the sport that my dad taught me, was the mental and emotional aspect presented by my mother. My mom reminded me that the way you show up is the way you compete. The way you do one thing is the way you do all things. This is not about the fastest, or the strongest, but the one who endures. My mother also taught me that it’s not how you win that causes growth, but instead how you lose. If you learn from losses, those lessons will take you further than coming in first place. I’ve held on to these core values and fitness has become a lifestyle for me, not just a win or a loss, and definitely more than a “look.”
As a 22 year veteran in the fitness industry, I am a true Fitness Specialist. I am an ACE certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor as well as a 200 RYT yoga teacher. My love for all three modalities created BPM. Why choose between focusing on form and strength training, getting a good HIIT session or flexibility and mobility work? All three components are necessary. I created BPM for the yogi that’s intimidated by cardio, the runner who can’t touch their toes, and people who want to feel confident lifting without the fear of injury. BPM is a balance. A balance of equal parts power and mobility. Everything you want, and at the same time everything you need. Now that’s BALANCE.