I have been involved in the fitness industry for over 27 years, starting as personal trainer at a women’s gym in Santa Barbara, California at the age of 16. I have been teaching group fitness classes since 2007, with an emphasis on cycling, cardio conditioning, aqua, muscle and strength training classes for all levels of fitness abilities.

I found I had a great passion to also work one on one with people and therefore became a certified Personal Trainer in 2009 after completing the Personal Training Certification program at Glendale Community College and received my ACE national certification also in 2009.  I also obtained a certification in Nutrition in Health and Wellness in 2011 from Glendale Community College.  I am avid in pursuing my commitment to increase people’s fitness and wellness through exercise and nutrition. My inspiration for being a personal trainer is based on the health and wellness I have obtained physically and emotionally from exercise and nutrition.  I strive to bring that inspiration to the clients that I work with.  

The modalities that I specialize in are strength, core, body weight, balance and functional training, with a specialty certification in Post Rehabiltation training.  I  continue my commitment to continuing education to best train and support my clients, creating an individualized program that will focus on a balanced approach to exercise, nutrition & wellness.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE BACKGROUND/DEGREES/CERTIFICATIONS:

AFAA Group Fitness Certified since 2007
ACE Personal Training Certified since 2009
Silver Sneakers Certified Instructor, since 2007
Classic, Circuit & Yoga Personal Training Certification- Glendale Community College, 2009
Nutrition for Health and Wellness- Glendale Community College, 2011
BareKnuckle Bootcamp, Owner 2010-2012
D.P. H.I.T.Camp, Owner 2012-2014
Group Fitness Director, DP Fitness 2012-2014
One Rep Stronger Personal Training, Owner 2014-Current
Personal Trainer, Corte Bella Fitness Center 2014-Current
Group Fitness Instructor, Corte Bella Fitness Center 2014-Current