What started your fitness journey?
I’ve been physically active and involved in sports my whole life — the ability to live a fit and healthy lifestyle has afforded me many opportunities for adventure and fun. I continue my fitness journey now, by sharing this lifestyle with family, friends, and clients.
What led you into the industry?
I started with an interest in physical therapy. I liked the idea of helping people and having an active lifestyle – I saw people’s training needs and a gap in the market. There wasn’t a place that offered personal training on a large scale, outside of corporate, big box gyms, and so I said to myself, “OK, I need to open a place big enough to house trainers, to fill this gap and meet people’s needs.” Synergy began after that in 2005, and we became a brick and mortar location in 2007.
What does Synergy mean to you?
Synergy is about giving people the opportunity to live longer, healthier lives. It’s an opportunity for trainers and coaches to operate as a fitness professional, with services and amenities geared toward helping them thrive. Synergy is a lifestyle where everyone benefits for being part of it.
What’s your favorite workout?
My favorite workouts are the ones that don’t feel like working out at all; from hiking to kayaking, to just enjoying a walk at the park. Working out doesn’t always mean going to the gym.
How long do you workout for?
About an hour a day. I spend 45 minutes to an hour on weights and at least 20-40 minutes on cardio. But, as often as I can, I’m playing outside.
Favorite playlist song?
If I’m looking to get pumped up for a hearty beat down of a training session, then it would have to be,
Cryin’ Like a Bitch!! By Godsmack
I absolutely love all-out intensity! At Synergy, our HIIT program brings the heat, with a combination of strength, power and endurance training!
What do you love about living in Fresno?
I love that we’re so close to the mountains! I enjoy playing outside and every opportunity I get, I enjoy getting out into nature!
What would you encourage someone to do, who’s new to working out?
Get professional accountability – hire a trainer, go to a group class – don’t go at it alone if you have no experience or education in health and fitness. It’s an investment in YOU!
Favorite cheat day snack?
Tacos. Actually, tacos are my EVERYDAY snack.
Best motivational quote you’ve ever heard?
“You can’t make chicken soup from chicken shit.”
The point is that, if you’re going to go after something you want, you better commit yourself to it and not half-ass it!