As a child I was a career driven little girl. I had my first business at the age of 6 years old, selling Ice Pops from my mothers freezer. My parents always told me to go to college, get educated, and keep a side business.
In high school the counselors advised students thats colleges accepted students with extracurricular activities, so on the first day of high school I found the basketball coach and told him I am signing up. I had never played basketball a day in my life but I was tall and everybody said I should play. I was also a cheerleader for many years before high school. Along with basketball and cheerleading I ran cross country , whew! I hated that. But I was a natural athlete.
Four years later when college application time came I had a change of heart, 9/11 Attacks occurred and college was expensive. I decided to serve my country and joined the US NAVY. High school sports paid off because I was out running all the girls.
Two years after being in the service my mother was diagnosed with colon cancer. This was a nightmare and difficult to understand. I felt like we ate healthy. I went to her chemotherapy and doctors appointments which is an experience that is heart breaking. There were many doctors but there was one doctor that gave us a list of foods that can cause cancer, and surprise surprise there were so many foods we ate daily on the list. As a family we made a diet change, more whole foods, less processed foods, no red meat. With a diet and lifestyle change my mother lived for another 10 years. We were students of Dr. Sebi and holistic medicine.
In college during my nutrition class the American Cancer Society facts sheet stated that, A person that engages in 75 mins of intensive physical activity decrease the risk of cancer by 50% . I needed that information because all my family was dying of cancer and I felt that I must do something different otherwise I wouldn’t be changing the curse.
When my mother passed, I told myself I need to be accountable for my health and fitness. One year later I became a personal trainer and nutrition specialist. When I became dedicated to the gym my body started to change. I had muscles, my butt lifted and I was feeling sexy. During my moment of self love and discovery, women started asking me for help. This is when Pretty Pumped Fitness was created.
Helping women live longer, sexier, and happier lives.