I graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a BFA in Industrial Design. I always call myself as a designer because I strive to make things better with the focus on function and fun! The best design is clean and simple. Just like the best healthy life design.
As my passion for fitness grew, I earned many certifications.
First, I became (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) certified in group fitness and personal training. Then, I fell in love with Les Mills BODYPUMP and became a certified instructor. Along the way, I earned the Healthy Moms Perinatal Fitness Instructor, and more. I currently teach classes at Lake Forest Health & Fitness Center and East Bank Club.
I graduated from the the Institute of Integrative Nutrition (IIN) as a certified holistic health coach. Here I learned innovative coaching methods, practical lifestyle management techniques, and over 100 dietary theories; everything from Ayurveda, gluten-free, and Paleo, to raw, vegan, and macrobiotics, and everything in between. IIN centers on creating a life based on well-being and happiness, and its impact has allowed for a “ripple effect” to spread throughout the world.
I am grateful for every experience which led me to who I am today, and I look forward to a lifetime of continuing education!
s.p.a.r.k.l.e. = Simple programs and recipes to keep living energetically