I am aware of all the difficulties women face in the fitness space for different reason. It can take a lot of courage just to show up for movement sessions.
In 2004 I became a group fitness instructor and knew I had found my calling. I made hundreds of people move on a regular basis. Years later I switched to personal training and started to focus on 1on1s.
I realized disruptive patterns of overwork. These patterns followed me throughout my group fitness and personal training years. I was pushing my clients to go at 100% every day because that’s all I knew. That’s how I trained myself as well. I was kind but very loud and sergeant-like at times.
I started somatic therapy for my own mental and emotional healing in 2020. I became interested in trauma responses and what they do to the body. I started using tools in training sessions that I learned from my somatic therapist.
After this, in 2021 I learned that Trauma-Informed Personal Training was an existing modality in the movement space. I was finally able to connect the dots and bring the two worlds together, and found what I was looking for as a personal trainer. I instantly felt at home! I felt heard! After completing the TIPT (Trauma-Informed Personal Training) course my approach to personal training changed forever and for the better.