HOW IT ALL STARTED
In 2010, I was looking for a creative outlet for myself and decided to start blogging as a tool to educate others about living a plant based lifestyle. For that first year, I vowed to put out content every EVERY SINGLE DAY and as I did, my love for sharing and serving others continued to blossom!
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Some years later, I decided I wanted to expand my business to include personal training and became a Certified Personal Trainer through The National Academy of Sports Medicine. I have always had a love for fitness as well as motivating others, so moving in this direction was a natural progression. I’m also an ACE Behavior Change Specialist and a Certified Level 1 Nutrition Coach through Precision Nutrition.
I’ve had the pleasure of writing weekly columns for the now defunct Thrifty and Green, GoodVeg and Frugivore online magazines. I was also a contributing writer for I Eat Grass and Media Shower.
Contributing Fitness Expert for Byrdie
Weight Training Is Great for Your Body—Here’s How to Get Started
Exercise Tips for Those With No Time, No Energy, and No Motivation
How to Stay Fit in Your 40s and Beyond
George Floyd death: Personal trainer reflects, shares insight into experience as Black American.
1 year after George Floyd’s murder, LA resident reflects: ‘There are still these little flames’
Courage Permission Slip (episode coming February 2022)
Created and instructed group classes at the Department of Children and Family Services in Los Angeles as part of their health and wellness initiative.
A guest speaker discussing the benefits of movement for The Black Employee Network for NBC Universal.
OTHER PERSONAL TIDBITS
My pronouns are She/Her.
To learn more about my personal story and my journey into personal training, please check out my “Freedom” post here!
I live in Los Angeles, but I grew up in Northern VA and Silver Spring, MD aka the DMV.
I’m a PROUD HBCU graduate- Clark Atlanta University (I have a degree in Theatre Arts).
I’m very passionate about activism and using my platform to highlight causes and change makers that uplift and highlight marginalized communities.
My Nicknames: Brutus (because of my huge appetite and love of food) Stah Boogie (for my love of old school hip-hop), Rerun (because I will watch TV shows and movies I love over and over again).
I love hugs, roller coasters and will never never pass up an opportunity to get on some swings or jump in a bouncy house no matter how old I get!