Hey everyone! I just recently moved to the Mason City, Iowa area. My absolute passion in life is anything and EVERYTHING related to fitness and exercise. From weight training.....to hiking....mountain biking.....clean eating and cooking from scratch in the kitchen....and guiding others in the right direction to reach their own personal fitness or health related goals, I enjoy it all! I’ve been outgoing all my life, and relatively active. But never ever had I dreamed I would become so enveloped into the fitness world. I was on what you could say a “rough path” involving alcoholism and an addiction to chewing tobacco (yes I did chew once upon a time), and it took a life changing event to help me open my eyes and give me the right nudge to be a better person for me and my family. I blew out my lower back, which forced me to undergo an L5/S1 total disk replacement surgery and was told without the surgery I may never be able to walk again... Step-by-step, day-by-day, and struggle-after-struggle, I began to make small changes. Walking around my city block, which eventually turned into a jog, which then turned into P90x in my living room, and finally landed me in the office of an Anytime Fitness about to purchase one of those “gym memberships”. There were countless struggles and stories of success and complete failure along the way, but all of those things, good and bad, have made me the person I am today and led me to this new life full of energy and happiness with everyone I meet today!