I want to help people live healthier lives.
That's my mission statement and it's really that simple.
I wrote it in a journal in my late 20's when I was trying to figure out what I wanted to do when I grew up. My career as a writer producer in television wasn't filling that particular nook and cranny. Not to mention the stress in that industry was slowly going to kill me!
I loved writing and producing. I loved looking at stats and turning the information around into messaging. I loved health and fitness and learning about mechanics of movement, behavior change, and nutrition.
Years before that, a college counselor told me I needed to "narrow my focus" and that my passions were "too broad". While he may have been right, I didn't exactly listen to him. I pursued both and prayed someday the two would merge into a career that could provide a decent living. After many years of hard work, dedication, study, prayer, and more work - Voila!
Fusion Corporate Wellness Solutions was born!
Like most babies, it took a while. Okay, longer than an actual baby, but who's counting? That span gave me amazing opportunities and over 25 years experience cultivating knowledge in marketing, promotion, and business management as well as the wellness industry.
From working as a two-time Emmy Award winning writer/producer in
television, to Director for TTES at the American Heart Association, and marketing/business management for a physical therapy company, I steadily built a unique skill set that has given me unsurpassed experience in writing, marketing, communications, management, public health, wellness,
nutrition and behavior change.
In addition, I am a Certified Corporate Wellness Specialist (CCWS) through the Corporate Health & Wellness Association and a member of WELCOA.
On a personal note, I have always loved movement. Honestly, I was the kid riding my bike all day, climbing trees, swimming, playing soccer, and working out to records (yes, records) in middle school. I realized at a young age, however, that not all people like to move and struggle with their health on many levels.
I have been teaching and training for over 25 years and I am a Certified Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist, Behavior Change Specialist from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and a Weight Management Specialist.
I have extensive experience teaching a variety of strength training techniques and protocols. I am a TRX trainer (over 10 years), Les Mills Body Pump instructor, Bosu, SMR certified and educated in youth and senior fitness. I am pre/post-natal certified for exercise and have continuing education in Kettlebell training, integrated core training, neuromuscular stretching, cardiovascular training for performance and more. I am also a runner and cyclist (with a stint in the pre-kid days doing many, many triathlons). I am Heart zones, Threshold and Blue Jersey certified and have been teaching indoor cycling for 20 years.
On many levels, I have the privilege to help people live healthier lives. I am grateful and love what I get to do!