Welcome to my space, filled with all the things I love: heavy lifting, adventures, nature, magical words, and lots and lots of food! My biggest hope, through my blog, and through the articles that I write is that I can relate and connect to you--my readers! Having been an athlete most of my life, I ventured into the weight room and into the fitness industry as a sophomore in college. Since then, I have developed a strong passion for strength training, balanced nutrition, and helping others to live their best lives.
I am currently the Wellness Editor at Boston Magazine where I get to share this passion of health and fitness with the Greater Boston area through the articles I write and report on (which yes, includes getting sweaty in local gyms and loading up on juice and seltzer). I am a midwest transplant by heart, born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. I moved to Boston from Bloomington, Indiana where I was fortunate enough to build an extremely strong foundation of coaching knowledge at Force Fitness and Performance. I received a journalism degree with a minor in sport management/marketing and nutrition sciences at Indiana University and have learned, through experience, that fitness should be a big part of your life but not your whole life. I strive to help others find that healthy balance as well.