About Me

I know what it’s like to shop for plus-sized clothing (at thrift stores because I didn’t want to accept my size), and to groan and use many body parts to get up off the floor. I’m so grateful that I was able to turn my health and fitness around in 2014, at age 52. Now I want to share what I’ve discovered with other women at midlife and beyond. Read more about my journey here, thanks for visiting!

My own health journey helps me understand yours

I was a cute chubby kid who loved reading and languages and was usually picked last for teams at recess and gym class. I grew up to be an editor, translator, writer, language teacher, mom and volunteer who paid little attention to my body. In fact, I sometimes thought my legs just got in the way at the computer 🙂 By my early 50s I had obesity and felt that I was going “downhill” physically. In 2014, I set a goal of losing 20 pounds and started going to group fitness classes and eating mainly real foods from nature. I found a journey I’d never imagined that completely turned my health and my body around. 


Now I have certifications as a health coach, personal trainer (never saw that coming! ?), Functional Aging Specialist, Laughter Yoga leader, Pfilates pelvic floor training teacher and SAIL instructor (Stay Active and Independent for Life). I’m passionate about helping other women find their own unique, empowering journeys to better health and greater well-being. I believe we can only do this if we stand together and help each other. I hope you’ll join me! 

It’s not just fitness and nutrition, it’s a new way of relating to your body that feels great and produces positive, lasting change

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