More About ForkLift Fitness & Nutrition, LLC
I was a drama club member. Band "geek." Writer. Artist. Punk rocker.
Athletics were never on my resume, nor did I desire them to be.
But shortly after having kids, something changed.
I needed something for myself, something that gave me an identity beyond mom & wife. So I started working out. I went to gyms where women were afraid of the weight room & everyone complained about seeing no results of their 5-day-a-week group fitness habit.
They were still doing push-ups on their knees or using assistance with pull-ups & losing no weight in the process.
I knew they were missing the connection. Certainly these gyms had a resource for these people who so desperately wanted to see a change?
I was shocked at how few fitness facilities placed any emphasis on nutrition. (One of the many reasons I fell in love with CrossFit. The first fitness program to ever highlight the importance of food as fuel.)
Following over 15 years in Washington, DC’s fine dining business working for & writing about farm-to-table restaurants, I worked as editor for Northern Virginia magazine. After my first son was born, I moved to West Virginia where restaurants were few but farms were plenty. While there, I founded the nonprofit organization, The Locavore Project, under which I worked to connect the community to their farmer & educate folks on the importance of clean eating & local agriculture. After receiving my certification as a Nutrition Counselor, I built my programs with Westin A. Price philosophies, further inspired by such experts as Robert Lustig, Mark Hyman, Emeran Mayer, David Perlmutter & Barry Sears.
My mission is to help people improve their relationship with food & help them discover their athleticism through functional movement & weightlifting.
National Academy of Sports Medicine, CPT (4 years)
American Fitness Professionals Assn., Nutrition Counselor
CrossFit Level-3 Trainer
USAW Level-1 Coach
Member, Center for Mindful Eating