I grew up playing sports. I was a four-sport athlete in high school, competing and excelling in football, basketball, tennis, and baseball. I loved the competing part of sports and the camaraderie that came with going through all the highs and lows together. Each sport had its own nuances that taught me traits that have carried me to this point. Sports really were a catalyst for the embarking on this career journey. After high school, I traveled up to the U.P. where I studied Kinesiology with a concentration in coaching at Michigan Tech. It was up there that I was introduced and fell in love with the research and development behind what makes the human body do the incredible things it can. It was a good thing I was curious too, because I decided to pursue a PhD in the field at Wayne State, where I am currently in the finishing stages of completing my degree. If the 10 years of school didn't teach me enough, over my years of training I've learned that everyone is different and that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to fitness. It takes time and commitment from the coach as well. As the owner and coach at Xceleration Fitness, we focus on creating a positive and supportive environment where people feel comfortable, challenged, and motivated to reach their goals. I want our members to enjoy their fitness journey, what coach wouldn't, but we also understand the necessity to be there for our clients so that they can actually see their hard work paying off!