Founder & Personal Trainer

Did I always have the passion for fitness?  NO!  It wasn’t until after my son was born that I decided to change my body.  During the 80′s I fell in love with steel, which lead me to Women’s Bodybuilding. I have competed in Women’s Bodybuilding in the states of Nevada and South Carolina. I have worked in health clubs from South Carolina to Las Vegas.  Leading aerobic classes, giving fitness orientations, creating workout programs, selling club memberships and assisting with the operating side.

One day I was reading a research article by William Kraemer, of Ball State University in Indiana, on why women need weight training and it was while reading this article I started to think why are women so scared of muscle and weights.  This is when I decided to find a way to help women learn what I all ready knew.

It was this sentiment that became my motivation to develop a training program that was safe, effective, fun and affordable for women of all ages and all fitness levels.  As a certified personal fitness trainer, I put together my knowledge as a trainer and as a woman and created the “Real Women Lift” Strength Training Program.  Personally I don’t agree with the concept that one program fits both men and women.

My mission is to ”Provide women the inspiration and information they need to create their own best bodies.”

I currently reside in St Augustine, Florida where I share a home with my husband Don. This year we celebrated our 38th wedding anniversary. I am a mother of two, Dianna and Derrick and a grandmother to Kyle, Ashlin, Layton and Garret.


Professional Qualifications:

  • Degree in Business

  • IFPA, Certified Personal Trainer

  • Certificate of Continuing Education Parental Fitness & Exercise

  • Certificate of Continuing Education Core Training

  • Certificate of Continuing Education Performance Nutrition

  • Certified American Heart Association CPR