Growing up I was always active and enjoyed being competitive no matter the game. I played volleyball, ran track and bowled..yes, I was a bowler. After graduating from Syracuse University with a BS in political science, I entered the corporate world and I desperately missed that competitive atmosphere. I remained active but never had any guidance with training or “exercise”. With Chris’ help, I quickly fell in love with strength training and the sport of powerlifting. As someone that struggled with self confidence for the majority of her life, I was amazed at how something as simple as strength training could transform my own mindset. Now not only am I able to continue to compete as an adult, but I’m able to share that love of training with other people. My best days are when I get to witness someone else falling in love the same way I did.
Certified Functional Strength Coach ( CFSC)
Director of Operations
I graduated from the University of Connecticut with a degree in Exercise Science and played two years of varsity Men’s Basketball. (No, I don’t have a National Championship ring.)Since 2013 I’ve been coaching people who want to take their training more seriously on ways to work out more effectively, stay healthy, and achieve their goals in the gym.I’m also a “somewhat-competitive” strength athlete myself, which is not to say I’m not competitive, because anyone that knows me will say I’m one of the most competitive people you’ll ever meet. It’s just to say that while I’ve competed in Powerlifting and Olympic Weightlifting, I don’t necessarily do it often and when I do it’s more for the experience and to make sure I keep something on my calendar to motivate my own training.Most often, though, you’ll find me tinkering with my training to stay creative and continue to find the best possible ways to challenge and serve the people I coach.
NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
USA Weightlifting (USAW Level 1)
Titleist Performance Institute (TPI Level 1)
Champion Performance Specialist (C-PS)
StrongFirst (SFG, SFG II, SFL, SFB)
Clinical Athlete Certified Weightlifting Performance Coach (CWPC)
I graduated from Misericordia University with a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology, and minors in English and Music. I also played for MU Volleyball and Track & Field. Clearly I have many interests, but “fitness” has always been one.Sports have kept me active throughout my life, but I was never provided with a strength training program that helped me reach my full potential in any of them. After college, I continued the search for a gym or online strength program that could help me reach my fitness goals. It took years, but in 2016 I found Warhorse. My love for strength training elevated to me training and competing in powerlifting. My interest in becoming a coach at Warhorse was fueled by my own experience as a member. My greatest passion in life is helping others, in any way I can. I want to help WHBC give members the opportunity to have a similar experience.
Certified Functional Strength Coach ( CFSC)
Since I was very young, training has been a foundational part of my life and has been something that has given me stability, focus and confidence in my ability to persevere even when things get tough. I first discovered training when I was 10 years old and took up the Martial Art Tang Soo Do. I was lucky enough to have an instructor that understood that there was much more to Martial Arts than just learning to punch and kick. Over the next few years, I fell in love with the process of perfecting my craft and that quiet feeling of satisfaction after a hard training session. I found weight training once I entered high school and realized that I found the same satisfaction that I felt through Martial Arts in the barbell. Quickly, I realized that helping my friends achieve their goals and grow physically and mentally through training was as gratifying if not more gratifying than watching my own progress. It was around this time that I decided I wanted to coach. I applied for the exercise and sport science program at Temple University, which is where I am studying currently. I coach because I understand that training goes much deeper than just sets, reps and exercises. It has been something that has changed my life for the better, and something I take great pleasure in sharing with others.