P.O. Box 1299
Mendocino, CA 95460
Fitness has been an important part of my life from a very young age; snow skiing since the age of 3, hiking, biking, running, swimming and dance as well as strength training and water aerobics for the past 40+ years. As an adult I’ve enjoyed tennis, golf and most recently sculling, surf kayaking, tango, salsa and badminton.
Taking on my first triathlon at 53, I wanted to be more responsible for my own training and became a Certified Personal Fitness Trainer through AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America). A natural progression was training others one on one. As more people approached me for training it became clear that the entire body, mind and spirit results were more readily and enjoyably attained outdoors. The seed for Mendocino Bootcamp was planted. In preparation I’ve become certified in Group Fitness (SCW Fitness), Boot Camp (SCW Fitness) and become an EMT as well as being current in CPR training and ongoing fitness education classes.
While not a nutritionist, I have taken many classes from and worked with sports nutritionists along with reading countless texts on the subject, including Nutritional Health used for the CR College class. I’ll be happy to pass on some tips on healthy eating and how it affects the body.
I worked in Squaw Valley both in lodging and on the slopes, owned a business in athletic shoes and attire and lastly worked in the corporate world of Silicon Valley as a VP of Fortune 500 accounts prior to having children.
Children brought a whole new level of fitness – running with strollers, pull-ups at parks, roller blading and taking up soccer, volleyball and basketball when a practice partner was required. Those (two) children are now in college and the fitness level I’ve maintained has reaped many benefits, not the least of which is the ability to be active with them in their new endeavors; whether rock climbing, biking or vigorous sunrise hikes.
So, I’m no elite athlete. I’m a wife, mom and chief dog walker and feeling that we are in this together, want to pass on the great gift of fitness.
Let’s take it outside ladies!