Through my own life's experiences, education, and training to promote health and help others, I have quite an arsenal to help you with fitness, weight loss, self-defense, Krav Maga and fighting the aging process! Allow me to guide you in the process of being your best self, as I have done for so many others.
The picture to the left is my 2012 Figure Competition (Bodybuilding, muscle tone, and symmetry). The first show that I trained myself for (with some assistance from friends) and placed in both categories, Open (Ages 18+) and Masters (Ages 40+
One of my most fond memories and accomplishments has been The 20K Extreme Mother Makeover contest that I started in 2013.
These ladies worked so hard to achieve results and prove to the world, their families, and most importantly to themselves that a healthy lifestyle was not only attainable but fun. Granted, we had a huge prize dangling in front of them, but I honestly believe that the comradery and friendships they built far outweighed the monetary rewards.
Can't wait to do our next Extreme Mother Makeover at Krav Maga Great Lakes!
2009 Amateur MMA Cage Fighting.
In all my life, never did I expect to be in a ring where someone was quite literally trying to hurt me...for sport! Let alone when I was approaching 40!
I had trained in Martial Arts purely for fitness and stress relief. It was great for both, and I loved it. This is also where my career in self-defense and personal training got started. It helped me overcome some of life's hardest moments, and I wanted to be able to give that to other women. With Krav Maga added to my arsenol I'm doing just that!
Mike and I don't just share a business...we share a lifelong passion. To teach you self-defense, so you can be your own first line of defense.
I started my Martial Arts journey in 2006 and began teaching Self Defense to women in January 2010.
Krav Maga found me in 2014 and I loved it! I became an Instructor shortly after. Krav Maga is a great fighting system regardless of your size or natural ability.
It has been an honor to teach 1000s of people to be stronger, more confident, and have the ability to defend themselves.
Dr. Trevor Kashey, a biochemist, competitive strongman, coach of very elite athletes, and founder of TKN (Trevor Kashey Nutrition) was an honor. I am very blessed to be able to train under such magnificent and extraordinarily intelligent mentors. With the guidance and education from Dr. Kashey's I was feeling NO PAIN and had more energy in less than 2 weeks. I also went on to compete in a Fitness competition and was certified in the following:
Now we just need to get him skilled at Krav Maga! :)
When trying to get people to eat healthy and train, I have found it can be difficult when they are dealing with "life's stuff", especially when there is high stress and cravings for comfort food are through the roof.
We want to set you up for success. Hounding you to work harder and eat your veggies doesn't always accomplish this. Through IIN I found I can help you lead a more balanced life, which leads to better eating and training habits.
The best version of you is right around the corner. Letting you live joy...not just experience it.
Come in to Krav Maga Great Lakes today and put our knowledge to work for you.