My life is an ongoing story, just like yours. I was raised as an only child by my mother and lived in both the U.S. and Mexico. I found fitness when I was 16 years old by taking classes at a local gym. I was a total front-row girl, loved the class and knew all the routines by heart. One day the fitness instructors didn’t show, and I was asked to lead the class. I loved it! I’d always been super shy, but here was a place I felt comfortable. I loved to teach, loved the feeling of helping other men and women get fitter and feel better and loved being one of the fitness instructors.
I am fortunate to have a very loving family, but still had my fair share of ups and downs in life. I suffered from depression, which led to anorexia. I hit rock bottom in my 20’s, weighing just 64 pounds, dealing with other addictions, and finally moving away to get help. One day the “Universe” spoke to me loud and clear and I started taking big steps forward to recover physically and mentally. Meeting Alana, who shared the same passion and commitment for fitness, health and creating a better life, was like a cosmic high-five that I was on the right path. I am now on a mission to make this world a better place through inspiration (as a mother of two teenage girls I know how important having a good role model is!) and sharing my story. I am living, walking proof that with faith and the right mindset shifts, supported by better nutrition, exercise, and positive lifestyle choices, you can create the life you always dreamed of.