Nutrition Made Easy!
We believe that the keys to a happy, healthy, ENERGIZED and INTENTIONAL life are found in YOU! Our mission is to empower you with knowledge, support, and practical tools to guide you on the path to creating your best self. We recognize that creating true and lasting changes requires an individualized and unique approach based on your lifestyle and your goals. We firmly believe that taking Small Simple Steps, consistently, in the direction of your goals, is the most effective and lasting way to make those goals a reality…PERMANENTLY.
You WON’T find information about the latest cleanse, detox, or diet here. Nor will we promise you a quick fix or try to sell you a pill or potion to solve all of your nutrition and fitness challenges. What you WILL find is sound, accurate nutrition and fitness information and practical ways to incorporate this information into your busy lifestyle.
We know that creating permanent lifestyle changes takes work, but we also know that by taking Small Simple Steps in the right direction, you can make the changes you desire. YOU ARE WORTH IT! We are here to walk this journey with you, one step at a time!
MS Exercise, Fitness, and Health Promotion from George Mason University
MEd Educational Leadership from University of Mary Washington
BS Dietetics from University of Northern Colorado
BS Biology from Mary Washington College
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Commission on Dietetic Registration
Licensed Facilitator, Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Program
Road Runners Club of America Certified Adult Distance Running Coach
First Aid/CPR/AED certified
Favorite Cheat Meal/Philosophy of Food: I believe that all foods can fit into a healthy diet. I don’t deprive myself of any foods that I really love… no “cheating” for me! It’s all about balance.
Quote: “A man who wants something will find a way; a man who doesn’t will find an excuse.” –Stephan Dolley, Jr.
Hobbies: My favorite days are those spent playing in the woods exploring new trails with my running buddies. I also love collecting cookbooks and trying new recipes.
Why: I am passionate about helping others achieve optimal health and wellness and reach their personal nutrition and fitness goals. In order for me to do this effectively, I have to practice what I preach and strive every day to live a more healthy, active, and balanced life.
Favorite Equipment: Definitely the body! A lack of equipment is never an excuse to skip a work out.
Ultimate Fitness Goal: Run (and finish!) a 100 miler to celebrate my 50th year of life. This gives me until January 2017 to get this in the books!
BS Physical Education, Wellness, and Sports Science Averrett University, Danville, Virginia
National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certified Personal Trainer
First Aid, CPR/AED
Favorite Cheat Meal: Ice Cream, because who doesn’t love Carl’s?
Quote: “Be Humble. Be Hungry. And always be the hardest worker in the room.” Dwayne Johnson
Hobbies: I enjoy anything outdoors, but really love to deer hunt. I enjoy working, lifting, and spending time with my family whether its out on the boat or playing corn hole in the front yard.
Why: To see the joy in people’s faces as they conquer goals and achievements that they never thought possible. To see progress mentally and physically. To show people that the hard work and dedication will pay off. .
Favorite Equipment: I like abstract stuff like tractor tires, hay bales, steel, logs, cinder blocks, buckets of sand, etc. Inside a wellness facility, I would say my favorite equipment would be barbells because of the pure power your body generates to lift a loaded barbell, whether its doing deadlifts, power cleans, squats, etc.
Ultimate Fitness Goal: Become a members of the 1,000 Club. Squat, Deadlift, Bench.
B.S. Biology, from Virginia Union University
A.S. Physical Therapy, ECPI University
National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer
Certified Sports Performance Enhancement Specialist, N.A.S.M.
Favorite Cheat Meal: I definitely believe in moderation. Everything in Moderation. I just love good food! If I know something I like is not necessarily the healthiest, I find a clean way to make it.
Quote: “Good, Better, Best. Never Let It Rest. Until Your Good is Your Better, and Your Better is Your Best.“ – Tim Duncan.
Hobbies: I never stay still! I love sports, arts ‘n’ crafts, singing, reading, dancing, cooking, outdoor activities, learning new hair and beauty tricks, hanging with my church family. My biggest hobby is probably learning. I love learning everything about EVERYTHING!
Why: I believe God purposed each and every person with something in this lifetime and none of us will be fully satisfied until we discover it and pursue it endlessly. Transforming lives through health, fitness, love, and encouragement is simply part of my purpose. I won’t be satisfied until I transform myself and help transform as many others as possible.
Favorite Equipment: I love weights! There is so much you can do with different types of weights. You can create a lean figure, build size, just work on strength, or train for power, etc. … There is just so much!
Ultimate Fitness Goal: I don’t have an event goal or any certain number/size I’m trying to reach. I just have a goal to feel healthy and good in my own skin. My big goal is to help countless others feel that way too! Love the skin you’re in!