West Des Moines, Iowa
I have been working in the fitness industry for over 15 years, and in 2020 I started Genesis Health Club’s Neuro Wellness Program. I am an ACE Senior Fitness Specialist, an ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor, an ACE Approved Parkinson’s Cycle Coach, a Certified Mad Dogg Spinning® Advanced Instructor, an ACE SPINPower® Instructor, a certified Rock Steady Boxing Parkinson’s Head Coach, a Parkinson’s Delay the Disease Instructor, and an SCW Certified Aquatic Instructor. I’ve also completed the APDA Parkinson’s Training for Fitness Professionals. All this is to say that I love helping people with Parkinson’s live well through fun, challenging, and daily exercise.
I decided to become an Ambassador because I want to reach as many people living with Parkinson’s as possible with a message of hope. I want them to know they still have choices and can live well with Parkinson’s. I’m particularly interested in serving rural communities in Iowa to get them the information, resources, and exercise programming they so desperately lack and need.
When I’m not leading classes, you’ll find me walking my four Bernese Mountain dogs and spending time with my husband. You’ll also probably find me wishing I had more time to spend with my two adult children.