I’ve been an athlete all my life. From my earliest memories, I never sat still and have always been active. I’ve also never met a sport I haven’t at least tried once, but when I turned 14, my concentration was solely on golf. To say golf is my passion would be an understatement. For the past 15 years, I’ve played on either the Golf Channel or Golfweek AM Tours and even tried my hand at US Open qualifiers. I’ve caddied in US Open local and sectional qualifiers, the US Senior Women’s Open, Hooters Tour, and to date, my best moment is caddying in the 2011 John Deere Classic.
In 2009, I discovered CrossFit here in Muscatine. Since that time, I’ve lifted more weight and performed better in workouts than I ever thought I could in my life. It was life-changing. Never have I felt better in all my life. However, mixing CrossFit and competitive golf became a challenge for me. With my competitiveness, I would push my body beyond its ability to heal properly. Little did I know my body needed more than just lifting heavy objects for time or capacity. In 2017, my research led me to Scottsdale, AZ and my friends Greg McLean, Brandon Harris, Andrew Hannon, and Paige Fleischman at Premier Fitness Systems. There I found my nirvana and with the volume of PGA, LPGA, and MLB athletes that trained at that facility my eyes were opened wide to know this was for me and what was possible for others.
I’ve put a career as an Industrial Designer behind me and have stepped out on my own to follow a path of performance fitness that allows me to, not only, help myself but to help others move better in all aspects of life. I searched for other leaders in the movement industry including Katherine Roberts, Dave Phillips, and Gary Gray. Each of these individuals filled me with knowledge about how the human body moves and what it needs to sustain that movement. I’m truly inspired and that’s why I created Impact Athletic Performance.
Starting dance lessons at seven years old at Dance of Iowa [now National Dance Academy], my progression and development led to my decision my senior year of high school to pursue being a professional dancer. Learning multiple dance styles of Ballet, Jazz, Hip-hop, tap, contemporary and modern led me to receiving a scholarship at Spotlight Dance Company allowing me to perform in Dance the Magic parades in Disneyland with Be Discovered, Inc.
★ Aerial Yoga & Fitness Instructor, Impact Athletic Performance
★ AIR Aerial Yoga Certified Instructor
★ Social Media & Marketing Manager, Impact Athletic Performance
While competing on the Varsity Dance Team at Grand View University, I developed knee problems because of deteriorating cartilage and it cut my career choice short. Moving back to Iowa City, I was able to not only continue my Graphic Design degree but also begin teaching dance classes, on occasion, where it all began at National Dance Academy.
In Fall 2018, I met Scott and began working as a graphic designer, Social Media and Marketing contact for Impact Athletic Performance. Beginning to understand the benefits of proper body mechanics, I began a journey back to improving my own ability to move better. Even to the point of being able to coach classes helping people move effectively and efficiently. This Spring, attending my first Aerial Yoga class I fell in love with it. It rekindled my love of dance and, more importantly, the ability to improve myself physically and mentally. Fast forward to Fall 2019 and I dove head first into training receiving my Aerial Yoga certification at AIR in Chicago. The drive for improving myself and others keeps me motivated for more education and training opportunities in the future to help our athletes improve themselves.