National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified, American Red Cross CPR/AED & First Aid Certified
Senior undergraduate majoring in Exercise Physiology and minoring in Nutrition
What got you interested in fitness and exercise?
Ever since I was a kid, I’ve always played sports and enjoyed being physically active. However, I was never really educated on how important exercise really is and how essential it is for the body to follow proper nutrition. I started to really become interested around sophomore year at the school I transferred from in 2013. Once I began to feel and see my body change, I ran with it and will continue to enjoy practicing healthy habits as it’s a large part of my life. I have a specific interest in the sport of bodybuilding.
Why did you want to become a personal trainer at Campus Recreation?
Over the past couple of years, I’ve changed every aspect of my life. The way I think, the way I feel, the way I look. I’ve helped myself to become a better person and I want to help and spread the health to students and faculty.
What is your philosophy on fitness?
I believe that in order to see progress, you have to be willing to fail. The only way that you’re going to be successful in whatever fitness journey you begin, you need to take risks because that’s the only way you’re going to learn.
I say fall forward. You take two steps forward and one step back but at least you’re moving forward!
What are some of your hobbies and other interests?
I enjoy spending quality time with family and friend, reading during my downtime, traveling when I have the funds to do so, managing a fitness Facebook group page (LasKey Fitness & Nutrition) and cooking. I’ve always loved to cook. I went to a technical trade high school where I studied Culinary Arts and up until about junior year, I dreamed of being a chef. Even though I’m not taking that career path anymore, I’ll always look at cooking and preparing meals as a form of therapy and an outlet that I’ll frequently go to.