I am a retired cancer researcher (17 years) with a PhD in biochemistry and biophysics. Recently, I made a career switch from cancer researcher/professor to holistic nutritionist, wellness consultant, personal trainer, yogi and life coach.
Although, I have been active most of my life, I made the decision to become more active, improve my nutrition and take better care of myself because diabetes runs in my family and I was on the path to developing diabetes myself. As part of my journey I have incorporated weightlifting and have begun seriously pursuing ballet. Nutrition is vital to improved health and I have also become a nutritionist.
In my former career, I acquired a great deal of experience over 10 years coaching students, peers, and junior researchers in all aspects of their lives including relationships and stress. I was able to help others optimize their potential so that they could be highly successful in their chosen career paths. Life coaching allows me to help others reduce stress and identify strategies to allow for a better overall quality of life and start on the path to improved health.
Finally as a yogi in training, I find that the mind body connection is very important for one's overall health and emotional well being.
I want to share my knowledge with others. I have turned my health around and I am eager to help others get healthier and start or maintain a healthy, fit lifestyle. I am a NASM CPT, NASM PES, CPC, an APFA nutrition and wellness consultant, ACE group fitness and ACE Mind and Body Certified.
I believe that you have to find what you love and just do it. Your body is the only one you will ever have, you live in it, and you have to take care of it now. I truly believe that being physically active and eating in a healthy manner are the best ways to manage longterm health. As a former cancer researcher I know that how we take care of our bodies is closely linked to our overall health. I intend to dance for health and eat for life. I aim to spread this philosophy to others. Proper nutrition and a healthy weight prevent most cancers and many chronic diseases including diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.