I was born and raised in East Germany, a culture that rewards hard work, dedication, and independence. I trained as a competitive gymnast and speed skater, and spent most of my childhood and youth competing at a high level in both disciplines. I fell in love with sports from a ridiculously early age, especially the confidence-boosting aspects.
I learned early on that physical fitness can help you actualize your goals in all areas of life.
Later in life, I learned how much more you can achieve when your body is in harmony with your mind and soul. I started living a clean, well-rounded, and healthy lifestyle, and fused those techniques into my fitness program. I practiced martial arts for 8 years, while also becoming a bodybuilder, blogger and certified fitness trainer.
I LEARNED EARLY ON THAT PHYSICAL FITNESS CAN HELP YOU ACTUALIZE YOUR GOALS IN ALL AREAS OF LIFE
All of this impacts the way that I teach, guide, and coach women — and my diverse background helps me approach your program with genuine attention to all areas of your health and wellbeing.
I’m excited to teach and show you the transformative power of fitness. I’m here to help you make sense of all the misinformation and fake fitness out there, and support you in building that beautiful, strong, powerful body so you can take on the world in your own unique way.
Most of all, I’m excited to work alongside you, to push you, to learn about you. What you do, who you are, how you plan to make a difference in this world. How you want to show up.
Great results come from great relationships, which is why I enjoy most working with women who want to learn and grow and aspire to greatness.
When I'm not training, you can find me taking my sweet pup, Milo, for a hike or run, tackling an ambitious DIY home project, treating myself to a delicious burger or satisfying my sweet tooth with a chocolate macaroon. Because I can do what I want.
Competitively trained in gymnastics & speed skating in Germany; Karate (Shorin Ryu) and Bodybuilding in the US
Bodybuilding competitions | Figure division:
2011 - Fresno 5th place Classic Championship & 2nd place Open Figure Contra Costa Championship
2013 - 2nd place Contra Costa Championship Open Figure, 2nd place Masters Figure, 1st place San Jose Championship Open Figure, 1st place Masters Figure
2014 - 2nd place Sacramento Championship Open Figure, 3rd place Masters Figure
2015 - 1st place Los Angeles Championship Unlimited Figure, 1st place Masters Figure, Unlimited Figure Overall Champion
Sugar addiction: Is it a Real Thing?, National Wellness Institute, August 2019
Why Giving Your Mind and Body a Break on Vacation Is Important, Thrive Global, July 2019
Good For the Mind and the Body: How Strength Training is Powerful Medicine for Your Mental Health, Thrive Global, May 2019
Ladies Who Lift: Beginner’s Guide to Navigating the Weight Room, Thrive Global, May 2019
20 Best Health & Fitness Influencers Of 2018, Women Fitness, October 2018
8 Ways To Beat The Afternoon Slump – No Caffeine Needed!, Glam, October 2018
Here’s How to Take Your Core Workouts to the Next Level, Aaptive, May 2018
Raven Wright Changed Her Life With Strength Training & A Healthy Diet, Women Fitness, February 2018
The Most Inspirational Weight-Loss Transformations of 2017, Reader's Digest, December 2017