I started practicing classical ballet at age seven and became a certified ballet instructor and choreographer shortly before entering law school. For four years, I ran my own ballet studio teaching girls ages 4-12. Upon joining the demanding world of mergers & acquisitions, I made time to decompress and have fun by attending all sorts of classes at fitness centers, from step to cardio kickboxing to strength. I took my first yoga class in 2006 while attending a business trip, and from there started practicing Vinyasa and Bikram yoga several times a week.
I had been a recreational cyclist from childhood, but it was when my husband Drew gave me my first road bike for our anniversary that I completely feel in love with cycling. A few months later I joined a local club, hired a cycling coach, and my life was transformed. At first I started riding twice a week, one hour at a time. I continued to build strength and endurance, and 7 months later completed my first Imperial Century in 4 hours and 49 minutes.
Fast forward to today… I got my USA Cycling Coach certification and TRX certification. My current routine involves riding on average 14,000 miles a year, including races, camps and long endurance events. I also focus on strength training to provide strength, stability and mobility for cyclists.
The best part of it all is being able to share my passion and knowledge of cycling with other athletes!