Fit in the Shade: Running & Fitness

*[Scroll to bottom for bonus workout!]*

I know I talk a lot about faith, flowers, and this ol’ farmhouse, but fitness is really what the Lord has me doing at this point in life.

I keep a fairly busy schedule at the Covington Family YMCA teaching classes and personal training. I love it for a lot of reasons but the best thing about my job is the friends I make through it. So many good people gather at the Y to sweat and grunt together! (Snicker.)

Training options:

Personal training: Sign up to train with me at the Y. We can do anything from pilates to weights to cardio tabatas. Just ask at the front desk and be sure to contact me!

Outside of the YMCA I offer custom designed run training plans (5k to ultra marathon) for a flat fee of $100. We can meet or talk once to discuss your abilities, goals, and schedule and come up with a plan (up to 16 weeks) to get you to your goal race at top shape. After that it would be up to you to actually follow the plan. 😉 Of course I’d be available for questions, concerns, or motivational quotes… like this one:

So nice.

Also, for $15/session I offer run training outside the Y. This works best if we set a goal for your running (learn to run, get faster, run farther) and then we meet up once a week to run together and keep you on track with a plan to get you to your goal.


So get off the couch and come find me at the Y or contact me by email at

Let’s do this.

More about me:

I like to see metamorphosis in people.

One of the first people I trained called herself a “slug”…and yes, she was a bit sluggish from not being physically active for a long time.

However, after our first six weeks together she was hungry for more and ready to take on training for a 5k.

We trained another six weeks and she did complete that 5k! We had taken a run/walk approach and this got her to that finish line, BUT it only made her want to set the bar a little higher!

SO, we’re now nearing the end of our third six week stint and she’s about to go for another 5k…this time running the whole time!

This is metamorphosis…

Transforming not only your body but also your mindset…challenging yourself and continually setting new goals for yourself.

I would love to help you see this change within yourself.

I am an American College of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer as well as a Road Runners Club of America Certified Run Coach.

Praise the Lord.

Bonus Workout: These are moves you can do anywhere! They’re great for runners and non-runners alike:

And here’s a workout you can do at the gym:

Just show up!