You may be wondering a who I am . . . I am a 45 year old mother of 3 teenage sons. I was raised in Los Angeles California, lived in England, and later Russia with my husband. Growing up, it wasn't that I didn't like school, recess and physical education were my favorite moments. It was when I entered class that the trouble started, partly because I am a little ADD and dyslexic. Playing and participating in outside activities turned out to both medicinal as well as serving a healthy lifestyle, curing my anxiety, and stress. I was coordinated in high school and participated many athletic teams at the varsity level including soccer, basketball, volleyball and swimming. My passion for fitness and understanding of the value of it lead me to earned a B.S. in Physical Education and a M.S. in Educational Administration. My choice to concentrate on fitness with an emphasis on adults came as I battled depression and weight gain after my third baby. Swimming at the Santa Clara Swim club became my coping mechanism, which later turned into teaching P90X strength training for adults, and now personal training!