Age: 57

Member Since: 2015 (I think) 

What goals have you set and achieved since starting at Coastal?

Lose weight

Feel better

Get stronger

Reduce injuries

Stay out of PT!!!!

What goals have you set and are still working towards completing?

Building strength


Always reducing effects of possible injuries by strengthening




Spending time with family 


Food: anything chocolate

Exercise (at Coastal): it’s getting to be deadlifts!!

Bookanything by Dr Seuss-Great insight even for my Technical High School CNA students

Place to visit: ocean-it revives me!!!

Ice Cream flavor: black raspberry

Olympic Sport to watch: 

track and field



What do you consider to be your biggest accomplishments since joining Coastal Performance?

Feeling better, projecting that image to my students

With the knowledge you have gained since starting at Coastal, has your opinion/outlook/mind changed about anything in the fitness world?

Getting into the gym was tough, mindset is that is it for people stronger than me, in better shape etc. that was wrong

Describe your first day at the gym.

With Kelsey – She was incredibly supportive of my goals, knowledgeable about ways to help me get there and very understanding of modifications that needed to be made based on what was my current health needs and limitations.

What’s something about you that we don’t already know?

Served my Country as a United States Navy Nurse for 21 years

What advice do you have to give to new people that enter Coastal? (Just getting started)

Get your foot in the door-that is the hardest 

The rest will come from personal motivation, coach mentoring and support of fellow athletes

Who has inspired you in your life and why?

My parents always showed us that hard work pays off, being kind to each other and others will be kind back.

How do you evaluate success?

Personally success if getting home each day, having my family to talk to and if I can give 1 student a “light bulb” or “AHA” moment than that is success

What is your favorite Coastal moment?

When I realized I really could deadlift the weight Beth wrote on the board!!!!!

How has joining Coastal changed your life?

I have more confidence in the way I look and how I come across to others.


It is what it is


It is not how much you do, but how much love you put into the doing


Coastal Performance is not just a gym, it is a group of professionals who really care about you and your goals, it is a fun place to gain strength no matter your age – Thank you