What year did you start training?
How did you get started?
My husband gave me Muay Thai lessons as a Christmas present. Best Christmas present ever!
What’s the biggest challenge you’ve encountered in your training, and how did you overcome it?
The biggest challenge I’ve encountered so far has been training for the Easton in-house smoker. I have never competed at that level before. The physical and mental demands of training were intense. My husband (who is a Jiu Jitsu Black Belt and competes), my coaches and teammates were my motivation and support through the entire experience. It taught me so much about myself. I can’t wait to do it again!
What’s your favorite thing about training or teaching, and why?
I love the mental and physical aspects of Muay Thai. I want to see how far I can push myself.
I have also found my 2nd family on the mats. The friendships built here are amazing. We see ourselves at our best and worst. We are constantly encouraging each other to be a little more, push a little harder.
As far as my favorite thing about coaching, there are many. When a new student comes in and after their first class they leave smiling and sweaty, with “I can’t wait to come back”. Or when you see someone get a technique and the smile that follows… Those are awesome moments.
What are your personal goals on and off the mat?
Every day, be the best version of you.What’s something people might be surprised to learn about you?
I was ambidextrous growing up.