This is not the part where I tell you my road was paved with gold and the journey to the place I am now was perfect. It was far from perfect. My life is a lot like your story I bet; long, messy, and full of blessings.
I grew up humble on a ranch in Kansas, and now reside with my family in Denver, Colorado.During my 8 years in the fitness industry (man that makes me feel old!) I’ve gotten to do some pretty incredible things and like all of us, make some pretty big mistakes too.
I got my start in the industry as a boxer and quickly fell in love with personal training. I’ve been published in multiple publications, I’ve done 12 mile obstacle races up mountains, I’ve competitively competed in bodybuilding competitions, I’ve coach pro athletes in multiple federations, I’ve taught every group fitness class imaginable and I’ve even been on TV a time or two.
I’m the creator of Pash.Fit and run The Pash.Fit Gym. I coach clients online all over the world and I work with the best companies in the business. But, the best job I’ve ever had is being a mama and wife!
I’ve made it my mission to spread the positive and relentless attitude that started my own journey to every client, athlete, mama, and person I train. I believe in accepting your best self, challenging yourself to find that passionate place form which your strength is drawn, and becoming yourself; unapologetically.
I’ve worked extremely hard, with a genuine love and passion for this lifestyle and industry and the great people I’ve come to be blessed in meeting through the years.
But that’s my highlight reel and it’s a small part of my story, the real one starts here…..
I began in this industry to change lives and make a difference. But, I’ll admit, somewhere along the way of expanding, growing, and building my business; I lost my way. I was the girl that made every mistake and somehow came back whole, stronger than ever.
My first eating disorder began while modeling at age 12 and it appeared and submerged throughout my early teens. My bulimia existed, but seemed to be under control- that was until I found myself heavily competing in bikini competitions.
I loved the focus and drive competing gave me and it taught me so many things about the power of believing in myself. But, I was unaware of the perfect storm happening between my body and mind.
I became the trifecta of eating disorders (bulimia nervosa, body dysmorphia, and food addiction and binging) and by the time I was done with my last show my adrenals were exhausted. I had metabolic damage that I was told could not be repaired, and I was hypothyroid.
My body was done, but it was nothing compared to the state of my mental health. I trusted the process, I masked my new eating disorders with “dedication”, and the industry that once saved me, had torn me to pieces.
But, there is not one ounce of quit in me! After reflection, brutal self honesty, and the support of an amazing family, I began to reverse the damage; mentally and physically.
In 2015, I had my son and he didn’t change my life; he saved it. He saved me from myself and I knew from that moment forward my struggles were not a burden or an excuse to be a victim.
Throughout my struggles, I was able to transform from just a trainer to a metabolism expert and eating disorder mentor; another job I hold close to my heart.
It’s my mission to share my story; the good and bad. I am proof that you can completely screw it all up and still find your place of passion, peace, and strength.
This is the real reason you’re reading my story.
You could have picked any trainer or read any blog out there for help, but something tells me there’s nothing ordinary about you! Pash.Fit is a place where all stories, not matter how messy, find their way and their passion!
Hang your story here. Find your passion. Find YOU!
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