Date of Birth: 3/23/1979
Weight: 120 (in-season), 134 (off-season)--we're working on reducing that
Hair and Eyes: brown
Marital Status: Engaged to my best friend--Seth, and mom to the best chocolate lab ever-- Bindi
Residence: 10 miles outside Boston, MA
Education: BS in Biology from Framingham State College
Occupation: Sales in the Fitness Industry
Favorite Cardio: Arc Trainer, or running outdoors
Least Favorite Cardio: Stationary Bike
Favorite Exercise: Deadlifts
Least Favorite Exercise: Anything Bi's
Best Body Part: I don't have one personally, but I probably get my most compliments on my booty
Worst Body Part: I have a tough time getting defined abs.
Favorite Diet Food: Any Fresh Fruit, especially watermelon and raspberries
Favorite Cheat Food: Margarita's and Pizza--not necessarily together
Favorite Thing about Fitness: Being Lean
Least Favorite Thing about Fitness: Definitely Dieting!!!!!!!!!
Until I was 18, I lived with my parents Cheryl and David and my brother Matthew in the small southeastern town of Somerset. I was always very active with sports. My mom started me in ballet at the age of 4. She thought it would be the perfect sport for her daughter who spent 90% of her day walking around on her tippy-toes. Once she enrolled me in ballet, she learned that I spent most of my ballet class doing cartwheels. So, after my first and only dance recital, she enrolled me in a gymnastics class at a small gymnastics school the next town over. After that, I never looked back. I spent the next 13 years participating in competitive gymnastics. A the age of 17 I was competing as a level 9 gymnast out of a gymnastics school in Swansea, MA called Paramount Gymnastics. My coaches Butch Senna, Cindi O'Blenis, and Toi Fortes were 3 of my most important influences in my athletic career.
I spent one semester in Durham, New Hampshire as nutrition major. I loved every minute of my time spent at UNH but unfortunately the student loans were going to be too much money, so I transferred to Framingham State College in Massachusetts. There, I was a nutrition major for an additional semester until I found my true calling; biology. I graduated from FSC in 2001 with a degree in Biology (concentration in medicine) and a minor in psychology. After graduating from college, I wasn't sure if I wanted to go to medical school, graduate school, or the working world. To save myself some money until I was absolutely sure, I started working. I spent the first 6 months after I graduated as a contracted protein chemist. That job paved the way for me to expand my research opportunities. After my contract ended, I got a position at a teaching hospital as a research associate in the oncology department.
During that job I started training for my first fitness competition-- the Fitness Atlantic in New Haven, CT (2003).
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