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About Me

I grew up in an athletic family and played sports throughout middle and high school. After earning my undergraduate and master’s degrees in social work from Norfolk State University, I began working in an educational setting as a school social worker. Being diagnosed with high blood pressure at the age of 32 served as a transformative moment in my life. Recognizing the significant impact that exercise and proper nutrition can have on managing blood pressure, I decided to help others achieve their health and fitness goals. I established YOUnique Fitness to reduce the health disparities for people of color while supporting all clients on their journey to optimal health and wellness.

I knew my clinical skills as a social worker would pair well with my passion as a fitness trainer. Social workers help others to navigate the obstacles in their lives that hinder them from achieving a sense of well-being. As a trainer, I have the same goal for my clients, to provide a holistic approach to wellness.

For nearly 20 years, I have worked as an independent professional wellness trainer, supporting clients individually and in groups. I am certified through the International Sports Conditioning Association (ISCA). Additional certifications and training have been acquired in Boot Camp Conditioning, High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), Core and Glute Development, Cardio Kickboxing, Insanity Fitness, Cage Fitness, PiYO (pilates/yoga mix), Exercise through Menopause, Integrating Trauma-Informed Yoga into Mental Health Clinical Practices, and other weight management programs.

Your in Good Hands

I believe that working out is more than losing weight, gaining muscle, or getting in shape – working out is a journey to a better mind, body, and spirit. As is the case with any journey, it is much easier when you have someone accompanying you as a guide.

Get in touch with me

Whether you want to tighten, tone, or bulk up, it is never too late in your life to make a lifestyle change. If you have any questions, please give me a call. I have helped many people achieve their health and fitness goals, and I would love the opportunity to help you achieve yours!