Personal Trainer & Team ADO Coach
My family was not the health conscious type and I was never involved with an active lifestyle growing up. I started my fitness journey later than most as it was not made a priority in my life as an adolescent. Not being happy with the way I felt or looked drove me to make a lifestyle change.
I didn’t know much about working out, so I bought every workout tape available to do at home. Cyndi Crawford and Billy Blanks were my go-to’s until I could afford a gym membership. Once I started lifting weights I realized what I had been missing!! After years of working out and eating healthier, I decided to set the bar a little higher and start competing in bikini competitions. I found a passion that seemed to fit my lifestyle perfectly and I loved every second of being on that stage! The process of getting to the stage however, was draining. I was tired and I had made competing an obsession instead of a fun hobby. This was when I hired Amber for competing, along with reverse dieting. She really opened my eyes to a fun and open-minded way of doing things.
I realized everything I had been doing was wrong… Not enough food, too much cardio, not enough rest. My metabolism needed some work, as well as my workout routine. Amber Fokken has taught me how to have a happy balance with my diet, workouts, and living a “normal” life. Some people question the fact that a coach has another coach. However, everyone needs accountability. I love having someone that is knowledgeable along with knowing my body as well as I do to help me with my nutrition and workouts. I can now also pride myself on being able to help others as she has helped me. Being that I am also a Registered Nurse, and soon to be Nurse Practitioner, I know how important living an active lifestyle and proper nutrition is in order to maintain a long and healthy life. I want my clients to enjoy the process, instead of dreading it. Most importantly I want my clients to love themselves, be confident and STRONG! Nothing is more important then being comfortable in your own skin!
2nd Place Bikini open-DFAC 2014
1st Place Fitness Model-DFAC 2014
1st Place Bikini Short Class Open-UFE 2014
4th Place Fitness Model Open-UFE 2014
1st Place Novice Short Class- NPC John Simmons 2015
1st Place Open Short Class- NPC John Simmons 2015
Top 15 Bikini Model Search – Olympia 2015
NPC Arnold Amateur 2014
NPC Team Universe 2015