Hi, I am the owner and a trainer at Fitness Protection Program. When I was in my late 30’s, I realized that over the years I had put on some weight and was tired all the time. I decided to change that and with help from Weight Watchers I lost about 40 pounds right before I turned 40. With the extra weight gone, I became more active and participated in a few 5k runs and fell in love. Since 2009, I have run over 25 marathons in 17 states, including running the Boston Marathon in 2014. In 2016, I took up cycling and have completed 3 century rides and 2 Ironmans. I look forward to training for my 3rd Ironman in 2019.
I opened FPP in January of 2013 with a business partner and later in 2015 became the sole owner. I began my career as a fitness trainer to help others get their active life back like I did. I “retired” from a 20-year career in retail management and have not regretted it once. Being able to support others in achieving their life and fitness goals is one of the most amazing things I have ever done.
I am a graduate of Tahlequah High School; I hold bachelor’s degrees from NSU in both Business Management and Marketing. I have been AFAA group fitness certified since 2012 and stay current by taking at least 20 CEU’s a year. I am also a licensed Zumba and Strong by Zumba instructor.
I live in Broken Arrow with my husband Mark. We have been married 26 years and have 2 dogs, Grace and Kelly. Mark and I enjoy traveling. On our travels, we like to scuba dive, hike, and generally explore. When at home, we typically spend our weekday evenings walking the dogs, watching a bit of TV - and on weekends, we like to hang out with friends and family, maybe catching a live band playing on a patio. If I am not with Mark and the pups, I can be found running or cycling with friends.
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