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Hello and welcome to Trimazing Vegan Lifestyle Coaching! I’m thrilled you are here checking things out—and you probably want to know a little bit more about me.
I started health and wellness coaching during my 20-year firefighting career, leading the Wellness/Fitness program at my fire department as part of the International Association of Firefighters Wellness Fitness Initiative until I retired in 2014.
I am a certified Health Coach, Fitness Nutrition Specialist, and Peer Fitness Trainer through the American Council on Exercise, a WellStart Health certified Health Coach, a licensed paramedic, and hold a Masters degree in Leadership, with focused study on servant leadership and coaching.
My journey into a healthy me started in 2009. I was struggling with being overweight and was really unhealthy. And I was scared I was going to die of cancer. You see, my dad and his mom had both died of blood cancers and the governor of the state where I worked had enacted a law adding 12 types of cancer to occupational disease presumptions for firefighters, including the blood cancers my relatives had, meaning being a firefighter exposed us to substances that could cause cancer.
I couldn’t change my genetics and I didn’t want to stop being a firefighter. So I started to research cancer risk reduction and found study after study pointing toward decreased incidence of all types of cancer with significant reduction or elimination of animal protein consumption. But more than that, a whole foods, plant-based diet was also found to reduce, even reverse Type II (adult onset) diabetes, and the cardiovascular benefits were extremely compelling too.
So I decided to try it. Without going on a diet and just putting better fuel (nutrition) into my body, that year I dropped 60 pounds, 7 uniform pants sizes, 3 uniform shirt sizes, and dropped my cholesterol and blood pressure readings. Beyond looking better, my fitness level soared, and gave me new energy I could not contain and I became an adult onset athlete!
Now that I am retired from the fire department, I want to share my experience, skills, and knowledge to help others achieve their best selves. I’m excited to share my story and experiences with others to help them succeed and be inspired myself by their success.
Health · Wellness · Fitness
Three times amazing!