Abiquiu, NM , United States
I named my coaching company “Tortoise and Hare” because slow and steady truly does win the race. If you have an ambitious goal but you’re in a hurry to reach it then that is a recipe for disappointment and delays. By prioritizing speed over progress, you put yourself at risk of injury or burnout, which places your goal even farther away. I take a safe, sustainable approach to building fitness and strength, so you get a plan that takes you from start to finish.
I hold a M.S. in Exercise Physiology and Nutrition from LIU Brooklyn where my research topics included exercise prescription for postmenopausal women, nutrition optimization and metabolic efficiency for endurance athletes, and plyometric training for masters' female 5k runners.
I am certified by:
National Associate of Sports Medicine: NASM in exercise correct
National Associate of Sports Medicine: NASM performance enhancement.
Currently completing certification in Sports Nutrition
USATF level 1 certified running coach
Russian Kettlebell, RKC certified teacher
In additional I am a Nationally Certified EMR and work as a volunteer firefighter.
Personally I have been a runner for 45 years, multiple Boston Marathon Qualifier, and have raced everything from the mile to 30 hour ultras. My favorite events are 5K and 50K trail races. I take a steady approach to long-term development, and believe that everyone can improve, no matter what one's age. I help runners achieve their goals by mixing hard work with recovery, to build steady fitness and strength while avoiding overtraining or injury.
After splitting my time between teaching in NYC and working in my studio inartstudio New Mexico, I left my position as a tenured professor and moved to Abiquiu to live year-round in late 2021 to dedicate myself to coaching and making art full-time.