Growing up in Reading, PA was filled with darkness and no one to turn to for a positive light. Motivated by Zac Efron's “17 Again" and being 17 myself I wanted to change my life. I started running to the Pagoda, to and from my house which ended up being a 10-mile run. I started to find fitness could be my way out of my head and find something that truly was worth fighting for within myself. Being stabbed six times my senior year I lost all hope and gave up. I moved to Texas to help my mom with my four siblings. After moving, I found out quickly that being in a new school was not only overwhelming, but lonely since I knew no one. Once again, I was in search of for a way to help myself.
At 19 I started to go to the gym on Fort Hood and BOOM, just like that it began an everlasting trend within me. I never looked back. I remember one day vividly: I was doing dumbbell curls at the gym and I suddenly felt a jolt of energy; something pushed me forward to want to understand more behind the Why of the curl movement, and what truly was happening within my body.
Throughout my journey of starting Healthy U Fitness, I have witnessed the extreme way of how not to run a business. Going to a gym, they do not care at the end of the day if you show up or not. As I immersed myself within the fitness industry I witnessed personal trainers and owners who craved the materialistic aspects of training and quick crash diet philosphies; it quickly became a fixation on money and power, rather than giving back, and most importantly impacting clients. It triggered within my mind, How can we impact people the right way?
Healthy U Fitness was born to give our customers and the communities we serve an impactful experience to live out THEIR best life; to live a healthier life, and pass that message onto others.
Escaping the darkness is something everyone and myself included struggle with, and your time within the doors of Healthy U Fitness will help U see a greater light that will last for life, and empower other live out a positive life.