I’ve always been into fitness growing up playing sports since the 2nd grade. Later in life, my passion for fitness and staying healthy and in shape helped me recover from surgeries.
In 2013, I had a terrible motorcycle accident. As a result of me being in great shape, I had a quick recovery rate. That really motivated me to continue to build and get stronger. I saw it mattered.
Working out also gave me personal time to help me emotionally as much as it did physically. Seeing how fitness has changed my life and given me an outlet, it has become a passion of mine. Especially when I can help others.
My other passion is sign language. I started learning sign due to me working with children with autism. Some of my children were nonverbal so I went to school to learn American Sign Language (ASL) to provide them with a form of communication. Once I started, I loved the language and community so much I continued my studies and became an interpreter.
In December 2018, I was offered an Instructor position at Victor Valley College. Because my passion for fitness is just as strong as sign language; when I saw an opportunity to combine the two, I knew immediately that Fitness Is My Sickness would be the perfect home to embrace hearing-impaired community.
We now have the chance to reach so many more people in our community!