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I have been a certified personal trainer through the American Council on Exercise since 2001, listed on the United States Registry of Exercise Professionals, and a member of the Medical Fitness Network. I have dedicated over 20 years to the health and fitness of others. I co-founded the Cedar Rapids Metro Parkinson's Association and established it as a non-profit in 2017.

​I am a Graduate student in Clinical Counseling and interested in how the body and mind work together. Of special interest is the effect of exercise, movement, and nutrition on mental health.

Over the years, I have worked with all ages from children to frail elderly, as well as individuals with disabilities. My specialty is medical fitness and working with adults ages 50 and better. I believe in building relationships and trust, not just building a client base. All are welcome! 

With a background in healthcare and physical rehabilitation, I have experience working with clients who have orthopedic injuries, arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Alzheimer's, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, bariatric surgery, mental disorders, and stroke.  I am proud to be trusted to collaborate with healthcare providers from physicians to physical therapists to provide continuation of care for their patients.

  • Clinical Counseling Graduate Student, Upper Iowa University

  • Member of the Medical Fitness Network

  • Member of the IDEA Health & Fitness Association

  • Listed on The United States Registry of Exercise Professionals

  • Aware In Care Hospitalization Program Ambassador – Parkinson’s Foundation

  • Parkinson’s Foundation Heartland Chapter, Education and Outreach Committee

  • Past Board Member – American Parkinson’s Disease Association, Iowa Chapter

  • American Counseling Association member, National & Iowa chapters

  • Make It Ok Ambassador – Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness

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I believe in multiculturalism and diversity. Black Lives and history matters.
ReNu Your Life is an equal opportunity organization and will not allow discrimination based upon age, ethnicity, ancestry, gender, national origin, disability, race, size, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, or any other status prohibited by applicable law or human decency.

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