About Guided Fitness

Welcome to Guided Fitness. Where we see fitness holistically! Maybe you have already started your journey in fitness, and wellness or maybe you are just getting started. It does not matter where you are in your journey. Guided Fitness can offer you a guiding hand throughout the experience. We want you to achieve your wellness goals. I want to celebrate with you when you smash through what you thought you could never do!!! The same routines can become tedious, Guided Fitness can help change things up, stir the pot as it were, pushing past plateaus and lulls in your training. Wellness is hard work but that does not mean it can’t be fun! Your fitness journey should be ripe with challenges that are fun to bash through. Whether you are looking for a new weight training routine, trying to find the right personal training, looking for new and exciting group fitness classes, we have something to offer you!

Why “Guided Fitness”?

I believe the fitness journey for all individuals needs a little guidance every now and then. Whether you are just starting out or a veteran in wellness, this guidance can help you achieve your goals and set a standard for the rest of your life.

I view my role in your fitness journey as supportive. This is your journey, your adventure. My role is to support your goals as well as keep you accountable for your actions.

Martial Arts History

After starting karate in 1989,  at the age of five, I discovered not only a sport of a way of life which would be a passion throughout my life. In my youth, I received her junior Black Belt, and competed in a variety of tournaments, including an International Competition in Japan. In my later teenage years, I ended my Karate journey. Life just got in the way. But that never stopped the lessons of discipline and dedication that surrounded my childhood to play important roles in the rest of my life.

After some time, 15 years to be exact, I returned to the world of Shorinjiryu Kentokukan Karatedo. And have since redone my black belt exam as an adult, and then proceeded to receive my Nidan, second degree black belt. And as of December 2018 have received my Sandan, third degree black belt. I am now the proud recipient of a Yondan, fourth degree black belt.

Having love the experience Karatedo as a child, I had my son follow the same path, albeit a little later in his life. We train together often and this has given me a passion for family fitness. 

Fitness History

My son and I.

Karate was always the passion, from a very early age and continued/continues to be the central theme of my own fitness journey. I have participated in a variety of fitness programs, including weight training, group work out, walking, bootcamp, circuit training, other martial arts based programs, like kickboxing, judo…

I have always remained as active as I could. In the past, my fitness goal was always weight loss. This has always been my struggle. It still is, but weight loss is no longer my goal. After trying a variety of ways to lose weight, my conclusion is, As long as I am healthy, feel healthy and keep health in the forefront of my mind with all decisions, weight loss as a goal is pointless. For some people this does not apply, for myself, it is better that any goal have nothing to do with the scale.

Support through Life Transition

The concept of “guiding” is not something new to me. For many years I worked as a doula. Helping soon-to-be and new parents transition into their role of parenthood. My work as a doula was one of passion. To be allowed into someone’s life as they take their first steps in their new role, was a pleasure and a privilege. This work allowed me to see the importance of guidance over my own personal choices.

The lessons I learned apply in all aspect of life. Guidance is a valuable form of interaction.


I am a certified personal trainer through ACE Fitness and am actively pursuing my group fitness instruction certification. 

I have certificates in both POUND and Generation POUND. 

I am CPR qualified.

Yondan (4th degree black black) is the official Sensei (instructor) standing in Kentokukan. Yearly renewal of teaching certification applies.