As a nearing-40 wife to Mark, mom to one gorgeous 6 YO girl and a bunch of fur babies on our farm in northeast Ohio, I know what it’s like to put everyone else’s needs before my own! The old saying goes “Happy wife, happy life”, and boy, is that ever true. Truth be told, I had always been pretty good about taking time for myself when I needed it. But when my daughter was born, I quit working out and eating right for three years…and I was a pretty miserable human being. Besides the pressures of being a new mom, I couldn’t figure out why 3 years after my baby was born I was still exhausted all the time, had massive sugar and carb cravings, went on regular pizza and donut binges, and just generally hated my body.
I did what any normal woman would do: I decided to compete in a triathlon. I did a complete 180 and took my body to the peak of FITNESS…but I was even LESS HEALTHY. And I still hated my body, despite achieving my lowest body fat percentage ever. I was experiencing chronic fatigue, I was irritated all the time (just ask my husband), my menstrual cycle stopped I was being plagued by one injury after another, and I began getting sick…a lot! Overtraining and undereating had wrecked my hormones.
Fast forward to today and I’m still on this journey. I still have to work at it every day. I have learned that making time for myself makes me a happy woman, which makes me a better mom and wife.
I learned how to balance my life. And now I want to help you do the same so you can become a vibrant, healthy, and happy mom…who also happens to look damn good in a pair of skinny jeans!
Kelly received a bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies from Ohio Northern University in 2002. After several years spent working in the environmental field, Kelly started a family and "bought the farm" (literally) in Spencer, Ohio.
Kelly spent several years as a stay at home mom to a beautiful daughter, but was eager to get back to work. A life long love for fitness prompted her to change her career path and become certified as a personal trainer. After 8 intense months of study, Kelly graduated as a CPT from the National Personal Training Institute in May of 2014.
Kelly resides on her farm in Spencer with husband, Mark, and daughter, Alea. When she's not working with clients, Kelly enjoys riding horses, competing in triathlons, camping, and gardening.
Kelly is a proud member of the IDEA Health Network and the Weston A. Price Foundation.