For most of my career I’ve worked as an ACE-certified personal trainer at Equinox Fitness Clubs. I graduated Rutgers University with a B.S. in Exercise Science. I am an RKC Level 1 certified kettlebell instructor and a Yogaworks-certified Hatha Yoga instructor. I am a CHEK-Institute certified Holistic Lifestyle Coach (Level 3) and Exercise Coach, as well as HealthExcel Metabolic Typing Advisor. I’ve done intensive study in Holistic Life Coaching with the Journeys of Wisdom Institute. I am also a certified facilitator of THEGROOVE dance method.
While working in fitness and nutrition for so many years in New York City, I've obviously gone on my fair share of both good and bad dates. I used to chronicle these dates on my former blog, Soulmateinthecity.com, which was voted one of the Top 10 Dating Blogs for 30-somethings by DatingAdvice.com. More recently, I am the author of the book Dating as a Spiritual Adventure: Avoid Red Flags, Rock the Journey and Find the One. As a dating and relationship coach, author and speaker, it is my mission to apply spiritual principles to the subject of modern-day romance.
and now the real stuff:
I'm just like you...I want a life full of passion, meaning and purpose. And quite honestly while I was working like a slave in fitness to pay bills to live in New York City, killing myself to be in shape, all to have absolutely no love life...well I just had to take a step back and re-evaluate everything. That was when at the age of 37, I gave up my apartment, put all my stuff in storage, quit my job and ran off to travel Europe for 3 months. It ended up being the best thing I ever did because I finally got some clarity on what was important to me. I finally got to sit with my own thoughts for 3 months instead of being influenced by people around me and the culture I'm from.
I came to many epiphanies which I blog about so that others who may not have the ability to run away can share in my experiences. I also got a unique opportunity to re-create my life based on my new values. Top of the list on those values is still health, but it's followed by love/friendship and travel is a close third. "You teach what you need to learn" which is why I now coach men and women about dating/relationships (with my expanded international awareness of what that means) and travel.