NASM Corrective Exercises Specialist
NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist
NASM Personal Trainer
Bachelors in Science
Elizabeth - My adventurous spirit and lust for the outdoors led me to the great state of Alaska. I arrived in Alaska in 1995 and ended up living there for 8 years. While in Alaska I structured my life around adventure, adventurous people and my studies. I lived a life of a true adventurer. I gained my experience through my studies and hobbies, which included mountaineering, ice climbing, skiing, mountain biking and of course, running the trails. I have completed over 30 ultra-marathons which include 14, 100 milers.
I became a coach & fitness professional in 1999. Since then I have coached over 200 athletes in swimming, triathlon, road running, trail running, ultra running, as well as general health & fitness. I truly find being a coach & fitness professional the most rewarding career choice for me. I love helping people reach their goals, whether to become healthier and stronger or to compete in an ultra endurance event.
After 18 years of gaining experience with endurance athletes and athletes of life, I have had the opportunity to take the methodology from my NASM certifications, Functional Movement Systems, and information from the top Strength & Conditioning coaches in our industry, and extensively put them to the test.
Through my experience I firmly believe 99% percent of athletes cannot reach their true potential without a program that includes periodization techniques, a corrective exercise plan, along with the proper mobility and strength & conditioning training specific to their needs and goals.
What happens if you choose me as your coach?
You will fill out a our Athlete Profile & PAR-Q Questionnaire. This will give me further insight into your daily routine, sleep patterns, stress levels, nutrition and any past or current medical issues or injuries.
You will be taken through a Functional Movement Assessment (in person or via online). A functional Movement Assessment allows me to see how your body moves through a series of 7 movements. Based on the assessment, we will start addressing your limitations. For example; maybe you’re lacking hip mobility and or ankle mobility and your core isn’t firing properly so we will begin to immediately address this and anything else that shows up from the screening.
I will prescribe certain exercises whether mobility or strength to address your imbalances, injuries, etc. The goal is for your movement patterns to improve. If you are experiencing any pain, I will point you in the right direction of a physical therapist or doctor and we will take it from there.
Once your movement patterns have improved the chance of you experiencing an injury will decrease.
Program design will begin.
I will follow your progress and continually review your data and any feedback you provide, this way I can address any issues that may arise and make necessary adjustments to your training.
I believe everyone is an athlete, whether you’re an athlete of life or sport. I am here to guide you, motivate you and support you to reach your goals and beyond. When you choose to have me as your Coach, we become a team, from beginning to end.
Fat Dog 120 Mile Endurance Run in British Columbia
Manitou's Revenge 54 Mile Ultra
Rock the Ridge 50 Mile Challenge - 2nd Place Female
Wasatch 100 Mile Endurance Run
Maniotu's Revenge 56 Mile Ultra, 4th Place
Mount Tammany 10 Ultra, 1st Place
Hancock Shaker Village 50 Mile Ultra, 1st female, 3rd overall
Mountain Madness 50k - 3rd female, 10th overall
The Escarpment 30K Trail Race - 5th female
Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run in 23:59:44
Burning River 100 USATF National Championship - 4th female, 1st age group
MMT 100 Mile Endurance Run - 3rd female
Bel Monte 50 Mile Endurance Run - 1st female - 14th overall
Grindstone 100 Mile Endurance Run, 2nd female, 16th overall
The BADWATER 135 Mile Ultramarathon, 6th female, 25th overall
Laurel Highlands 70 Mile Trail Run, 2nd Female, 10th overall
The North Face Endurance Challenge 50 Mile run, 3rd Female
Grindstone 100 Mile Endurance Run, 4th Female
Green Lakes Endurance Run 100K, 1st Female Course Record!, 3rd overall
Escarpment 18.6 Mile trail Race - 8th Female
North Face 50 Mile Endurance Run, Bear Mtn. N.Y. - 3rd Female, 9th overall
Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run - 8th Female in division
Vermont 100 Mile Endurance Run - 3rd Female
Miwok 100K Endurance Run - 21st Female
American River 50 Mile Endurance Run - 15th Female, 3rd division
Vermont 100 Mile Endurance Run
Escarpment 18.6 Mile Trail Race - 9th Female
American River 50 Mile Endurance Run - 24th Female
Blues Cruise 50K Endurance Run - 2nd place
2000 - 2004
2004 American River 50 Mile Endurance Run
2003 Kincaid Park Alaska 24 Hour Mountain Bike Race - 2nd place
2002, 24 Hour Adventure Race, Alaska - 1st place
2001, 24 Hour Adventure Race, Alaska - 2nd place
2001 Susitna 100 Mile Endurance Run, Alaska - 2nd Female
2000 Susitna 100 Mile Endurance Run, Alaska - 2nd Female