Fitness Director and Tier 3 Trainer at Spa 23 Fitness and Lifestyle, Pompton Plains, NJ www.spa23.com
I'm running for this cause, because my best friend and running partner has RA. Three years ago I picked up the phone at my desk and Cyndi was on the other end of the line. She was preparing for a marathon and wanted to incorporate strength training into her routine. She was looking for a personal trainer and that's where I entered the picture. We immediately bonded and she became my favorite client, she loves to be pushed and even when she complains she powers through whatever routine I come up with, all within suitable guideline and goals.
At this time I was running a few days a week on the treadmill and was yearning for a new challenge, but unsure of where I wanted to go with it. Cyndi broke her foot two weeks before her marathon when she stepped on a downed branch on a training run. She was devastated and I was too. All her hard work and downed by a tree branch.
I decided that I would run Cyndi's comeback race with her and it happened to be a half marathon...challenge accepted! We ran our first race together in Asbury Park in April 2013, just after the Boston tragedy. By November of last year, we had 14 half marathons under our belts as running partners and have become more than just best friends, we are sisters.
I run for her and with her, we are conquering RA one step at a time.
When I'm not running or training clients, as Fitness Director of Spa 23 in New Jersey, I can be seen onstage as a professional French Horn Player. I was born in England, but spent many years in South Africa before moving here with my husband in 2001. We have two boys who are the loves of our lives.
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