Welcome 2021A new year is a chance for a new you

2020 is finally gone! Yes, we still have challenges this new year, but the future seems much brighter and more promising. If last year taught us anything, it was to never take our health and wellness for granted. Carrying a healthier weight, eating better, exercising and making sure we are not vitamin deficient should be the single-most important priority on all of our minds. There are no guarantees in life, but anything we can do to increase our odds of living longer and healthier is worth moving to the top of our “to-do” list.

Having a healthy body is just one component to overall wellness. Learning what foods are better and which are not, will help in so many way other than weight loss or muscle gain. Think about our immune systems! How can we strengthen it so we can be at peak readiness to fight off even the common cold? What about our mental well-being? How much does being physically healthy and well factor into “feeling” better mentally?

Choosing to work with a personal trainer is much more than just about the workouts. Working with me will show you I am interested in a holistic view of your entire health and wellness profile. I will take the time to assess your current fitness levels and dietary intake and then customize a plan specific for you. There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach. Each person is unique and deserves the special attention only a personal trainer can give. I want to keep you safe, but moving forward toward your goal of becoming a healthier and happier person.

Need a little more incentive to make 2021 a better year than 2020? For every 10 sessions purchased, I will add a bonus session at no extra cost. And, if you want to really make it interesting, ask me about my discounts for couples and groups who would like to work out together. Let last year’s wake-up call, be your personal call-to-action and let’s get started today on making a new you!

To learn more, Contact me today and I’ll answer any questions you may have!


What I do as a personal trainer

  • Consult with clients on overall health and fitness goals and provide support and inspiration to stick to a workout plan
  • Assess you on your current BMI (body-mass index), cardio fitness level, mobility, maximum heart rate and balance deficiencies
  • Work 1-on-1 with you on techniques for strengthening your core and gaining cardio fitness
  • Provide proper techniques in using free weights or gym equipment
  • Create custom workout plans designed to maximize results while keeping busy personal schedules foremost in mind
  • Provide dietary suggestions and alternative ingredients to aid in your overall health and fitness

Why I became a Personal Trainer

Booth 2Living in Cartersville in NW Georgia, hardly a week goes by where I don’t hear about the fitness level of so many Americans. It’s never good news. We hear ad nauseam reports about sitting for too long, not moving enough, eating the wrong foods and the need to exercise more. But, how does the average American, sitting in commuter traffic for sometimes two to three hours a day, along with 8-9 hours at a desk, find the time to “move more”? Add to that mix life with a spouse (or significant other), children, pets, etc… and by the time you have a moment to yourself, the last thing you feel like doing is moving!

I was in that exact same predicament just a few years ago. I was adding weight, losing muscle tone, eating poorly and feeling my energy levels slipping with each passing month. I tried to find a personal trainer, but everywhere I turned, I had to pick from either a chiseled, muscle-bound male or a petite, female swimsuit competitor. Admittedly, I was jealous of their bodies and how they had sculpted themselves into paragons of fitness, but I knew that wasn’t going to be my path. I needed a realistic plan for results that would put me back to a healthy weight, give me additional muscle tone and promote a healthy heart with attainable cardio workouts. I needed to find someone, well, like me, only IN SHAPE! It was time to take a leap of faith.

Taking the next leap, are you ready?

IMG_1398While getting my personal trainer certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine, I added the diet and nutrition modules to provide me with a well-rounded approach to health and fitness. I had to become my own personal trainer to get the results I wanted.

I decided a career change was in order. After all, I could not be the only one juggling family, career and extracurricular activities. With that, SJD Health and Fitness became a reality here in NW Georgia. It is my goal to take all I have learned and help others achieve their own goals for personal health and fitness. What’s more, my backstory is the same as so many others and I hope it can be the inspiration you need to find that path to a better you.

SJD Health and Fitness operates in Cartersville, Georgia, conveniently located to support all of the surrounding communities, including the municipalities of Adairsville, Kingston, Emerson, Euharlee and White within Bartow County. Because of my location, I am also able to serve clients in Cherokee, Cobb, Paulding and Polk counties, which includes the cities of Acworth and Dallas.


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