About Me

“What if I fall?”
“Oh but my darling, What if you fly?”

– Erin Hanson

I’m a coach, trainer, teacher, athlete, mom, and grandmother. While I was raising 6 kids, exercise was running, or hiking, skiing, and riding bikes with family. Healthy food was important, so I fed my family well, and watched my calories.

If I went to a gym it was treadmill and stairmaster, not weight machines or free weights for fear of “bulking up”. Cardio was the fitness mainstay, and the number on the scale was always at the back of my mind, especially through pregnancy and postpartum.

I thought my legs were big, in the mirror I saw fat, and I checked the scale every day. I considered it a compliment if someone told me I looked like I had lost weight.

I joined a cycling team and found out my legs were strong. Strength and power training improved my cycling and enhanced every aspect of my life.

Certifications in nutrition, orthopedic rehab, pregnancy and postpartum, among others, along with digging deep into research in menopause, has validated what I’ve learned and I want to share it with you.


Polli backsquat win

You must do the thing you think you cannot do.

Eleanor Roosevelt
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