I guide others to their best health in many ways – by leading their workouts; coaching them about food, nutrition and cooking; or writing about wellness for a variety of media, plus helping other health writers polish their words. I work good food and exercise into my own busy life; let me help you and your clients achieve their best health, too!
October 2010 - October 2010
Certified by World Instructor Training Schools. I train people one-on-one or in small groups, using my equipment, their equipment or no equipment.
Mama Wants Her Body Back
April 2010 - April 2010
Instructor with an 8-week, results-based fitness/nutritional program for mothers of all ages. Lead high-intensity, interval-based cardio and strength training workouts and provide nutritional and motivational support.
February 2010 - August 2010
Edited contents of a bimonthly newspaper circulating in two cities, for spelling, punctuation, grammar, clarity, libel and adherence to style guidelines.
Health/Wellness Writer & Editor
March 2009 - March 2009
Write, edit and blog about health, wellness, fitness, food, etc., for newspapers, magazines and websites.
San Diego Healthy Food Examiner
March 2009 - November 2011
Blogged as the San Diego Healthy Food Examiner.
Posted articles on nutrition, recipes, local sources for healthy food, practical kitchen tips, feeding children a healthy diet, etc.
Developed network of local sources for expert information on food, agriculture, nutrition, shopping, etc.
Healthy Times Newspaper
June 2009 - September 2010
Bimonthly specialty newspaper distributed in select cities globally. Edited for spelling, punctuation, grammar, clarity, libel and adherence to style guidelines. Also proofread.
January 2004 - January 2010
Nationally franchised fitness program for mothers with their young children.
Classes provide a cardio and strength training workout.
Demonstrated exercises and monitored clients’ form.
Scaled workouts for varying fitness levels and class sizes.
Modified workouts for pregnant clients.
Incorporated children into workouts through songs and play.
January 2004 - January 2008
Writer, editor, columnist, blogger
August 1988 - May 2012
Over the course of my career, I've written newspaper columns about parenting ("Momarama," a twice-weekly column and blog hosted by The Press-Enterprise, Riverside, CA; and another under my own name for The People's Press, Meriden, CT); betrothal (for The Carroll County Times, Westminster, MD); and history ("A Look Back," for The Press-Enterprise). In addition I've been a reporter or freelance writer for many newspapers (The Press-Enterprise; Desert Health News, Palm Desert, CA; The New Haven Register, New Haven, CT; The Herald, Rock Hill, SC; The Frederick Gazette, Frederick, MD; The Carroll County Times, Westminster, Md; The Lancaster News, Lancaster, SC.) I've copy edited for newspapers (The Press-Enterprise; The Chronicle, Murrieta, CA; Healthy Times, Murrieta, CA) and websites (DemandStudios.com); and written for trade magazines covering a variety of industries, primarily Shopping Centers Today.
Qualifications & Certifications
Personal Fitness Trainer certification
World Instructor Training Schools
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
State University of New York College at Geneseo
Columbia University - Graduate School of Journalism