Madison has been involved in sports since an early age, playing basketball, volleyball, and soccer. It's during her involvement with these sports that she was introduced to fitness. She quickly realized the competitive edge it provided and importance to your overall health. From the love of working out, she got her first job at a gym and fitness has been an integral part of her life ever since.
Madison is a certified personal trainer by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and is currently completing a degree in Exercise and Sports Science. She enjoys working with people of all ages and levels of fitness and has worked with clients that range from 14 to 70 years of age. She knows the earlier you can get into a fitness program, the easier it will be keep and reap from the benefits as you age. She also has seen that it is never too late to start. She has worked with clients that have not been involved in exercise for decades and watched them make dramatic gains in their health and fitness. They have gone from flabby, tired, and in pain to fit, energetic, and pain-free. Drawing from her sports background, she is most passionate about developing fitness programs that help clients push their athletic potentials.
Madison understands that the training she provides has more behind it than just exercise. She provides encouragement, motivation, and education that extends into her client's lives. Her first lesson came with her first client. He was 19 year old, apparently-fit, male who had been out of exercise for about 6 months previous to their first training session. As they were training, every time she asked how he was doing he said he was doing well. With 20 minutes left in the session, the crash came. He was not really doing well and did not want to admit it because, as he put it later, I couldn't wimp out on a girl! The truth that came to light was that he hadn't workout for 3 years and that he had not had any food prior to the workout. She learned from this experience how to better assess people while they are working out, and to make the first session very easy and relaxed so that she can feel the client's actual level of exertion.
Favorite Quote: Food is an important part of a balanced diet. - Fran Lebowitz