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Arise Lifestyle was established in 2017 with the purpose of assisting busy women, moms, upcoming/retired competitors, and athletes in attaining their fitness, nutrition, and physique goals with balance.

Since its creation, Arise Lifestyle has worked with over 350 women, and I take immense pleasure in my role as a coach—it is truly so fulfilling. You can click here to view some of the incredible transformations achieved by my clients.

My approach involves designing personalized programs that clients genuinely enjoy, equipping them with the necessary tools and support to ensure their success. I am committed to making meal plans and training programs not only effective  but also enjoyable and exciting for my clients.

Throughout my experience working with clients, I found that their main challenge often lies in nutrition and creating balanced, protein-rich meals. Over the past seven years, I have dedicated myself to teaching clients how to prepare delicious and healthy dishes that align with their training goals.

Stay tuned for my upcoming cookbook, 'EATS VOLUME I' which will offer a collection of these balanced recipes.


At Arise Lifestyle, my primary focus is to help you achieve any physique, fitness, and nutrition goal you may have. My programs not only provide professional and effective programming but also empowers you with the knowledge to lead a healthier and sustainable lifestyle in the long run.

I offer three training options at Arise Lifestyle: the LEAN & STRONG MEMBERSHIP, which provides affordable access to group programming with professional guidance, then the ELITE 1:1 MEMBERSHIP and the TRANSFORMATION PROGRAM. The Elite + Transformation include CUSTOM nutrition, training, and coaching, specifically designed for you, your goals, your experience level and your schedule.

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ISSA Certified Nutritionist 

ISSA Certified Bodybuilding Specialist

ISSA Certified Glute Specialist

Pre+Post Natal Personal Training (currently enrolled)

Fitness and nutrition have always played a significant role in my life. As a child, I participated in competitive gymnastics, and throughout my junior high and high school years, I dedicated myself to school and club volleyball. When my competitive volleyball journey came to an end in 2012, I discovered my passion for the gym.


In 2013 I started to work with a trainer and eventually competed in 2014, achieving a 2nd place finish in the bikini division sending me to provincials. In total, I have competed four times in the bikini division, and  achieved the pro-qualifier qualification in 2019.

As I was competing and dove deeper into the world of fitness, studying nutrition and exercise, I developed a profound love for the sport of bodybuilding. In 2016, I obtained my ISSA Bodybuilding Specialist, ISSA Personal Training, ISSA Glute Specialist and ISSA Nutrition Specialist certificates. Currently, I work as a full-time online coach and have had the privilege of guiding over 350 women on their health and fitness journeys.


While bodybuilding will always hold a special place in my heart, what truly captivates me is the concept of leading a healthy, balanced, and active lifestyle. From competing to transitioning to a more balanced approach, to becoming a mom and thrown back to square one, I have discovered how to cultivate physical and mental strength and prioritize my health every single day. Now, my goal is to impart this knowledge to other women.


Whether you aspire to enhance your nutrition, gain muscle and strength, prepare for a photoshoot or event, lose weight, or anything in between, Arise is here to assist you. With eight years of bodybuilding experience, along with seven years as a certified trainer, bodybuilding specialist, and nutritionist, I am confident that I can guide you toward becoming a healthier and happier version of yourself.


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