Hi, I’m MJ, I’m a certified personal trainer/nutritionist and online coach. My business, MJ Fitness LLC, was born out of my own triumph in my fitness journey. I got into this line of work because weight lifting and active hobbies saved my life and I wanted to help others save themselves too.
After several traumatic life events, I was not being kind to my body. I became detached, avoidant, and reckless. I was unhealthy and started gaining weight, which made my depression even worse.
I found solace in movement and expressed myself through dance and aerials, but I still needed to do more work to repair my mind body connection.
I decided to start going to the gym to get stronger as a means of reclaiming my power and reconnecting to my body. Weight loss wasn't my original goal, but after I figured out what I was doing, I began focusing on muscle growth and repairing my relationship with food. As result I lost 40lbs in a matter of months!
However, when I started my fitness journey, I had no idea what I was doing.
Getting into the gym was intimidating at first. It's much easier to step into the bar than the gym to cope with depression, anxiety, PTSD, or any other mental health afflictions. This intimidation factor keeps many people away from the gym and distance from their goals, but I got over that hump and I can help you do the same!
I help struggling individuals reclaim their power and repair their mind body connection by replacing harmful coping with healthy outlets. Let's build a sustainable lifestyle designed for longevity!