About kbStrong


Born 1964, I am a married mother of three children. At 18 years old, I was diagnosed with SLE or Lupus. Lupus is an autoimmune disease that affects a persons immune system. Complications can included sun sensitivity, kidney failure and rheumatoid arthritis, among many other issues, it is different for every lupus patient.  The two biggest obstacles for me are the sensitivity to the sun and rheumatoid arthritis. I discovered if I dont exercise I am more likely to have pain.

In the past, our family did not have a healthy lifestyle. We had heavy cream as a staple ingredient in our fridge and bread was always at the table. For a long time, this did not seem to be a problem. Our exercise regime was non-existent. There was a point when my husband and I decided that the way we were living our lives was not okay. I was on the way to moving up yet one more size in jeans. My vanity was starting to kick in and I was not going to let this happen. My husband and I decided we needed to lose weight and improve our overall health by changing the way we ate, the way we exercised and the way we lived. It took some time, my husband and I each lost 35 pounds. Although we have each put about 7 pounds back on, our lifestyle is much healthier and we intend on keeping it that way.

Education and Certifications

At the age of 45, I decided to go back to school. I graduated in May 2014 with a degree in Exercise Science and added a Sports Nutrition minor. I have studied for and received my personal training certification from the American College of Sports Medicine, as well as, being credentialed in Exercise is Medicine. ACSM is considered gold standard in the fitness industry. I am not stopping there. I am also an ACE Fitness Nutrition Specialist. I continue to study to obtain certifications in addition to attending seminars and conferences. I feel that if there is passion, education should ever stop.


Its never too late to change the way you take care of yourself. I understand that navigating through life, work and family is difficult, I have been there. I am here to help you set and accomplish your goals and traverse through daily life so you can live your best, healthy life.

I truly believe that exercise is medicine. Exercise can lower cholesterol, it can help control blood sugar in diabetics. There have been many reliable studies that show that exercise can improve depression symptoms along with many other illnesses and ailments.