Exercise not only changes your body; it changes your mind, your attitude and your mood.

In 2006 I began to experience symptoms of depression following the birth of my 3rd child in 3 years (no twins). My doctor wanted to put me on medicine, but I wasn't quite ready to do that. I spent the next year researching all of the different ways exercise can improve mental health as well as physical health. I started seeking out a variety of fitness activities and tried many of them. I have done general exercise (machines in the gym), running, bicycling, and triathlon. After a few years of...

In 2006 I began to experience symptoms of depression following the birth of my 3rd child in 3 years (no twins). My doctor wanted to put me on medicine, but I wasn't quite ready to do that. I spent the next year researching all of the different ways exercise can improve mental health as well as physical health. I started seeking out a variety of fitness activities and tried many of them. I have done general exercise (machines in the gym), running, bicycling, and triathlon. After a few years of only swimming, biking, and running by myself, I started losing my motivation. I first took several different types of group classes and found how motivating it can be to have people expecting you. I enjoyed HIIT classes and weightlifting the most. In 2015 I started CrossFit, and found a great community and exercise that really fit my personality. I became a Level 2 Instructor and started leading classes and doing personal training to share this experience with others.


I am now working as a Personal Trainer and absolutely love the individualized experience. Watching people grow, getting to know them personally, sharing in their successes, gives me great pleasure.

If you are interested in personalized fitness or nutrition, please get in touch with me!

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Where I Work
Education
2017

American Public University

Master's Degree in Sports and Health Science

2008

University of Findlay

Master's Degree in Education

Experience
Fitness

Level 2 CrossFit Trainer

The process to become a CrossFit Trainer requires experience in the sport, in person workshops, and rigorous testing. The foundation of CrossFit is functional health and encompasses the fitness of the whole body.

Group Fitness Instructor

I worked with the YMCA to develop a variety of group fitness classes based on the needs of the community.

REVIEWS for my Fitness services

by Melissa on Mar 23
I absolutely love working with Cara! She is dedicated, non-judgmental, adapts workouts to your abilities while still making it challenging, fun & just overall a great person!
by Roger on Nov 05
Excellent experience every time and surprisingly affordable. Cara is intelligent, kind, fit, cool, experienced, interesting and thoughtful which created a personal training environment uniquely great and far and away better than any I have experienced. She knows exactly where the point is where you are pushed beyond what you might attempt on your own while also taking your physical limitations and previous injuries in to consideration to remove any risk or feeling that the trainer is simply applying a broad brush approach. Every time I train with Cara, I walk out of there feeling amazing, challenged and shocked by my capabilities.
by Owen on Sep 15
Cara has been work with my 13 teen year old son. And does a great job working with technique, and finding the right workouts for him.
by Kolleen on Jul 07
Great workout. Adjusts when needed. Helps me keep count when I forget how many!
by Anonymous on Jun 19
Cara is an amazing trainer! She knows her stuff!
by Andrea on Jun 09
Love the support from Cara. She is truly more of a coach with positive feedback than a trainer.

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