I grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio with two very active and social older sisters. My mother was very fitness oriented, and I always felt I had a lot to live up to. My mom was very involved with the Cincinnati Bengals cheer team and the local YMCA aerobic Instructor. My sisters played every sport imaginable. I tried most sports, but was never good enough compared to my sisters. I was very shy and introverted. As I got older I grew out of my shyness, but still wasn’t competitive. I was very skinny and was teased throughout high school and college. I’ve always been an athlete, but I fell into fitness due to medical conditions where I had to eliminate certain food from my diet.