My Story

Board-Certified Integrative Health Practitioner

My path to opening Long Life Wellness began almost 30 years ago after the discovery of a multinodular thyroid goiter and the diagnosis of an eventual autoimmune disease. My first thought was, “Okay, let’s fix this!” But the top specialists in the medical field said my condition was due to my genetics, and was incurable.

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How I Trained to be a Pro Athlete

The journey to becoming a professional athlete began years before…

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IFBB Professional Athlete, August 2017
1 st Place, Women’s Physique, Class B
1 st Place Overall Winner All Divisions

I am asked frequently how long it took to train for my “Pro Card”

I was 54 years old when I competed. I trained for over 2 years for my “Pro Card.” Although this might sound like a long time, most of the competitors had been training over 15+ years. I won my “Pro Card” in my second bodybuilding competition at the highly competitive, national event located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: The NPC Teen, Collegiate and Master Nationals Championships.