"Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work."
CASSANDRA R. BRADIN
Trainer. Coach. Motivator. Guide.
When was the last time you believed in yourself? When was the last time someone believed in you??
I absolutely love what I do, because I get to be a part of that beautiful moment when YOU do something you didn’t even know you were capable of.
Health and fitness is not my "job"; it’s an essential part of life that I have the privilege of helping you discover.
My passion for this work began with my own personal fitness transformation journey in 2012. I was sick of not being happy with what I saw in the mirror. I hated that I felt clothes never fit me right. I had no energy. I had lifelong problems with anxiety and depression. I had lower back issues and I would regularly strain muscles doing normal everyday activities.
One day I simply decided that enough, was absolutely enough.
It sounds cliche, but that's really all it took. I mean, full disclosure, I had tried many times prior to that year, and failed, or gave up. But this time, I made a commitment to myself to become the best version of myself that I could. I slowly changed the kinds of foods I ate and how I ate them. I got rid of bad habits that were contributing to my unhealthy lifestyle and replaced them with things that brought me closer to my goals. I got off my couch and started moving. I found activities and exercises that I liked doing...and I started seeing results. So then I was hooked. The issues I had that plagued me for so long were fading away. I felt energized, strong, confident, healthy, and HAPPY!
I still work on that commitment I made to myself everyday. The feelings I had and milestones I reached throughout my journey were literally life-changing for me. Things that will absolutely never leave me. I eventually realized that I wanted to do everything I could to bring those feelings and life changes to anyone else who was ready to start their own journey.
I immersed myself in the world of fitness and nutrition. I enrolled in NASM's (National Academy of Sports Medicine) Personal Training program and obtained my certification as a CPT (certified personal trainer). During that time, I began looking for things to push myself harder in my own training and discovered CrossFit and Olympic Weightlifting. I immediately fell in love with the results, and the community, and went for my certifications in those as well.
Helping and teaching people how to find and reach their full potential is something I am fiercely passionate about. EVERYone has a right to live a healthy life and EVERYone has that potential within them -- I truly believe that.