April is a mother, Exercise Physiologist, Nutrition Specialist, Personal Trainer, Weight Management Specialist, Bikini Competition Coach, Stretching Coach and Trauma-Informed Somatic Coach. April earned her Bachelors degree in Exercise Science w/ Biology and Psychology.  She is also a published fitness model and national level bikini competitor. April started working out, running and sprinting in high-school with the Track and Volleyball teams back in the 90s. She has more than 30 years experience with weight training and fitness.

April became Vegan after becoming seriously ill with severe gut issues and inflammation from eating high animal protein, low carb diets and supplementation over her 10 years of bikini competition.  She then learned about preventing and reversing disease through Plant-Based nutrition and has completely reversed her illnesses and never felt better. What you eat determines which bacteria thrive in your gut. And research tells us that the good “gut bugs” get stronger when fed colorful, plant-based foods such as vegetables, grains, beans and fruit while meat, dairy, poultry, eggs and fish feed a negative gut environment.  Heal with every Meal.

April is Vegan for Health, the Environment & the Animals. She wants to educate you on how to live a healthy, fit and happy lifestyle without contributing to the cruelty and torture of animals. Prevent and reverse chronic disease, lose body fat and build muscle with her Fitness & Nutrition programs.

As you might have heard, there are many good and urgent reasons to start transitioning to a vegan diet today – here are just a few of them:

  • Plant-based diets decrease your risk of major diseases and can reverse chronic disease such as diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease and some types of cancer
  • Animal agriculture is one of the largest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions
  • Rain forests vanish in favor of cattle ranches and soy plantations for livestock
  • Drinking water is being contaminated by sewage and waste from farms
  • Antibiotic resistance that’s life-threatening to humans often comes from farmed animals
  • Close to 40% of the world’s grain (and 70% of US grain) is being fed to livestock, much of which is produced in countries where 17,000 children die of starvation each day
  • Millions of sentient beings suffer unimaginably for their short lives before being killed needlessly
  • Many slaughterhouse workers suffer physical injuries or develop post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Education and Qualifications

    • Certified Personal Trainer (ACE) since 2002
    • Certified YogaFit 2004
    • BS Exercise Science w/Biology (Illinois College) 2005
    • Associates of Science (LLCC) 2005
    • Has worked in the health field since 1994
    • CPR and AED Certified since 1994
    • Certified Nutrition Consultant (PROPTA) 2009
    • Physical Therapy Assistant (2012-2014)
    • ACE Fitness Nutrition Specialist (2014)
    • ACE Weight Management Specialist (2015)
    • ACE Sports Conditioning Coach (2016)
    • ASFA Kettlebell Instructor (2017)
    • Certified Plant-Based Nutrition (eCornell University) 2018
    • Certified Trauma-Informed Coach (2023)

    Published Modeling

    • Oxygen Magazine (October 2012)
    • Oxygen Magazine (October 2011)
    • Off the Couch (October 2011)
    • Status Fitness (October 2011)
    • American Curves Magazine (Feb 2006)
    • Muscular Development (April 2006)
    • Body Magazine (Sweden, July 2006)

    Award Winning Competitions

    • 2011 Pittsburgh Masters Nationals: 1st Place
    • 2011 New Orleans: 1st Masters, 3rd Open
    • 2011 NPC Musclecontest: 1st Masters, 3rd Open
    • 2010 NPC USA’s Las Vegas: 7th Place
    • 2010 NPC Muscle Contest: 1st place
    • 2009 NPC Las Vegas Bikini Classic: 3rd place
    • 2004 NPC Central USA AGF Figure Classic: 5th
    • 2003 NPC Mid-Illinois Figure Championships: 2nd
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    April has a lot of knowledge and can help you reach your goals no matter if you are a beginner or competitor. Email her today at the contact page.