Why Team Valentine Project?
Team Valentine Project is one platform where regardless of where the Army sends our family, I can fulfill my purpose to help others find simple ways to live a vibrant, healthy & high-performance life!
But here’s a little more about how I got here...
I sprinted out of the gates of undergrad, building my dream company prior to graduation. Providing sports massage & exercise guidance for NFL athletes & healthcare providers while finishing my degree in sports science was incredible!
Then, in 2009 I became a military spouse. While I was able to briefly live between two states during my husband’s deployments, in 2011 I left my career with the NFL behind.
Since then, our family has relocated 9 times. I want my gravestone to read “You can’t say she didn’t try” because it has taken relentless dedication to earning over 15 degrees & credentials as I've reengineered my career. However, I’m grateful to have worked across the ENTIRE wellness field! I’ve provided health coaching, exercise testing & sports-specific programming. I’ve earned a masters in health, designed wellness programs & tech + published health & performance research!
While in my research fellowship I started losing sleep because I was arming myself with knowledge of how to solve wellness challenges, yet SO many individuals were out there searching for answers. I’ve been there! “Chronically" ill, stuck weight, a crummy athlete, hormone chaos & most of all, confused about what to do about it! This blog became my platform to empower others with reliable science-based tips to unlock optimal well-being without it being complicated!
In 2019 I faced devastating diagnoses. Thus, this blog expanded to share how I worked with my mind & body to optimize performance as a competitive runner while successfully reversing my conditions. If you are facing health or performance breakdowns, know you too CAN make them breakthroughs! I now have a best-selling book with 5 simple steps so others can unlock their greatness to confidently break through challenges & was named 2021 Top 10 Performance Coach, 2020 Outstanding Leader in Health Education & a 2022 Small Business Hometown Hero.
Now founder of Breaking Through Wellness, I offer expert 1:1 coaching, courses & workshops so you too can unlock your best health, performance & resilience despite age 35+, busy life or setbacks!
If you’re ready, it's go time to unlock your potential with more energy & less stress!
Those Other Details
We live in a world filled with misleading media spins on research and every brother and his mother having an opinion on how to be healthy. Since I know being a self-proclaimed nerd will only get me so far, here are a few of my credentials. Further details available on LinkedIn.
NCHEC Health Education Specialist
ACSM Exercise Physiologist
NSCA Strength & Conditioning Coach
Board Certified Massage Therapist
ACSM Exercise is Medicine Level II
ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
Certified Myoskeletal Therapist
MPH – Public Health Practice
BA – Exercise Science, PreMed Biology
AAS - Massotherapy
Best-Selling Sports Science, Stress Management & Self-Help Author