Hi there! My name is Detra and I’ve had a blog before, used mostly to promote my fitness classes, however, I am coming back with a different perspective. I am a certified Personal Trainer and nutrition counselor. I am not a doctor and I do not claim to know everything about health and fitness, however, I am constantly learning and expanding my knowledge on the subject of health/fitness, beauty and life. I’ve been in this field since 2002. My goal is to help you live, love and sweat every day.
I have been passionate about health and fitness since high school. I was a cheerleader and ran track, being an athlete I was focused on improving times, staying hydrated, improving form and technique, etc. Oh and graduating so I could move out my parents house and go to college, LOL! After high school I attended college where I also ran track and briefly danced with the band. Once I graduated from college I continued to workout and found myself wanting to help others do the same.
My initial approach was personal training at gyms/studios and after a while that became monotonous. Then I decided to go out on my own and freelance, I had my own boot camps, fitness classes and blog. Then that is when my life changed becoming a wife and mother with new responsibilities, life has become totally different and now I can understand the challenges most of my clients had to face every day. I put my personal training and blog to the side, to focus on my new life. After adjusting to new life experiences, I took a look at what I was blogging and wanted to do more than promote a few classes here and there.
Over the past 12 years I’ve learned a lot. I want to provide information, tools, tips and techniques to help others improve their quality of life. I would like to help someone improve or change the way they think, look and feel about their health, their life. You have to take care of yourself before you can take care of anyone or anything else. I know it sounds cliche-ish, but it is true.
I hope that something I share will help you Live, Love and Sweat Every day!