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Man Bicep’s New Home – The Redefining Strength Studio!

This month has been a whirlwind – A crazy, hectic, AMAZING time that hasn’t left me near as much time to post as I would usually like. And I’m sorry if I’ve been a little MIA and slow to respond.

But I’m excited and proud to announce that I’m officially opening The Redefining Strength Fitness Studio in Costa Mesa, California!

Before I say any more about the studio, I need to first thank all of the WONDERFUL and AMAZING people who I have in my life who’ve supported me on this new journey.

When going after your dreams, you know there are going to be people who will put you down and try to hold you back.

And you can’t let yourself listen to them. You can’t let the doubts creep in.

Going after your dreams is going to be hard. It’s going to be stressful. There will be setbacks and days you want to quit.

But no matter what, you can’t give up.

And there will be those amazing friends and family members around you to help keep you moving forward. They will question you. They will force you to work.

They will not blindly follow and agree…And that is what makes them so amazing and supportive.

They will be pushing you forward and making you better.

So before I say anything more about the studio, I want to thank all of you amazing people. I couldn’t have done this without all of your enthusiasm, encouragement and love.


AND NOW….The Redefining Strength Fitness Studio!

redefining strength gym

On this wonderful Monday on the last day of June, we are officially open for business! We offer both in-person small group and personal training sessions as well as online training.

We use battling ropes, sandbags, slam bagz, monkey bars, climbing ropes, sledgehammers, tires, kettlebells, sliders, slide boards, rowers, pulley systems, resistance bands, barbells, landmines, dip bars, pull up bars, sleds….And so much more in our training.

If you are looking for a personal trainer in Orange County (or small group training!), check out Redefining Strength! I can guarantee you’ll love it…Not only because I’m amazing, but because the people that I work with are the most friendly/supportive/amazing/hardworking/WONDERFUL people in the world.  😛

I’m so excited for Man Bicep’s new home and all of the great information and posts I can now provide all of you Man Bicepers with!

Cali here we come!?!

So on July 18th, Ryan and I will be making a cross-country move from Boston to sunny Southern California.

It’s a big risk –  a big change.

And there have been lots of sad good-byes.

I’m a Midwest girl who came out to Boston for college and stayed. I’ve been out here for seven years and I’ve been at this gym for two of those years.

I have a solid life here. One that is hard to leave behind. One full of clients who I’ve helped become stronger, more empowered individuals and who’ve helped me grow as well.

One full of friends and comfortable places.

One really without much “risk.”


How often do we sacrifice our dreams for stability?

Too often.

But I refuse to do that. And I think this change, this move, will force me to really take a risk and pursue my dreams.

Despite how hard it is to leave the stability, to leave all of my WONDERFUL/EXTRAORDINARY/BEAUTIFUL clients, I know this is a change that I need to help me grow as an individual – to allow me to further pursue my passion for health and fitness.

This change will be good…but I’m freaking nervous as hell. (Sorry for the curse word but well it’s true!)

I’m a planner.

And at this point…I really have no clear plan.

For probably the first time in my life, I have no clear direction. Just a passion that I’m planning to follow.

Could this turn out badly?


But heck…at least I tried!

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