Athena is a health and fitness professional located in Dallas, TX.
She has always been passionate about fitness and health. Starting at a young age with school sports (volleyball, basketball, track) and extracurricular activities such as obtaining her black belt in Tae Kwon Do, Athena was full force into sports until she, unfortunately, tore her right ACL, twice!
This repetitive injury was a huge mental challenge and difficult time in her life. She thought she would never be able to be active again!
The knee rehabilitation process led to Athena’s interest in studying more about the human anatomy. The studies graduated into her B.S. of Kinesiology, Pre-physical Therapy degree from Texas Woman’s University and also certification in personal training from The Cooper Institute. The achievements created a passion in Athena to help others conquer unique fitness challenges and obstacles in life. In addition to her personal training certification, Athena also pursued certification from the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) in both Fitness and Sports Nutrition. Athena has witnessed many clients and friends bloom into their maximum potential with the combination of this knowledge and amazing work ethic.
Athena is passionate about helping individuals achieve their health & fitness goals and creating a healthy lifestyle. Working with a wide age-range and variety of people, Athena holds the confidence and skill set to help you achieve your personal health & fitness goals.
Athena is CPR/First Aid/AED certified through the American Heart Association for Heartsaver First Aid Program.
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What my clients say...
“In my 40s, I began gaining weight. Connecting with Athena has made an enormous difference in my health, fitness, and life. With the goal of “losing the unhealthy fat,” Athena mapped out a plan for me and my journey began. At a steady pace, over the course of four months, I lost 30 pounds of fat. I would highly recommend Athena as a knowledgeable nutrition consultant and fitness trainer. She has definitely helped me change my life.”
“I reached out to Athena after a group fitness class saying, “I got this going to class thing down, but my eating is out of control.” Athena then told me about her passion for nutrition and helping others. She soon put me on a nutrition regimen and I have not looked back. To date, I’ve lost 20 pounds, but more importantly have gained confidence, knowledge, energy, and happiness. Don’t wait – you owe it to yourself to work with Athena! You will not regret it!”
“After my first consultation with Athena, I knew that I wanted to work with her. After 8 weeks on her program, my body had completely transformed! I lost 16lbs and over 10% body fat!! With Athena, it was most definitely the support and guidance she brought that lead to my success. She held me accountable every week and when I had my slip ups, she was right there to get me back on track.”
Frequently Asked Questions
We stay in contact several times weekly through email or phone call/text, and I monitor you through an online platform which can be accessed anywhere in the world from a device with an Internet connection.
I believe that every successful journey begins with small steps that take you towards a better version of yourself. FAD diets and short-term fixes are temporary and donâ€™t last. My goal is to educate and provide you with all of the tools that you need to succeed. My programs are customized and tailored to the individual. Â So that you can grow your lifestyle into one that you can feel proud of and a body that you can feel comfortable in. I believe I can guide you to your best self, the ultimate & healthy lifestyle for YOU.
All clients will fill out an extensive, yet important profile questionnaire with information about your weight, height, lifestyle and nutrition habits. And also completion of my Initial Program Packet – (fillable PDF), and a detailed 3-5 day food journal. We also recommend obtaining more accurate body composition measurements such as body fat percentage. Check with your local gym or training facility to see if they have equipment to perform these tests.
Within the same week – the following Sunday from when you submit you will receive a customized plan.
There will be a 20 minute follow-up call (within 24 hours upon receiving plan) scheduled with you and Athena to go over any questions you might have. She is available via email or text 24/7 for questions after that call.
Weekly. Changes are determined upon the individualâ€™sÂ progress.
Yes. My training plans are developed based on the needs of the client and can be managed from home, a park or gym â€“ anywhere in the world.
I believe food always comes first. However, in my plans, I may suggest the use of vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and amino acids. Clients are not required to use these recommended supplements. They are purely optional.
10: I am not interested in losing weight. Do you work with people who want to gain weight/muscle or just aim to have a healthy lifestyle?
Absolutely. I personally adjust the programs according to the goals and needs of each individual client. If your goal is to increase muscle mass, the plan is tailored with that in mind creating caloric surpluses instead of deficits as seen in weight loss plans. All of my programs prioritize health, so whether it is weight loss, weight gain, or to stay fit, I can help.
No, most individuals should not work out every single day. Your program will be customized for your needs and goals. Someone who has never worked out before might start at 1-2 training days per week, while someone who is very advanced might be training 5-6 days per week.