My day job is teaching English and Performing Arts at Susquehanna Township High School out in Harrisburg. But here is a little secret….I may like teaching group fitness better! When I was a teenager, I became addicted to step aerobics. Since I was at the gym all the time anyway, I decided to get my group fitness certification in 2008. At about that time I started taking Les Mills Body Pump. I was, like most women, fearful that I would develop bulky muscles from lifting weights. But all of the evidence points to the fact that women, especially aging women, need to lift weights to maintain strong bones and avoid osteoporosis. Besides, sculpted muscles are beautiful! I decided to get the Body Pump certification and joined to LJ’s family in 2011. I live in Robesonia with my husband, two kids, and three dogs. I am inspired by the people who come to the classes and love to motivate and push them as they do for me!