I am a personal trainer with over 19 years experience helping people lose weight and get fit. I got my Bachelors of Science from Texas A&M University in Kinesiology and an ACE Certification so that I would be able to help people lose weight, improve their self esteem, teach people to eat better and train people to accomplish more than they thought possible. I trained marines in Hawaii as a civilian to lose weight and improve their fitness scores. I then went on to train firemen and policemen to get in shape for their jobs. In the meanwhile I had 2 kids of my own and decided to broaden my business and become one of the first boot camp and personal training companies in Hawaii… SOHI Fitness. I have grown over the years successfully having people lose 100’s of pounds. I love helping people to succeed in their weight loss while challenging them to overcome obstacles in their lives. I have had clients who never wanted to workout previously, come to me, lose weight and feel so fit and confident they have gone on to train for triathlons and marathons. I run boot camps for people of all levels including weight loss, TRX, and boot camps specific to athletes. Some clients include Nordic PCL, Mary Knoll men’s and women’s tennis teams and American Savings Bank. In addition to running my SOHI fitness business, I was a contract varsity year-round conditioning tennis coach at MidPac and a TRX Coach at Punahou for the athletes. I am the TRX Force Instructor for the trainers of TRX which means that I certify the trainers to become trainers of TRX Suspension Training.
I believe in combining eating and exercise together to get optimal results and I use various sports drills, TRX bands, RIP Trainer, weighted balls, jump ropes, agility ladders, sand bags and other techniques and equipment to motivate you to have fun and burn the greatest amount of calories possible for your fitness level. As I am the mother of three children, I understand time is precious and every workout should target your desired results. My passion is to see my clients succeed and rid them of any obstacle keeping them from their goal. I like to remind my clients “Look how far you have come, not how far you have to go.”
I have competed in over 35 races and 9 figure competitions including:
2nd overall female – 2012 Hickam Half Marathon – Time 1:38
3rd overall female – 2012 Ford Island Run 10K – Time 42 minutes
10th overall female – 2012 Warrior Dash
16th overall female -2012 Great Aloha Run 8.15M – Time 56 minutes
4th overall female – 2011 Ford Island Run 10K – Time 42 minutes
16th overall female -2011 Great Aloha Run 8.15M – Time 56 minutes
3 hours 34 minutes – 2010 Honolulu Marathon – Qualifying for the Boston
1 Ultramarathon (Texas)
10th overall female – 2010 Great Aloha Run 8.15 M – Time 56 minutes
3rd overall female – 2010 Ford Island 10K Run – Time 42 minutes
5th Miss Mountaineer 2007
4th Miss Mountaineer 2005
2nd Miss Hawaiian Islands 2005
2nd Miss Aloha Muscle 2003
5th Miss Designer Body 2003
1st Miss Figure Model Maui 2002
3rd Miss Aloha Muscle 2002
3rd Miss Designer Body 2002
9th Miss Hawaiian Islands 2001
(Pictured below is Megan competing in the 2007 Mountaineer Bodybuilding, Figure and Fitness Championships 4 months after the birth of her second son).
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Through these opportunities:
I met Gilad Janklowicz of Bodies in Motion and appeared in two of his infomercials as a figure model.
I was recently filmed in a Japanese commercial with an Olympic gold medalist marathon runner.
The Village voice found me and wrote a brief article on me and then followed it up with an interview in their blog.
Physical fitness is an important aspect of my life and I continue to educate myself in the latest trends. I have certifications in TRX Suspension Training, Fitball, Spinning, Yoga/Sculpt, Effective Strength Training, and Exercise for Special Populations. However, fitness is only one aspect of my life. Damon and I have been married for nineteen years and we have three wonderful kids. I enjoy spending time with my family, attending church activities and oil painting. I spend most of my time in outdoor activities with my family.