Brandi’s commitment to health and fitness led her to an undergraduate degree (B.S.) in Health Promotion at University of Arkansas Little Rock in 2012 and then to multiple certifications:
● Certified Personal Trainer (ACSM), 2014
● Certified Training for Warriors Instructor (TFW Level 1), 2016
● Certified Tai Chi Instructor, 2016
● Certified TRX instructor, 2017
While well qualified to provide professional fitness instruction, what sets Brandi apart is her own journey to health and fitness. Brandi shares her story here:
I grew up in the Upper Valley. With several family members in the medical field, I naturally gravitated to health care. I spent my early career in operating rooms or clinics at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Valley Regional Hospital, and Mount Ascutney Hospital. While I appreciated the scientific side of medicine, I hungered for something a bit different. I thought about my life-long battle with being overweight. And then experienced a turning point. Suddenly, I felt ready for real change. Tapping into a new determination to be healthy, I started my weight loss journey. Not only did I lose over 100 pounds, I found my purpose. I wanted to get the proper education so I could help guide others like me to lose weight and feel great about themselves--while avoiding all the mistakes and injuries I experienced.
After becoming a certified personal trainer and working for several fitness facilities, I began to realize there were individuals who preferred to exercise at home. At the same time, I wanted to use my personal and professional experiences to help make the Upper Valley a healthier place. In February 2016, I put the two together and launched Bizzy Bodies Fitness.
My background and experience differentiate me: I relate to people who struggle with weight loss. I listen to my clients. I collaborate with my clients so together we come up with a personalized realistic plan to help achieve their fitness goal. I support, encourage, empower, and push them to reach their full potential. I guide them to success every step of the way-- because that’s how goals are reached: one step at a time. And each step forward is a success.