Born into the Communist Country, Poland and Immigrated to the USA at 9 years of age with my immediate family so to have opportunities beyond what was offered. As a child I enjoyed playing sports as, track & Field, Tennis, long distance trail cycling, and gymnastics.
In High School I was helping one of my friends prepare for a track race, one of her comments which resonate till this day was “You should be a professional motivation speaker”. This is my passion to inspire, to help others achieve their goals and I give 150% of myself towards this.
Joined the U.S Navy at 17years of age and became an aircraft mechanic by trade, I also continued my passion as the Base’s Program Manager over the fitness program. I had the pleasure of training Sailor’s in preparing them to pass their fitness tests, so they could maintain deployable status. On the side I trained at a local GYM as a Personal Trainer and while this was enjoyable I didn’t have enough autonomy to truly help and change someone’s lifestyle.
At 18 I had lots of health issues rising, I lived my days from one meal to another, had no clue how to lift and exercise terminology was an alien language to me, I had NO guide and forget about nutritional diet understanding. One day at work a lady in her mid- 30’s was running with a stroller and she looked amazing!! I began to think, shoot! I am suppose to look the best I will at 18, so what will I be at 30? After reading Oxygen Magazine and seeing the gorgeous, healthy, strong females. I decided I wanted to compete in the NPC Bodybuilding Figure Division and thought this will be easy. Well, this began my journey and one which will never end. My obsession to know what happened to food I ate, how to best build the physique I wanted. This is an expression of Art.
Shortly after beginning my journey I was injured at 23yrs old and for the next 5 years I had musculoskeletal surgeries to include, Hip, Lower Back and both feet. Was diagnosed with A-Typical Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) , having Hot flashes in my 20’s was not fun! With now constant debilitating pain, mobility issues, range of motion, being pumped full of pharmaceutical drugs I lost myself, fell into deep depression and didn’t even recognize the happy motivated me. Doctor’s gave up on me, unaware why I had some of the challenges I did and some even asked me why I wanted to get better.
Fed up, I took matters into my own hand’s and began my diligent journey to figure out how to heal my body, mind and still achieve my goal of stepping on stage as a Bodybuilder in Figure. Hired a couple coaches and learned a lot, but still being my unique A-Typical freak of a body, I had unanswered questions and frustrations as my body would do opposite of what coaches wanted or I wanted or even text books stated. Now with additions of food allergies, sluggish digestive system from the damages of the pharmaceutical’s and of course my battle against my PCOS.
Further took to education, testing myself and my unwavering commitment to myself to knowing there must be a solution! Therefore, I know for a fact no 2 bodies are alike, no cookie cutter plan will work and partnered with unique lifestyles we will never attain sustainable goals without a plan being fully tailored to this. We live in a fast pace, on the go, social driven culture with our desire to obtain our goal’s but also have fun. Many online plans are unrealistic in putting all this together.
Stepping on stage was a testament to finding solution’s, driving for my goal and despite being told many times it couldn’t be done, glutes can’t be built without squats or PCOS women cannot be lean and you know what?! I say try me! And this is the attitude I desire for my clients. Being a freak body myself, fully appreciate anyone’s struggle to discover their puzzle and find the pieces which will work to obtain results and balance with family, friends and work demands. This is SteigerFitnessCoaching!! We do NOT give up on you and will work to tailor plans so they are manageable for your lifestyle while being designed to meet your goal’s.