Mary has been a runner, completing 2 full marathons, she skated roller derby with the Minnesota Roller Girl and has competed in 4 bodybuilding shows. Her own weight loss blog and story have been featured in Shape.com, Half size Me pod cast, Girl Hero's. In addition to physically training and coaching others, she uses her gifts to encourage in her writing as well. She was the Mpls/St. Paul editor of Faith & Fitness Magazine and is currently working on a Faith and Fitness devotional. She loves to garden, cook, camp and dabbles in modeling. She loves hanging out with her husband, son and dog in St. Paul.
The biggest obstacle she faced was herself: “Embracing sobriety, weight loss and clean eating was a walk in the park compared to rebuilding the shattered view of self that landed me at rock bottom in the first place. But I can do all things through Christ who is my strength, apart from that I am just another girl in the gym.”