Cindy wants you to be Trimazing—three times better than amazing! After improving her health and fitness through plant-based nutrition, losing 60 pounds and becoming an adult-onset athlete, she retired from her 20-year firefighting career to help people just like you. She works with people and organizations so they can reach their health and wellness goals.
Shortly after her father died from blood cancer in 2008, her state designated blood and other cancers as presumptive illnesses for professional firefighters, prompting Cindy to research how to reduce her personal cancer risk. She discovered that a whole food, plant-based vegan diet that eliminated the consumption of animal products could be key to her health and cancer prevention. Without going on a diet and just putting better fuel (food) into her body, Cindy dropped 60 pounds, 7 uniform pants sizes, 3 uniform shirt sizes, and dropped her cholesterol and blood pressure readings in one year. Beyond looking better, her fitness level soared, and gave her new energy she could not contain. At the age of 38, Cindy became an adult onset athlete, competing and medaling in marathons, triathlons, open water swim races, and endurance events! Best of all, she’s been able to maintain this without dieting or feeling deprived!
Her fire department was so impressed by her transformation that they put her in charge of the newly formed Wellness Fitness Initiative, a collaborative program between the International Association of Firefighters and International Association of Fire Chiefs. Cindy is a decorated Fire Captain and paramedic, awarded Firefighter of the Year and Oregon State Paramedic of the Year. As part of the prestigious Executive Fire Officer Program at the U.S. Fire Academy, Cindy published original research on firefighter and public health and safety.
Now that she’s retired from the fire service, Cindy shares her knowledge, experience, infectious enthusiasm for food, health, and fitness as a certified Health Coach, Master Vegan Lifestyle Coach and Educator, Mastering Diabetes Coach, Behavior Change and Fitness Nutrition Specialist, and Fit to Thrive Firefighter Trainer through Trimazing! Health & Lifestyle Coaching. She is a Food for Life Instructor with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Rouxbe Plant-Based Professional, and Harvard Medical School Culinary Coach, teaching people how to prepare delicious, satisfying, and health-promoting meals. You can find Cindy at Trimazing! Health & Lifestyle Coaching.
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