Heather discovered a love for fitness early on, playing multiple sports throughout the years. After obtaining her J.D. from South Texas College of Law in Houston, she realized that her true passion was helping people improve fitness and health. She has been an exercise and muscle specialist for the last 24+ years, and is extensively trained in exercise mechanics, physiology, anatomy, nutrition, and thoughtful assessment. She has dedicated years studying and learning at RTS® and MAT®, and continues to do so as both programs are foundational to her practice. Her hard work and dedication to learning means you can expect nothing but the best.
Heather worked at several high end studios and clubs early on, before opening her own concept-Sculpt Fitness Studios. At one point, she had three locations in Houston. After running and evolving Sculpt Fitness for over 14 years, Heather decided it was time to simplify life and return to her southern roots inTennessee. She developed ATR Internal Performance in 2019, to be able to focus on offering Muscle Activation Techniques and Personal Training to the Franklin and nearby surrounding areas of Nashville. She is the first and only MAT® Specialist in Tennessee and the first to offer the Isophit™ anywhere in Tennessee.
Heather's training approach is highly individualized and challenging, but she is also careful not to exceed tolerance levels. She is driven by a desire to see clients reach their highest potential, while improving joint health and exercising pain-free. "I want you to leave a workout feeling better than when you walked in." In her spare time, she loves spending time with her dogs, being outdoors, reading, playing tennis, and listening to music. She also looks forward to getting reacquainted with Tennessee after such a long absence.