Ronda Biffert-Sherman has been an American Council on Exercise Personal Trainer since 1999. She has helped numerous people with all kinds of different challenges reach their goals of becoming more fit. Ronda is a writer and was offered her own health column in a Nashville newspaper titled "Get Healthy Inside and Out", running from 2006-2010 with over 500 published articles. Ronda is also a wellness teacher and trainer at her fitness studio and for corporations and businesses. But Ronda wasn't always into health...
"In my youth, I was never interested in health and fitness. I ate bad, was sedentary, and never really thought about what I put into my body, until a horrible day in May 1990 when my mother was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. She died after a brief battle. At age 21, this was devastating. I began to immerse myself in the study of disease and food and an active lifestyle, but still did not change! In 1994, I developed a problem with my liver putting me in a life and death situation. After a difficult recovery, I joined a gym, changed my eating habits, and practiced my pursuit of optimal health. That decision resulted not only in a fit body but a whole new attitude as well.
I believe that things are allowed into our lives for a reason and it is what you do with your experiences that matters. Helping others become healthier has healed my heart. The past brought me to where I am now and all of a sudden it's making sense. You see it's just not a job to me, it's become more of a calling - passing on the gospel of good health.
So if you are going through something you don't understand, just hold on. If you push through the pain, and believe that things happen for a reason, it will all make sense.....someday."