Hello beautiful people! I’m Haley Perry; the mastermind and creator of Endorphitness. I am here to tell you a little bit about myself, my background and my passion for all things health and fitness related.
I grew up in a very, very small town in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan; like, graduated high school with 33 people, small. Which means in order for there to be sports teams, everyone had to play every sport. But this isn’t where I started. I actually started my active lifestyle and competitive drive when I was 2, in a dance studio.
Over the years I danced, played volleyball, basketball and even tried my hand at track. Just kidding, running isn’t my thing. I spent years being active of some sort, but only because there was nothing else to do. I didn’t workout because of my love for health and fitness, I did it to connect with people.
I went to college at Grand Valley State University where I received my Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science. I started out gearing towards Physical Therapy, then Strength and Conditioning, and I landed on Personal Training. Since graduating in 2015 I have pursued personal training full time, and continue to do so in Naples, Florida. But, I felt like coaching in person wasn’t enough for me.
I started online coaching after I continued to move from place to place but had clients who still wanted to work with me. I fell in love with the idea of helping people all over the country, and be able to do it in a way that gave me more time for them! Endorphitness was created when I realized that I had a love for writing and educating. When I took a step back I realized everyone came to me for health and fitness advice, so why not share it with everyone?
Endorphitness has now evolved into an educational health and fitness blog, online coaching, fitness challenges and community. Over the years I have learned exactly what it takes to live a healthy, sustainable lifestyle so that we can decrease chronic disease and live longer, happier lives.
I want to teach people how to live a well-balanced and healthy life without depriving themselves of all the things they enjoy. Moderation is the key to a successful diet and fitness program. We cannot reach goals and sustain them if we go into the process hating it. We cannot workout and eat healthy because we “have” to, or because we hate our bodies. We must do it because we want to see what our bodies are capable of. If we continue living like we are eating processed foods and sitting on the coach, we are going to live a short life that is ended by a chronic disease. It is time to start eating whole foods, moving our bodies and continuing to educate ourselves on what we don’t already know. Living a balanced lifestyle is a sustainable lifestyle, and that is what I am here to teach you.