Hi Elite Spartans Community!
My name is Mavourneen but please call me Neen- I know, total conversation starter! “Mavourneen” is a term of endearment in Gaelic and it means my darling. Now you can say you know a little Gaelic!
I started my journey at Elite Spartans as a client when I just was not getting what I needed out of my fitness routine. I knew I was capable of more, and Elite Spartans immediately felt like the place that could challenge me and keep me accountable.
After a particularly competitive class, I was approached and asked if I had any interest in joining the team as an SBBC coach. Having coached cardio kickboxing in the past I knew this was the right fit.
Coaching at Elite Spartans is where I have found my true passion- helping others achieve goals they previously thought impossible. Though I am part-time, I am a firm believer that what I do impacts and changes lives each and every time I am on the floor.
I have always been fairly active, but my real fitness journey began in 2009 after my husband and I had our third child. Working out was a way to relieve the stress of raising a family while still working 40+ hours in the crazy world of Silicon Valley high tech. I was fortunate to have a fabulous support system and fitness community and soon I found myself as a Certified Cardio Kickboxing instructor.
My journey further lead me to realize that high tech was not the place for me, and I do not think I could have moved on if I had not had the mental resilience that I built during my years committed to a fitness routine and bootcamp instructing. Elite Spartans embodies everything I now know I need in my life. Supportive, yet competitive (I like to win!); inspiring and challenging; and community-based.
While I no longer teach Cardio Kickboxing or work in high tech, I am delighted to get back to instructing a room full of motivated clients. I am at my absolute best when I am helping others realize their potential, meet and exceed their fitness goals. Set goal, smash, repeat!
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, eating, traveling, reading, and geeking out on Disney/Star Wars/Marvel. You can also catch me sweating right next to you at Elite Spartans!