About Mary

My Story of Transformation

Hi there, I’m Mary from Your Transformational Fitness!  I’m an ACE-certified personal trainer specializing in fitness training services for women.

Mary Nelson
Mary Nelson, ACE Certified Personal Trainer, Precision Nutrition Level 1 Nutrition Certified Coach, and Certified Online Trainer

“Let’s get started helping you become the best version of yourself!”

Do you wish you felt healthier and more energetic to handle the things that come your way?  Are you tired of dealing with the physical and mental exhaustion that comes from your body unable to keep up?  Do you struggle with putting everyone and everything else first and having almost nothing left for yourself?

I’ve walked the same path in my journey to physical fitness.  I get it.  I understand what it’s like not to feel good enough or make time for myself.  I’ve experienced the anxiety of starting something new and moving outside my comfort zone.

I also understand what it’s like to take your power back, become stronger, and accomplish things you never thought you could do.

When we work together, I’ll create a custom, personalized exercise plan to help you reach your specific goals.  You’ll learn exactly what you need to make progress, and I’ll be there to support and motivate you.  And we’ll also have some fun and laughs along the way!

I know that change can be scary and often messy, but through that transformative process you’ll discover strength you didn’t know you had (or that has been hiding for a long time).  I’ve been there, and I can tell you it’s beautiful on the other side of your comfort zone!

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out.  Even if you’re not quite ready to commit, I’d like to see if there is any way I can help guide you.  Let’s get started helping you become the best version of yourself!


My Story


Everyone has their own unique story about how they ended up where there are today. Here is a little bit of mine.

When I was a teenager, I considered myself to be heavier than all of my friends. I lacked self-esteem and confidence, which plagued me through most of my adult life. I had periods of weight loss and significant weight gain, and I was never truly happy with who I was. At that time, I felt my identity hinged on how I looked.

I had been a stay at home mom since my youngest was two years old, and I loved doing that. However, it left very little time to focus on what I needed to do to keep myself healthy and develop personally.

When my role as Mom changed after my children grew up, I realized that I had no idea who I was and what I wanted. This revelation started me on a long journey to discover my path. Despite the many changes in my life, one thing remained constant – the strength, confidence, and accomplishment that I felt when I was challenging myself through exercise and personal fitness.

I was blessed with a group of extraordinary women (and a few men) who pushed me out of my comfort zone and supported me every step of the way. They helped me become a better version of myself. They saw what I did not.


And so, with the encouragement of family and friends, I took a risk, studied hard and became an ACE Certified Personal Trainer. I did it because I wanted to share my experiences to help others overcome the challenges in their journeys.

My goal is to help you realize your hidden potential, improve your self-confidence, accomplish your goals, and unleash your inner badass! We all have that in us, and sometimes we just need someone to believe in us to help it emerge.

I have been fortunate to have those people in my life, and I want to be that for you. Let me help you transform yourself into who you’ve always wanted to be!

Personal Online Training

Ready to be healthy, strong, and energetic?  Looking for a personal training program that’s built around your schedule?  It’s time to make your fitness journey flexible and convenient!

The Active and Strong online training program provides you with customized and guided training in the essential fitness areas. You’ll be able work out on your time, wherever and whenever you want. Plus, I’ll be there to provide support for you along the way!