She was born in Biloxi and graduated from OSHS in May of 1988. She graduated with her B.S. degree, then her Master’s Degree in Education from USM. She married Steve Gallagher in June of 1995. She has been a National Board Certified teacher since 2001. She had gestational diabetes while pregnant with both of her children. Shortly after the birth of her second child both of her parents were diagnosed with diabetes. Since then she has researched the best way to keep the potential of becoming diabetic at bay. Diet and exercise are the best solution. She joined Gold’s Gym.
Just before Hurricane Katrina she became an AFFA certified group fitness instructor. After the hurricane, Gold’s closed its doors. She then moved to World Gym where she taught cycle, step, and strength training. When World Gym bought the Les Mills BODYPUMP program, she became certified in it and AIM 1. When World Gym changed to Planet Fitness, FlexGroup Fitness was born and she moved to the gym where everyone is treated like family. She teaches BODYPUMP and attends the other classes offered.