Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Golda is a first generation American. She is also a mom, athlete, health coach, yogi and herbalist. “My mom and siblings are from Guyana, located in South America and my father is from Barbados.” After high school, eager to ditch the New York winters, she packed her bags and headed south to study chemistry at Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Ga “I had a full scholarship, thank you God!” Golda was the first in her family to attend and graduate college, and graduated magna cum laude.
She then graduated with a Master’s Degree from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. “My passion has always been in women’s and children’s health with a focus on mental wellness.” Shortly thereafter Golda became pregnant and decided that she wanted to have as natural a birth as possible. “I met the woman who would be the midwife for both my pregnancies and went on to deliver my babies via water births in the comfort of my home. BEST experience EVER!!!”
Wanting to take care of herself and family as best as she could, she began to study herbs, Ayurveda, nutrition and became a certified personal trainer. It has not always been easy, as a matter of fact she shared that she has lived with depression since she was a teen, which explains her interest and studies in mental wellness. The difference now is that while depression may still linger, it is no longer in the driver’s seat! Most days you will find Golda sweating it at home, in the park, gym or where ever she feels like training because she doesn’t take her health for granted and says that God used fitness to literally save her life.
“My purpose here is to inspire other women, especially mamas to mother themselves…because sadly, we often don’t. Your health, ALL levels of your health STARTS WITH YOU! It begins in your mind and YES, you are in control of those thoughts.”
“Do not conform any longer to the patterns of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” -Romans 12:2
Her goal is this: To lock arms with other awesome women (especially my Gen X moms) to raise happy healthy families, contribute to our communities in meaningful ways while creating freedom and leaving lasting legacies!
She loves God, her children, great food, half marathons, yoga, and strength training…basically staying F.I.T. (Focused Intentional Transformation)! You can connect with her daily on Facebook and on Instagram where she encourages, shares quick and simple workouts, easy meal planning and whatever else is on her mind.
“Yes, I LOVE fitness, however, let’s be clear about this…it’s not about the abs (they do look great though!). For me, being fit and active is my therapy…seriously! After silently living with depression and suicidal thoughts since I was a teen, I found that exercise was exactly what I needed to heal my soul, heal my mind as well as strengthen my body. After working with many women, I’ve learned I wasn’t alone and that it’s not about the weight. Let’s take this journey together because while health starts within, the journey is better together.”
If you go no further than this page and are living with depression or have thoughts of suicide PLEASE call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.