Meet April

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April started her fitness journey by running 5Ks and trail runs, especially ones close to her heart because of her support for the various sponsoring organizations. She now has transitioned into kettlebell training, which has not only helped her to find strength, but has assisted her clients as well. April is StrongFirst Certified Kettlebell Instructor, ACE Certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor. She also has certifications as an Aquatics and Cycling Instructor. APRIL is well known for her eclectic music in cycling classes, as well as for her kettlebell classes where she often yells an assortment of inspiring words. April was the 2013 Sponsored Athlete at the Towson Athleta, and still continues her relationship with Athleta by hosting fundraising and fitness events for Baltimore Bully Crew.

Throughout her training, April continues to set goals to further her “inner Ape.” Her goals are not only help her to grow as an individual, but also serve as inspiration for others. She believes that education is essential in life and we should never stop learning. Through her continuing education, she believes that being exposed to people allows her to help them better their lives and entice them to continue their goals. She teaches people to pursue the idea of “digging deep” and finding the real person inside of them, full of confidence. April decided to inspire others further with the development of her website, Reshape with Ape.  She not only blogs to share her research and insight, but she also writes the Health and Fitness Column for the Dagger Press (

April is a full-time paralegal and gets to combine two of her passions in life: fighting animal abuse and the fitness industry. While her life is full of scheduled events, April always ensures that there is time for some hiking with her husband and four-legged kid. April’s passion for animals help her to promote the love of the wiggles through animal advocacy, as well as assisting in the prosecution of animal cruelty.  April enjoys traveling and hopes to travel to great place near and far.

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