“If you can't fly, then run
if you can't run, then walk,
if you can't walk, then crawl,
but by all means,
~Martin Luther King, Jr
Carmen Rasmussen holds an A.S. Degree in Occupational Therapy Assisting as well as an A.S. degree in Early Childhood Education. She has worked with the geriatric population for 10 years, and in early education as a private nanny, preschool teacher, and an interim director for the past 12 years.
Carmen recently obtained her Forks over Knives Culinary Certificate and is excited to share her love for healthy cooking with Just Get Fit. Carmen believes in living a well-rounded life and that, alongside exercise and nutrition, laughter is the best medicine. She enjoys developing new paths in her life, and as a result, has many hidden talents!
Carmen has always been passionate about encouraging and motivating others to be the best they could be. Although she has been modifying recipes to make them healthier for her family for many years, her own health and fitness journey didn’t start until around the age of 40. She found that having a goal to work toward helped her stay motivated and achieve her fit goals. Carmen has completed multiple 5K’s, 10K’s, sprint triathlons, a duathlon, and various obstacle race courses, including a sprint Spartan. She continues to set new, larger goals for herself and is very motivated to achieve them.
In her free time, Carmen enjoys gardening, hiking, kayaking, camping, cycling, DIY projects, hand embroidery, and cooking/baking. Carmen has been married to John Rasmussen for 24 years and has two adult daughters.