As a young athlete I was always fascinated with health and fitness. After getting my first weight set of plastic covered cement weights from Target when I was 12, I became instantly hooked on becoming stronger and learning how to challenge my body to learn new skills . . .
Coach & Manager
I got started working out when my brother forced me off World of Warcraft and made me run three miles with him. What started as a love-hate relationship with exercise, quickly escalated to an academic interest after suffering some overuse injuries in high school cross country . . .
Coach & Chiropractor
Growing up fitness was a struggle for me. My family was not very into sports and neither was I throughout school. In high school, I was on the swim team and played a bit of rugby, but never really found a passion for it. It wasn’t until I looked down at the scale at the age of 18 and saw the startling number of 315lbs that I knew I needed to make a change . . .
As a ballet dancer, collegiate fencer, competitive speed skater, runner, cyclist, rock climber, sailor, martial artist, I have been many versions of an athlete, and with that, have had the experiences of as many injuries including, numerous broken bones, back injuries, concussive head injuries, torn hip socket, chronic over training, severe dehydration and altitude sickness . . .
Coach in Training
I started out playing soccer since I was able to walk. Always running around being active, I was around sports my whole life. In high school, I played competitive soccer as well as Lacrosse, branching out from the foot dominant sport. Being a soccer player, running was no problem. But, as I started lacrosse, I quickly realized I was lacking size which was vital to success in lacrosse. This is what sparked my first real interest in working out, outside of sports . . .