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 . . .
I was introduced to kettlebells in 2009 when a member of the PT clinic I worked at brought in a 16kg bell to workout with. I watched him do a few sets of swings with this little toy and I think I laughed at him as I walked away. Later that day when the office was closed, I did a couple sets to see what this kettlebell toy was about, and it crushed me . . .