I have spent the past seventeen years in the Fitness Industry, working at health clubs across Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Utah. As a former three sport athlete, I spent most of my childhood on fields, courts, and tracks. Later as a collegiate Track and Field athlete, I learned that natural athletic ability and talent can only take a person so far. Grit and determination play a bigger part in my life now. As a working person with a family, our responsibilities can seem overwhelming. I’ve learned that we can’t take care of those around us if we don’t take care of ourselves first.