Personal Trainer/ Manager
Kristen is currently the manager of Fitness Together in Yukon, as well a one of their great Personal Trainers currently on staff. Kristen has a background in health, wellness, nutrition and fitness. Kristen finds health and nutrition fascinating and believes that what ails most of us can be alleviated through a truly healthy diet that eliminates processed foods, limits grains, and added sugars. She believes the second most important component to staying healthy and maintaining longevity and youthfulness is by remaining as active as possible. Kristen’s greatest joy as a trainer for Fitness Together in Yukon is when newer clients exclaim how everyday activities such as getting off the floor, climbing stairs, or carrying groceries no long a struggle for them. According to Kristen her job is not just about getting her clients down to a certain scale weight or pant size for the sake of vanity, but to make them truly healthy so they can have best quality of life possible.
Aimee moved around a lot in her childhood, but ended up in Wichita Kansas in 2001. Aimee was homeschooled all the way through high school. In 8th grade, she got the opportunity to play sports through a home school organization. During high school, she played volleyball, basketball and soccer. After high school, she went on to Southern Nazarene University to play volleyball. After one season at SNU, she transferred back to her home town to play volleyball at Friends University. It was during her college years that she fell in love with fitness and weight lifting. She graduated May 11th from Friends University with a Heath management major and plans on continuing to share her love of fitness.
What brought Josh to Fitness Together
Josh works fulltime as a physical education and health teacher at Classen School of Advanced Studies in Oklahoma City. In addition, he is the school’s middle school co-ed soccer team head coach, high school boys soccer team head coach, high school co-ed swim team head coach, and high school volleyball assistant coach. Josh graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Arts in English Education. He currently holds teaching certifications in English for 6th-12th grade and physical education, health, and safety for grades K-12. And he is scheduled to graduate in August of 2012 with his Masters of Science in Athletic Administration.
Josh’s love for athletics comes from an early age where he was involved in gymnastics and swimming in middle school. He later took up boxing and wrestling in high school. During the college years, he became involved heavily in the Korean martial arts of Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido in which he currently holds black belts in both. However, he has extensively studied other arts such as Kendo, Kenjutsu, Judo, MMA, and Kenpo. In his mid 20s, he started going to the gym to lift weights. Josh feeling burnt out from working as a waiter and bartender during college, started looking for something different. He started working at a health food store, and this is where his interest in nutrition started to blossom.
As he continued to spend time in the weight room and read books on nutrition, he decided to take course work in nutrition and kinesiology while attending UCO for his English degree. It wasn’t uncommon for him to have a schedule that looked like education psychology, Shakespearean tragedies, assessment of athletic injuries, and advanced nutrition (this is an example of an actual semester).
Josh is heavily involved in the Scottish Highland Games competitions where he competes locally and travels to Texas a few times a year to compete. In addition, he has successfully won one physique challenge competition and is awaiting the results of another he recently competed in. It was during these physique transformation contests and working with his own students in nutritional and physical health that he realized his desire to help others achieve optimal physical and nutritional health in conjunction with making aesthetic physique changes.
Chance is originally from Rockwall, Texas. He grew up with a passion for sports and weight lifting. Chance played high school football, baseball and was a power lifter. In 2008 Chance moved to Oklahoma City when he earned a football scholarship to Southern Nazarene University. His final season was in the fall of 2011, and in December of 2012 he graduated with a degree in Sports Marketing and Management. Chance played offensive line and when finishing his career began a weight loss journey of his own. He ended his football career weighing over 300 pounds, and through hard work sits just under 220 today. Chance has been with Fitness Together for just over a year now and also currently coach’s varsity football at Deer Creek High School.