Athlete of the Month: Tom Helpenstell

An interview with the inspirational Tom Helpenstell, one of the most accomplished endurance athletes I've met. Starting his impressive career as state diving champion for multiple years (while coaching himself and his high school team), NCAA Division II National Diving Champion, five-time All-American, to now multiple Ironman triathlons, ultra-marathons, mountaineering, bike tours... (the list goes on). Oh yeah, and did I mention he is an orthopaedic surgeon?


Athlete of the Month: Rita Losee

Rita Losee, ScD, RN made a decision to live a life of adventure, and since then finished the Hawaii Ironman; walked the Appalachian Trail, and climbed Mount Kilimanjaro among other amazing accomplishments. But after contracting Lyme Disease, her ability to move was almost impossible. Check out how she was able to recover!


Athlete of the Month: Megan Wheeler

12-time district champion, state champion, two-time All-American, winner of three junior national titles, and competitor at the 2004 Olympic Trials. However, a severe shoulder injury brought her dreams of going to the Olympics and becoming a professional swimmer to a halt. Yet, an end to an athletic career made way for other passions, and a much stronger person.


Athlete of the Month: Justin Wimberly

Justin could only play one sport growing up, and he chose football. Nearing the end of his career at Tumwater High School, he suffered a severe leg injury which would have ended many players' careers. But after an amazing recovery, he went on to play Tight End for the Whitworth Pirates.


Athlete of the Month: Lisa Holombo

Softball extraordinaire, Gatorade Player of the Year/Seattle PI All Star MVP, body builder dad you wouldn't want to mess with. She also hates cardio but is doing a 5k every month this year. Find out why!


A Rundown on Amino Acids: Knowing What You Need

Amino acids are organic compounds that combine to form proteins that help our bodies break down food, grow, repair body tissue, and perform many bodily functions. They are needed to help build and repair muscle in your body—an essential component of every athlete’s diet. Some athletes may take supplements of amino acids to improve athletic performance. However,… Continue reading A Rundown on Amino Acids: Knowing What You Need