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Team Bryant

Karen Bryant

Karen Bryant | Storm CEO

What are your top 2 Health and Fitness goals?
Eat more whole foods. Drink less. Exercise 4x/week.
What sort of help would you like in achieving your health and fitness goals?
Working out and sharing the journey with Storm fans!

Trisha Bryant

Trisha Bryant | Storm Fan

What is your preferred method of exercise?
Elliptical, treadmill, walking, biking.
What are your top 2 Health and Fitness goals?
1. Eat a more balanced diet with mostly whole foods. 2. Move my body and sweat for 20-30 minutes every day.

Team Chenier/Ordean

Mario Chenier | Season Ticket Holder

Where are you on your health journey?
On my way, but work to do.
What was the last thing you did for your health?
Walk up stairs at work.

Andrea Ordean | Season Ticket Holder

Are you taking any steps to fulfill your health goals?
I go to the gym twice a week and try to limit my dessert intake.
What sort of help would you like in achieving your health goals?
I would like to be able to get a more diverse work-out routine for my non-Zumba workouts.

Brielle Chenier | Season Ticket Holder

What is your preferred method of exercise?
Gymnastics and basketball
What are your top 2 Health and Fitness goals?
1. Be able to do a back-handspring in gymnastics. 2. Help my basketball team win some games.

Kayla Chenier | Season Ticket Holder

What is your preferred method of exercise?
Swimming and basketball
What was the last thing you did for your health?
Drank a lot of water to stay hydrated during swimming practice.

Team Hultz

Angela Hultz and others holding Storm flag

Angela Hultz | Season Ticket Holder

Where are you on your health journey?
Ready to start; ambition but no game plan or action yet.
What are your top 2 Health and Fitness goals?
1. Develop a sustainable nutrition plan balanced with a healthy activity level to ensure I have lifetime fitness to stay active for many years. While hiking in Switzerland on my 40th birthday I realized how miserable my conditioning is. I want to be able to enjoy serious hiking again. I would also like to be healthy and active enough to volunteer for the Peace Corps when I retire from federal service.
2. Weight loss. Lofty goal of 50 lbs. over the next year or so (1 lb. a week). I've gained these 50 pounds over the past 10 years. I have joint aches and pains and am sick a lot more often. Also, my ability to serve as a strong leader at work is diminished since my confidence in how I look and feel is decreased. I want to complete a 5K run this year and a sprint triathlon next year.

Team LaFayette

Chellie LaFayette

Chellie LaFayette | Season Ticket Holder

Where are you on your health journey?
I want to increase my energy level, decrease my medical challenges and lose weight. Overall, I want to feel better and be a better role model for my family, my students and my community.
What is your preferred method of exercise?
Given my joint issues, biking or swimming would be best. Mostly it needs to be fun and fit into a busy schedule.

Team Mather/Schaberg

Mather/Schabert Family

Melissa Mather | Season Ticket Holder

What steps are you taking to fulfill your health goals?
I am trying to exercise more than once or twice a week and to get started on my training for my 2 open water swims.
What sort of help would you like in achieving your health and fitness goals?
I'd like better information on overall methods of fitness for being over 50, help with weight lifting for fitness and skills that will help me with my fitness without having to spend a lot of money. Plus, I do better with a goal, so during summer, since I am trying to get ready for open water swims, it is easier but the rest of the year, I have a harder time getting motivated.

Rowan Mather | Season Ticket Holder

What is your preferred method of exercise?
Basketball!!!!
What are your top 2 Health and Fitness goals?
1. Improve my left-handed lay-ups. 2. Practice basketball every day.

Team Seaberg/Spear

Cindy Seaberg and Jodi Spear

Cindy Seaberg | Season Ticket Holder

What is your preferred method of exercise?
At the moment - walking on the treadmill, because it's easy to do consistently. Next I'll be adding weight training and if the weather cooperates, bicycling.
What was the last thing you did for your health?
I recently joined an internet support/info group called Burn the Fat Inner Circle.

Jodi Spear | Season Ticket Holder

What are your top 2 Health and Fitness goals?
To be in good enough shape that I can go out and do things without overtaxing myself or being in pain, and dropping some weight so I am more comfortable throughout my days and in my clothes.
What steps are you taking to fulfill your health goals?
I look at races to sign up for but the next thing I know, the race is a matter of days away and I didn't get prepared. Time has been moving too quickly - mostly due to working 50+/week. I also am looking into a running group that meets close to home Saturday mornings.

Team Wilson

Jennie Wilson | Season Ticket Holder

What was the last thing you did for your health?
Reduce sugar in my diet.
What steps are you taking to fulfill your health goals?
Water aerobics

J.T. Wilson | Season Ticket Holder

What was the last thing you did for your health?
Golf and volleyball
What steps are you taking to fulfill your health goals?
Golf

ambassadors

Emily Agerton

Emily Agerton@AgertonEmily
When Emily Agerton was a little girl, she wanted to grow up and be a Seattle Supersonic. I started going to games with my dad when I was seven and had team posters featuring Gus Williams and Jack Sickma on my bedroom walls. I played co-ed basketball starting at age five and I was the only girl on the team. Emily still plays hoops, but now it’s HORSE on the playground with her nine year old. Emily is the Brand Manager at LifeWise Health Plan of Washington, and as a working mom with two kids, she is always looking for a way to combine family and fitness activities.

Amy Carter

Amy Carter@AmyLindstrom
Amy’s love for the game of basketball goes way back, as her father was a professional basketball coach who coached all over the world, including Australia, England, Japan and Austria. Amy spent most of her childhood on the sidelines watching her Dad coach, but at the age of 13 she decided she wanted to hit the hardwoods and start playing herself. During her high school years, Amy lived in Australia and was selected to represent the State of Queensland at the Under 16’s National Basketball Championships. After completing high school, Amy moved to the USA and attended Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, CA where she played basketball and broke the record for the number of rebounds in one game – pulling down 21 boards. She finished college at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA on a basketball scholarship where she played her final colligate years and was Captain of the team her senior year. Although Amy’s playing days are long over, she continues to stay active through running and enjoying the outdoors with her family. Amy is a new mom who is committed to Taking her Health by Storm while also finding the balance between being a Mom and working full time as a Communications Manager at LifeWise. Her goal this summer is complete her first sprint triathlon.

Eric Earling

Eric Earling@ericearling
Eric Earling is a proud Tough Mudder, who also happens to be Vice President of Corporate Communications at LifeWise. Today, he’s the product of big change in his life in 2013, including losing 40 pounds training for that Tough Mudder and changing the way he approaches fitness and eating. Eric currently enjoys a diverse range of fitness activities, including hitting the gym, swimming, and practicing hot yoga. He also enjoys hiking when the Pacific Northwest weather gods shine on the Puget Sound area. Eric is currently training for a 2-mile open water fundraising race for Swim Across America in Lake Washington in September and to take on another Tough Mudder this fall. Eric is joined in his enthusiasm for fitness and healthier living (and tattoos), by his wife Stephani, who is a certified person trainer and expert in vegan and gluten-free eating.

Brenda Frost

Brenda Frost@thrivinginseattle
In 2010, after a breast cancer diagnosis, and finding myself on the other side of 50, I realized that I needed to focus on me … get healthy, get active, and get moving to show that this diagnosis (and age!) wasn't going to beat me. This year, I realized that I need a community to keep me focused on my goal -- I need to find people that are interested in trying new activities, helping me be accountable, and also ready for laughs. My goal this year is to build a stronger community to keep me active, and explore new ways to be active.

Dana Robertson Halter

Dana Halter@danarh74
Dana Robertson Halter is a lifelong athlete and mother of 4-year-old Cassandra and 2-year-old McKenna. Dana started swimming competitively at six, began racing triathlons after college, switched to bike racing in 2004 because triathlons were too lonely, and then went back to racing solo (marathons) after having her first child in 2009. Exercise is how Dana keeps her body and brain strong – and it provides a healthy outlet for her competitive spirit. Dana works as a Communications Manager for LifeWise and lives in Ballard with her family and two Australian Shepherds.

Jim Havens

Jim HavensJim Havens is CEO of LifeWise Health Plan of Washington - a company dedicated to supporting its members and employees on their health journeys – and Jim is committed to “walking the walk.” Whether it’s going to the gym or playing catch with his 14-year-old son, he makes it a point to do something active every day and encourages others to do the same. He feels that health and family are things that shouldn’t be taken for granted and works hard to find a wor- life balance. His health and fitness goals this summer include spending more time outside being active with his wife and two teenage children.

Richelle Nielsen

Richelle Nielsen@rnielsen77
Three years ago, after trying a variety of diet and fitness fads, Richelle Nielsen discovered that “healthy” was a better destination than “skinny.” Through diet and exercise she lost more than 30 pounds, took up jogging and group exercise classes (barre) for the first time in her life and even completed several 5ks. Her health and fitness journey changed paths in 2013 when she got pregnant with her second child. Now she is back at the starting line, adjusting to life as a mother of two small children and ready to take charge of her health again this summer. Her health and fitness goals this summer include finding new ways to get active outside with her family, becoming flexible enough to touch her toes and being able to run as fast as her four-year-old daughter. Richelle lives in Edmonds with her husband, two kids and a dog. Richelle works as Marketing Manager for LifeWise.

Tom Thompson

Tom Thompson@tomt722
LifeWise Social Media Communities Manager Tom Thompson is a middle aged guy who currently is fighting Couch Potato Syndrome, but whose past athletic accomplishments (five marathons and one Hood to Coast) serve as a reminder that it’s never too late! His current fitness routine consists of daily walks with his dog Buddy and husband Bruce, and occasional hikes on sunny weekends. His goal this summer is to double his average daily steps and explore at least two new fitness activities.

Melanie Wilhoite

Melanie Wilhoite@mwilhoite
Melanie Wilhoite is Director of Marketing and Brand Management at LifeWise, and her goal is simply to look and feel good well into old age. Active in sports and outdoor activities her entire life, she became dedicated to regular exercise and healthy eating at age 39 while training for a figure competition. She has competed in numerous running, bicycling, triathlon, and duathlon events, and last year discovered kickboxing. She lives in Shoreline with her long-time partner and three handsome cats, and spends her spare time dual sport motorcycling. Melanie is a longtime Storm fan and a terrible basketball player.