Nikki has been a Personal Trainer for over a decade and a longtime lover of fitness. In high school she was a member of the West Warwick Track and Field Team, where she threw the 20lb weight, hammer, discus, and shot. She was the first member of the school to receive a Division I SEC athletic scholarship. She graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Arts in Education, Kinesiology, with minors in Business and Family Studies. She also received a Master of Science in Health Promotion from the school. Nikki is a retired veteran, having served two deployments in the Middle East as an Air Force firefighter. About three years ago, she was medically discharged due to a back injury that she received on deployment. Soon after her discharge, she started her family, and is currently a stay-at-home mom with two beautiful toddlers. Nikki is also in the process of starting a fitness blog. She hopes to help individuals learn and progress by sharing her experiences that she gained through a multitude of successes and failures throughout her years. She wants to be as AUTHENTIC as she can be, and help her current and future friends do the same!
Kate is a disabled former criminal defense attorney and an eight-time high school national champion in the hammer and 20-pound weight throws. After attending Penn State, Kate went on to law school at Roger Williams University School of Law in Rhode Island. She ran her own criminal defense law firm in Rhode Island and Massachusetts for five years before heading to Del Rio, Texas, to work for the Office of the Federal Public Defender. Unfortunately, medical conditions made her unable to continue to work, so Kate is now writing a book (“From National Champion to Physically Disabled Activist: My Lifelong Struggle With A Diseased Body, And The Lessons It Has Taught Me Along The Way”) and blogging about her experiences transitioning from a dedicated professional to a differently-abled person. Kate hopes to inspire other differently-abled persons, as well as young athletes and women in general to go after their dreams without sacrificing too much of themselves in the process. Kate has a husband in law enforcement, as well as a six-year old stepson whom she adores.
You can follow Kate on Twitter at @katherine_itacy