Inspiration

Carlos Thum Carrasco, 32

Family: Maddie Wheeler, my incredible girlfriend and fitness/adventure partner Occupation: Granite installer and fabricator with C&C Granite in Collierville I played ...

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Brendan Housler, 37

Professional Coach and Category 1 Cyclist Family: Christopher Cooley, Lala 8-year-old Yorkie I was overweight and needed to reconnect with my body and what I was doing on a ...

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Caitlin Davis, 31

CrossFitter Occupation: Currently completing a degree in Dietetics to pursue a career as a Registered Dietician A little over four years ago, a friend of mine took me to a ...

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Lindsey Laurenzi, 33

Owner of Pure Barre Germantown and East Memphis and The Sweat House Family: Lawrence Laurenzi (married 10 years), Landon (4), and Logan (8 months) I took my first Pure Barre ...

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Eric Johnson, 28

Fitness Trainer at Versatile Action Fitness My dad was always into fitness and started taking me to the gym with him when I was around six. I always played sports and with ...

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Summer Lyons, 26

Rule One Proteins Sponsored Athlete, Celestial Bodiez Athlete, and Goddess Glam Athlete. Coach for fitness and nutrition; NPC Bikini, Figure, & Bodybuilding Posing; and ...

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Cycling On After Cancer

It was only eight years ago that Cheryl Sommerfield was in for the fight of her life and was told she should prepare for hospice care. At 52, she was diagnosed with stage ...

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WERQ Like a Boss

Valerie Beeler’s intensely challenging, unique brand of cardio is creating hardcore WERQ-aholics It’s 6 pm on a Monday night at the Jewish Community Center (JCC). ...

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FIT KID: Martha Kate Runs for a Cause

While many kids her age are playing video games or hanging out with friends, Martha Kate Jessop has dedicated herself to running. The 11-year-old starting running in third ...

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Disciplined Dad: Bodybuilder Jim Clark

After a 14-year break, Jim Clark, a father to three, returned to the bodybuilding stage in Tunica at the annual Battle on the Bluff in May. Jim, 38, hadn’t competed since ...

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