31 – VP of Sneed Insurance
30 – Residential Realtor at Sneed Company Realtors
HOW THEY MET:
Will and Natalie met sophomore year of college on the night of their first home football game. They ended up having a heart-to-heart, and later that night, Natalie bet her cousin $100 that she’d marry Will, and her cousin paid up at their rehearsal dinner.
The Sneeds have been together for ten years and married for eight, and have a son, George, who turns two in March. They have another son due in May!
HOW THEY STAY FIT TOGETHER:
One of the most challenging parts of transitioning into parenthood has been figuring out times to workout together. They’ve found that lunch classes at Higher work well while school is in session. They usually jog beforehand and grab lunch after, so it’s a great workout and quality time combo.
HOW THEY INSPIRE EACH OTHER TO STAY ACTIVE:
Natalie encourages Will to sign up for different races even though she knows it will require a lot of sacrifice on her end for him to tackle the amount of training it takes. She’s also his biggest cheerleader on race day, even while carting their toddler around. Will prioritizes Natalie’s ability to exercise in his schedule. Part of their Sunday routine is ensuring they have a plan for the week that allows them to move toward their respective fitness goals.
THEIR GREATEST STRENGTHS:
Will says that Natalie’s greatest strength is her compassion, while Natalie says it was tough to choose one strength for Will, but that he’s a great leader.
PROUDEST FITNESS ACCOMPLISHMENT:
Will is still running sub-5 minute miles after he turned 30 and is enjoying gaining speed again, while Natalie finished her first marathon in under four hours in the thick of her first trimester of pregnancy.
BEST WELLNESS ADVICE:
Will recommends signing up for a race and enjoying the process of pushing yourself to train for it. Natalie suggests finding a community. Some of the sweetest memories she has from this year are from long trail runs with new friends.
Their goal is to keep prioritizing fitness even as their family grows and they get busier. They want their boys to know how important it is to prioritize mental and physical health.
By Lucy Modzelewski
Photo by Tindall Stephens