A country girl from small town Oklahoma, Bridget played numerous sports growing up and developed a passion for health and fitness at an early age. She continued her athletic pursuits as a cheerleader in college, and after graduating from the University of Oklahoma in 2005 with a Bachelor’s degree in Health and Sports Sciences, she then began her career as a personal trainer and fitness manager for a small gym in Norman, Oklahoma.
Bridget then married and moved to Colorado in 2008 with her husband Cody, where she continued to work as a fitness trainer at area gyms and first started working with Functional Conditioning in 2009. Bridget has worked with clients of all ages, abilities and goals; from pre-teens to late 80’s, competitive athletes to individuals battling Multiple Sclerosis and other debilitating conditions. Bridget has also volunteered for Easter Seals Rehabilitation Services and Stroke Day Program where she assisted in physical, occupational, cognitive and speech therapy exercises with participants who have suffered from a stroke. In this program, she also assisted participants in exercises to strengthen and regain muscle memory through demonstration, water therapy, resistance, and balance activities.
Personally, nagging injuries from her cheerleading days have often challenged Bridget’s ability to complete a workout program that prescribed to “run fast, lift heavy, then repeat.” Bridget has found that the Functional Conditioning style of training: the application of therapeutic and compound exercises with a focus on the proper lifting technique and intensity level, supported by a solid nutrition plan, pain can be alleviated and maximum results can be attained and sustained.
In August 2015 Bridget and her husband welcomed a beautiful baby girl into their family. Though she is now a very proud mama, Bridget has struggled with bouts of postpartum and getting her pre-pregnancy body back. This most recent challenge has given Bridget an even greater understanding and compassion for the struggles that many of her clients have experienced in their own lives.
A Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), Bridget is committed to keeping up with the latest research and innovation by attending industry seminars and conferences so that she is better equipped to improve the success of her clients.