“Take care of your body, it’s the only place you have to live.” 

Body Helix Brand Ambassadors embody this quote.  Our ambassador program supports athletes of all sports and all ages that strive to make injury prevention and injury management a part of their everyday routine.  To learn more about becoming a Body Helix Ambassador, click here!

If you are between the ages of 11 and 18 and are interested in our Junior Ambassador program, click here!

Please click on a sport below to see particular Ambassadors involved in each sport.

TENNIS | RUNNING | CROSS-TRAINING | WEIGHT-LIFTING/CROSSFIT | GYMNASTICS | PICKLEBALL

ERICA PERKINS JASPER
Chief Operating Officer of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) | runner | tennis player | yogi | orange theory fitness enthusiast

What sport(s) do you play and how long have you played?

I have played tennis for as long as I can remember (probably pushing 35 years at this point). I was a competitive junior tennis player and played college tennis at Washington State University.

Earlier this year I completed my first half marathon—and although I don’t particularly love the (length of) training runs, I really enjoyed the competitive nature of the race, supportive running community, and the mental and physical challenge of completing 13.1. I would label myself a “beginner” runner and am a member of Oiselle Volee.

I also have become a fan in the last year of Orangetheory Fitness—and go to that 4-5 days a week.

I am also an amateur yogini. Love all types of yoga, but in particular in the hot room.

What do you love most about your sport?

Tennis: it’s never easy and it’s such a combination of mental and physical. It also has provided me with so many opportunities: two degrees, my career, lifelong friends, unreal memories!

Running: I’m not very good at it, so it’s an amazing challenge.

OTF: Toughest workout out there for me—and time efficient. As a mom with two little kids, time efficient is KEY! I love the camaraderie of the location I go to and the coaches there and HR monitoring keeps me pushing my upper limits.

Yoga: Makes you go inside and be in touch with your body. I LOVE the hot room as the heat is therapeutic and I find it is easier for me (a less than naturally flexible person) to ease into some of the more challenging poses.

What is (are) your favorite Body Helix product(s)?

I love my Patella Helixes!

What are your overall goals regarding physical fitness?

Keep stretching my upper limits—especially as I get older—while still being kind to my body and investing in physical and mental recovery. ?

Do you have a favorite quote that inspires you?

“Faith is taking the first step, even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”
-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“I would like to be known as an intelligent woman, a courageous woman, a loving woman who teaches by being.”
-Maya Angelou

shaun northrup
avid runner

In the past several years, Shaun has completed 29 half marathons and two marathons. He is a member of the 100 Half Marathons Club and has recently registered for his first Spartan race.

What sport(s) do you play and how long have you played? 

Having been active my entire youth, playing baseball, volleyball, lacrosse and running track, I wanted to avoid falling into the 9 to 5 sedentary office routine. I turned my focus onto running.

What do you love most about your sport?

Peace of mind. Competition with myself. Always trying to achieve the next level.

What is (are) your favorite Body Helix product(s)?

I love the Patella Helix compression sleeve. I recently tried the Thigh Helix because of some hamstring issues and I am enjoying it.

What are your overall goals regarding physical fitness?

To stay healthy. To continue to better myself and to push myself to the next level.

Do you have a favorite quote that inspires you?

“HHH: Head. Heart. Hustle.”

“Train your mind and your feet will follow.”

kristen reimer
Certified Personal Trainer/Health Coach/BOCO Fit Rage Owner

Kristen Reimer is the owner of BOCO Fit Rage in Troutville, VA. She is a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and AFAA Certified Personal Trainer with a passion for overall wellness. She has a background in science with a B.S. in Chemistry from Troy University and post-graduate studies in Biology and Education. She has been in and out of gyms and struggled with her weight her entire life. Kristen decided on February 5, 2013 that she would change her life for good by becoming her healthiest and happiest in her 40’s. Overall wellness encompasses fitness, nutrition, and emotional and mental well-being. Kristen has finally found the balance that she has always desired. She is excited and honored to be able to share her passion with others.

 

What sport do you play and how long have you played?

I love to lift heavy things and high volume and intensity interval training (HVIT and HIIT)!  I have been training this way for 6 years. 

 

What do you love most about your sport?

It is the best therapy on the planet with an amazing group of people that has become my tribe!

 

What is your favorite Body Helix product?

I love the Full Knee Helix Compression Sleeve.  I broke my leg (tibia plateau) in a snow skiing accident in 2011 and it supports and stabilizes my knee while squatting, lunging, jumping and running. 

 

Do you have a favorite quote that inspires you?

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived.  It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” –Nelson Mandela

 

Jamie Creighton
High Jumper

Jamie is an international athlete who has represented Scotland at junior and senior level for High Jump. He has won both national and regional titles throughout his career and has competed at many international events across Europe and the Middle East.

Jamie is now competing at Masters level in the M35 category and is aiming to become World Masters High Jump Champion in March 2019 when he competes for Great Britain Masters in Torun, Poland.

 

What do you love most about your sport?

I love how graceful high Jump looks even though it’s such a technical and difficult event.
What is (are) your favorite Body Helix product(s)

The Full Knee Helix and Calf Helix (please link to the product pages)

What are your overall goals regarding physical fitness?

Stay in shape and compete at World and European masters championships.

Do you have a favorite quote that inspires you?

“The successful warrior is the average man, with laser like focus.” -Bruce Lee

Mike Taubman
Avid Runner

Mike has been running and competing in athletics since the young age of 16. Mike works as a Sports Development Officer for Pendle Leisure Trust in East Lancashire.

 

Memorable athletics achievements include:

  • Jersey Island Games 100m Finalist 2015
  • Jersey Island Games 200m Semi-finalist 2015
  • Lancashire 100m Silver Medallist 2015
  • Lancashire 200m Silver Medallist 2015
  • Inter Counties 100m and 200m 2014 representing Lancashire Athletics
  • Lancashire 100m Champion 2014
  • Lancashire 200m Bronze Medallist 2014
  • Mid-Lancashire 100m Silver Medallist 2013
  • Mid-Lancashire 200m Silver Medallist 2013

What do you love most about your sport?

I love the therapeutic feelings and release I get from just running and training. The athletics track doesn’t judge, pressure or criticize. Athletics is an individual sport and it’s up to you to do the hard work and get the results. Athletics is so diverse and I love that too. Hearing the philosophies the different athletes have from 100m sprinter to 10k runner, javelin thrower to race walker about training and competitions is so educational, I’m continually leaning.

What is (are) your favorite Body Helix product(s)?

I have used the Knee Helix for years and always used it while training on the track, absolutely love it and it’s been a phenomenal aid. I’ve also started with the Full Knee Helix for Olympic lifts as I feel it gives great support and stability. (please include product page links)

What are your overall goals regarding physical fitness?

This past year has been tough with injury so I’d like to stay fit and healthy for the upcoming season. There is a competition next summer the Gibraltar Island Games 2019, where every two years thousands of athletes from across the globe from Scandinavia to the Mediterranean, the North Atlantic to the Caribbean come together to compete across multiple sports including athletics, swimming, tennis, gymnastics and many more. I would love to compete at this again previously competing at the 2015 Games in Jersey. Representing the Isle of Man is always a passionate and an honourable experience and one I’d love to continue with.

STU SAIKI
tennis player

What sport(s) do you play and how long have you played?

As a kid growing up in Hawaii I surfed and also played baseball, football, basketball, and volleyball. I started playing in junior tennis tournaments when I was sixteen, played college tennis at the University of Hawaii, and then played on the ATP tour for a couple years. I continue to compete today in national and international senior tennis tournaments.

What do you love most about your sport?

Not only does playing tennis provide a healthy lifestyle that I enjoy, it provides me with a continued challenge to find new ways to develop and improve as a competitor.

What is (are) your favorite Body Helix product(s)?

Definitely my Thigh Helixes!

What are your overall goals regarding physical fitness?

Increasing my strength, endurance, and flexibility in order to remain injury free and compete at the highest levels in national and international competition.

Do you have a favorite quote that inspires you?

You are never really playing an opponent. You are playing yourself, your own highest standards, and when you reach your limits, that is real joy.” -Arthur Ashe

Whether you think you can, or whether you think you can’t, you’re right.

-Henry Ford

Megan Kearney-Sebold
obstacle course racer | orange theory fitness enthusiast

What sport(s) do you play and how long have you played?

I never felt I was an athlete in high school or college. When I entered the “real world” I realized that I needed something in my life to help manage stress and stay healthy so I began doing group fitness classes.

These classes pushed me to realize that I could do more- after I fell in love with RPM spin classes, I realized I could do the Tour de Scottsdale. When I found Orangetheory Fitness four years ago, my fitness routine was really revolutionized. Interval training has taught me that I am strong enough to do the obstacle course races like Tough Mudder and Spartan.

What do you love most about your sport?

Group fitness classes inspire me because of the people that you meet. Everyone has a reason for being there and you will always find support for your goals. I have been with Orangetheory for over four years and I still go five times a week. The different class templates and variety of coaches means I never get bored.

Three years ago, I decided to do my first Tough Mudder and I completely fell in love. The mix of physical challenges and the value placed on the power of teamwork made it unlike any other race I had ever completed. I’ve become a fan of obstacle course races as a whole and challenged myself to do the Spartan race as well. These types of races make me realize how strong I truly am.

What is (are) your favorite Body Helix product(s)?

The X-Fit Ankle Helix was the first compression product I ever tried and it changed my running after one workout.

What are your overall goals regarding physical fitness?

My biggest goal with my fitness is to be a role model. In my work, I am in schools all day. I want to show students that even if they aren’t involved in sports now, that doesn’t mean there isn’t a path for them.

For my own children, I want them to see their mother challenging herself and being brave enough to get outside of the comfort zone. I want them to value their health and be able to appreciate their own strengths and abilities as they grow.

Do you have a favorite quote that inspires you?

Before you do Tough Mudder, there is an amazing rally. The question they always ask is, “When is the last time you did something for the first time?” I try and live by that in all parts of my life. 

Jen Turner
CrossFit enthusiast and coach; runner; fitness junkie

Jen earned her undergraduate degree from Duke University, where she was a member of the varsity swim team and on the ACC Academic Honor Roll three times. She went on to earn a JD from Emory University School of Law in Atlanta. While at Emory she began running marathons and qualified for the Boston Marathon. She has since given up running 50+ miles per week in favor of 8 minute CrossFit workouts or Flywheel classes.

Jen is currently a Corporate Compliance manager for Blue Cross & Blue Shield of North Carolina. She is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer and coaches at CrossFit Bullpen in Raleigh, North Carolina. She and her husband reside in Raleigh with their three small children. 

What sport(s) do you play and how long have you played? 

I sort of dabble in sports, lol! I was a swimmer and runner growing up, and eventually swam Division 1 for Duke. I gave up swimming after graduation but really amped up my long distance running, eventually completing 8 marathons and twice as many half marathons. Then babies came along and I turned 30. My body started getting beat up. I began dabbling in triathlon which I really enjoyed. After a spinal injury, I turned to indoor cycling and I still do it from time to time. CrossFit has become my real love though.

What do you love most about your sport?

I love that I can do different workouts every day. Some days are strength, some are gymnastics, some are endurance. My running background comes in handy for sure, though I definifely wish I were a gymnast too! That is definitely my weakness. I also really love that as a woman in CrossFit, you can truly focus on what your body can DO, rather than how it looks. I spent so many years wrapped up in this ideal body image that is ridiculous and does not equate to strength or happiness. Now my focus is on performing to the best of my abilities each day, improving, and of course, setting a great example for my kids.  

What is (are) your favorite Body Helix product(s)?

I love my Full Knee Helix compression sleeves for squatting, and the Full Calf Helix compression sleeves for rope climbs and running.

What are your overall goals regarding physical fitness?

I want to stay healthy/injury-free first and foremost. But beyond that, I would like to keep learning how to push my body beyond any level I thought was ever possible. My stretch goal, which would require an incalculable amount of dedication, smart training, and sacrifice, is to compete in the CrossFit Games as a Master’s Athlete once I am 40, so I still have “plenty” of time to get there. 

Do you have a favorite quote that inspires you? 

“Decide what to be and go be it.” -The Avett Brothers

Jansen Morris
Gymnast

At only 13 years old, Jansen is a Level 9 Competitive Gymnast training at WOGA Gymnastics in Plano, TX.


What do you love most about your sport?

Gymnastics is about pushing yourself to be better every single day. I get a great sense of accomplishment when I master a skill or push myself to try something new. There are so many different elements to gymnastics, so there is always something to improve upon or a new goal to work towards.

What is (are) your favorite Body Helix product(s)?

I have severe Osgood Schlatter’s Syndrome in both of my knees and it is incredibly painful. My ability to train fully was heavily impacted by this until I discovered the Knee Helix Compression Sleeve. From the moment I put it on, I felt immediate relief – I couldn’t believe it! This product made it possible for me to continue training and compete.

What are your overall goals regarding physical fitness?

I want to stay physically healthy so that I can continue in this sport for as long as possible. My #1 goal is to compete for a Division 1 college gymnastics team on scholarship.

Do you have a favorite quote that inspires you?

Don’t practice until you get it right. Practice until you can’t get it wrong.

Myron Thurston
Runner/Triathlete

What sport(s) do you play and how long have you played?

I have been a runner for almost 3 years. When I first started running I weighed more than 300 pounds and I have lost nearly 100 pounds all together. Running has changed my life over the last three years. I am now training for an Olympic distance triathlon and the training for that has been as difficult as the training for my first marathon which was the Chicago Marathon in 2018.

What do you love most about your sport?
You are only competing against yourself and your time. I will never win a big race as I am not fast enough but I can continue to do better and improve my times in each race. I have run 8 half marathons now with varying degrees of success along with the marathon and many other races. I can actually feel my body getting ready for a race as I go through the training. My favorite part about the sport is the fact that I can push my body past what I would have thought possible and that the hours and hours I put into training has a direct impact on how well the race will go.

What is (are) your favorite Body Helix product(s)?
Full calf helix compression sleeve

What are your overall goals regarding physical fitness?
I want to continue to improve. I have run thousands of miles in training to get ready for all the races I have run and now I will need to put in miles on the bike and in the pool to get ready for my first triathlon in July. I just want to continue to see how far I can push myself and I am confident that I can accomplish things I never thought were possible.

Do you have a favorite quote that inspires you?
“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going” – Beverly Sills

‘What seems impossible today will one day be your warm up” – Unknown

Erik Scott
Crossfit and cross training

Erik Scott is married with five children and is also very active and lives to be part of the community. Growing up he played numerous sports, from ice hockey and baseball to mixed martial arts and boxing. However, when he joined the military, Crossfit and cross training came to the forefront of his training regimen; Nothing makes him feel the way that running and obstacle course racing (OCR) does, though.

He began competitively running in 2006 and over the last 12 years, he continues to seek the next challenging adventure. Recently he completed his first half marathon and is now training for full marathon and ultra-distances.

What do you love most about your sport?

What I love about running is not only are you competing again others in a certain group, but also the mental, physical, and emotional competition within ones self to overcome. I have won numerous races at the 5K distance and finished top ten in other distances as well, but nothing beats the feeling of when you beat your PR or when you complete you longest distance, after the days and nights of training that had a direct impact on how you compete.

What is (are) your favorite Body Helix product(s)?

Full Calf Helix compression sleeve. It saved me when I was struggling with Achilles tendonitis.

What are your overall goals regarding physical fitness?

I want to stretch beyond my current standards and push myself even further, eventually reaching 100 mile distances while continuing to improve. As of today, I train anywhere from 50-60 miles per week, but know that this needs to expand even longer, to reach my target goals. I want to prove to myself, but even more to my children, that anything is possible.

Do you have a favorite quote that inspires you?

Be on a mission to lead, inspire, and drive people and yourself to become the best version of you” – OvercomeHQ (Erik Scott)

Walter Cueva
triathlon

Six years ago I was diagnosed with an incurable disease and felt like my world was coming to an end. At the point, I had nothing to lose but to gain. I moved to Thailand and without any experience, I joined a triathlon club called Thanyapura Sport and Wellness Center. They took me from zero to hero in five months. Last year, I completed my first half Ironman in Arizona. This year, I have scheduled five races and with Body Helix’s help, I will be able to achieve new personal records.

What sport(s) do you play and how long have you played?

As a triathlete, my main sports are swimming, cycling, and running. However, I also enjoy playing soccer and volleyball for fun.

What do you love most about your sport?

The consistent growth and progress. More importantly, the ability to overcome fears and become one.

What is (are) your favorite Body Helix product(s)?

I love my Patella Helixes!

What are your overall goals regarding physical fitness?

Increasing my strength, endurance, and flexibility in order to remain injury free and compete at the highest levels in national and international competition.

Do you have a favorite quote that inspires you?

“We should never be ashamed of our scars because they simply mean we were stronger than whatever tried to hurt us.”

Jennifer Griffin
Pickleball

Jennifer is heavily involved in the growth of pickleball. She is a PPR certified teaching professional as well as an Ambassador for the USAPA.
What sport(s) do you play and how long have you played?
I started playing pickleball in the spring of 2017 and fell in love with the sport immediately. I played sports competitively growing up, primarily softball and volleyball and competed at the collegiate level.
What do you love most about your sport?
I love that pickleball is one of the few sports that can fuel competition in a fun and social environment. It can be played by people of all ages, it is great exercise and is growing rapidly.
What is (are) your favorite Body Helix product(s)?
My favorite product is the full elbow compression sleeve.
What are your overall goals regarding physical fitness?
Never settle in a comfort zone, continue to push myself to be the best that I can be. Continue to increase my flexibility and endurance to allow myself to compete at the highest levels.
Do you have a favorite quote that inspires you?
“Every champion was once a contender that refused to give up” -Rocky Balboa