“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!

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. 

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

Unable to communicate with Instagram.

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

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