Expert Exercise Advice

On this episode, Karolyn will be joined by fitness trainers Julia and Shawn Bandel who own a CrossFit gym in Lafayette, CO. If you are thinking about changing your exercise program, having trouble staying motivated, or looking to begin a new fitness routine, you won't want to miss this show. Get some great fitness advice directly from the experts!

Julia is a native to Louisville, Colorado and also had an extreme love for sport and fitness growing up. Name the sport and she did it, softball, basketball, volleyball, soccer, roller-blading, competitive jump-roping, and running. Finally settling in with a love of Cross Country and Track racing, Julia ran her way into a health and fitness way of life.

At the University of Colorado at Boulder, Julia completed her Bachelors in Kinesiology and went on to become a personal trainer, Cross-Country coach at a local high school, and a massage therapist. She soon understood that many illnesses and issues that seem to plague our world could be prevented through proper nutrition and exercise that prepared people to live their  more efficiently and effectively a dramatic change without any major setbacks.

CERTIFICATIONS: CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, CrossFit Endurance Certified, Licensed Massage Therapist

Shawn grew up in Syracuse, New York and was a natural athlete from the start. As a little boy, he could, and would, play ball for hours on end until his parents finally had to drag him inside. His non-stop energy led him into gymnastics, where he competed all the way through high school. Post high school, Shawn attended New York University and completed his Bachelors in Finance while racing competitively in road cycling, mountain biking, and motocross racing.

Shawn’s athletic background has left him with a strong sense of discipline and the know how to stay focused, train smart, and take his game to the next level. He is not afraid of going hard, taking risks, and putting it all out on the line to take home the victory. As a CrossFitter, his adventurous attitude, disciplined nature, and competitiveness have all led him to strive to be an incredible coach, mentor, athlete, and friend to all of the CrossFit Julia members.

CERTIFICATIONS: CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, CrossFit Endurance Certified, CrossFit Competition Training Certified