This is my purpose…

I planned on having an interview today with a longtime friend and client, but life happened and we had to postpone our meeting. With that being said, I have sat here for the last two and a half hours trying to think of what to write about and honestly, I’m completely drawing a blank. So, instead of telling you about myself in my own words, I decided to show you some examples of what I do and why I do it. These screenshots are of posts from people I have worked with. They are the reason I wake up each day. This is my purpose…

Ricci was a member of the US ski team of the 2010 US Paralympic Games. The words “I can’t,” were not in her vocabulary. Anything I challenged her with, she did it with 110%. I watched her climb a 20 foot rope, deadlift, and abs in her monoski. This woman is the definition of a ‘badass,” and I am so grateful to have gotten the opportunity to learn from her.

Chris Chapman and I have trained for six years now. He told me that the Doctors told him he didn’t have triceps. We now do cable tricep push downs, overhead tricep extensions, and bench dips. We have learned and grown together through trial and error and have managed to beat many odds. We joke that whenever he thinks he cant do something, my answer is “figure it out.” This human is why I have found my passion, all because I volunteered for his wheelchair rugby team my Junior year of college.

This is Gavin Clouser. I met Gavin when he was 17 years old. He hadn’t started his active journey quite year but now at 21 he is still killing it in the gym and attending TMCC to become a personal trainer. He has become a public speaker at our local schools in Reno and is an inspiration to all those around him.

Riley Kossol struggled with an eating disorder at a young age and approached me wanting to compete in a fitness competition. Through our journey she became one of my closest friends. She is such an incredibly strong woman and has the kindest soul you have ever met. I am truly blessed to have been able to be apart of this chapter in her life.

My favorite memory of Sarah is when she did her first box jump. When she first came to my class she was terrified of jumping, she swore she wouldn’t make it. As she continued to work hard and give each workout her one hundred percent, she finally did it. Watching her jump up and down screaming in joy and feeling accomplished, right there I knew why I do this for a living.

Well, that’s me, Mikala Huebner. I hope you got to know me a little more after this. Sometimes we don’t give ourselves enough credit for all that we do. We can still be humble while also patting ourselves on the back. I challenge you this week to praise your self for something- your worth it…

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