BIC Bands is excited to be launching it's ambassador program! Ambassadors are BIC Band fans that have a great passion for BIC Bands, and are influential within the active community!
Meet our awesome #teambicchick team!
Amy Neal, Yucaipa, CA
How I train: I train at Yucaipa CrossFit. I lift heavy things fast. And run and row and sprint and do lots of pullups!
What's you're biggest fitness achievement? This last year has been a fun year and probably holds my biggest fitness achievements. Last summer, my friend signed me up with her to do a partner Summer Series CrossFit competition, RX division. (3 competitions over 12 weeks.) Those three competitions stretched me so much and pushed me outside my comfort level in such an amazing way. It's one thing to run your hardest race and have people cheering for you along the way, but another thing to be lifting heavy weight in closed quarters during a WOD while people are staring at you (and cheering!) but also staring and being judged throughout the event! haha! Our last competition, we finished in 2nd place and it also holds the most difficult workout I've ever done. I couldn't walk for 10 minutes afterwards. And we still had another WOD ahead of us! It's just excited to see how hard our bodies can really pushed and when you think you have nothing left, there's still more. Then the coolest thing just happened this last month in April, when I ran a 5k and took first in my age group! And I'd only been CrossFitting! It's been a fun year!
You can follow Amy and her CrossFit Journey here: BLOG
How I like to train: My favorite way to train is with running. A close second is yoga. My perfect day would be a long run on the coast followed by yoga on the beach. All of my favorites in one place!
My biggest running achievement: To date, I'd have to say running my first marathon. It crushed me physically and mentally. It wasn't the race that I had trained for and it wasn't at all how I planned. From that, I've learned so much about my strengths, weaknesses, my spirit and how I am truly the captain of my destiny.
, Big Spring, Texas
How I like to train: I like to run and I'm getting back into lifting weights and getting my strength back up.
My biggest running acievement (so far) has been crossing the finish line at my first half marathon. I was never the "athletic girl" in high school and even though I've been graduated for 8 years it still grates on me when people doubt my abilities. The entire time I was running I just kept telling myself: "This is for the people who said you couldn't do this" and that mantra (along with my amazing mom cheering me on) pushed me to finish with every thing I had.
Where and how I like to train: Anywhere I can run! I especially love to run on vacation and explore new places.
Favorite BIC Band: Skinny Sparkle Purple-
It was my first BIC band, and what I wore when I ran for Team in Training a few years ago. It holds a special place in my heart.
My biggest running achievement: Running the Dopey Challenge in January in Walt Disney World! (5k, 10k, half, and full marathon in four days). Plus, I was pregnant and didn't even know it yet! 48.6 miles in four days is the most I think I ever plan to do!
Huntington Beach, CA
How I like to train: I love to run on the boardwalk at the beach.
My biggest running achievement: You would think that my biggest running acheivement would be completing my first marathon in Feb. But I would say that my biggest accomplishment was actually finishing my first half marathon the Feb. prior. This race really means a lot me because it was my first long distance race and I honestly wasn't sure if I would really be able to finish it. I had only been running for 6 weeks and just signed up for the race at the suggestion of a friend. My only goal was to run the entire race and I'm happy to report that I did. After that race I was hooked on running!
Where and how I like to train: I live, work, and train near Boston. I love swimming, biking, and running!
My athletic story: I started swimming competitively when I was 8 years old. I continued swimming through high school and college, and also picked up running as a way to stay in shape in the off season. After graduating, I pursued a life long goal of running the Boston Marathon, qualifying at my first marathon in 2008. I ran many half and full marathons, until injuries forced me off the roads for a while. With all the swimming & biking I was doing as cross-training, I decided to give triathlon a shot, completing my first half ironman in 2012. 2014 will be my first year as a Pro triathlete, and I will be competing in my first Ironman in the fall!
, Denver, CO
Where and how I like to train: You can find this yogaholic on her mat!
My Fitness Story: Over the past 3 years, I've lost 65 lbs, and I don't plan on finding them again! Staying active is incredibly important to maintaining my weight. I spend a ton of time at my favorite yoga studio, at the gym, and enjoying the great outdoors to stay on track!
Kelsey "Go Girl" Godfrey
Where and how I like to train: My first love is running and I'm so fortunate to have the Smoky Mountains as my backyard so that I can enjoy running right here in Townsend! I also love kickboxing, spinning, and almost all group fitness classes.
My biggest achievement in running is having the courage to start even when I thought that "bigger girls" couldn't run! My favorite running moment was running the anchor leg at the prestigious Hood to Coast relay in Oregon and crossing that finish line!
Where and how I like to train: I love running here locally in my city (and the surrounding) on greenways and trails. I can also be found in my gym, lifting or taking classes.
My biggest running/fitness achievement - I started my journey 6 yrs ago losing 90 lbs and running my way from a very slow, painful 5k (48:32) to having completed my 2nd marathon this past November w/a 23 minute PR!!! (4:35:39). But overall, teaching my kids/family that if you set your mind to something and never give up ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!!
Where I like to train: Eugene, OR
Favorite Pump Up Song to Run to: Bulletproof
My biggest racing achievement: I have ran 6 marathons but my most special race to date was this April when I was asked to walk a marathon with my coach, mentor and friend, Joe Henderson. Joe, who had just turned 70 was completing his 50th marathon and I was lucky enough to get to be a part of it. Joe started with the walkers 2 hours prior to the runners while 2 other friends started the race running. We did a 22 mile training run and then caught up with Joe and were able to walk the last 4.2 miles with him. It was so special to be able to be a support and an encouragement to my coach who has given so much to me.
Where and how I like to train: My passion is running, and I prefer long runs through local state parks. I love to push my son in his jogging stroller now- it's a built in training partner!
My Biggest running achievement: Finishing a twenty mile training run for my first marathon was definitely my biggest running achievement. It was late October, and it's usually around 45-50 degrees here. A mile in, it started snowing and the temperature dropped into the 20s. I wasn't dressed for the weather, but stuck it out- what doesn't kill you makes you stronger, right?
Follow Lauren and her running adventures here: BLOG
(co-written with her husband), INSTAGRAM
Where I train: The majority of my training is on the roads, near my home. I also like to mix things up & train at the gym or in my garage.
Biggest athletic achievement: Boston to Big Sur 2014. 2 marathons, 2 coasts, 6 days. I also added the OC marathon to this challenge (#pammyschallenge) which was 3 marathons in 13 days.
Follow Pam on her amazing running journeys: INSTAGRAM
Where and how I like to train: I love variety in my training routines! I enjoy running, biking, swimming, hiking, strength training, group classes, and dancing. I would much rather work out with a group of people than by myself because you can keep each other energized and motivated.
Favorite BIC Band:
I'm obsessed with the Minnie Sparkle Bands
! They're girly, glam, and oh, so cute!
My biggest racing achievement: Racing in my first sprint triathlon! After watching my husband race in triathlons and cheering him on from the sidelines, he finally convinced me to do one with him. It was physically and mentally challenging, but crossing that finish line was the best feeling in the world. I was so honored to race next to men and women of all ages and ability levels. It was inspiring and I can't wait to do it again!
Follow Roseanne on her fitness adventures: BLOG, INSTAGRAM, PINTEREST
We LOVE our ambassadors and would love to have YOU as one next year!! We'll open "applications" in December for 2015, so keep an eye out!!