Josh is a pilot for a regional airline based on the West Coast. After years of active sports involvement with a focus on competitive snowboarding, numerous injuries forced him to scale back the intensity of his physical activities. Furthermore, he was not eating properly, and had gained weight.
It was after he was hired by an airline that Josh refocused on getting healthy again. After moving to the Bay Area, he got back into outdoor sports activities, reduced his caffeine intake to a healthy level and introduced more fruits and vegetables into his diet, resulting in a weight loss of 30 pounds.
About this time Josh met Lauren and began running with her. They decided to change their diet by cutting out all processed foods in focus solely on Whole Plant Foods. After just one month of this healthier eating plan, Josh as well as Lauren noticed major improvements in energy and wellness.
Competing in ultra running as well as Iron Man Triathlons as an airline pilot allowed Josh to experience the full capacity of what he was capable of and drove home the importance of lifestyle when tackling any goal.
He is always focusing on rock climbing and surfing on off days, and learning the intricacies of growing organic food!
Lauren is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist in Marin California. She has a Bachelors of Science in Health and Exercise Science with a concentration in Health Promotions. She has been active in competitive team and individual sports since 3rd grade. Over the years she has scaled back on competing and focused her efforts on outdoor sports, while maintaining her strength and balance by cross training in the gym.
Moving to the Bay Area ignited her passion for surfing while she continues to take advantage of all the outdoor activities the area has to offer. It was in the pursuit of training for and competing in Ultra Events with Josh that she began running into health complications due to an un-diagnosed autoimmune condition.
Having a diagnosis felt like a blessing and curse. She finally got answers as to what was wrong, but with no cure for auto-immune diseases, what to do? Walking through the progression of lifestyle changes Lauren and Josh put in place gave her, her life back.
After years of implementing a truly healthy, inflammation reducing lifestyle Lauren has become keenly in tune with her body. She notices an immediate response to the foods she eats and has become an expert at stress management - from the foods she eats, to her exercise schedule to her sleep and mental health - keeping her condition in remission. She went from hardly being able to function and make it through the day to thriving. She can confidently and honestly say she has never felt better, even before her auto-immune disease emerged!