FOUNDER | HEAD COACH
I am the father of 5 amazing children, and have been married to my Jr. High sweet heart , Shaunell for 25 years.
My recovery journey began in July of 2002. Years of alcohol and drug addiction had taken its toll on my mind, body and spirit.
Given the opportunity to change my life , I immersed myself in the local recovery community.
Shaunell and I created an amazing life for our family. After 9 years of sobriety we started to use drugs & alcohol again, this was devastating for our family, but it was actually a beautiful beginning of a new perspective about recovery, community, and personal empowerment.
Since that time I have focused my time and energy on building communities that are supportive , compassionate and empowering.
For nearly twenty years my passion has been being physically fit, and the Process of Transformation (recovery),
That passion has now turned into my life’s purpose!!
Shaunell and I founded Warrior Strength in the early stages of the covid pandemic (spring 2020), our belief is that Community and Connection are essential elements for people to be successful in their journey of healing. We believe in all pathways to Recovery, we also believe that when people come together, there is a healing effect for the entire collective.
Over the past four years I have had the honor of helping people improve their Physical, Emotional and Spiritual lives.
I believe that there are many powerful lessons that are learned while strengthening the body, (lessons that impact many other areas of our lives),
These lessons include, honesty, humility, courage and gratitude, just to name a few.
Our vision is to serve more people and watch the ripple effect impact people throughout all of the greater community.
2012 Russian Kettlebell Certified
2018 Certified Strongfirst kettlebell instructor
2019 Usara recovery ambassador recipient
2019 City Weekly “Best of Utah”
Personal trainer award.
Natalie is currently employed with HealthEquity and has been a part of this team since 2006. She currently serves as the senior vice president of people leading the human resource function. Natalie brings her love of developing people and her commitment to service excellence to this role.
Prior to HealthEquity, Natalie worked for American Express for 10 years where she led teams of people in the financial industry in Salt Lake City and Minneapolis.
Natalie has been an active member in the recovery community for the past 25 years. At a personal level she understands the importance of emotional and mental health wellbeing when coupled with fitness and a strong community of support there are no limits to the overall happiness and success members in the community can achieve.
“I choose to inspire others to be the best they can be. People are my true passion, I love serving others and supporting our community through fitness, connection and community.”
My passion for the fitness industry has been engrained into my life since I was 14 years old. The minute I picked up my first fitness and nutrition magazine, I knew that it was what I was born to do. I became NASM and ACE certified so I could understand all parts of fitness and nutrition. I wanted to absorb as much as I could to feel my best and share my passion with others. I have since gone on to acquire numerous certifications, including NCI, Oracle applied science and the Well-Fit mentorship. This passion lifted me from my darkest times and helped me overcome a decade of addiction to drugs and alcohol, which resulted in my sobriety.
My sobriety date is November 20th of 2012, and for that, I am eternally grateful.
Fitness, to me, isn’t just about physical appearance. Fitness is a lifestyle that is continuously evolving. I knew that I needed to build a place where we educate others on living healthy lives—no quick fixes or fad diets, just honest accountability, hard work, and real results that last. I opened the doors to Key Nutrition in March 2017 and have never looked back. Collectively as a team we have helped over 3,500 people hit their health and fitness goals and have amassed over 3 million dollars in revenue. I genuinely want my clients and my team to live healthy lives and understand how food and fitness can change your life for the better. We get one life, and I want everyone to live their best. I now operate a course called The Next Level Experience, where we help individuals level up in all areas of their life in an intimate, intense, and interactive course. I am not only a fitness addict; I am also a dad to my sweet baby boy Dominic Jensen and a dog dad to my two fur babies, champion and chief
Mindy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in mental health and addiction treatment and is the founder and Executive Director of the Utah Harm Reduction Coalition. Mindy started the first legal syringe exchange in the state of Utah, and has done extensive work in harm reduction, opioid overdose prevention, awareness and treatment and continues to work to educate the community, stakeholders and policymakers about harm reduction and expand services throughout the state.
Mindy owns a private practice, Life Changes Counseling, in Heber City, Utah and is an adjunct professor of social policy at the University of Utah. She received her bachelor’s degree from Utah Valley University and earned her Masters of Social Work and her Masters of Public Administration from the University of Utah.