Well·​ness | \ ˈwel-nəs  \: The active pursuit of activities, choices and lifestyles that lead to a state of holistic health.

There are two important aspects to this definition. First, wellness is not a passive or static state but rather an “active pursuit” that is associated with intentions, choices and actions as we work toward an optimal state of health and wellbeing. Second, wellness is linked to holistic health—that is, it extends beyond physical health and incorporates many different dimensions that should work in harmony:

  • Physical: Nourishing a healthy body through mindful movement, exercise, nutrition, sleep, etc.
  • Mental: Engaging the world through learning, problem-solving, creativity, etc.
  • Emotional: Being aware of, accepting and expressing our feelings, and understanding the feelings of others.
  • Spiritual: Searching for meaning and higher purpose in human existence.
  • Social: Connecting and engaging with others and our communities in meaningful ways.

With wellness as one of our core values, we take it very seriously. It’s important to us that the guidance you receive comes from professional, vetted, subject matter experts. With that in mind, we put together a team of experts in their perspective areas committed to helping you achieve wellness physically, emotionally, and mentally.

Meet our team of Wellness Experts:

Rachel Prairie: Rachel is a Certified Health & Fitness professional of nearly 20 years. She runs personal training operations for Anytime Fitness, the largest fitness franchise on the planet, and is an entrepreneur who’s operated Prairie Fitness for 15 years; running wellness retreats, personal training, health coaching and education through the Functional Aging Institute.

She is a lifelong learner. A few of her certifications include: Oxygen Advantage Instructor, Pain-Free Performance Specialist, Functional Movement Specialist, Kettlebell Athletics, Reiki-Level II, ISSA Recovery Specialist and Trauma Informed Weightlifting Methodologies.

She has been a featured a guest speaker, coach and writer on NBC, ESPN, the Discovery Channel, the Senior Olympics, GateHouse Media, Self Magazine and Women’s Health Magazine.

Rachel’s personal coaching mantra: “Your wellness should bring you peace. Your health should feel like FREEDOM.” Let’s get you connected to yourself, others, and the planet!

Rachels extensive knowledge, experience, willingness to learn and keep an open mind make her an invaluable asset to our team.

Rachel has chosen to donate $10 per MyZone sold through her unique link to the War Party Movement. You can support Rachel’s cause by purchasing a MyZone here.
Natalie Hayes: Natalie is a US Army Reserve Captain and NASM Certified Personal Trainer.

Natalie’s passion for fitness was born from her own physical and mental transformation. Natalie grew up influenced by the horrors of diet culture. Before she became a trainer, she went on every diet you can imagine- Special K, Weight Watchers, Low Carb. Of course, none of them worked and she was stuck in a terrible cycle of losing weight and gaining it back.

It wasn’t until she invested in her first fitness and nutrition coach, that her life truly changed. She finally learned what was right for her body, got in her best shape ever and from there, her fire for health and fitness was lit.

She competed in multiple bodybuilding shows and earned her NASM Personal Training Certification. She started helping friends and family with their fitness goals and positing helpful wellness tips on social media just for the fun of it. 

Today she owns and operates her online fitness coaching company, Fit To Lead, full time.

The mission of Fit To Lead is to help veterans reach their fitness goals and stay fit to lead their own lives, through strength, community and wellness.

Natalie has served 10 years in the Army and has worked abroad in Indonesia, Germany, Slovakia, Poland, Italy, Belgium, Romania.. to name a few.

Natalies servant leadership and passion for helping veterans get their life back by getting their health back makes her a valuable addition to our wellness team!

Natalie has chosen to donate $10 per MyZone sold through her unique link to War Party Movement. You can support Natalie’s cause by purchasing a MyZone here.   
Jennifer Tidball:  Jennifer is originally from Wildwood, Florida.  She served in the Navy for over 20 years and retired as an Independent Duty Corpsman.  She completed six deployments including three on an aircraft carrier and two to Iraq.  She became a certified personal trainer in 2012 and has been pursuing her education ever since.  She received her associate degree in American Sign Language, her bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology with a focus of Fitness Specialist and is currently a master’s student working on her degree in Kinesiology with a focus in Sports Performance and Tactical Training.  Her certifications include Certified Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, Theragun Performance Specialist, Functional Physique® Certification, and she’s working on many more. 

Jennifer lives with her husband, her identical twin girls, and stepdaughter.  When she isn’t working on her degree and various certification programs, you can find her at home in her garden wrangling her chickens or out on an adventure.  She loves to laugh, and those around her are in for a treat to hear some of the most outlandish, yet true, stories she shares about her unexpected encounters with everyday people. 
Jennifer holds true to her mission statement of being committed to empowering people to become the best versions of themselves through exercise and motivation to live their happiest, healthiest lives.  You’ll find her trying some of the most random things and if you ask her about it, she will tell you she chooses to live uncomfortable.  She believes when you’re uncomfortable, you experience life and if you’re too comfortable, you forget to live…so do the things that make you uncomfortable and live your life Until Death. 

Jenn’s passion for learning and teaching others makes her a valuable addition. to our team!
Jennifer has chosen to donate $10 per MyZone sold through her unique link to the C4 Foundation. You can support Jennifer’s cause by purchasing a MyZone here.   
Kate Curtis: Kate is from a small surf town in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Since she was young she has lived the 3 S’s lifestyle; Surf, skate, and stoke. She surfs as a team rider for Erie Peeples Surfboards and spends her time with her hubby staying active and exercising to keep her mind sharp. Whether it be surfing for hours a day, heading to the local skate bowl, or finding ANY possible way to find the stoke.

She is currently obtaining her Bachelors of Science in Psychology from UCF while making the President’s List, and when she graduates in December, she plans to jump right into Grad School to obtain her Masters.

Kates passion is helping others. It doesn’t matter who they are, what they’ve done, where they’ve been. Her goal with her Psychology career is to help those who are struggling to find the stoke. There is nothing more that she loves to see other than someone who has overcome something, and is now TRULY living.

Kate wants to work with families who are struggling to cope with the absence of their loved one who is deployed, help them keep their mental wellness, help them stay the course, and ESPECIALLY help them understand the “why”.

Kate understands that it can be too easy to be consumed by void, especially without the proper support group.

Kates dedication to stoke and passion for helping others makes her a killer addition to our team.

Kate has chosen to donate $10 per MyZone sold through her unique link to Surfers Healing. You can support Kates cause by purchasing a MyZone here.
Brandon Di Miceli: Brandon has been in active pursuit of wellness from an early age, growing up in a competitive team sport environment and enlisting in the Marine Corps he understood the importance of movement, health, and wellness and how it is a necessary component of quality life.

After a turbulent struggle with substance abuse for more than a decade that derailed his life, Brandon values the medicine that movement provides more than ever. Those prior experiences served as a catalyst for his project known as Pinnacle Programming which provides a holistic approach to physical fitness programming with mindfulness practices for both individuals and CrossFit affiliates alike.

His vision with Pinnacle Programming is to bring affordable fitness to as many people as possible while expressing the importance of mental health in fitness to improve your overall quality of life.

When he is not coaching at his local gym, training for competition, spending time with his daughter, or skydiving he works at a university trauma center in Southern California as a Registered Nurse while pursuing higher education as a Nurse Practitioner. 

Brandon’s authenticity, experience, and holistic approach to wellness make him a killer add to the team!

Brandon has chosen to donate $10 per MyZone sold through his unique link to Warrior WOD. You can support Brandon’s cause by purchasing a MyZone here.
Nick Smith: Nick is a family man first! He has been married to his wife Tiffany since 2003 and they have two grown kids, Gillian -23 and Ascher -17.  The real baby of the family is a two year old golden retriever named Louie.

In his professional career, Nick is a Certified Fitness Coach who has been working in the health and fitness space for 10 years.  He is the owner of Ironsmith Training Company in Henderson Nevada which was founded in January of 2022.  At Ironsmith he has clients ranging in age from 14-75 years old all with all different types fitness goals. 

Nick’s Certifications include: 
-RRCA•Adult Distance Running Coach
-IIN•Holistic Health Coach 
-AADP•Board Certified Health Coach 

Nick has a passion for all things fitness related and is very well rounded in his fitness practices. His regular practices include long distance running, functional fitness, powerlifting, and hot yoga. 

As a coach Nick believes the most important job he has is to create a safe and trusting environment for people.  He is dedicated to the idea that all people should be able to come as they are and work on themselves and their goals at their own pace without fear, intimidation or any judgement.

Nick’s passion for fitness and well rounded experience makes him a great addition to the team!

Nick has chosen to donate $10 per MyZone sold through his unique link to Until Death Collective, Inc. You can support Nick’s cause by purchasing a MyZone here.   
Matt Donnelly: Matt is currently a masters student working to become a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), estimating to be licensed by the end of 2023. As a future psychotherapist he will be focusing his practice on trauma, PTSD for Veterans and first responders, and relationship therapy.

Matt served active duty in the Navy for over 10 years as an aviation mechanic on fighter jets, F/A-18E/F Super Hornets, and did three deployments on aircraft carriers.

He is a single father with full custody of two kids. He is a firm believer in the holistic application of therapy and self-healing. He has a very diverse background personally and professionally. Not only has Matt experienced his own struggles in life, he has firsthand knowledge and experience in helping others cope and work through major depression, suicide, parenting struggles, extreme loneliness, and everyday struggles.

Matt has a strong passion for helping others and an equally strong passion for psychology. Self-care is something he promotes often and feels strongly about for everyone. Make sure to follow his page  @holistic.practical.psychology  for regular wellness guidance!

Matt’s commitment to knowledge and helping the community make him a perfect fit for our team.

Matt has chosen to donate $10 per MyZone sold through his unique link to the Green Beret Foundation’s “Andys Fund”. You can support Matts cause by purchasing a MyZone here.
Ashly Marie: Ashly is an adventure obsessed and adrenaline seeking Soldier that wishes to improve the lives of everyone around her. She believes positivity can be contagious, that a little support can go a long way, and that you become a product of your environment. You can find her nerding out, lifting weights, hiking mountains, climbing rocks, and jumping out of planes. 

She has been serving in the military since 2004, and is currently full-time for the National Guard as a Human Resources technician. She is a Jane of all trades, as she has a history of supply, aviation maintenance and recruiting in addition to HR.

The military has blessed her with a million connections and opportunities, and is responsible for her drive and dedication, especially when it comes to health and wellness. Ashly hosts an annual Yoga4Vets event for Combat Boots and High Heels which focuses on PTSD awareness for Vets and the power of movement and mindfulness to combat depression and use of medication.

Ashly’s coaching journey started when she became a Unit Fitness & Resiliency Coordinator, and amplified as she became a Master Fitness Trainer for the military. She is a Fitops graduate, which is an organization designed to empower Veterans to discover new purpose through the power of fitness and community.

Ashly’s Personal Training Certification, includes an emphasis in group fitness, nutrition coaching and restorative yoga. Although her bachelor’s degree is in graphic design, and her masters degree is in Organizational Management, her passion has always been with exercise science and focused on injury prevention and exercise correction.

Ashly’s motto is that you don’t have to do life, you get to… and she tries to share her fitness journey, knowledge and passion with every person she meets. She likes to get people excited about life!

Ashly’s passion for life and helping others makes her a warm welcome to the team!

Ashly has chosen to donate $10 per MyZone sold through her unique link to Combat Boots and High Heels. You can support Ashly’s cause by purchasing a MyZone here.   
Seth McKinley: Seth is from a small town in Oklahoma. Growing up with extremely unhealthy habits, he learned that he was slowly becoming morbidly obese only after dropping out of high school and trying to join the Marine Corps. This is when he was laughed at and told he needed college and to lose 100+ pounds. 

That was the start of the journey to change his life. Losing the weight and attending college, majoring in Psychology. 

Seth has now competed in Strongman, and powerlifting competitions, completed 10 years in the Marine corps, 6 of which were inside Special operations (MARSOC). No longer Active duty, Seth has moved into the Private Military Sector as well as working on his second book. 

Certifications obtained:
-Precision Nutrion L1 certification
-Crossfit L1 
-ISSA Personal Trainer 
-ISSA Strength and conditioning Coach 
-Kettlebell specialist instructor 

Having been diagnosed with BPD, PTSD, ADHD and Depression, years ago, Seth has been working on mindset and inner strength as well as physical.

Seth combines strength/endurance, fitness, yoga, and mental health into one holistic human approach with his clients and himself. 

Seths openness and passion for constant growth makes him a happy addition to our team.

Seth has chosen to donate $10 per MyZone sold through his unique link to Hero Games Charity. You can support Seth’s cause by purchasing a MyZone here.