Chrisanna Northrup is the Founder and CEO of YOU Got Challenged!, Inc., a customizable program designed for corporations to challenge their employees towards better lifestyles. In the midst of a full time job and three kids, Chrisanna was able to figure out the secret to finding the perfect balance in her life and obtaining goals she only dreamed of... days later YOU Got Challenged! was born.
Chrisanna is also the creator and author of The Normal Bar. With no previous publishing or book writing experience, she wrote a groundbreaking book proposal, and sold it in record time as a pre-empt sale to Crown Books (Random House). Her first book in a series of books, The Normal Bar: Where does your relationship fall? is set to hit shelves in 2012.
Chrisanna is on a mission to challenge people around the world to change their current normal to a healthier, happier, more fulfilling normal!
Glenn Bautista is Co-Founder and CTO of YOU Got Challenged!, Inc. While working on the YOU Got Challenged! project as the lead developer, Glenn also worked as a technical consultant with Chrisanna on the Normal Bar project, which is the world's largest online research study on what's normal in every aspect of a person's lifestyle and how to create healthier, happier normals.
Prior to partnering with Chrisanna on the YOU Got Challenged! and Normal Bar projects, Glenn worked for 15+ years for one of the largest insurance general agencies in the US, helping them develop and grow their online presence. When he decided to make the leap of faith and give up his position as their Senior Software Engineer, that decision allowed him to combine his two greatest passions in life… technology and helping others achieve their goals.
Wade Reeves lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma and has been in the fitness industry for over 5 years. For his first 3 years in the industry, he started out as a Personal Trainer at a local training studio. His passion for becoming an entrepeneur and helping people transform their lives using fitness gave him the drive to take his fitness career to the next level. This lead Wade to the opportunity to take over Fitso - The Gym Over Brookside as CEO. In the 2 years since he took over Fitso, he took the non-profitable business and made it profitable, expanded its membership base, while also founding and developing CrossFit Fitso.
Nell Stephenson, personal fitness consultant, nutritional counselor, Paleolithic eating coach & athlete, graduated from University of Southern California in Los Angeles, with a BS in Exercise Science, and received her Health/Fitness Instructor Certification from the American College of Sports Medicine.
Following graduation from USC, she attended culinary school to round out her food preparation & presentation skills. Collectively, her fitness, nutrition & culinary knowledge provide the basis of her current professional services offer.
She began her career working at corporate fitness centers as well as large commercial health clubs, both of which contributed to practical experience in fitness training, before opening her own business in 2005. Read more...
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