Meet the SHAPE Team Series: Brian Langehaug
Brian grew up in Winsted, Minnesota and graduated from Winona State University where he earned a degree in Commercial Recreation. Brian has been with CHOICE for over 3 years and has filled the roles of job coach, case manager, and most recently SHAPE instructor. Brian is always looking for ways to stay active and is involved in volleyball, softball and basketball leagues. He is also training for a marathon with a goal to finish one by the end of this summer! Brian demonstrates his commitment to healthy living on a daily basis and gives this simple but effective wellness tip: stay active and watch what you put in your body!
Meet the SHAPE Team Series: Abby Berens
Abby comes from Shakopee, Minnesota and has been with CHOICE for two and a half years. Abby studied Kinesiology and Human Performance at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and holds a Master's degree in Adapted Physical Activity. She is also a certified Inclusive Fitness Trainer through the American College of Sport's Medicine. Abby spends her free time enjoying the great outdoors, and is currently preparing to complete a trail half marathon this year (and eventually a full trail marathon!) Abby brings a wealth of knowledge to CHOICE and SHAPE program as well as a wonderful sense of balance. Her passion for running, yoga and outdoor recreation pairs nicely with her personal motto of "everything is better with chocolate." Abby is a great asset to the SHAPE team and really knows how to motivate and engage everyone we serve.
Meet the SHAPE TEAM Series: Kathryn Cary
Kathryn has been with CHOICE for 3 years, where she does case management and leads the SHAPE instructor role at our STARS program. Kathryn comes from Brooklyn Center, MN and spend time at Iowa State University where she earned a degree in Child, Adult, and Family Services. Kathryn enjoys spending time with her husband and other family members, and loves taking walks and playing at the dog park with her pups!
June 1st was my three year anniversary at CHOICE, Inc. Within those three years, I'm not sure if Ken has ever missed his afternoon workout. Each afternoon around 2 or so you'll see Ken doing his daily push-ups and sit-ups. He usually does his age for each, so 41 push-ups and 41 sit-ups. EVERYDAY!! It doesn't matter if he had a tough day at a jobsite or the best day ever. No matter what the situation is, he always gets in his afternoon workout.