Michele Yates is a mom, pup mom, athlete, business owner, and volunteer youth coach from Conifer, Colorado. She graduated from the University of Nevada Las Vegas with a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and concentration in fitness management. She holds numerous certifications such as holistic nutrition, life coaching, cross country, track and field, and soccer. She continues to compete at the masters level in ultra running, track, road running, and mountain biking. Her businesses include Rugged Running (holistic approach to running programming), Shrugged (a faith based fitness program for women), and volunteer youth coach at Mountain Movers kids. Michele has over 2 decades of coaching and competition experience.