My husband (Warrior Ben) and I are the Head Coaches on the Warrior Up To Win Team. As a competitive figure skater and coach for twenty years, I have always had an interest in health and fitness. However, I never expected us to tap into our desire to give back by creating this wonderful project to advance children's health.
The whole idea began with a simple request by the coach of a girls hockey team in Calgary, Alberta (who happens to be my brother, Greg). Frustrated with his players coming to games with fast food, candy snacks and sugary drinks, he was searching for information that would influence the unhealthy habits he saw the kids forming.
Ben and I are neither nutritionists nor health practitioners. We are business owners. Yet, nutrition and high-quality food choices are a significant part of our lives.
Like so many, we have dealt with choosing the "right" foods in the face of the numerous "food philosophies" and health approaches. At the same time, we deal with our food cravings from habits formed as children.
In the past few years, food choices became even more important as I had to "Warrior UP" to win against Lyme disease, followed by Cancer. This took my interest in health and wellness to a whole new level - embracing food as medicine. Little did I know then, this journey was going to fuel a new mission that Coach Greg's phone call kicked into action!
So, I agreed to put together some nutrition basics. We learned a lot through our research as we interviewed health professionals, parents, coaches, and kids. We also discovered there is little nutritional education in most sports programs until elite levels.
In the end, a simple task of creating a list of nutrition tips grew into an entertaining game and a complete Program with two-Levels, twelve-video Lessons and a strange narrator, "Warrior Ben". If you haven't watched any videos, he's the 53 year-old kid going on ten!
The program was fueled by our passionate Team of amazing Warrior Up Advisers, who were generous with their time and resources. Warrior Susan, the nutritionist featured in the lesson videos, really put her best GREEN foot forward to energize the education!
Because of our many caring and creative contributors, the idea grew from a small seed into a global project!
We hope you enjoy the program as much as we have enjoyed creating it!
May it leave a lasting impression on your Warrior and your whole family!
To your Health!
Warriors Kelly & Ben
North America: 1-480-442-5474
International (whatsapp): 1-480-290-2906