Team Prs Fit Women 4 Tri (part 1)

In our effort to promote women’s health and participation in endurance sports. We want to introduce you to the amazing women of Team Prs Fit in a series of women in Endurance Sports. Starting with our triathletes.

Team Prs Fit Women 4 Tri  (part 1)
Team Prs Fit Women 4 Tri  (part 1)

Coach SheriAnne  40

Team Prs Fit Women 4 Tri  (part 1)

It’s easy to be awed by the athletic accomplishments of SheriAnne. Five time Ironman, with a 10:16 PR. Ironman Kona Qualifier, 3 time 70.3 World Championship Qualifier, Boston Qualifier, multiple 50 miler and 100 miler. 

However, if you stop there you really miss the wow factor of this extraordinary woman. SheriAnne lives her life by priorities, and the number one being, family first, no questions asked.

She is a wife and mother of 3 amazing and very active children.This means balancing school, homework, practices that include soccer, baseball, tennis and basketball, while training and motivating her athletes. She also helps in the ongoing care of her grandfather, a WW2 Vet shot down over France, and a brother with Cerebral Palsy. In other words, a lifestyle very much like every other working mother out there. So she identifies with the needs of the busy and active female athletes.

In SheriAnne’s words, “Everyone’s “magnificent something” is different, mine just happens to be epic adventures.  Everything I do I think about my children and the example I am setting for them.” 

We are proud and honored to have her as the Prs Fit Team Leader and inspiration.

Team Prs Fit Women 4 Tri  (part 1)
Team Prs Fit Women 4 Tri  (part 1)

Kate 37

Team Prs Fit Women 4 Tri  (part 1)

Kate has not only finished multiple 70.3’s but she fought through 109 degree temps in completing IMCDA in 2015 taking toughness to the next level. Kate balances her busy life being the mother of two busy young boys and working as a funeral director.

“My journey in endurance racing began after I had my boys. Running became time to myself and gave me a break from being Mommy.

After a few marathons, I did my first sprint triathlon and was immediately hooked. Over the course of a few years, I worked my way up to pursuing my ultimate dream and one that I never thought possible of myself- a full Ironman.

Finishing Ironman Coeur d’Alene in 2015 has been my biggest accomplishment and has made me realize that the only limits to what you can do are the ones you place upon yourself. Truly, anything is possible.

So what does endurance triathlon provide for me? Health, confidence, balance, inspiration, motivation. It scares the hell out of me at times, but makes me feel so ALIVE.”

Team Prs Fit Women 4 Tri  (part 1)
Team Prs Fit Women 4 Tri  (part 1)

Michele 39

Team Prs Fit Women 4 Tri  (part 1)

We were so excited to have Michele join our team! We first met Michele at our Ironman Lake Placid Camp in 2015. As coaches we were awed by her incredible desire, work ethic, and more importantly he infectious good nature and willingness to smile when it got tough.

“I was a casual biker and runner looking to try new experiences. I heard how fun triathlon was and figured I’d give it a shot. My favorite accomplishment is having completed the swim and bike portion of an Ironman after taking on a huge stretch goal to complete IMLP, with very little experience under my belt.”
 
“I’ve accomplished so much in the past year and am extremely excited to see where this path ahead of me leads.”