I met Lacie in undergrad at the University of Utah. We were debating our nutrition professor about protein intake and bonded over our desire to seek truth and to always keep learning. Lacie is an incredibly talented woman who’s strength knows no limits. She has had injuries that would end most athletes careers, she has been dealt the worst of cards in certain situations, and she always keeps coming back to win.
She is completing her MS in Strength and Conditioning very soon and I will be super excited to have her be a part of the gym. Lacie has interned for the University of Utah athletics as well as a personal intern for Dan John (look him up). I am excited to welcome her to the team! Without further adieu, here’s Lacie
My name is Lacie Helfert, I am a personal trainer, track coach, and strength and conditioning coach. After graduating college, I broke my arm in an intense game of flag football. I decided during my recovery, that I wanted to take my chances being a personal trainer. After passing my test, I went on to be a top performer at 24 hour fitness. I decided if I was going to do this, I was going to do it the right way. I attended every conference and certification I could. Within the year, I became a level two Russian Kettlebell Instructer, then went on to get my certified functional strength coach level 2. The following summer, I was the first American accepted into a masters of strength and conditioning at St Marys of Twickenham, London.
I enjoy Olympic weightlifting, powerlifting, and watching football or baseball. On the weekends, you can find me with my nose in a book, cuddling with my cats, or on a patio enjoying my favorite meal of the week: brunch.
I thoroughly enjoy getting to know new people and helping them reach their fitness goals. I think that a healthy lifestyle is one that fits in well with your own value system and lasts a lifetime. I believe that slow and steady will win the race and at the end of the day, people care more about the person you were then if you had rock hard abs. However, there is no reason you cannot have both!