Aiza Abelon

I’m training for…

Climbing, ultimate, mountaineering, prehab, eating good food, and sleeping well.

What I do with Strive & Uplift is…

I pick things (and sometimes myself) up and put things down, sometimes I swing them around. Whatever Coach Bertle tells me to do because she knows what I want to accomplish. You’ll also see me cuddling with the RenFitness pups, particularly Coach Kira’s pup, Pickle. If I don’t say hi to you immediately when Pickle is around, there are reasons. I’m mainly there for gym access and to volunteer services for Strive and Uplift.

My favorite thing about training at Strive & Uplift is…

It’s tough to pick a favorite. I love that it’s a woman-owned business and I have the coaching I need to have a great workout towards my long term goals. It’s a different ambience at Strive and Uplift where you can get your workout done but should you also want it, hang out with awesome individuals. Additionally, having the space to host events like Brain Talents and Dangerously Talented Fridays is another service I truly appreciate. TLDR; Pickle.

I’d like to share with everyone that…

I’m going to go with 2 things:

  1. Coach Ren is a mentor of mine since 2014. She changed the way I approach strength training in a way that I’ve reduced the number of overuse injuries, something that has plagued me since my competitive badminton days. I am much stronger overall because of the programming and coaching I’ve received at Strive and Uplift.
  2. I host Brain Talents at Strive and Uplift a couple times a way. Brain Talents is an event to hear about thoughts, passions, ideas your fellow ultimate friends have off the field. Think TEDx style. If you’re interested in sharing a topic with a captive audience, feel free to reach out to me.