I started this journey at a young age. I played many organized sports and loved working out in the gym. When I was in 9th grade I joined a weight lifting club which took my fitness and training to the next level. I was blown away by how much it excelled me in sports and in my self-confidence. Within a few years, I became an All American Wrestler and earned a full scholarship to college. I was hooked!
In college, I fine-tuned my knowledge by studying exercise science and education. I also found my passion for the outdoors and all types of activities to enjoy it. While I was in college I took education seriously and acquired the best certifications in the industry. There was no turning back, and I knew this is the career I wanted to pursue in life.
Post-college I moved to Boulder Colorado, the fitness mecca of the planet. I submerged myself deeply into the personal training and sports performance industry. During this time I had the opportunity to train some amazing people and world class athletes. While I was working with them, many met and exceeded their goals by winning local, regional, national and world championships.
I took the same proven scientific training principals that I used with professional athletes and applied them to people of all ages, sexes, and athletic abilities. People got amazing results and it had a huge positive influence on both their physical and mental state. I noticed people trying new sports, exploring the outdoors more, and having more fun with their families and friends. They worked hard and acquired the confidence and fitness to do about what they always wanted.
I have created the Outdoor Athlete Project to empower more people and to give them the tools needed to live life to the fullest. It is not just about health and fitness training or sports performance coaching. It is about chasing your dream life, working hard towards your goals, and making it happen. I am excited what the future holds for all of us, and look forward to having you join us on this amazing journey.
“I have been a professional in the health, fitness, and sports performance industry in Boulder for the past 20 years. During this time I have developed a very safe, systematic, and result-based training system to help people meet and exceed their goals. My clients have been in the age range of 8-98 years old, both female and male, and come from all types of athletic backgrounds. I use proven scientific principals and training techniques, then customize them for my clients based on their needs and goals. In addition I can teach you how to optimize results in the gym while still living a healthy and balanced life.”Joe Horwat Head Trainer, and Coach
Stephanie Zavilla, M.A., CMPC
Director of Sports Performance
Winter Park Competition Center