Get to Know Katelynn
With our newest coach, Katelynn Prestidge, starting here at NSS this week we wanted to give everyone a chance to learn a little more about her and start welcoming Katelynn to the #NSSfamily of coaches. So here we go.... :)
Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Buffalo, Minnesota.
What is your education background?
I graduate from Jefferson High School. Graduated from Alexandria Technical and Community College with a AAS degree in Health and Fitness with certifications as a NSCA-CPT, NETA GX instructor and AHA First Aid and CPR-AED certified.
What did you enjoy doing / hobbies while you were growing up?
I enjoyed spending time on my grandparents farm. Riding horses and building tree forts with my cousins. I also helped my grandmother in her garden. During the winter I went skiing at least once a week.
What is your favorite lift / gym thing?
Deadlifts or the Olympic lifts and cycling!
What is your least favorite lift / gym thing?
Running long distances.
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What is your proudest accomplishment?
Finishing my first Triathlon. Graduating College.
What is your favorite book?
Dan John's Never Let Go or F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby.
Your last vacation?
I went on a 2 week long vacation in April. 5 days of it was spent in Las Vegas celebrating my mom's 50th birthday. I came back to Minnesota for a day then headed to Bocas Del Toro, Panama for 7 days to see my dad's house that he is building.
Longest you've gone without sleep and why?
32 hours, to see the Tracey Arm Fjord near Juneau, Alaska. We were on a cruise ship in July 2015 and the sun only went down for 3 hours, making it hard to ever go to sleep.
Do you collect anything?
Old money, the most valuable pieces I have are a Silver Dollar from 1928 and a dime from 1898. Also patches from every place I have traveled to.
What was your first job?
Working as a cashier at TJ Maxx.
Tell us something unique about you.
I am an adventurous and daring person, I will try anything that tests the strength of my mind and body at least once. My life long goal is to bike across Minnesota (southwestern to northeastern) on my own.