My name is Brandy Krumdieck. I am an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, health nerd, and creator of Eat Play Chill. My mission in life is to help people move better and feel better. What you put in your body.. what you do with your body.. and what you do to manage stress are all necessary keys to optimum wellness.. and I want to help kickstart your journey to it.
MY journey into Health & Fitness Land wasn’t a simple one. I originally thought my calling was in social work. After receiving my Bachelor’s degree in Sociology & Psychology, I worked 2.5 years on the treatment team of a residential behavioral treatment facility for severely traumatized and troubled youth. To say this job was a challenge is an extreme understatement. I struggled with it physically, mentally and emotionally.. very emotionally. For longer than I care to admit, I let myself become beaten and broken down. I learned to accept that stress & suffering was just part of my everyday life, and as a result, my health suffered. I was depressed.. and sick ALL the time…
Then one day I received a phone call from a fitness boot camp coach, informing me that I won a 2-week pass to the boot camp (I had entered a raffle at a wedding showcase because I was engaged at the time). Needless to say, I signed up for a membership after only a couple of classes. After just my first class I was hooked. I’ll never forget coming home that night, feeling happier and more energetic than I had in a very long time. This began my realization that movement is therapy. I not only felt better physically, but I experienced a huge improvement in my overall well-being; my mental game was on point, my mood drastically improved, and I was just better at handling the stresses of my job and life. I later began introducing the kids I worked with to activities like basic yoga.. and I saw a shift in some of them as well. I soon decided to go back to school and change careers. I always had a burning desire to help people.. and through the most miserable period of my life, I finally figured out how I was meant to do that.
I currently train in Eugene, Oregon, at Staszak Physical Therapy & Wellness as a PT Aide, and I also train and teach group classes at our new gym we opened downstairs from our PT clinic: Evolve Fitness Studios (if you’re in Eugene, check us out!!). I want to help as many people as possible, which is why I’m expanding my business online as well. I also want to include the other elements of total mind-body wellness that aren’t movement-based, but equally as important: good nutrition and stress management.
This is starting out as a blog, but I’ll SOON be offering Skype consults, customized movement/exercise programs, access to health & fitness challenges, and other tools to help you gain the knowledge & empowerment needed for your journey to becoming your healthiest, happiest, most awesome YOU possible. Follow this blog, find me on social media, and stay tuned…
Welcome to Eat Play Chill!