Megan Bates – Trainer
March 20, 2017
March 20, 2017
Megan’s fitness and wellness journey started with gymnastics at a young age. As she grew taller, she found a love in competitive swimming and softball. During Megan’s childhood, she played numerous sports such as swimming, softball, volleyball, basketball, and track and field. She has always had a competitive drive and aimed to be the best at each task she was given on and off the field.
Megan started her college career on a softball scholarship as a catcher at Carson Newman University. After her second shoulder injury, she transferred home to the University of Houston where she completed her B.S. in Kinesiology with an emphasis on Exercise Physiology. While she battled numerous injuries, and learned she had a heart condition which led to a pacemaker implant, Megan learned the importance of staying active in her daily life. This is when she began to practice and fell in love with the sport of triathlon. Since 2012, Megan has completed 14 different triathlon distances, including a ½ Ironman.
Today, Megan is taking her passion of being active and her drive to help others to a whole new level. She still competes in 5Ks, 10Ks and sprint triathlons, as well as weight training and high intensity interval training. She is embarking on a new journey that will continue to push her physical fitness to a new level and will be joining the Houston Fire Department in July, 2017.