We’re happy to welcome four new ambassadors to OGIO’s advisory team! The OGIO advisory staff is made up of athletes that embody our world of endurance sport. Whether they run, swim, cycle, triathlon or mountain bike, these individuals live the adrenaline-driven culture of OGIO. Allow us to introduce you to our new ambassadors!
Aimee’s passion for fitness started when she was 17 years old when she taught her first group fitness class. Now, Aimee has been involved in the health and fitness industry for 20 years as a group fitness instructor, personal trainer, health educator and fitness director. Aimee holds numerous fitness certifications, as well as a BS in Nutrition Science and a MS in Health Education. Over the years, Aimee has enjoyed participating in various fitness activities including fitness competitions, marathon running and multi-sport racing. This includes 3 Boston marathons and one full Ironman marathon. Aimee brings creativity and enthusiasm to every group fitness call, and strives to provide safe, effective and inspirational fitness programs. She encourages everyone around her to get fit and have fun doing it!
New advisory team member Jimi Young can be described in one word: Tough. Jimi completes as many as 4 full Ironman events per year, for a total of 20 full Ironman events. Competing multiple times at the Ironman World Championship is his proudest accomplishment, and he holds a personal record of completing the Ironman in less than 10 hours. Jimi says he loves to train, race and share the sport of triathlon with others.
“I believe in OGIO for all of my travel and racing needs. We race and vacation world-wide. With a full schedule and no room for error, I need bags I can count on to handle the high mileage,” said Jimi, police officer and multisport coach. Jimi looks forward to carrying his passion for racing and coaching far into retirement.
Joseph Middleton works as an account manager for Hawley-Lambert, and serves as the head conference director for the Southeastern Collegiate Cycling Conference for USA Cycling. Joseph spends his weekend training and racing in Elite Cyclocross and road races all over the country. Fitness and endurance sports are Joseph’s true passion. Over the years, Joseph has worked to develop as an athlete and professional by obtaining a number of certifications.
“I have used OGIO bags for a number of years, and I’m convinced you won’t find a better product with all the amazing features that are packed into these bags,” said Joseph.
Jess Perry’s number one priority is being a wife and mother to her three children, but that doesn’t keep her from running and training for marathons. Jess says that her biggest accomplishment thus far is completing the 2014 Coeur d’ Alene Ironman just 5 months after giving birth to her youngest child. She has completed 4 full Ironman marathons, 10 full marathons, and many half Ironman marathons and half marathons. After studying Business and Marketing at Utah Valley University, Jess has expanded her education in Health and Nutrition and has also received her Personal Training Certification and Run Coaching certification. Jess spreads her knowledge and passion for fitness at Discover Your Happy – soon to be 4 Core Fit – where they train, teach and help others accomplish their goals too.