Coach Natalie Bean grew up playing various sports and settled into volleyball and lacrosse in high school. Looking for a way to stay active after graduating, she decided to sign up for a half marathon (jumped right into the longer distance!) and started running during breaks at work. She finished her first half and swore she wouldn’t do it again. Then she moved next to White Rock Lake, started running almost every day, and was hooked. The half marathon is now her favorite distance to race.
Natalie always loved moving her body and feeling strong. Biology classes in high school led her to study and graduate with her B.S. in Exercise Science from BYU. She also teaches a group fitness weight lifting class, Les Mills Bodypump. She loves to continue learning with podcasts, books, and reading scientific studies about all things exercise/nutrition/strength/running.