Scarlet Kaplan

Personal Trainer

Certifications

  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • USA Swimming Certified Swim Coach
  • Stages Certified Cycling Instructor
  • Specialized Triathlon Training.

Bio

I grew up in Missoula MT and started my athletic career around age 7, swimming for MAC (Missoula Aquatic Club). I went to high school at Hellgate High where I ran cross country and track in addition to swimming on the club and high school teams. After graduating high school in 2014 I attended the University of Colorado Boulder where I was on the female NCAA collegiate triathlon team. While in college I studied biology (specifically body mechanics and physiology) and started working as a coach and fitness instructor. In addition to my collegiate career I was accepted onto team USAT (USA triathlon) and had the opportunity to train at the Olympic Training Center. I wanted to do it all, and I truly thought I was invincible, until in January 2017 a stress fracture in my femur developed into a complete fracture and my world fell apart. I was “let go” from team USA because of my injury, and the next 6 months were a trying time. Looking back, I am grateful for this experience because it allowed me to learn so much about the importance of recovery and how the body reacts to emotional and physical stress as well as fatigue and training. I did become healthy again but choose to focus my energy on my studies and my collegiate triathlon career and did not return to team USA. Unfortunately, I learned our bodies are not machines and there is a limit to training and stress that we must abide by. In 2019 I decided it was time to move back to Montana. I love the outdoors and so I decided to move to Whitefish where I am now the head coach of the Wave Ryders swim team and a Personal Trainer. We only get one life to live, so why wait, make it great!

Education

  • B.S in Integrated Physiology