We are a community of fathers who are discarding the typical values around fitness and are deciding instead to show up every day exactly as we are. And, instead of remaining silent about this shift, we are a group of men who are loudly unlearning, together.
We are also a community of fathers who recognize that showing up for this more viable version of strength not only creates positive change for both our mental and physical health, but also sends a new message of what vitality looks like to our children.
And while we take all of this seriously, we refuse to take ourselves seriously. We have too much to carry as it is. Instead, we believe it is better to teach our children how to be playful humans who take care of themselves just enough each and every day. This also means that we will hopefully teach them that looking like Hercules is actually a miserable, un-fun, and pointless goal.
Join us in putting your physical wellbeing first and in handing down a better legacy of strength to the next generation. All you need is 15 minutes a day, some decent WIFI, and a little curiousity.
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Courtney WyckoffCourtney is the founder of PappaStrong and MommaStrong. She is a Certified Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist, with 20 years experience in the field of biomechanics and injury prevention/treatment. She started on her path as a fitness expert after retiring from a career as a professional ballet dancer, driven by a love for human movement and a curiosity about the engineering of the human body. Soon after the birth of her second child, she began suffering from chronic pain due a severe back injury, autoimmune disease, and postpartum depression. These experiences prompted Courtney to develop her own method of physical rehabilitation, one that focused on nurturing agility throughout the lifespan through consistent extension-based exercise. She founded MommaStrong and PappaStrong as ways to share this method in the most accessible way. Her work has been featured in Shape magazine, NPR, Parents magazine, and are vetted by leading physical therapists in this field.
Alex WengerAlex embodies the spirit of PappaStrong and will help you navigate the ins and outs of building your strength. He is a Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Functional Strength Coach, with over 10 years experience in the fields of fitness, strength-training and injury prevention/rehabilitation. He began his journey coaching private clients in the biomechanics of powerlifting and endurance racing. This journey shifted after the birth of his son, which gave him a more focused passion for helping both himself and his clients simply stay active, capable, and resilient. Before joining PappaStrong, Alex was running his own training business working with men, women, seniors, and transgender people, many of whom had recently left physical therapy or were referred to him by doctors in the area. PappaStrong’s training and philosophy were a confirmation of the principles Alex found independently in his own search for heath. He is proud and honored to help support other men with their own paths.
Casey ThornilleyCasey joined the PappaStrong team in April of 2020 as a PappaStrong Instructor. Casey owns and operates a gym based in Portland, Oregon and holds certifications as a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and a Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist (FRCms). Before becoming a trainer, Casey worked for years as a wilderness guide and direct-care counselor for at risk youth. During his time working in wilderness therapy, Casey found his passion for helping people evoke change and find their strongest self. Casey has been a personal trainer and group fitness instructor since 2015.
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