#HighFivesAthlete Update, Sophie Courdurier!

With less than a week before her Sophomore year of college, Sophie has been working hard with #JackTheTrainer to be stronger and more independent upon her return to UNR.

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Sophie is a positive light every time she enters the healing center

Becca Lefanowicz, Operations and Network Marketing Manager

Sophie was a member of the Falcon Ski Competition Team. On December 26, 2012, she was doing her first warm up runs on Bruce at the Mt. Rose Ski Resort in Reno, NV and she was hit by a skier at the bottom of the run, towards the traverse. They were both thrown into a pine tree outside the boundary and Sophie sustained a spinal cord injury at the T6 level. Sophie has attained her short-term goal of living independently within a year after her injury and her long-term goal of recovery will include doing the many activities she loved to do, such as adaptive skiing, wheelchair tennis, kayaking, etc. Sophie wants to continue to enjoy life to the fullest, maintain the muscle tone below her injury level and regain as much function as possible.

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The High Fives Foundation has been able to help Sophie through her recovery. Our most recent contribution to Sophie was buying her 15 books she needs for this school year through the Empowerment Program.

Background behind Head Trainer Jack

Having a diverse background, Jack moved to Maui, Hawaii to study a specific form of rehabilitation called NeuroKinetic Pilates with the world famous trainer Alejandra Monslave. Since that experience, Jack has brought that knowledge back into the Healing Center, cultivating clients around the country.

He now provides personal training sessions for not only #HighFivesAthlets but to Community Members as well. Get a taste of #JackTheTrainer every Tuesday for Tip of the Week!

Request a time with Jack Powell HERE