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Gordon’s story of endurance sports is one of overcoming personal health challenges. After running 3 marathons in 2012, he was diagnosed with partial complex seizures in 2013. His competing days nearly came to an end. However, since then, he has battled back and passed his previous accomplishments through dietary and spiritual disciplines.
Accomplishments from 2021: 2nd place overall at Fawn Lake Half-Marathon, qualified for and ran the Boston Marathon, placed in my age group in 3 races, and recovered from a stress fracture.
Goals for 2022: Running 3:30 in the Boston Marathon in April and staying injury free.
Favorite Fluid flavor: Cinnamon Vanilla Recovery
A song that fires you up: Destiny by Stratovarius
I'm a recent graduate of Cal Poly in Civil Engineering and am working towards becoming a licensed Civil Engineer. I grew up around Ultrarunning as my family roots dig deep in the sport. I completed my first ultra when I was maybe 7 years old, competing in a 24-hour race and doing just enough to eclipse the coveted marathon mark. Since, I haven’t stopped – completed numerous ultras, including 10+ 100-milers. 2021 was a great return to racing highlighted with my 4th finish at the Leadville Trail 100, and my completion of the Moab 240 Endurance Run. I recently discovered Fluid and used it as my sole electrolyte replacement drink during Moab. I sipped on it constantly for just over 4 days and had zero stomach issues! I’m excited for my growing calendar of races in 2022, and can’t wait to toe the line again!
Accomplishments from 2021: Moab 240 Endurance Run and my 4th Leadville Trail 100 Run finish.
Goals for 2022: Run all 365 days of 2022, finish the Leadville Trail 100 Run for the 5th time, and do at least 1 other 100-miler.
Favorite Fluid flavor: Cinnamon Vanilla Recovery
A song that fires you up: All Night by Brothers Osborne
I live in Southern California. I’m best known for accomplishments in Ultra running. But as long as I’m in the mountains, I’m happy. I love technical, high altitude trails, I find peace and grounding there. I have 42+ Ultras under my belt, 7 of them 100 Milers; Angeles Crest, Chimera, Zion, Ouray and Tahoe, to name a few. 6 in top 10 female category.
Accomplishments from 2021: My 2021 accomplishments were to stay healthy. But, I really enjoyed pacing my friend, Luke Ullett, to finish his first 100 miler. We ran through the night at Big Bear Kodiak and finished strong. The accomplishment that I am most proud of didn’t come from running but did require commitment and dedication. I purchased my own home.
Goals for 2022: January was the annual Mt Wilson, “Make it a Double” event. A challenge to run 28 miles with 10,000 feet of elevation gain. You can do as much or as little as you’d like. Also, tentatively the Mt. Mitchell 40 miler in North Carolina and an unofficial Backbone 69 in March. In May, I’ll cross Grand Canyon with a back-to-back rim to rim. Also aiming to qualify for NYC Marathon. In July I'm working in Europe... I’ll find some trails while I’m there. When I get back, I'll fast pack in the Sierras North to South lake, and summit Mt. Russell, a 14er in CA.
Favorite Fluid flavor: Cinnamon Vanilla Recovery makes me want to EARN my recovery. I can’t wait to chug it down after a day of being beat up on a mountain run.
A song that fires you up: My favorite victory song is This Girl is On Fire! by Alicia Keys. “She’s got both feet on the ground and she’s burning it down...” You know the rest.
I'm from Hendersonville, NC and am currently stationed with the Navy in San Diego, CA. I've been racing enduro for three years and plan to start my own team in the future.
Accomplishments from 2021: Placed 7th in DH and 37th in Enduro at Sea Otter, 3rd at Keysville All Mountain Stage Race.
Goals for 2022: Finish the LA Marathon and ride my bike more.
Favorite Fluid Flavor: Passion Fruit Tea (Performance), Cinnamon Vanilla (Recovery)
A song that fires you up: Seven Nation Army by The White Stripes, Guerilla Radio by Rage Against the Machine, and Life Is Good by Future and Drake
Goals for 2022: Run my first 100-miler at Rocky Raccoon, then finish Leadville 100. Also, get my ACSM CPT to be a better coach for my athletes!
Favorite Fluid Flavor: Raspberry Lemonade Performance
A song that fires you up: Whatever It Takes by Imagine Dragons
Accomplishments from 2021: Stage 2 winner of the Vuelta al Ecuador UCI 2.2 Stage Race, winner of Sunny Kind Criterium. Mississippi/Louisiana P1/2 State Time Trial, Road Race, and Criterium Champion.
Goals for 2022: Continue to grow as an athlete, father, and husband. Also, be a good ambassador for the sport of cycling.
Favorite Fluid Flavor: Blueberry Pomegranate Performance
A song that fires you up: Lighten Up by the Parcels. For me, getting through a hard session is getting into a flow state! Sometimes it doesn’t require anything that hits too hard!
My name is Brandon García Martínez. I am 17 years old in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico. I am currently a High School student and XC, downhill, Enduro and road cyclist. Member of the Baja MTB team.
My goals for 2021 are to compete in the National XC Championship in Mexico 2021, Municipal XC Championship in Ensenada Baja California, UCI Jr Series XC in California, Sea Otter Classic and the California Mountain Bike Series.
Some of my achievements from 2019 include:
7th place Cat Pro Downhill Urbano Ensenada.
9th place Cat Expert 15-18 28th Annual Southridge Challenge.
Cat 1 15-16 Champion on Bootleg Canyon Winter Gravity Series.
1st place Cat Pro 8th stage Downhill 2019
Favorite Fluid Flavor: Chocolate Recovery
A Song For Hard Training Sessions: Til I Collapse by Eminem
MOUNTAIN & ROAD CYCLIST
Accomplishments from 2021: In 2021, I began doing east to west and west to east on segments of the Colorado Trail. My goal is to complete out and back segments of the Colorado trail solo unsupported to complete the trail. So far my favorite segment is 8 where I did 50 miles in 20 hours solo unsupported.
Goals for 2022: Finish the HURT 100, run Santa Barbara 9 trails in March, Run a 50 mile midnight run Last Call Fifties in Colorado in July, and a 24 hour adventure run SISU 24 in Southern California in November. My other goals are to finish my EMT certification and to continue my volunteer work with the local emergency unit I volunteer with.
Favorite Fluid flavor: Fresh Citrus
A song that fires you up: Far Behind by Candlebox
Accomplishments from 2021: I ran a PR road 10k (38:07), PR road 5k (18:17), PR 8k (29:43), was the national champ on the track at the USATF track championships in my age group in both the 5k and 10k, ran a PR half marathon (1:24 and change, don’t remember exact), ran 3:01 at the Boston marathon….and had a lot of fun and made lots of amazing memories and friends along the way!!
Goals for 2022: I'll be competing in the USATF masters Grand Prix, which consists of a series of races all over the country throughout the year. The first race of the series was club cross champs in Tallahassee, FL, where I placed 6th. Next will be the masters 5k champs on the roads in Atlanta, 1/2 champs in Syracuse at the end of March, road 10k is at the end of April in Massachusetts, and 5k cross country champs in Boulder in October. My goal is to win or place as high as I can! I also have a goal of running a PR marathon in New York in November!!
Favorite Fluid flavor: Cinnamon Vanilla!!
A song that fires you up: Oxytocin by Billie Eilish on repeat during speed work!!
RUNNER & CYCLIST
Accomplishments from 2021: I ran at least a 10K every day in May and had my most running miles in a month (200). I finished my first sprint distance duathlon. In October I completed my 2nd century ride (and in less time than the first).
Goals for 2022: Another century ride. Ride and run a total of 1,500 miles. I'd also like to focus more on strength training and recovery than I have in past years. I would also like to try bike packing this year. Finally, to not be injured this year.
Favorite Fluid Flavor: Blueberry Pomegranate Performance (though Raspberry Lemonade is giving it a run for its money) & Cinnamon-Vanilla Recovery (tip: makes a great hot beverage in the winter after a cold weather workout).
A song that fires you up: Seek & Destroy by Metallica
I'm a cyclist from Arroyo Grande, California, but am currently studying Mechanical Engineering at BYU-Idaho. I have been running and mountain biking as long as I can remember, but switched over to road cycling in 2018 and have been hooked on that ever since.
Accomplishments from 2021: Getting married! In road cycling I had a few accomplishments I am proud of. 2nd place in the Tax Day Road race, and 6th place in the Utah state champs road race.
Goals for 2022: Upgrade to Cat 3 in road cycling. Also to continue racing as much as I can.
Favorite Fluid flavor: Fresh Citrus
A song that fires you up: A Closeness by Dermot Kennedy
Accomplishments from 2020
- 2020 US Olympic Marathon Trials Qualifier
- 63:08 half, Washington State resident record
Favorite Flavor: Fluid Performance Fresh Citrus
A Song for Hard Training Sessions: Wait Another Day- Mike Williams & Mesto
Accomplishments from 2021: Last year was an adventure into the ultra running world, running my first 50 mile ultra and trail race in one!
Goals for 2022: I'm a multisport athlete with 2022 goals of a marathon PR, and coming in hot in any and all events: running, cycling, or any combination that might also include swimming!! If you see the mane of flame toe up at the line you better believe it's time burn em if you got em and GET AFTER IT!!
Favorite Fluid flavor: Fresh Citrus Performance is my go to for all activities. I like to make my protein recovery concoctions with Cinnamon Vanilla Recovery AND the Spiced Vanilla Protein powders!!! SWOLL IS THE GOAL.
A song that fires you up: My current favorite track to get hype is "Party Frog" by Unicron!!!
Accomplishments from 2021: 29th place in age group (96th overall) BWR Cedar City Gravel, 18th place in age group Park City point to point MTB race, 1st place in age group (6th overall) Cedar City Fire Road 100K Gravel, 11th place Wasatch 50 MTB, 2nd place 3 Peaks MTB Intermountain cup, 5th place Cactus Hugger MTB Intermountain cup, 10th place 6 hours of Frog Hollow MTB.
Goals for 2022: To continue to be active in racing local events, and give back to my community. Additionally, I'm going to up my game with a new coach and achieve some more great results. But most of all, to enjoy the journey and process of achieving better fitness at my older age.
Favorite Fluid flavor: Fresh Citrus for on the bike. Chocolate for recovery. Sometimes I'll mix it with a little Vanilla Oat milk and water!
A song that fires you up: Leave Home by Chemical Brothers
Favorite Fluid flavor: Mixed Berry Recovery
A song that fires you up: Duncan Hills Coffee Jingle by Dethklok
Goals for 2020:
Make the finals for the UCI BMX Freestyle World Cup
Qualify for the National Team again.
Accomplishments from 2019:
3rd Place - UCI C1 Event - Costa Rica
3rd Place - Kalasnikov Cup UCI C1 Event - Russia
2nd Place - UCI C1 Event - Australia
26th Overall in the UCI Individual Rankings for Freestyle BMX
Traveled to over 12 countries competing in 2019 and had an awesome time.
Favorite Flavor: Cinnamon Vanilla Recovery
A Quote That Fires You Up: “I'm not a vegan because I love animals, I just really hate plants and want to kill them."
Accomplishments from 2021: Been on the injured list so didn’t get much done racing wise. Been a long year trying to stay in shape with an injury.
Goals for 2022: Getting back to racing with my A race the December 70.3 in Haines City, Fl.
Favorite Fluid flavor: Tropical Fruit for Recovery, Passion Fruit Tea for Performance
A song that fires you up: Anything with a dance beat :)
I run trail ultramarathons and have been a Fluid loyalist since its inception. In 2019, I won the Bear 100 miler and set course records for the Kodiak 50 miler and the Zion 100k, and was fueled by Fluid Blueberry Pomegranate from start to finish! My favorite race to date was running on local trails in the San Gabriel Mountains outside of Los Angeles, finishing second in my debut 100-miler at the Angeles Crest 100.
When not training in the Santa Monica and San Gabriel mountains in Los Angeles, I can be found working as a Nurse Practitioner for a low-income community clinic or on adventures with my two little boys and husband in Mammoth Lakes, CA, our second home.
I fell in love with triathlons after leaving my front wheel at the Morro Bay Tri in November of 2015. The experience and people were just an impeccable combination. Since then I've made the AG World Championships every year, and love letting the sport take me all over the globe!
This year I'm absolutely stoked to race worlds in Bermuda, and have a few time trial barriers that I would like to break during 2021. I'm ecstatic to start racing again and you will find me at every race I can get to in central California.
Favorite Flavor: Fluid Recovery Cinnamon Vanilla. It's just incredible.
My Ultimate Training Song: Diamonds - Hawk Nelson, Thunderstruck - AC/DC
MULTISPORT COACH & ELITE ATHLETE
Accomplishments from 2021: 2nd overall at Tour de Big Bear (70 Miles), 2nd age-group at Fiesta Island Time Trial
Goals for 2022: I just had a neck surgery in the end of 2021, so my goal is to get back stronger this year. Full recovery mode at the moment!
Favorite Fluid flavor: Fresh Citrus Performance, Cinnamon Vanilla Recovery
A song that fires you up: Welcome to the Fire by Willyecho
TRIATHLETE / TRAIL RUNNER / ENDURANCE MOUNTAIN BIKER
Originally from New Zealand, I’ve spent the last 18 years living in Southern California building a design agency with my wife and raising tour two kids. Some of the more memorable races were competing at the Ironman World Champs in Hawaii, the Xterra Worlds in Maui and 3 years on the New Zealand National team at the ITU Olympic Distance Age Group Worlds.
Accomplishments from 2021: 4th place overall at the 3D Rotorua Trail Half Marathon (Rotorua, New Zealand) and the Xterra Crystal Cove Trail Race (Laguna Beach, CA). 13th Masters at the Mt. Difficulty Ascent (Bannockburn, New Zealand). 1st place overall at the John Wayne Grit Series: Trail Half Marathon (Lone Pine, CA)
Goals for 2022: Moab Trail Marathon, John Wayne Grit Series, the Dipsea and some of the Cirque Series Mountain Runs. Beyond the races I’ve also started a project to run the tallest peaks in the mountains around Los Angeles. Having completed Mt. Baldy a few weeks back it’s time to explore new areas and create new epic adventures.
Favorite Fluid flavor: Chocolate and Mint Chocolate Recovery, Blueberry Pomegranate and Raspberry Lemonade Performance. Mint Chocolate has now also become my kid’s favorite post swim workout shake.
A song that fires you up: Led Zeppelin or ACDC normally getting me pumped for the hard workouts. Songs like Ramble On and Whole lotta Love.
Accomplishments from 2021: As a Healthcare Emergency Manager, I survived and still found some (minimal) time to train. Helped to lead planning for the Carolina Brotherhood bicycle ride.
Goals for 2022: Napa Valley Half Marathon, Full Marathon in the Fall/Winter. Concentrate more on consistency in training to prep for a full Ironman in 2023! Continue to build strength through my CrossFit training.
Favorite Fluid flavor: Fresh Citrus Performance and Chocolate Recovery
A song that fires you up: Whatever It Takes by Imagine Dragons. My life mantra in everything I do.
I am patiently waiting for races to start up again in 2021. In the meantime you can find me swimming, biking, running, hanging with my family, or in the “back 40” of my little farm with my chickens, ducks, goats, and dog (and another horse in the near future)… which is basically what my 2020 consisted of!
After a long year of racing in 2018, which included two 70.3 distances (Wildflower and Ironman Indian Wells, placed 4th in both!) and ITU World Championships Standard Distance (Olympic non-draft) in Australia, I took a year off of intense training in 2019 to heal some physical issues that plagued me towards the end of 2018. Though I did make it down to San Luis Obispo in October to run City To Sea half marathon and enjoyed having FLUiD on the course! My goal for 2020, now that I’m healthy, is to train as much as possible during these unprecedented times and hop into the race scene as soon as it’s safe to do so!
Favorite Fluid Flavor: Blueberry Pomegranate Performance, Spiced Vanilla Protein
Ultimate Training Song: Discovered a new band for me, Black Violin and their song A-Flat is my current go-to! Steady favorite though is Break by Fugazi
Annie is an ultra endurance athlete living in Milwaukee, WI. She holds the women's FKT record on the 1200mi National Scenic Ice Age Trail as well as the overall FKT record on the NCT-WI trail. She has completed the Badwater 135, CCC (part of UTMB), as well as the Berlin Marathon, Boston Marathon, New York Marathon, Leadville 100, and other endurance events. Besides running and traveling, Annie works as a registered dietitian in behavioral health and specifically with athletes in her own practice.
Accomplishments from 2021: Published a workbook, Fueling on Purpose, promoting body positivity and mindful eating.
Goals for 2022: Break the women's record for the Badwater 146, which finishes at the top of Mount Whitney.
Favorite Fluid flavor: Cinnamon Vanilla Recovery
A song that fires you up: Anything from the early 2000s... Nelly, Brittany Spears, Alanis Morissette!
CYCLING, PARATRIATHLON, ADAPTIVE CLIMBING
I was an elite cyclist and triathlete who had the honor of representing Team USA at the ITU World Championships. But a car-on-bike crash cost me part of my right hand and my dreams of going pro. Due to my unusual injury and amputation level, I've had to develop my own adaptive devices so I could return to swimming, biking, and running safely and without pain at the level I was accustomed to.
Accomplishments from 2021: Summited 4 14ers despite lack of acclimatization, including 2 solo and 1 in winter conditions!
Goals for 2022: Best my 2020 60-day running streak (at 12 so far!), compete in some local sprint triathlons, summit at least 5 14ers, and continue working towards summiting Cotopaxi in 2024.
Favorite Fluid flavor: Training: Blueberry Pomegranate. Racing: Fresh Citrus. Recovery: Chocolate in winter, Mixed Berry in summer.
A song that fires you up: Killin’ It by Foxy Shazam
XC MOUNTAIN BIKING/CYCLOCROSS
Brad is a resident of the Colorado Front Range. He has been racing mountain and cyclocross bikes at a high level in Colorado and California since 2006. On the bike, Brad is known as “Ox,” a nickname given to him during a heated race finish by a competitor. When not on the mountain bike, Brad is a full-time mechanical engineer and weekend mechanic.
Brad started the 2020 season racing the 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo in Arizona. He is working to maintain a high level of fitness in anticipation of the racing starting back up mid-summer. Brad is targeting the Firecracker 50, Epic Single-Track Winter Park Series, and a tandem entry into the Breck Epic with his wife. He then plans on racing a full cyclocross season.
Recent Noteworthy Results:
2020 24hrs in the Old Pueblo, Duo 12th, 2018 24hrs in the Enchanted Forest, Coed-Team 1st, 2018 6hrs in the Wild West, Solo 1st, 2018 Winter’s Fat Classic, Open 7th
Favorite Flavors: Performance Blueberry Pomegranate – Recovery Chocolate
A Quote that Fires Him up: “Get busy living or get busy dying.”
MOUNTAIN BIKE/FAT BIKE/SPARTAN
Dave lives in Cadillac, Michigan and has been racing mountain bikes at events around the state since 2006. With the popularity of fat bikes, groomed trails, and our far share of snow, he took up fat bike riding/racing in 2015. He also enjoys the challenge of and competing in Spartan races.
Accomplishments from 2021: Finishing 8th in the North Country Trail Half Marathon! I’ll try to podium in 2022!!
Goals for 2022: I’ve been doing more gravel road races, and look forward to competing in a few 100 mile races this year, as well as going for a Spartan Trifecta.
Favorite Fluid flavor: Blueberry Pomegranate Performance and Chocolate Recovery
A song that fires you up: Fuel by Metallica
I am a police officer in the Chicagoland area. In my off time, I fancy myself a triathlete, swimmer, and general health, fitness, and life enthusiast.
Career highlights: Winning a silver medal at the 2017 World Police and Fire Games, Ironman Wisconsin Finisher x2, 7 Half-Iron distance finishes, conquering the American Triple T, multiple USA Triathlon Age Group National Championship appearances, US Master’s Swimming National Championship medal winner, and 3 full marathon finishes. In 2021 I was the USA Triathlon Active Duty Law Enforcement National Champion.
Goals for 2022: Unfortunately my big goals for 2022 will be briefly side tracked while I recover from hip surgery, but I am hopeful to come back strong in the fall with a PR half marathon!
Favorite Flavor: Cinnamon Vanilla Recover
A song that fires you up: Right Now by Van Halen
Kyle is a speedy fast runner hailing from Colorado. In 2021 I will start with a build towards my first 100mi run (Black Hills 100) in June. The remainder of the year will remain open to pursue peak bagging and mountain shenanigans!
Favorite Flavor: Mixed Berry and Tropical Fruit Recovery! Mix the great taste with water, makes for the best recovery after a long day in the mountains and desert. Also is great to add to smoothies!
Goals for 2022: Increase my aerobic power between the 10k and half marathon range, and improve my obstacle proficiency and transition speed for obstacle course racing.
Favorite Fluid flavor: Cinnamon Vanilla Recovery
A song that fires you up: New Beginning by Maduk & Lexurus
TRIATHLETE/ENDURANCE MOUNTAIN BIKER
Goals for 2022: Sub 1:30 half marathon sometime this year, 70.3 PR at Oregon or Indian Wells (Sub 4:40), complete first Ötillö race (swim/run) at Ötillö Catalina.
Favorite Fluid flavor: Chocolate Recovery
A song that fires you up: Don’t listen to much music during training these days, but I do enjoy some 30 Seconds to Mars pre-race. “Attack” by 30 seconds to Mars.
Melissa lives and trains on the trails near Santa Barbara, California. Her ‘no-quit’ attitude has earned her dozens of ultramarathon finishes, including 12 podium finishes and 4 overall wins. In 2019, Melissa was the Women's Champion at Angeles Crest 100 Mile Endurance Run.
Accomplishments from 2021: I was able to successfully recover and return to running ultras after surgery on my right hip in late 2020. I ran Lake Sonoma 50 and Barkely Fall Classic while building up to my sixth 100-miler, Javelina Jundred, where I ran 20:28. I also got married in September and ran my first race as Melissa Guillen.
Goals for 2022: After spending most of 2021 recovering from hip surgery, I plan to focus on speed and structured training, requalify for WS100, and return to Javelina Jundred to shave two hours off my 2021 time.
Favorite Fluid flavor: Fresh Citrus Performance and Chocolate Recovery
A song that fires you up: Shake It Off by Taylor Swift
Hi, I’m Benjamin. I’m a Type 1 Diabetic and an avid cyclist. I started racing cross-country mountain bikes in 2017 and really enjoyed it, so for this year I’m planning on going heavy on the XC MTB racing during the summer. I’ll mostly be concentrating on the Mid-Atlantic Super Series races in the PA/NJ area, but I’m making plans to head to New England for a few of the Bubba Burger Trophy Series (formerly Kenda Cup East) races too, so I’m looking forward to experiencing that area of the country for the first time. I’ll still be racing cyclocross in the fall this year as well, although maybe not as many as the 15+ races I’ve done the last few CX seasons.
My goals for 2020 are based around getting back the motivation and fitness I had in 2017. The last two years were definitely not my best, but I'm excited to work towards returning to a higher level of mental and physical performance I know I'm capable of, and having Fluid in my corner is going to be a huge help!
Favorite Flavor: My favorite flavor right now has to be the Chocolate Mint Recovery, although the new Spiced Chocolate Protein may change that!
A Quote That Fires You Up: "Smile, there's teeth behind those lips" -Amanda Batty
ULTRA TRAIL RUNNER
Shawn Bussert is a long time Ultra runner with accomplishments as top 100 in the 100k distance (2019) and running 100 miles in just over fifteen hours on a treadmill to support Brave Like Gabe and his Father (2020).
Accomplishments from 2021: Winning my first 24hr race... The Hamster Endurance Runs 24hr.
Goals for 2022: Podium at the Oregon Cascades 100, and run Across the Years 24hr in Arizona.
Favorite Fluid flavor: Chocolate Recovery and Fresh Citrus Performance.
A song that fires you up: Anything from Imagine Dragons
ULTRA TRAIL RUNNER
Goals for 2021: My "A" race for this year the Tahoe 200 in September I've ran/completed four 100 mile races since 2018 and I've had my eye on the Tahoe 200 since I first heard about it in 2016, I had only ran a few 50k races at that time. I'm also running the PCT 50 Mile race in May, the Tushars 100k race in July and the 9 Trails 35 Mile race in November. I completed two 100 mile runs in 2020, the first was the Javelina Jundred 100 Mile race and then ran a Self-Supported 100 mile run just four weeks later on the Pacific Crest Trail from Big Bear to Wrightwood.
I absolutely love the FLUID Fresh Citrus Performance and the FLUID Mint Chocolate Recovery!! I've used them daily for years and throughout all of my runs/races. These two products are absolutely amazing and I highly recommend you give them a try!
A Song for Tough Training Sessions:
I love the song RATTLE! (Live) by Elevation Worship, this song totally gets me fired up for hard workouts and long runs in the mountains!!
The Boni Family
CYCLOCROSS/XC MOUNTAIN BIKE
Carl and Kristal Boni live in Colorado just outside of Boulder. They both have raced all disciplines of bikes over the last 15+ years with a primary focus on cyclocross and mountain biking, and have been huge Fluid fans pretty much the whole time! Outside of racing, they are also passionate about growing cycling through youth programs such as coaching high school MTB, junior camps, and Little Bellas. Their son, Nick, and daughter, Cate, also race all disciplines and are Fluid fans as well!
Goals for 2021: Age group top 5, Mountain Bike & Cyclocross National Championships
Favorite Flavors: Fresh Citrus & Chocolate Recovery
Goals for 2021: Rehab from rotator cuff surgery in time to get in shape for coaching this fall!
Favorite Flavors: Fresh Citrus & Cinnamon Vanilla + Chocolate Recovery made with coffee
Goals for 2022: I will continue to put my faith first before anything else. Maintain a healthy balance of time with family, time training and work. Rebuilding strength and flexibility after my knee surgery is taking longer than I hoped for. As I get older, I do realize it will take a bit longer for recovery at age 48 than when I was in my 20’s or 30’s. I appreciate just being a healthy person in all areas of my life, not just fitness. I am grateful for having people around me who love me, who encourage me, and who are always my motivation when I am not feeling my best.
Favorite Fluid flavor: My favorites during training sessions are Fresh Citrus Performance and Chocolate Recovery for afterwards.
A song that fires you up: Interestingly, I very rarely, if ever, train with music. I enjoy the peacefulness of nature around me and listening to my breathing and foot strikes. Since I live if Southwest Florida, there is a lot of beauty to take in all year long along with warm temperatures.
Chris is a resident of San Diego, California. He has been racing triathlons since 1998, and coaching the sport with Breakaway Training since 2010. Prior to getting involved in the sport, Chris competed as a swimmer, hockey player, and volleyball player. Chris’ passion is to help other athletes achieve their triathlon dreams.
Chris has won the Mission Bay Triathlon, one of the longest running triathlons in the world, and considered by many to be the birthplace of the sport.
ROAD CYCLIST/MOUNTAIN BIKER
2020 is looking to be a year of refocusing and rebuilding for 2021. I plan to focus more on training to help build a bigger engine, as well as, entering some of the local training races and master division crits to help break up the training. I also plan to be more active in the local cycling community leading rides out of my local bike shop and participating in a couple of the local charity ride.
Favorite Flavor: Chocolate Recovery
A Quote That Fires You Up: “Must Be Nice” -Cameron Hanes
I’m Alex Aceino, and I am a former NCAA Division I swimmer, 2012 Olympic Trials qualifier, and FINA Masters swimming world record holder. I’ve been with Team Fluid for several years. Like many of us, the past two years have taken a toll on my athletic endeavors with struggles to even find a place to train and the inability to compete in over 2 years. I'm excited for the opportunity to rebuild and return to racing this year.
Goals for 2022: I'm excited for the opportunity to rebuild and return to racing this year. My goals for this year are to get back into racing shape and return to my pre-pandemic times.
Favorite Fluid flavor: Mint Chocolate Recovery
A song that fires you up: Lionheart by Have Heart
San Jose Bicycle Club
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