Coach Vanessa Hohenwarter
A high school varsity tri-athlete in soccer, track and softball, Coach V (Vanessa) wanted to try new sports in college so she played volleyball, ultimate Frisbee, flag football and joined the crew team. It was on the crew team that she met her now-husband and, upon graduation, the two of them moved to the Washington, DC area to pursue their careers.
Of course, Vanessa’s love of athletics and fitness moved with her. Locally, she has played recreational sports such as dodgeball, flag football, soccer, softball and volleyball and has participated in five triathlons and dozens of running races. Though she maintains a full-time job as an Investigator with the Department of Justice, Vanessa wanted to channel her passion for health and fitness and her desire to help others embrace active lifestyles into a part-time career. So she became a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer, group fitness instructor, Women's Fitness Specialist, Youth Fitness Specialist and a Coach with RunFit Kidz.
Right when she thought she might pursue her health and fitness career on a more full-time basis (and during her first season as a Coach with RunFit Kidz!), she and her husband found out she was pregnant... with twins! Fast forward a few blurry years later and those twins are now 7 and have a 5 year-old brother and a 4 year-old sister. As three of Vanessa's "Quad Squad" will be in elementary school this upcoming school year, Vanessa is overjoyed to be bringing the RunFit Kidz program to their school!