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Rachel's Story

Rachel Ames is excited to bring OsteoStrong to Missoula!  She has a Masters in physical therapy and Bachelors in psychology. In the early 2000’s, she moved to Missoula for the active mountain lifestyle. From her time in Missoula, working as an outpatient therapist and recreating, she understands the drive her community has to be and stay active, healthy and natural as we grow and to age with confidence.

 

After learning about OsteoStrong from her mother, and the incredible life-changing gains she and her friends experienced in such a short period of time, she felt it necessary to delve deeper into the science of OsteoStrong. After extensive research and many testimonials about the vast array of benefits that are possible with OsteoStrong, she is driven and excited to bring this opportunity to her community. She is confident OsteoStrong will help all ages, young & not-so-young break through to new unseen levels of physical performance. OsteoStrong is now another essential set of tools she has to further her passion of helping people optimize their overall health and wellbeing.

Team OsteoStrong

Callie Trolson

Certified Session Coach / Movement Master

Callie is a certified personal trainer with over eight years of coaching experience and holds a Bachelors degree in nutrition and exercise science from Bastyr University. She is the owner of an online practice, where she focuses on coaching functional movement. She believes that less pain equals more gain, and prioritizes exercises involving mobility, stability and strength.

Growing up in Washington state, she took her love of the mountains to the big sky of Montana. Just like many of us, her free time is spent outdoors. You’ll often find her camping, hiking, shed hunting, soaking up the sun, or at a local brewery.

 

Through the word of a dear friend, she discovered Osteostrong and fell in love with the vision, knowledge, and community they have to offer Missoula. She is excited to empower members of OsteoStrong to take their fitness journey and health into their own hands.

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Amy James

Certified Session Coach & Member Experience Specialist / Smile Ambassador

Amy is a skilled expert who prioritizes experience and customer satisfaction. She spreads happiness and perceives no problems, only chances for opportunity and growth. As a Certified Session Coach, she serves as our team's and members' driving force. Amy swiftly pinpoints operational improvements to refine processes and elevate member experiences.

 

In her earlier years, Amy owned an aerobics training studio, began her marketing journey with Polar Heart Rate Monitors, and was the first to own a Fitbit in Montana. She continuously inspires others to enhance their personal health. Believing that health is a precious gift, Amy emphasizes the importance of maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle. She eagerly awaits the opportunity to meet you at the center and help you become your BEST SELF!

 

Outside the center, Amy can be found practicing yoga, exploring nature, or embracing her inner cowgirl.

Rachel Porter

Certified Session Coach / "Young Buck"

Rachel Porter is currently going into her senior year of college at the University of Montana and is obtaining a Bachelor’s of Science in Integrative Physiology. She plans on continuing her education with the intentions of getting a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Being involved with athletics her entire life, she has found a true passion for understanding the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Rachel plans on using the knowledge that she continues to gain to help improve the quality of life of many individuals. 

 

Outside of OsteoStrong and the classroom, Rachel can be found connecting with nature, on the rugby pitch, or drinking an iced vanilla chai latte from local coffee shop.

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Kathy Sherba

Certified Session Coach/ Master of High-Fives

Kathy has lived in Missoula for 23 years. She loves gardening, being active, and enjoying the outdoors with her friends and family.  She recently completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training with Kendra Potter of Sistermoon Wellness, and is passionate about studying and sharing yoga with others.

 

She loves the community at OsteoStrong, and is grateful and excited to help people gain confidence, strength, and quality of life.

Karen Shreve

Certified Session Coach / Heath & Wellness Guru

Born and raised in a small family business of packaging and delivering fresh produce, Karen learned about teamwork, what a strong work ethic means and most importantly, how healthy eating and staying physically active will give you a better quality of life! Karen was a cheerleader through HS and had a long career as a Nurse alongside several duties in the Fitness industry. Two of her most favorite activities she did was teaching line dancing to seniors as a fitness instructor and working as a ski instructor in the adult disability program.  Karen loves all fun and games and feel most invigorated when it involves any outdoor activities. 

Karen believes her calling is to help people on their path to better health and she feels very fortunate to be a Health Coach and Cheerleader here at OsteoStrong Missoula.

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Juanita Sherba

Fill-in Certified Session Coach/ OsteoStrong Inspiration

Juanita started doing OsteoStrong in Ohio and her incredible gains with the program inspired her daughter, Rachel, to open Missoula Osteostrong.  Juanita enjoys making Missoula her home part of the year and we love to have in her in the Center as a fill-in session coach.  Juanita is also a session coach in Ohio and enjoys sharing best practices between the two locations.

Having a medical background and working a nurse, Juanita understands the science behind our program and has personally seen it's amazing benefits.  We hope that you have the pleasure of working with her at one of your sessions!

Cara Hutchins

Marketing Manager/ Organizational Guru

Cara is passionate about health and wellness after experiencing her own healing journey .   She is a Missoula native who spent 15 years working in events and business consulting in Seattle.  For the past 10 years she has enjoyed raising four kids with her husband in Missoula and is grateful to be apart of the Missoula OsteoStrong team and community that is a constant source of inspiration and joy as she witnesses members making incredible wins.

You can find Cara being active outdoors running, biking, hiking at Flathead Lake as well as a spectator at a myriad of youth athletics.

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We Are OsteoStrong

Check out our amazing OsteoStrong global community that are seeing awesome results!  Check out our Facebook and Instagram pages for more successes from our local Missoula community!

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Our Fall Strong Talk Series will be posted soon!  Please check back!

Past Events

Strong Talk: Root Cause of Osteopenia and Osteoporosis

Dr. Mike Hutchins, MD.  Everything is Connected Functional Medicine

May 21, 2024

If you missed this Strong Talk, you can view it below as well as download the materials from the talk.

Strong Talk: Unveiling the Secrets of Pelvic Health

Dr. Stephanie Raven ND, Aralia Health

March 19, 2024

If you missed this Strong Talk, you can view it below as well as download the materials from the talk.

Strong Talk: Back to Basics with Aging Bones

January 30th, 2024

Below are the handout materials from this Strong Talk.  Unfortunately, our recording of this talk is not available.

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Strong Talk: Managing Stress This Holiday Season

November 14 and 15, 2023

If you missed this Strong Talk, you can view it below as well as download the materials from the talk.

OsteoStrong Member Appreciation Event

October 19, 2023

Thank you to everyone who attended our Member Appreciation Event!  We enjoyed amazing bone fortified foods, heard  many of our member success stories and gave away so many fun raffle items!  This event celebrated the dedication of our members over the past year along with the growth of our OsteoStrong Community.  For the recipes from the event, please download the below file.  Check out some pictures from the event below.

Strong Talk: Reversing Osteoporosis

September 13 and 14, 2023

If you missed this Strong Talk, you can view it below as well as download the materials from the talk.

News & Press

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October 20th is proclaimed as Osteogenic Loading Day in Missoula!!

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October 20, 2022.  Many people are familiar with the condition of Osteoporosis and its impact on individuals. However, the public may not be as familiar with the term “Osteogenic Loading”, which is a rehabilitative method of improving bone density and preventing bone fracture. Montana Governor, Greg Gianforte, and Missoula Mayor, Jordon Hess, have proclaimed, October 20 as “Osteogenic Loading Day”, encouraging the public to follow early prevention strategies, including Osteogenic Loading, to improve bone density and prevent the devastating effects of fractures caused by Osteoporosis.

World Osteoporosis Day is observed worldwide on October 20 to promote awareness of Osteoporosis as a disease and encourage preventative strategies. According to the American Bone Health and the International Osteoporosis Foundation, one in two women and one in four men over the age of 50 worldwide will experience a bone fracture in their lifetime. In addition, 25 percent of hip fracture patients die within a year.

Experts indicate a bone-healthy lifestyle, including weight-bearing and muscle- strengthening exercises and eating a nutritious diet rich in calcium, protein, Vitamin D & other nutrients can reduce the number of fractures and the impacts of conditions such as Osteoporosis. Also important are avoiding unhealthy habits such as smoking, excessive alcohol and soda intake. In recent years, thousands of people have experienced increased bone density from Osteogenic Loading – a system of 4 devices that trigger the body’s natural adaptive response to stimulate significant growth of new bone. Osteogenic Loading utilizes once-a-week, 10-minute sessions from four different positions, including the chest, legs/hips, core and spine to achieve Osteogenic Loads throughout the entire human skeleton.

Work with Us

Do you want a career in the health and wellness industry with cutting technology in an amazing community?  Then, look no further, OsteoStrong Missoula has the position for you!

We are currently hiring for part-time session coaches.  See job description link below.  If interested, please sent a coverletter and resume to osteostrongmissoula@gmail.com.

Session Coach Job Description