Tonya grew up in Iowa and attended the University of Northern Iowa, where she majored in Health Promotion (the degree you choose when you know are meant to make an impact but you don’t know exactly how) After graduating in 2003, her adventurous spirit lead her to pack up her little car and move to Colorado Springs. Her heart was easily won by the beautiful landscape, the amazing weather, colorful Aspen trees, and the fabulous people in this city. In 2008, she married her love and best friend, Ryan. They added two amazing boys to the family…Landon (2009) and Kellan (2011). After a rewarding career as a Director for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and a sales representative for Pfizer, her heart desired more time with her boys. In 2011, she became a work from home mom, focusing on her very busy boys full time and her health and wellness coaching business part time! Her passion as a mom includes building legos, trips to the zoo, family hikes, fishing, and camping. Her passion as a health coach is helping people see their potential, reach goals, and lead a healthy lifestyle. In her spare time (what is that again??), she loves working out, running, and reading. Her favorite things to do with her handsome hubby include riding bikes downtown Colorado Springs for date nights, hiking the incline, trying new (exotic) foods, spending time with great (adult) friends, and trying craft beers (inspired of course by her husband!).

20 Date Night Adventures in Colorado Springs

Mamas -- remember the first few weeks of dating your spouse? Where every date night was filled with excitement and anticipation...careful distractions...  It is time to spice up date night and get some...
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Guide To Cutting Your Own Christmas Tree

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Over four years ago, my sister, Tara, and I started to brainstorm resources we could bring to moms in our city. She had just moved to Colorado Springs from Iowa, and as a mom...
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The Top 3 Reasons to Join us at our Kick Off to Fall Family...

Our Kick-Off to Fall Family Festival is back and is happening this weekend! Our Fall Family Festival is a private event that is designed to not be overcrowded so you can make amazing family memories!  Why do you want to join us...

3 Reasons I Want My Boys to Play Football

I'm completely giddy that football season is here. I'm a diehard football fan, which stems from my high school days in small-town Iowa. Our football team wasn't just good—it was excellent. We competed in...

It’s Our Birthday: The Top Ten Posts From The Last Year

I'm reflecting this morning from the same big, comfy chair I sat in four years ago. On that July morning, I was up early putting the finishing touches on our website before we officially...

FREE Summer Events in Colorado Springs and Denver

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Snow Day Fun: Simple Snow Ice Cream

We grew up in the Midwest. Snow days were often and consistent. They were also bitter cold, so even playing in the snow was a short-lived activity. It seemed when we had one snow...

Celebrate Howl-O-Ween at Great Wolf Lodge

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The Farrell’s 10-Week Fitness Challenge: How I Found My Fight

I have been seeking my "fight" for the past eight years, which just happens to coincide when my first son was born. I've tried many methods: training for runs, random fitness classes, following Whole...