September 2019 Healthy Hero: Audrey Baumgartner

September 2019 Healthy Hero: Audrey Baumgartner
Posted on 09/18/2019
 Audrey Baumgartner

September 2019 Healthy Hero: Audrey Baumgartner 

Congratulations to Audrey Baumgartner, an Educational Assistant at Meadowview Elementary, on being named the September 2019 Healthy Hero!  Audrey was nominated by her colleagues at Meadowview Elementary for always being “a positive champion for healthy living.” She is known as a good listener who connects well with others and promotes a healthy lifestyle by her example.

Baumgartner enjoys many different sports and activities — especially if they are challenging. She says challenging herself to try new things brings her energy and excitement. She has participated in the Leadville 100, two marathons, and several triathlons. “Her natural joy of exercising and adventure seeking is inspiring,” said Kiley Simonson, a 4th grade teacher at Meadowview Elementary, “Audrey influences the people around her simply by sharing her excitement about the new things she is trying.”


Audrey says exercising also helps her manage stress. She spends her lunch time walking and tries to exercise almost every day because it makes her feel better. She typically makes time to work out in the morning and also does some part-time personal training at the Life Time Fitness in Apple Valley to help others reach their fitness goals.

When asked if she had any advice for people who want to be more active, she said, “Be realistic with yourself. Set achievable goals. Think about what is realistic for the long haul – not just for immediate results. It takes time. If your goal is to gain muscle or lose weight or build endurance, it doesn’t happen in a month, or even three months. It takes time. Ask yourself: How much time can I actually commit?  And then do that.”

Farmington Area Public Schools Healthy Heroes are members of our school community who have made positive changes to enhance wellness in their lives or the lives of others. They are selected from nominations submitted to our Farmington Area Public Schools Wellness Committee. For more information about the wellness committee please click here.

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