Category Archives: The Athlete Next Door


Humble Warrior

Photos and Story by Miranda McDonald A Program That’s Giving Back Micah Cargin has been practicing yoga for himself for almost a decade. However, with the launch of his youth program, Humble Warrior, he will be using his knowledge of this practice to give back to the local community. “I always knew I wanted to…Read More


Louisville ‘Survivor’ Contestant Inspires

Norton Neuroscience Institute nurse practitioner Jessica Johnston’s ‘amazing’ experience was on display across the country    The opportunity of a lifetime came calling for Louisvillian Jessica Johnston in March 2017. That’s when the 29-year-old was selected as a cast member for the 35th season of “Survivor,” CBS’s Emmy award-winning reality television show. Despite the fears…Read More


With the Greatest of Ease

Louisville’s Terri Kendall is an aerialist, flying above the crowd on silks or a rope. Even at 50, after an injury, she’s not letting her dream get away. It took her too long to get there. Thanks to Terri Kendall turned 50 last year – which is kind of astounding, given how active and powerful…Read More


The Athlete Next Door | Josh Keown

Josh Keown, 40, of Louisville  Art Director for Pizza Today magazine and Digital Coordinator for Comedy Central’sTosh.0  Where do you workout?  Home four days a week and ProFormance Health and Wellbeing one to two days a week. What is your weekly fitness routine?  After a few years of Crossfit, I went back to basics this year….Read More


The Athlete Next Door | September 2017

Are you the Athlete Next Door? WE’VE HIGHLIGHTED ATHLETES FROM A VARIETY OF SPORTS. NOW WE’RE LOOKING FOR MORE. Do you know an athlete or someone who is living a fit life or trying to? Tell us: Who is the next Athlete Next Door by emailing


The Athlete Next Door | Corey Queen: Faster Than a Speeding Lifetime

Faster Than a Speeding Lifetime By Grant Vance | Photos by Danny Alexander  No relation to Green Arrow’s alter ego Oliver Queen, Corey Queen has proven himself to be a hero of many sorts. His history of fighting an unhealthy lifestyle reigns over the past seven years. And although he isn’t exactly the protector of…Read More

Pitch it

The Athlete Next Door | July 2017

  By Mandy Wolf Detwiler | Photos by Danny Alexander  Pitch it!  Two Southern Indiana residents set to compete in world cornhole championship. Cornhole, that ubiquitous, classic bag-and-board game found at nearly every barbecue and tailgating party across America, is more than just a weekend past time for Jeff Shepherd Sr. and Terry Mathis. Shepherd, a retired…Read More


Tough Stuff

Tucker’s co-owner Dee Kestner shares how she stays fit and fierce By Angie Fenton | Photos by Tony Bennet Deane “Dee” Kestner  is no stranger to the world of sports. She and her partner in business and life, Trey Myers, own Tucker’s American Favorites, a popular sports restaurant/bar located at 2441 State Street in New…Read More


‘I Needed a Reason to Get Out of Bed’

After losing her husband, Marjorie Vowels found solace – and so much more – in swimming at her local YMCA. By Steve Kaufman  | Photo By James Moses of Bisig Impact Group MARJORIE VOWELS goes to the Southwestern Family YMCA on Fordhaven Road near Iroqouis Park in Louisville three times a week for the water…Read More