Name: Kelley Lewis
Education: Burke Mtn Academy '88, Green Mtn Valley School PG '89-'91, University of Vermont- BA Psychology '95.
Years at Eliteam: 18
Skiing Background: Strapped on my first pair of skis at age 3. Started racing at 7. Raced in Canada until I was 14, then moved to Vermont to continue my ski racing career. Raced in a World Cup DH in '91 as part of the Canadian National Development Team. Later raced for UVM. And now? Occasionally run Nastar and Ski Bum races at Sugarbush.
Other Sports/Activities I like: Anything involving the outdoors and fresh air... early morning skinning adventures on the mountain are my new favorites in the Winter. Also like hiking, road biking, mtn biking, and snowshoeing.
As an athlete, I'm inspired by: 20 years ago I would have answered differently, but now, it's simply... "The Great Outdoors". The mountains, country roads, sunrises and fresh air inspire me to get out there and enjoy it. The simple act of getting out there inspires and encourages a positive attitude, hard work and goal-setting. It feels good to be strong and healthy.
Coaching Experience: Coached the GMVS J5 weekend program in the 90's and recently hopped on-board that weekend train again. Great to be back! Have also coached plenty of "older kids"... masters, ski bums, college camps & women's clinics.
Favorite Eliteam Moments as a Coach: Receiving letters from the kids and parents after camp is over... telling me how much they loved it, that the kids have made positive changes in how they eat, train, and think... and that they can hardly wait until next year!
Favorite Eliteam workout: Circuits in the gym... the entire camp together, legs burning, music blaring... awesome!
Favorite Eliteam dance move: "007" & flight attendant
Personal/Fitness Goals for this year: For me- more strength & agility training, and going for 6" on the Eliteam flexibility board test. For Eliteam- Make sure every camper leaves with a smile!
Lessons Learned: Eat well, get lots of sleep, make a list, and always pack the night before.
My Motto: Make it happen Captain!