TEAM

DAVID BENDER

OWNER / HEAD COACH

David is the owner and head coach of Contemporary Athlete. He has been a competitive athlete for as long as he has had the ability. Due to a car accident in 2005 though, trying to rediscover that passion as an athlete is part of what helped him decide to open the CA. Supporting others who have a fantastic work ethic is what ultimately encouraged him to open Contemporary Athlete.

David has always been one to lead by example. His days as a collegiate athlete were spent as a Division 1 springboard and platform diver for Southern Methodist University. After retiring from diving, he has gone on to run marathons, both traditional and ultra distances, numerous trail races, and competed as a lightweight rower for Argonaut Rowing Club based in Canada.

When he isn’t empowering others to become their best, Dave can be found outdoors enjoying all that is offered there, usually in a training endeavor or in his art studio sculpting or drawing.

Dave holds a number of certifications as a coach and trainer, as the industry changes so does the education.

KYLA SCHERER

ASSISTANT STRENGTH COACH

Kyla Scherer is an animal-loving, weight lifting, fitness instructor and mom to two girls. She’s never been a fancy division 1 athlete but she’s participated in softball, volleyball, rowing, and various other athletic endeavors since she was young. She has always enjoyed the camaraderie of a team and the strength of the human spirit to overcome challenges.

As a mom, Kyla understands no one achieves their goals alone. The hands that have helped and inspired her are many. She hopes to re-pay that to the world by empowering others – mostly through sweat and hard-work.

When she’s not helping others, she’s playing volleyball or softball, chasing down her kids, making her way through a mud run, dead lifting, or planning an escape with her husband.

Kyla is a DMS - Level 1 Coach, ACSM certified personal trainer, and an ACE certified group fitness instructor. Continuing education is extremely important to all members of the CA team, so any other crazy certifications that Dave may throw her way are next on the list.

LINDSEY JONES

NUTRITION EDUCATOR

Lindsey has been the nutrition educator for Contemporary Athlete since 2014. She also currently works for a not for profit in Albany where she educates individuals who are HIV positive about eating smart and being active. Past job history includes working with children and elderly adults.

Lindsey received her bachelors in Aging studies with a concentration in health promotion from Ithaca College in 2010 and then continued her education locally at Sage College where she received a Bachelors in Nutrition Science in 2013. While at Ithaca Lindsey was a member of the Basketball and Volleyball teams.

In the future, Lindsey aspires to become a Registered Dietitian and continue educating individuals on the ever evolving science of nutrition.

When Lindsey is not busy educating and getting her butt kicked at Contemporary Athlete, she can be found running, spending quality time with family and friends, and cuddling with her dog Roscoe.

ARE YOU READY?

No credit card, membership agreement or payment required. (All classes are BYOT*)

* Bring your own towel. Bath, hand, crying, what ever you prefer.

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DAVID BENDER

OWNER / HEAD COACH

David is the owner and head coach of Contemporary Athlete. He has been a competitive athlete for as long as he has had the ability. Due to a car accident in 2005 though, trying to rediscover that passion as an athlete is part of what helped him decide to open the CA. Supporting others who have a fantastic work ethic is what ultimately encouraged him to open Contemporary Athlete.

David has always been one to lead by example. His days as a collegiate athlete were spent as a Division 1 springboard and platform diver for Southern Methodist University. After retiring from diving, he has gone on to run marathons, both traditional and ultra distances, numerous trail races, and competed as a lightweight rower for Argonaut Rowing Club based in Canada.

When he isn’t empowering others to become their best, Dave can be found outdoors enjoying all that is offered there, usually in a training endeavor or in his art studio sculpting or drawing.

Dave holds a number of certifications as a coach and trainer, as the industry changes so does the education.

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KYLA SCHERER

ASSISTANT STRENGTH COACH

Kyla Scherer is an animal-loving, weight lifting, fitness instructor and mom to two girls. She’s never been a fancy division 1 athlete but she’s participated in softball, volleyball, rowing, and various other athletic endeavors since she was young. She has always enjoyed the camaraderie of a team and the strength of the human spirit to overcome challenges.

As a mom, Kyla understands no one achieves their goals alone. The hands that have helped and inspired her are many. She hopes to re-pay that to the world by empowering others – mostly through sweat and hard-work.

When she’s not helping others, she’s playing volleyball or softball, chasing down her kids, making her way through a mud run, dead lifting, or planning an escape with her husband.

Kyla is a DMS – Level 1 Coach, ACSM certified personal trainer, and an ACE certified group fitness instructor. Continuing education is extremely important to all members of the CA team, so any other crazy certifications that Dave may throw her way are next on the list.

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LINDSEY JONES

NUTRITION EDUCATOR

Lindsey has been the nutrition educator for Contemporary Athlete since 2014. She also currently works for a not for profit in Albany where she educates individuals who are HIV positive about eating smart and being active. Past job history includes working with children and elderly adults.

Lindsey received her bachelors in Aging studies with a concentration in health promotion from Ithaca College in 2010 and then continued her education locally at Sage College where she received a Bachelors in Nutrition Science in 2013. While at Ithaca Lindsey was a member of the Basketball and Volleyball teams.

In the future, Lindsey aspires to become a Registered Dietitian and continue educating
individuals on the ever evolving science of nutrition.

When Lindsey is not busy educating and getting her butt kicked at Contemporary Athlete, she can be found running, spending quality time with family and friends, and cuddling with her dog Roscoe.

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ARE YOU READY?

ARE YOU READY?

No credit card, membership agreement or payment required. (All classes are BYOT*)

* Bring your own towel. Bath, hand, crying, what ever you prefer.

Try it Today

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