ECNL Announces the Addition of Tara Gagnon in The Zone

RICHMOND, VA (December 11, 2015) – The Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) announced today the addition of Tara Gagnon to “The Zone”.  Launched in November 2014 in conjunction with the Amazing Young Women movement, The Zone is a health and wellness resource and destination created specifically to meet the needs of elite teen female athletes.

Gagnon will alternate with Kelly Kinzinger, and be onsite during ECNL National Events to teach and reinforce best practices for maintaining peak performance before, during and after competition as she leads teams through pre and post-competition routines.  She will provide ECNL players with the tools and tips to reinforce strong health habits to take with them as they continue their playing career, making The Zone the primary destination for ECNLers to connect, recharge and learn.

The ECNL is dedicated to celebrating the Amazing Young Women that have helped mold this league into the top female youth soccer platform in the world. As part of the campaign, ECNL is encouraging amazing young women to share their stories. Gagnon is part of the physical platform at National Events to help ensure ECNLers are provided every tool they need to perform at the highest level.  Learn more about what motivates her and makes her so amazing.

Q: What is your expertise?
A:  Personal training and rocking out a mean burpee!

Q: What is your dream job?
A: Professional snowboarder and instructor

Q: Define the word Courage:
A:  Courage to me is the ability to step outside of your comfort zone. Also, standing up for what you believe in even if you are alone.

Q: What would your vanity license plate say?

Q: What is your favorite emoji?
A:  The pizza emoji

Q: Do you have any superstitions?
A:  In any running race that I run I can’t put my race bib on my shirt until I’ve parked my car at the event and am getting ready to head to the start line. I think it makes me run faster!

Q: What is your morning routine?
A:  Wake up, get dressed (in the outfit I set out the night before), sing loudly in the car on the way to work, coach!

Q: If you could fill an entire room with one thing, what would it be?
A:  Pizza!

Q: Where do you draw inspiration?
A:  From my friends, family, and clients. I draw fitness inspiration from a lot of people on Instagram. I think it is awesome to be able to connect with and get fitness ideas/workouts from people who have the same passion that I have!

Q: What’s a favorite personality trait?
A:  A good sense of humor

Q: What’s on your bucket list?
A:  To complete an Ironman, preferably in Hawaii!

Q: Window or Aisle seat?
A:  Aisle

Q: Who is your hero and why?
A:  My mom! She is the most loving, caring, strong, selfless woman I have ever met! I hope to one day be as good as a wife, mother, and friend as she is J


About Amazing Young WomenTM:  The Amazing Young Women campaign is a dynamic platform of online and local market activations that showcase and celebrate female role models offering an aspirational focus for all female athletes and teens as they prepare to be our next generation of leaders.  Throughout the 2014-2015 season, the ECNL will call on all of the nation’s women to join the movement to celebrate the endless potential of today’s girls.

About Elite Clubs National League:  The Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) was founded in 2009 to enhance the developmental experience of female youth soccer players in the United States through: (i) Improving the competitive environment through creation of a true national competitive league; (ii) Improving the process for identifying elite female soccer players for the U.S. Soccer youth national teams through a systematic scouting and identification program based on national competitions; and (iii) improving the daily training environment at top female youth soccer clubs through developing best practices and training and organizational guidelines for its member clubs.  The ECNL is sanctioned by US Club Soccer and is sponsored by Nike Soccer.   |   Facebook:  /theECNL  |  Twitter: @theECNL

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