December 7, 2019

Local fitness and nutrition heavy hitter Ryan Waters is teaming up with former Kansas City Royals ballplayer, life coach and motivational speaker Les Norman for a unique event Thursday, Dec. 12 at Bridge Space (220 SW Market St.) in downtown Lee’s Summit.

Shredducation will feature discussion and questions on the three keys to living a healthy lifestyle — mindset, nutrition and fitness. Host of a local podcast and owner of Shredd in downtown Lee’s Summit, Ryan Waters will lead an audience-centered panel that builds upon their mission to spread knowledge on all things fitness, nutrition and motivation.

Joining him for this event is podcast co-host, local DJ and Shredd trainer, Jody Rhew.

“Our mission is to cut through the false promises and fad diets and provide the basics to help start and maintain a healthy lifestyle,” Waters said. “A healthy lifestyle isn’t just about hitting the weights. It’s not simply adopting the latest diet trend. A healthy lifestyle is learning how to make eating right, regular fitness routines and a focus on your own mental health a regular and important part of life.”

Norman is the host of “Breakin’ the Norm” on 810WHB Sports. An all-state baseball player and junior Olympian, Norman was drafted by the Royals in 1991 and made his major league debut in Kansas City in 1995. He also played for the Cleveland Indians and the Texas Rangers. Norman is a Certified Life Coach and national keynote speaker who serves on the Royals Alumni Board of Directors.

A $10 donation is being asked at the door for Hillcrest Ministries, a local nonprofit that focuses on transitional housing and financial budgeting and assistance for families.

“The community at Shredd KC is strong and supportive of each other,” Waters said. “We decided to take that strength outside of the gym to help others who need our help. Giving back helps fill buckets and there are many people out there who need their buckets filled.”

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the event begins at 7 p.m. Local sponsors include: Instant Auto, KC Cryo, Karma Med Spa, KHB Creations, Shreddlicious, Link 2 Lee’s Summit, Fredcasts podcast network.