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April’s Featured Athlete

April 23, 2014

by Beginning this month, we will be featuring a YSL athlete on a monthly basis. This month’s feature highlights Becky Koze. As a member of the YSL team she has been training hard to prepare for the 2014 season. She is a reliable source of wit and humor at our computraining sessions, strength training, and […]

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About YSL and its founder, Chris Agresta

USA Certified Triathalon Coach

Chris Agresta began her athletic career at the tender age of five, when she picked up a basketball for the first time. Mentored largely by her grandfather, Chris quickly earned a reputation as one of the best basketball players in town, playing mostly with older boys in the neighborhood. Chris was an All American basketball player in college, was inducted into the St. Bonaventure Hall of Fame, and remains in the record books at St. Bonaventure. After college, Chris received her Masters’ Degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology.


In 1989, Chris competed in a co-ed team duathlon, her first foray into multisport competition. Her team won the event, beating all of the mens’ teams in the process. Since then, she has competed in countless triathlons, duathlons, running and mountain bike races; more often than not finishing at the top of her age group and the top overall finishers.


On Friday, August 13, 1993, while out on a training ride, Chris was hit by two cars. She sustained multiple broken bones and other severe injuries. Chris’s doctors told her that she would never run again, and would most certainly never race again.

It was with these words ringing in her ears that Chris began the slow process of rehabilitation and preparation for return to the athletic scene. In 2003, Chris crossed the finish line of her first Ironman with the echo of “you’ll never run again” in her head. She has since completed full Ironman races, as well as numerous half, sprint, and Olympic distances. She remains competitive and continues to compete.


In 2012, Chris left her job as a vice president at a Fortune 100 company to pursue a career in the sport she loves and to give back to the community. As a USAT certified coach and personal trainer, Chris works with everyone from the absolute beginner to the talented age-groupers. Chris’s true passion is in helping people pursue their dreams and reach their goals. Whether you dream of losing weight and toning up or you dream of a trip to the Ironman World Championships, Chris can help you get there. “I have seen what exercise can do not only for the body but also for the mind. I thrive on watching peoples’ lives transform as their fitness improves. Exercise in general, and triathlon in particular, is transformative in ways that few ever experience. I see improvements in self-esteem, mood, and overall health and happiness. Having the opportunity to participate in another person’s success(es) is as rewarding for me as the first time I crossed the Lake Placid Ironman finish line."

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