I want to formally introduce myself. My name is Heather Bond. I am an international adventure and body guide. For the past 3 decades I have explored this world and various cultures, and the human body and mind.
My life as a professional athlete has taken me all over the globe and my body and mind through extreme yet rewarding experiences.
I am the creator and owner of Bond Ftness and Adventures where I am lead adventure and body guide. Athena Adventures was birthed from years of guiding and training others in a wide variety of life experiences and adventures. In September of 2019 I was one of six people selected to be on an international logistics team for The Toughest Race, the Eco-Challenge, which was held in Fiji. It is set to air as a ten part documentary series on Amazon Prime in the spring of 2020.
My service work and introduction to non-profit organizations started at the young age of 13 when I was issued a special work permit to start training as a C.I.T, (counselor in training) at the Goleta Girls Club in Santa Barbara California. I was later hired by Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara as one of the assistant gymnastic coaches. In recent years I have been a mentor to the youth for the Take Your Daughter’s to Work Day program. My passion for serving others runs deep.
I earned one of the coveted positions as a fire fighter with the Los Angeles City Fire Department, one of the highest trained departments in the world. Prior to this I was a type 1 Hot Shot with the United States Forest Service, and when not fighting fires I was helping operate the Smokey Bear program for the inner city youth.
In the early 2000’s I launched Adventure Odyssey Quest. These 2-3 day journeys were designed for women only. The Adventures included, hiking, rappelling and other fun outdoor activities. Glamping at it’s best.
I have over 2 decades as a multi certified fitness trainer and nutrition coach, not only for private clients, but also have volunteered my time at the local Santa Barbara high schools as a pre-season strength and conditioning coach. I also developed the 5Elements Academy for elementary schools which encompassed not only physical strength and coordination but emotional intelligence as well.
I enjoy co-hosting with the Santa Barbara Teen Sports radio show.
My passion for guiding women to live a life full of purpose has only grown stronger throughout the years. I see a need to get individuals to reconnect with their full potential and their surroundings. I know the power that is found in connection and nature.☆