Western Pennsylvania provides easy access to many outdoor activities.
Whether you’re a hiker in the Laurel Highlands, camping near Ohiopyle, or riding a bike along the infamous Rail-to-Trails Great Allegheny Passage, there’s always something fitness-wise to keep your interest peeked. The river systems also provide excellent opportunities for kayaking, rafting, fishing, and swimming.
Aaron Horrell is a fitting example of someone who makes the most out of Western Pennsylvania. He has deep, strong roots based in Western Pa’s Mon-Valley area, which is where Aaron began his education and realized his love for athletic outdoor activities. While attending Belle Vernon High School, Aaron became a 2-time WPIAL-qualifying wrestler. His outdoor enthusiasm began early and continues to grow. Aaron enjoys running, mountain biking, snowboarding, hiking, and camping.
Aaron’s racing career began as a member of a 5-person relay-team, Team Four Minute Mile, at the 2010 Pittsburgh Marathon. This race ignited his passion for running and leading a healthier lifestyle. It also encouraged him to pursue an education in Health Science and Performance Enhancement.
Since then, Aaron has run numerous marathons.
Aaron qualified for the Boston Marathon five times and has competed in the event twice.
Subsequently, Aaron has began focusing on running ultra-distance events from 50 to 100k. His goal is to compete in the Western States 100 mile event.
Aaron graduated Suma Cum Laude from California University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training. He is currently enrolled in Cal-U of PA‘s Exercise Science Masters Program for Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention.
Aaron is the Graduate Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at Cal U of Pa. He also serves as the head trainer for the Men’s Soccer and the Men’s and Women’s Golf teams.
You may also find Aaron pacing marathons. When Aaron isn’t training himself or helping others achieve their fitness goals, you will find him enjoying time with his new wife.