About The Authors

Chad Walding

Chad Walding, DPT

CHAD EARNED a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Hardin-Simmons University. He graduated from Trinity University, where he also played baseball. As a physical therapist he specializes in treating the spine and helping restore optimal functional movement. He is the co-founder and director of fitness Alchemy fitness + flow, a holistic-based gym in Austin, Texas. Chad is a certified Level I Coach with Optimum Performance Training as well as Level 1 Russian Kettlebell Instructor. Chad also holds a Level I Crossfit certification, Crossfit Olympic Weightlifting certification, and Crossfit Endurance certification. Chad enjoys good clean food, Olympic weightlifting, playing with kettlebells, running fast, yoga, playing with their dog Maya and good times with good people.


Brenda Walding

Brenda Walding, DPT

BRENDA HOLDS a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from Hardin-Simmons University and a bachelor of science degree in movement science from Texas Christian University, where she played Division I soccer for four years. She is co-owner and director of nutrition at Alchemy fitness+ flow, a holistic-based gym in Austin, Texas. Brenda is a Certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition practitioner and enjoys using this knowledge to help others improve their health. She is a certified Tao Flow Yoga instructor as well as an Independent Product Consultant (IPC) for doTerra essential oils. Brenda loves to learn (mostly about health, food, and the body), be in nature, read, practice yoga, and spend time with Chad, friends, and family.