Bridgette Koenig is the owner and lead trainer of Awaken Cardio Kickboxing in Lompoc. She started her career in 2010, with an associate degree in Food and Nutrition, along with specialized studies in diabetes. Then, Bridgette decided to join the U.S. Army where she used her health and fitness experience to become a Nutrition Care Specialist in the military. Soon, she was married with two children and obtained a Personal Training Certificate. Her family was relocated to Lompoc for her husband’s employment. It was there that Bridgette started her first outdoor boot camp, not long after COVID occurred, which forced her to pivot and re-strategize her business. She moved her outdoor classes to online, and later when restrictions were lifted, she was able to relocate her fitness classes to a local dojo. Bridgette then realized that she had a following and decided to open her own kickboxing studio.