The Competitive Edge
The Toughest Opponent
Kelley Hurley has been “en garde” for more than 25 years, having learned to Fence as an eight-year-old in the Fencing gym built by her parents—who were also Fencers. Do you think she wore out a few Fencing strips, drenched a few Fencing suits in sweat, and tapped more than a few opponents for the winning point in a bout? For sure. All that time in the Fencing universe paid off for Kelley, who competed in four Summer Games (’08, ’12, ’16, ‘21), and fought to a fifth place finish in the Team Epee event in the Tokyo Games.
She and her sister, Courtney, also a Shaklee athlete, also teamed up to win a bronze medal in the 2012 London Games. She’s faced a lot of opponents in all those years, but one athlete in particular taught her the most important lessons: Herself. Kelley has learned about biomechanics, winning mindsets, bout tactics and strategy, whole-body fitness, and of course, diet and nutrition. She knows more about hydration than most, considering she could wring a bucket of sweat out of her fencing uniform after a typical workout. She trusts Shaklee to help with her hydration needs: “When you just need a little extra some days, when normal ‘ol water isn’t enough.” she says. Kelly and Courtney use the full line of Shaklee products, including Shaklee Performance Hydrate+ and Life Shakes. Is she still motivated after all these years? “Anything I do, I strive to be the best I can be,” she explained. “I want to see what I’m capable of.” We know that’s a high ceiling, and that drive will help her in the next chapter of her life: medical school and the long path to “Doctor Hurley.” That’s OK, Kelley has proven she has the toughness, persistence, and positive mindset to eventually be en garde for this: The doctor is IN!
- 2020 Tokyo Games Competitor
- 2016 Rio Games Competitor
- 2012 London Games Bronze Medalist
- 2012 Pan American Championships Team Gold Medalist
- 2012 St Maur World Cup Silver Medalist
- 2011 Pan American Championships Individual Gold Medalist
- 2008 Beijing Games Competitor
“My game relies extremely on my conditioning; the better shape I am in, the quicker I can move and the more I can execute.”