SPENCER RUBIN, OWNER
Hey Parents…my name is Spencer Rubin. I am a Beaverton resident…and one of you: A parent.. We began Play.Fit.Fun to provide kids…parents…families opportunities for: More Fun! More Play! More Activity! Plus…empowerment, confidence, respect, socialization, leadership, teamwork, interaction, after school care for kids with working parents…or for parents who simply want their kids to have 1-3 hours of Fun-Activity…in an organized curriculum and positive environment, while socializing with kids their age interpersonally. No Electronics Allowed!
My Background Includes:
- Operating Play.Fit.Fun since 2013…and personally coaching 7 before or after school kids action classes per week.
- Coaching over 60 high school teams per year in Team Building events for their programs.
- Coaching K-6th grade kids in approximately 10 PFF Kids Action Camps per yearly.
- Westside Warriors Soccer Coach for 20+ Seasons.
- Tualatin Hills Park & Rec Basketball Coach for 8 Seasons.
- Westside Timbers Soccer Club Coach for 4 years.
- Current Board Member of The Beaverton Police Activities League…helping 400 local Beaverton Kids stay active, involved and out of trouble!
- Former Rotarian…and Chair Person of our Kids Scholarship Rose Sale Fundraising Committee
- Former Rotary Mentor to teenage scholarship recipients
- Junior Achievement Volunteer Instructor
- In my 1st career, I spent 26 years in the Radio Broadcast Business…in the sales and marketing side of things…helping local small to large businesses and organizations promote, tell their story and market their business. In my time in radio, I held the roles of salesman, sales trainer, sales manager, promotional director and general manager. I still consult with my clients on subjects such as sales management, team leadership, customer service and employee engagement!
- While in radio, I produced and implemented many community projects and promotions such as: (1) Working with local high school student athletes, sports teams and coaches…coordinating fund raisers for their teams and schools. (2) Working with local high school juniors and seniors annually…with a special community Don’t Text & Drive Campaign…and Prom/Graduation Season Don’t Drink & Drive Campaign. (3) Back Packs For Kids, where we delivered back packs filled with school supplies to kids in need each year before the school year began. (4) Kid Fit: The predecessor to Play.Fit.Fun. Kid Fit was an awesome program that utilized radio, web, social media and on-site events to get kids (and parents) active…promoting healthy lifestyles… and building healthy life habits.
Karen Benton is a long-time fitness instructor. She LOVES working with kids, helping promote active and healthy lifestyles. With 2 kids of her own, she is aware of the struggle to be active in a society that has become so accustomed to sitting and everything at your fingertips through an electronic device. She believes in the importance of moving every day and having a balance of the two. She enjoys coaching for PFF because it’s FUN, and kids don’t mind moving if it’s FUN too! Favorite Activities: Working out and riding quads! Favorite Food: Ice Cream! Dream Vacation: Any tropical island where she doesn’t have to get on a boat to get there.
Hey there! I am Rion; the coach who does all the peace signs. I play tennis, Dungeons and Dragons, board games, video games, volleyball, and I hike. I also love painting, cooking, camping, and trivia. I have a wondermutt named Niles and two hermit crabs named Ed and Stede. My favorite meal is my cheesy turkey burgers with butternut squash and asparagus, but I do enjoy cookie dough ice cream, too. What’s my dream vacation? Seeing the Northern Lights in Iceland. Always happy to tell silly jokes, so please share yours with me. Excited for the new school year and adventures.
I am a big advocate for getting kids moving. As a licensed teacher in the Tigard-Tualatin School District for over 10 years, I incorporated movement/play in a lot of my lessons and throughout the day. Now, if I am not chasing around my two boys, I am golfing with my husband. I have been active in the CrossFit community for 5 years and enjoy getting the kids involved whenever I can. Movement and play are extremely important to me and it’s a passion of mine to show kids how easy and fun it is.
Shelley is a mom of three adult children and active in her community. Raising her kids, she taught Art Literacy at their grade school for nine years. She also ran and coached the Little League softball program in Lake Oswego for several years while her daughter played. An outdoor enthusiast, she has cultivated a lifestyle of fitness and fun. She loves playing with kids, and making sure everyone is happy.
I’m graduate from Oklahoma Baptist University, having earned a degree in Visual Arts/Web Design. While in college, I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to play college baseball. During my time in school, I was able to help in multiple baseball camps and art camps. Helping kids have a blast, make friendships and develop great teamwork skills makes it very fun and easy to work at Play.Fit.Fun. I Started coaching at Play.Fit.Fun in 2018 & apart from being a Play.Fit.Fun Kids Action Coach, I am also an assistant coach for a local 12U softball team. I am very excited about the upcoming school year and and looking forward for another fun year.
Coach D here! I coach Play Fit Fun at Cedar Mill Elementary. I grew up loving sports and fitness and I’m so thankful for the opportunity to play fun games with kids each week and help them create healthy lifestyle habits!
Favorite food: Thai food
Dream vacation: Thailand
- Favorite Food: Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo
- Dream Vacation: Disneyland
- Favorite Activities: Playing basketball and Soccer…and going on long walks
Katey Reynolds is a student at Aloha HS.
She plays varsity soccer and has been a big part of Play.Fit.Fun for many years.
Back in her elementary school days, she actually attended Play.Fit.Fun…and look at her now…she’s one of our amazing coaches!!
We love Coach Katey and her fantastic energy she brings to every class.
- Favorite Activities- Soccer , watching tv and baking
- Favorite Food-sushi
- Dream Vacation- Germany
Coach Kayla Eonni attends Aloha HS where she is not only a student extraordinaire…but a member of the varsity soccer team.
Kayla is a fun loving, compassionate person…who’s smile lights up the Play.Fit.Fun classes that she coaches!!
Favorite Activities- Soccer, Exercising, Drawing, Creative Writing
Favorite Food- Mac And Cheese
Dream Vacation- Brazil
Ramila Kastayeva is new to our country…but not new to kids. Coach Ramily is a mother of 2, and a Judo Master who used to instruct kids back in her home country of Azerbaijan. In fact, Ramila represented her home country in the 2012 Summer Olympics!! Coach Ramila loves seeing kids try new challenges, having fun, and improving skills.
FAVORITE FOOD: CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP!
FAVORITE ACTIVITY: ALL SPORTS!
DREAM VACATION: ANYWHERE SUNNY AND WARM WITH HER FAMILY!
Coach Danny has been with Play.Fit.Fun for 3 years now.
Hailing from The Netherlands, he now calls Portland Home. He and his wife have a beautiful baby boy: Luka who is training to be a future PFF Coach.
Danny brings many years of experience coaching kids to PFF…and kids LOVE the action class he runs for us!!
Favorite Activities playing all kind of sports, but playing soccer, and padel in particular.
Favorite Food: Frikandel Speciaal (Dutch fried snack with a lot of sauce, and raw onions)
Dream Vacation: Every vacation with my family is a dream come true. Wintersport holidays are my favorite. Being outside in the mountains. Nothing beats being one of first on the slopes, skiing or snowboarding down, grab lunch, hold a beer and enjoy amazing views.
Favor Activities- Hiking and the outdoors. Morgan loves to volunteer and babysit in her free time. She also spends a lot of time walking her dogs and hanging out with friends.
Favorite Food- Cheese-less pepperoni pizza.
Dream Vacation- Backpacking trip around Europe!
Coach Julianna VanHoeter spent 1st-5th grade as a Play.Fit.Fun student…and was one of the most thoughtful, kind kids we had ever had in our program. As a 9th and 10th grade high school student, Julianna volunteered regularly with PFF. Now, as an awesome 11th grader, Coach Julianna teams up with other coaches to help kids get active, build healthy life skills and have each week in their Kids Action Classes!
Coach Anya is a twin in 2 of our coaching twin sets. Like her sister Jiaya…Anya is an exceptionally driven senior at Westview HS, and with her sister is a big part of the leadership program at her school. Anya and her sister also lead a number of clubs on site at Westview among her busy academic schedule.
Coach Jiaya a twin in 2 of our coaching twin sets. A driven senior at Westview HS, Jiaya is a big part of the leadership program at her school. She also leads a number of clubs on site at Westview among her busy academic schedule.
Favorite food: Pho
Favorite activities: Dancing, singing, sleeping
Dream vacation: Bora Bora
Coach Brian Kim is a giant of a man…with a heart to match! A true believer in how amazing kids are…Brian is also a big kid at heart.
Favorite food: Lasagna.
Favorite activity: Playing basketball with kids in his neighborhood
Dream vacation: Italy!
We had a blast!!! Thanks for including us and opening our eyes to what children really need!!!
I noticed that the kids who participated were hesitant at first but once they got involved they didn’t stop moving. The majority of the children would run from one activity to the next. One girl went through the obstacle course about 25 times and numerous other children went through it multiple times.
Many of the kids were reluctant to do the tire flip because they thought it would be to heavy for them. Boy were they wrong. They were able to do it and with some encouragement and positive reinforcement conquered the tire flip. The look on their faces once they flipped it over was priceless and their confidence soared. They were ready to do it again.
I could tell that some kids had not done much physical activity and that many of the activities were difficult for them. However that didn’t stop many of them from coming back and doing things over and over. Many children who finished the obstacle talked about how tired they were from just going through it one time but that didn’t stop them from doing it again.
I see the importance of this organization and the positive change it will bring to children. The fact that you are making exercise and fitness fun is so important. Giving the kids a challenge and then seeing them complete that challenge was amazing. They were so proud of themselves. With the way this country is going and how the obesity rate among kids is growing it’s important for an organization like yours to help the youth of today by making fitness fun, interesting and engaging both physically and mentally.
I don’t think kids realize that there is more to life then their electronic games, computers and cell phones. Growing up I didn’t have that. I spent my summer days playing outside, roller skating and playing hide and seek late in to the night. Kids today need the extra help to get back outside and stay active. Your organization has captured that and made getting back outside fun, interesting, and exciting. Kids get bored easily and without your organization kids would just sit on their couch and play games.
Thanks for having me at the events. I would love to work more!