My name is Michael Kaufmann and I am honored to be the physician medical correspondent for Brownsburg Fitness and their awesome new website.  As a means of introduction, I am an Indiana native and Brownsburg resident.  I first started training at Brownsburg Fitness nearly fourteen years ago.  By education, I am board certified in both emergency medicine and prehospital emergency medical services.  I practice my trade at local area St. Vincent Hospitals and work with many local EMS and Fire Department agencies in the delivery of out of hospital care.  In my free time however, I am an avid swimmer, cyclist, and runner or as I like to say, I “tri” at the sport of triathlon.  To date, I have competed in and have finished five full distance Ironman events, thirteen half distance Ironman events, numerous marathons (including Boston twice), and more sprint and Olympic distance triathlons than I can count.  I am an endurance athlete and I could not have accomplished many of these goals without the training and motivation that I have received from Brownsburg Fitness and their team of training professionals.  My goal here is to share with you some of the education I have received from both my medical training as well as my journey as an athlete.  Questions and requests for health related topics can be sent to makaufmann@indy.rr.com.