Fitness Trainers

Jaycob Bartels 

Certifications: American Council on Exercise Personal Trainer, American Red Cross CPR/AED, TRX Trainer
Education: In my last semester at UW-Sheboygan for associates degree.
Specialties: Core Strength Training, Functional Strength, Balance
Interests/Hobbies: Listening to music, finding different ways to get a great workout in, hanging out with friends and family.
Philosophy: As a trainer I try to find ways to motivate people to accomplish their goals. Whether it is an athlete trying to prepare for a season or a person who has never stepped foot in the gym, I always create an atmosphere that the client can feel comfortable in. Making exercise fun is another key to making sure clients never give up on their goals. Keeping a positive mindset during strength training is something I try to overemphasize. Positive things happen when people believe in themselves and that is how goals are achieved.
Email: jaycob.bartels@kohler.com

 

Melanie Schneider

Certifications: ACSM Exercise Physiologist,  American Red Cross CPR, AED & First Aid, Les Mills GRIT, Coach by Color Cycling, Rock Steady Boxing Coach
Education: Bachelors Degree of Science with a major in Kinesiology; University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Specialties: Behavior/Lifestyle Change, Functional Strength and Athletic Training, Special Populations
Philosophy: As a trainer, I believe in the importance of incorporating both cardiovascular and strength training into a daily workout, while designing it toward the needs and goals of the member. I’m able to do this by constructing a workout plan for full body strength training, while adding in a few cardiovascular exercises throughout the workout, to spike the heart rate. As a former collegiate athlete, I also believe in the important of youth strength training and injury prevention. Through plyometric and agility training, I focus on developing athletes through sports specific movements to strengthen and condition the body. 
Email: melanie.schneider@kohler.com 

 

Cole Yoder

Certifications: ACE Certified Personal Trainer, Rock Steady Boxing Certified, CPR and AED American Red Cross Certified
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology with an Emphasis on Strength and Conditioning; University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Specialties: Sports Performance Training, Functional Strength Training, Weight Loss
Interests/Hobbies: Watching sports (football, basketball, boxing, etc.), Spending time with family and friends, participating in outdoor activities like hiking, paddle boarding and snow shoeing, riding my fat tire bike on the road and off.
Philosophy: Working out and exercising are a requirement of an active lifestyle. It is all about falling in love with the process. Once someone does that, the set goal can be achieved and new goals can be set. Find a purpose and work for it. 
Email: cole.yoder@koher.com

 

Hannah Julka

Certifications: ACSM Personal Trainer, American Red Cross CPR/AED, Rock Steady Boxing Coach
Education: BS in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise and Fitness; University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Specialties: Functional Training, Corrective Exercise, General Health and Weight Management
Interests/Hobbies: Leading an active lifestyle and hanging out with her husband and golden retreiver. 
Philosophy: I have a passion for finding my clients' motivators and pushing them to be their very best. Whether regaining strength, toning or working with an athlete to prepare for an upcoming season, I love to help people achieve their goals. I believe with hard work and accountability anything is possible. Giving clients a strong foundation of exercises that can be performed at the gym or at home, even with limited equipment, helps them reach goals. If I can help my clients enjoy working out and leading a healthier lifestyle from our work together, I could not be happier. 
Email: hannah.julka@kohler.com 

 

Jake Frias

Certifications: American Council on Exercise Personal Trainer, American Red Cross CPR/AED, IKFF Kettle Bell Instructor, TRX Trainer, INSANITY Group Instructor, Spinning Certified, ICG Cycle Instructor
Education: BA in Exercise Science, Lakeland College, MA in Counseling, Lakeland College
Hobbies: USA, NCAA and WIAA Wrestling Official, Quality time with my wife and two dogs, Personal Health and Fitness, Outdoor Cycling
Philosophy: I believe in drive, determination, and pushing the pace to achieve your goals and surpass your potential. The mental aspect of fitness as well as taking action to make it happen is key, and I provide every tool necessary to put the pieces all together. Knowing your limits is one thing, but pushing past them is where life and success happens. Whether it’s in a class, small group, or an individual setting, I will not only help you tone your mindset on fitness, but also make it happen physically.
Email: jacob.frias@kohler.com

 

Judi Goeden

Certifications: American Council on Exercise Personal Trainer, Apex Fitness and Nutrition Specialist; YMCA Healthy Lifestyle Trainer; Balance Body Pilates Reformer Trainer; Yoga Fit; PiYo Trainer; SCW Barre Certified; ICG Certified Cycle Instructor; ZUMBA Fitness & Zumba Step; TRX Trainer; Ai Chi; Kinesis Trainer; Y Cycle Instructor, Trainer of Trainers for the YMCA of the USA; American Red Cross CPR-Pro/AED
Education: BA in Dance and Kinesiology, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Specialties: Mind-Body Fitness, Special Populations, Corrective Exercise
Hobbies/Interests: Outdoor adventure, cycling for the mildly obsessed, spending time with my family, gardening and dancing.
Philosophy: Fitness has to be fun and have a social aspect, or it’s just exercise. Even hard effort can be a positive experience when it’s approached with the openness to learn. My training approach is to work with clients to find the right combination of physical activity, intensity, mental focus and a healthy approach to nutrition to create a personalized recipe for success. A functional approach to training is to not focus on training individual muscles, but the entire body by enhancing natural movement patterns. At all ages and levels of fitness, I believe we can all improve our wellness and live a more productive life.
Email: judith.goeden@kohler.com

 

Christine Hicks

Certifications: American Council on Exercise Personal Trainer, TRX Trainer, IM=X Pilates Mat Instructor, NETA Pilates Reformer certified, Kinesis
Education: BS in Exercise Fitness, University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh
Specialties: Core Focused Training, Exercise Before/During/After Pregnancy, Balance and Multi-Muscle Movement
Hobbies/Interests: Scrapbooking, outdoor activities and watching my kids play sports.
Philosophy: I have a passion for striving to help members achieve their goals by providing a safe and challenging exercise program—all in the name of fun. I motivate people to be consistent with their exercise, help them make better food choices and provide a workout that is not a chore. The bigger picture is quality of life now and years down the road. I help people decrease their chances of getting high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, obesity and low back pain. Because of my degenerative disc disease, I have great knowledge and awareness in keeping the low back safe during every movement performed in classes or while personal training.
Email: christine.hicks@kohler.com

 

Lynn Paulow

Certifications: American Council on Exercise Personal Trainer, IMX Pilates Mat and Reformer Instructor, TRX Trainer, Kinesis Trainer, Advanced Cancer Exercise Specialist
Education: University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point
Specialties: Strength Training, Behavior and Lifestyle Change, Exercise Rehabilitation
Hobbies/Interests: Passionate about teaching fitness classes that include TRX, strength, cycling and Pilates. In my free time, I enjoy listening to music and making new playlists for my group ex classes. I like to bake, but I'd much rather watch my husband do the cooking. 
Philosophy: For 35+ years I have shown how exercise is a joy, a gift, an opportunity. I want others to get to the point where they do it for the love of it, for empowerment, for destressing, for the health of it....not to lose ten pounds in 7 days. Exercise is as much physical as it is emotional. I strive to take the intimidation factor out of fitness by providing a personalized touch. Sometimes all you need is a little support and friendship to keep you motivated and accountable. 
Email: lynn.paulow@kohler.com

 

Ali Ottery

Education: BA Health and Wellness Promotion
Certifications: ACSM Personal Training, Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner
Specialties: Functional Strength Training, Behavior/Lifestyle Change, Nutrition
Interests/Hobbies: Traveling to new places, taking pictures, cooking and baking, learning new things.
Philosophy: Learning and maintaining healthy lifestyle habits with intention and discipline provides you with freedom in your life now and in the future.
Email: ali.ottery@kohler.com

 

Jessica Vervaeck

Education: BS in Health Promotion; University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, Classic Massage; Health Touch Spa School of Massage
Certifications: NETA Personal Trainer, State Licensed Massage Therapist, Balanced Body Pilates Reformer, Schwinn Cycling, TRX Level 2, CrossFit Level 1
Specialties: High Intensity Interval Training, BodyBuilding, Stretching/Massage
Interests/Hobbies: Cheerleading, CrossFit, baking, driving three kids to lessons and working out with family.
Philosophy: Working out should be fun. If you don't like it, you won't stick with it. It should be varied, include high intensity and low intensity, heavy weights and light weights because "Variety is the spice of life". It should challenge you mentally and physically. You will get out of it what you put into it!
Email: jessica.vervaeck@kohler.com

 

Jesse Kleiman

Certifications: CSCS Certified Personal Trainer
Education: BA in Exercise Science; Lakeland University
Specialties: Athletic/Sport Specific Training, Weight Loss, Strength Training
Hobbies/Interests: Doing anything active, being outdoors, spending time with family and friends, playing chess
Philosophy: I aim to assist in achieving all fitness goals and to make sure the training experience is as enjoyable as possible. From the little things to balance and stability, to increasing overall strength and stamina, I believe that all physical and mental forms of fitness are very important and can be trained to help live a stronger, healthier life. 
Email: jesse.kleiman@kohler.com

 

Brenda McBain

Certifications: NETA Certified Personal Trainer, NETA Certified Group Exercise Instructor, Mat Pilates, Spinning, Yoga Fit Level 1, Barre Above, CPR/AED/First Aid, Precision Nutrition (In Progress)
Education: Bachelor's in Exercise Science; University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and Wisconsin Army National Guard 2000-2010
Specialties: Functional Strength and Performance Training, Lifestyle Fitness and Nutrition
Hobbies/Interests: Running, Hiking, Spending time with family of 5, gardening, writing and creating programs and classes that are ever changing. 
Philosophy: The military taught me to be driven and focused and that working as a team builds confidence and creates unity.  I bring that to my training and teaching experiences. I listen to my clients and we work together to form realistic goals for success.  I believe anyone can accomplish their goals if they are consistent, focused and stay positive on the journey.  Mindset and attitude are keys to reaching your goals. If you stay on track, you can do anything!  There is nothing better than seeing a client achieve success in any goal, big or small.  Also, after having children I have a new appreciation for total body wellness and nutrition which has inspired me to pursue my latest goal in becoming a certified nutrition coach. Life is a journey and the adventures we go through shape us into unique individuals who all can achieve successes along the way.  

Laura Becherer -Swim

Certifications: USA Swimming Certified Coach, International Paralympic Swim Coach Level 3, YMCA National Swim Coach Certification 
Education: B.S. in Business, Michigan State University
Years of Experience: 16 years coaching competitive swimming at all levels including Ozaukee Aquatics, Silver Medal USA Club Team; North High School and YMCA. Additionally, 8 years coaching for United States Olympic Committee, Paralympic Division Swim team at national and international competitions and clinics.
Hobbies/Specialties: Biking, traveling, spending time with family and friends
Philosophy: As a swim coach I have a passion for helping people find success in the pool, whether it's at a competitive level or adding swimming to your fitness routine. Helping swimmers become more efficient in the water, working on stroke technique or adding speed and racing skills can be achieved with guided training and practice.