Fitness Trainers

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. 


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. 


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.


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.


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.


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.