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.
Experience: Creating strength programs to help people attain their goals.
Hobbies: I enjoy listening to music and finding different ways to get a great workout in. Also like 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.

Michelle Bustamante

Certifications: American Council on Exercise
Personal Trainer, YMCA Certified Group Fitness Instructor, Certified R.I.P.P.E.D. Instructor,
Zumba and ZumbAtonic Certified; Insanity Trainer, TRX Trainer. American Red Cross CPR/AED,
Education: Technical diplomas in Phlebotomy & Medical assistant, Milwaukee Technical College
Experience: Group fitness Instructor since 2011
Hobbies: Spending time with my family and friends, music, dancing, hiking, kickboxing,
learning new things and being around people who make me laugh!
Philosophy: I create a positive, comfortable, and welcoming atmosphere to get members over their initial apprehensions.

Then focus on setting small, attainable goals that fit into bigger goals of becoming and maintaining the healthiest version of YOU, both inside and out.

I believe all people deserve to see what they are fully capable of, and to see this full potential they need to be challenged, get out of their comfort zone, and embrace help from others along the way. I genuinely care about helping people get comfortable and confident in whom they are-one person at a time, one day at a time.

Ben Chapman

Certifications: American College of Sports Medicine Personal Trainer, American Heart Association CPR/AED, TRX Trainer, INSANITY Instructor
Education: BA in Biology, Lakeland College
Experience: Devise strength and cardio workout plans for athletes, triathlon coach and trainer
Hobbies: Triathlon and Ironman races, Tough Mudders, coaching wrestling, hiking, hunting, fishing and camping, discovering new ways to work out indoors and outside.
Philosophy: Whether against other people, against the clock, or against oneself, we all want to succeed. I strive to bring out that desire to reveal one’s true potential. I listen to
my client’s needs and design fitness plans that take them slightly out of their comfort zone. At that point, people realize they are capable of so much more and continue
to break through barriers. With the right mindset, you can push your limits and go beyond what you imagine is possible. Stay on the move to constantly better yourself
today and every day!

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
Education: BA in Exercise Science, Lakeland College, MA in Counseling, Lakeland College
Hobbies: Head wrestling coach at Cedarburg High School, mixed martial arts, running, spending time with my brothers.
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; 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
Years of Experience: Instructing various wellness programming since 1985
Hobbies/Special 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.

Andrea Kirchenwitz

Certifications: American Council on Exercise Personal Trainer, American Red Cross CPR/AED
Education: BS in Kinesiology with an Emphasis in Exercise and Fitness from University of Wisconsin- Oshkosh
Years of Experience: High school and college athlete, Clinical Experience in Personal Training (September-December 2014), Internship with a Personal Training Studio in Oshkosh (January-May 2015), Fitness Instructor at Planet Fitness Oshkosh (February-September 2014, December 2014-May 2015), Experience working with people of all ages and abilities to develop fitness programs that fit their specific needs
Hobbies:Staying physically active, lifting weights, golfing, watching and playing sports, spending time with friends and family.
Philosophy: For me, exercise and fitness is an essential part of life. It serves so many purposes from reducing anxiety and stress to preventing disease and injury. With the rising obesity rate in the United States, I feel that it is important for everyone young and old to be active. It could be anything from high intensity cardio sessions or resistance training, to 10 minute basic exercise sessions to help one perform daily tasks like walking short distances or completing activities of daily living without assistance.

I feel that it is important to remember that everyone is different and there is no such thing as a cookie cutter workout. Everyone will require the exercise programs to be molded specifically to fit their lives. I enjoy and look forward to assisting clients of all ages create workout programs that consider their needs, limitations, and goals.


Kasandra Legate

Certifications: ACE certified Personal Trainer; ACE certified Health Coach; American Heart Association CPR/AED.
Education: Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Health Promotion at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Experience: I ran Cross Country and Track and Field in High School. I also continued Track and Field into college at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. My events included Pole Vaulting, Javelin, 200’s, and 400’s. I have had two internships in Personal Training working with a variety of individuals ranged from college students to senior citizens. I also developed and managed a running/fitness club and nutrition class for Middle School students’ age ranged from 4th-8th grade. My last semester of college I focused primarily on Sport Psychology while working with Division 1 Track and Field athletes.
Hobbies: I am an outdoors’ type of person who loves running, hiking, fishing, camping, ATVing, Snowmobiling, swimming, beach volleyball, and laying out to catch some rays. I enjoy spending as much time as I can get with my family, friends, and two fur babies (dogs). I absolutely love to cook and bake healthy food; since I am not afraid to try new things, I will find random recipes and try to re-create or put my own twist on them.
Philosophy: I believe as a personal trainer the most important aspects for creating a positive experience between client and trainer are listening and empathy. Being able to actively listen and put yourself in the clients’ shoes will help understand where they currently are and where they envision themselves to be. This will help develop a positive relationship and increase motivation. As a personal trainer, my focus is more towards health promotion. Since weight is not a behavior, my goal is to modify behaviors to improve a clients’ physiological measures (blood pressure and blood lipids), health behaviors (eating and activity habits and dietary quality), and psychosocial outcomes (self- esteem). It is my mission to guide the client to develop a great sense of confidence, self-esteem, body satisfaction, and intrinsic motivation. It is my mission to be the most valuable resource for the client. As a personal trainer, I will help the client achieve their short and long term goals through a variety of effective exercises, basic nutrition education, mindfulness exercises, and any additional questions they may have regarding health and wellness.


Rachael Lewinski

Certifications: ACSM Personal Trainer, E-RYT200 Yoga Alliance, NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist & Fitness Nutrition Specialist, Trigger Point Approved Trainer, CPR & First Aid.
Education: Elmhurst College Bachelor of Science. Major: Biology, Minor: Psychology & Spanish
Experience: Group Fitness Instructor since 2000, Personal Trainer & Yoga Teacher since 2003, #2 and #3 Top Trainer for all Wisconsin Athletic Clubs in Milwaukee 2014 & 2015
Hobbies: Gardening & landscaping, traveling, hiking, forest bathing, camping, SUP, making essential oil jewelry, enjoying time with my dog, cat & hubby & stepson
Philosophy: I look at fitness holistically. Your fitness and wellness plan is like a puzzle. There are many pieces that contribute to, connect and affect each other and the overall big picture. I am passionate about empowering and supporting clients and students to learn about their bodies helping them reach their full potential to look and feel amazing!  Make it fun, challenging, balanced, adaptable and lifelong!


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
Years of Experience: Personal training and instructing since 1992
Hobbies: 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.


Bryan Manteufel

Certifications: American Council on Exercise Personal Trainer, American Red Cross CPR/AED
Education: BBA with a marketing major from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater
Hobbies: Lifting weights, traveling to new places, going to the movies, hiking and rock climbing, scuba diving and spending time with family.
Philosophy: What interests me most about exercise is that it’s such a personal experience. Everyone will have different goals and ideas about what they want to achieve. Exercise can be a key component of improving overall health, recovering from an injury, losing or gaining weight, getting faster, getting stronger or working toward a new aesthetic. Whether you are training for a marathon or want to get in better shape, every goal is equally valid and likely to evolve as you progress.

There are a lot of exercises you could do when you work out. Knowing what you should do is imperative to seeing results and maintaining involvement in an exercise program. My specialty is choosing exercises that are scientifically proven to help you achieve your goals, while placing an emphasis on form and technique to maximize effectiveness.


Sadhna Murthy

Certifications: National Exercise Trainers Association Personal Trainer and Pilates Reformer Trainer, National Wellness Institute Wellness Coordinator and School certified Wellness Program Manager; TRX trainer, PiYo trainer American Red Cross advanced CPR/AED and First Aid, ACE certified Medical Rehab Specialist focus.
Education: MS in Rehabilitation Science from India, completed refreshers at University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and Marquette University
Years of Experience: Various wellness and post rehabilitation programming since year 2000
Hobbies/Specialties: Tennis, biking, spinning, kick boxing, Pilates, camping and biking, and in winter, snowball fights and watching movies.
Philosophy: It’s so easy to just stop moving when pain and discomfort are difficult to manage. My approach to overall wellness is to enhance quality of life, keep you active and doing what you love. Through an analytical eye, I help identify and work to correct physical limitations, muscular deviation and day-today movement patterns. By incorporating a variety of exercises, you can restore your ability to function in your favorite sporting activities, and in daily life.


Lynn Paulow

Certifications: American Council on Exercise Personal Trainer, IMX Pilates Mat and Reformer Instructor, TRX Trainer, Kinesis Trainer
Education: University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point
Years of Experience: Various fitness experience since 1976
Hobbies/Specialties: Passionate about teaching fitness classes that include step, rebounding, strength, cycling and Pilates. In my free time, I enjoy reading, exercising my dog and modifying recipes.
Philosophy: For 30+ 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. I challenge everyone to be the best version of themselves. Exercise is as much physical as it is emotional. My passion is taking the intimidation factor out of fitness by providing a personalized touch. Once you feel comfortable with the people around you, their support and friendship can be all you need to keep motivated and accountable. Through exercise, your confidence and the ability to self-motivate improves. With proper execution, timing and progression of exercises, goals are achieved through sweat, hard work, and a desire to have fun.

Elliot Schmitt

Certifications: Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, TRX Trainer.
Education: BA in Exercise Science University of Oshkosh emphasis in strength and conditioning.
Experience: I completed two internships at the James Andrews Institute in Pensacola, Florida, where I worked with the Wounded Warrior Project, former & current US Military personnel, Para-Olympic athletes along with former and future NFL, NBA, and MLB players. After completion of my internship, I moved to Dubuque Iowa.  I was a Health Leader at a logistics company during this time, performing workshops and seminars on proper, breathing, movement, nutrition, and sleeping techniques, to promote a healthier lifestyle throughout the company.
Hobbies: I enjoy spending time with my family & friends. I love being active whether it’s going for a nature walk to catch sunrise or playing football on a fall weekend. Movement is a big part of my life.
Philosophy:  As a personal trainer, my mission is to upgrade every aspect of your life. I believe in challenging yourself every day and wandering out beyond your comfort zone is pivotal to the mental growth of you!

When it comes to the growth of you physically, movement is the key to living a long and prosperous life. Regardless if you’re a training for the Olympics or coming to the gym after a day’s work, movement quality is crucial to being the best version of you!

Through my experiences, I’ve learned posture patterns movement, knowing this. I will tailor my workout programs to your movement deficiencies; I will focus on good form and posture of your movements. Using this methodology will lead you to build strength, stability, mobility and overall life success at an optimal rate.

Jessica Vervaeck

Certifications: National Exercise Trainers Association Personal Trainer, Nationally Certified and State Licensed Massage Therapist, Kinesis Trainer and Balance Body Pliates Reformer Trainer, Schwinn Cycling, TRX Level 2 Instructor (Rip Trainer and Suspension Trainer)
Education: BS in Health Promotion and Wellness, Minor in Coaching, University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, Classic Massage Program, Health Touch Spa School of Massage, LLC
Years of Experience: Since 2003
Hobbies/Specialties: Participating in, coaching, judging and choreographing cheerleading, spending time with family, weightlifting, board games, puzzles, cooking (and eating), massage, taking continuing education classes.
Philosophy: I enjoy the bodybuilding style and crossfit style of working out. I love to lift heavy and prove to other women that they too can lift heavy, debunking the myth that they will bulk up. I also believe you have to think when you exercise. You can’t expect results if you just go through the motions. And if you are just going through the motions, then you probably aren’t lifting heavy enough! I love combining fitness and massage into one session. Exercise and massage are great for stress relief, so why not combine them? I also enjoy teaching people about active isolated stretching and proving that stretching is not bad or a waste of time. Finally, fitness is about self-care and not just what you do when you come to the gym.

John Wagner

Certifications: American Council on Exercise Personal Trainer, American Council on Exercise Weight Management Specialist, Chiropractic Wisconsin Association Exercise Rehabilitation Specialist. USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach, TRX Functional Fitness Group Instructor, PiYo Group Instructor and American Red Cross CPR/AED
Education: BA in Fitness Studies, BA in Sports Studies, Minor in Sports Management and a BA in Writing from Lakeland College
Hobbies: Spending time with my daughter Charlotte, Weightlifting, playing and coaching semi-pro football for the Sheboygan County Rebels and Manitowoc County Mariners, assistant coach for Lakeland College Football, and researching exercise and sport studies.
Philosophy:
My primary focus is to help individuals achieve the results they desire by developing a relationship that creates a positive and enjoyable environment. With primary focus on one-on-one personal training, I believe in coaching individuals through exercise and nutrition plans with proper encouragement and direction. I am comfortable working with a variety of different ages, fitness levels, and goals individuals may have. My specialties are resistance exercises and sports performance training.


Charity Wolf

Certifications: American College of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer; Aerobics and Fitness Association of America Certified Group Exercise Instructor; TRX Suspension Training/Sports Medicine/TEAM Level 2; LesMills Certified Bodypump Instructor; SPINNING Certified Instructor; Moi Cycle Certified Instructor; Wattbike Master Trainer; Soul Sculpt Yoga Instructor; AED/CPR/Basic First Aid Certified
Education: BS in Exercise Science & Health Promotion, University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh
Years of Experience: Working in various fields of the exercise & wellness industry since 2007
Hobbies/Specialties: Running, Music, Public speaking on various wellness topics, Spending time with my family, Cooking, Being outdoors in nature, Reading, Traveling
Philosophy: YOU and only you have the willpower to achieve what you’ve set out to accomplish.  However, through consistent coaching, behavior modification, nutritional counseling, and a committed exercise plan, I can provide you with the tools you’ll need to succeed.  My training style is a focused combination of educating, empowering, and encouraging.  I specialize in small and large group training that is customized to the needs of the participants.  Initial and regular follow-up assessments are performed to ensure that each session gets you one step closer to your end goal.


Laura Becherer

Certifications: USA Swimming Certified Coach, International Paralympic Swim Coach Level 2, YMCA National Swim Coach Certification
Education: B.S. in Business, Michigan State University
Years of Experience: 14 years coaching competitive swimming at all levels including Ozaukee Aquatics, Silver Medal USA Club Team; North High School and YMCA. Additionally, 6 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.