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.

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
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.

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.

Sadhna Murthy

Certifications: Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner from KTA International; American Council on Exercise Orthopedic Exercise Specialist; Pilates Reformer Certified; National Wellness Institute Wellness Coordinator, PiYo Certified, American Red Cross advanced CPR/AED and First Aid. 
Education: MS in Rehabilitation Science (Physical Therapy) 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: My primary goal is injury prevention and pre-operative/post-operative bridge programming to optimal recovery. It’s so easy to stop moving with pain and discomfort. My approach to overall wellness is to enhance quality of life and to keep you active and doing what you love. Through research-based analysis and using various modalities, I help identify and work to correct physical limitations, muscular deviation and day-to-day movement patterns. By incorporating a variety of exercises, you can restore your ability to function in your daily life.

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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
Years of Experience: Various fitness experience since 1976
Hobbies/Specialties: 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. 

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.

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 and family, Weightlifting, playing and coaching semi-pro football, researching exercise and sport studies
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.


Laura Becherer

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.



Jesse Kleiman

Certifications: CSCS Certified Personal Trainer
Education: B.A. in Exercise Science, Lakeland University
Years of Experience: Fitness Instruction and Strength Coaching for 3+ years
Hobbies: 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.