Fitness has always been important to me. Throughout my childhood it was my dad that got me moving. Whether it was mowing the lawn, going for long hikes or bike rides, he was the one who inspired me to be where I am today. Sometimes we need a push from another person to maintain our drive and get us on our feet each day. Today, I continue the hobbies that got me moving. I love to waterski, barefoot ski, hike and work out to maintain my overall fitness.
I want to be the one to inspire you like my dad did me. I want to be the one to push YOU. As your personal trianer, I will be here to motivate and educate you to be successful. From flexibility and core strength to functional training and bootcamps, I will help you achieve YOUR goals. Overall health and well-being require dedication and commitment. It's a lifestyle.
After attending a four-year program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, I love that I continue to learn while I teach others. With a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (the study of human movement sciences), it is rewarding to be able to apply my knowlege and help others reap the rewards.
Certified Personal Trainer, NESTA
B.S., Kinesiology/Pre-Physical Therapy (UW-Milwaukee)
I am in my third year of coordinating and leading an 8-week triathlon training program at Form & Fitness. We swim one night, spin one night, and do a brick workout on Saturday mornings and have a great time doing it! I have worked as a personal trainer for four years and train a variety of individuals. No matter your age, gender or ability level, I will work with you to create a program tailored to your specific needs so you achieve the results you want. When I'm not personal training, I teach group fitness classes, including Group Power, Zumba, and Spinning.
As a three-year triathlete, I've participated in more than 20 triathlons, competed in sprint and olympic distances. I also train for half-marathons which after four years, average about three annually. My favorite race is the Green Bay Cellcom race. It's a great race for beginners because it's on a flat course.
I hold a four-year degree in Health Promotion & Wellness from the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point and am a certified personal trainer by the National Academy of Sports Medicine. I am also a 10-year member of the Wisconsin Army National Guard. I ran track & field all four years of college, where I competed in heptathlon and other open events.
Exercise has always been a part of my life and I'd love to make it part of YOURS! From soccer and ice hockey in high school and college, to yoga and Tai Chi later on, I've never stopped moving. I love to work out, and I want all of my clients to feel what it's like to have MORE energy, MORE strength and MORE flexibility at any age. I will help you achieve this with functional exercises, strength training and plenty of core and balance moves. I always try to keep the workouts challenging and fun. I am an NASM certified personal trainer.
In addition to training, I work out and I still play ice hockey. When I'm not running or skating around, I may be found cooking, reading or just hanging out with my husband and three children.
As a personal trainer at the Grafton Form & Fitness location, I direct our 8-week Transform-U Weight Loss Program. I love to work with people that want to develop a positive relationship with nutrition and exercise. I am motivated when I see my clients achieve their goals and get the results for which they work so hard. I design safe, fun, and effective workouts that guarantee results.
Fitness has been a part of my life since I was young, so it didn't take long to know what I wanted to do when I grew up. In high school I was a two-sport athlete, playing volleyball and basketball. I went on to play basketball at Lakeland college, but soon transferred to University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.
BS Kinesiology/ Exercise Science with a minor in Strength and Conditioning
CPR, First Aid, & AED Certified (American Red Cross)
Lifestyle and Weight Managament Specialist (NESTA)
I believe exercise and fitness should be a priority in everybody’s life. I have been active ever since I can remember. In high school I was a four-sport athlete competing in football, wrestling, track & field as a pole vaulter for which I was a 4-year letter winner, and baseball. Today I play softball, golf, waterski and weight train to keep my body healthy and strong. I bring my competitive attitude to training sessions to help you reach your goals and overall improve your quality of life.
I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology or Exercise Science with a minor in Strength and Conditioning from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Throughout my four years at UWO I worked with collegiate athletes (football, baseball, softball, basketball, track, wrestling and gymnastics) and enjoyed personal training experience with older adults, as well as youth athletes. I love the field that I chose because it constantly changes and challenges me to continue my education on a daily basis.
BS Kinesiology/ Exercise Science with a minor in Strength and Conditioning
Schwinn Indoor Cycling (ACE)
CPR, First Aid, & AED Certified (American Red Cross)
As an athlete my entire life, I like to think of everyone as athletes-in-the-making. From organized sports, to setting up an "unofficial" football match, physical activity fuels me. I have participated in almost every sport: soccer, football, basketball, volleyball, track, cross country, baseball, rugby, snowboarding, skateboarding, biking and rock climbing. But what matters is not what I have done in the past, but what we can accomplish in the present. The human body is remarkable and UNSTOPPABLE.
We are born with two fears in life: the fear of falling and the fear of loud noises. Every other fear is in our minds. I know that the gym can be incredibly intimidating. My goal as a personal trainer is to make you feel comfortable when you walk in and accomplished when you walk out. Everyone visits the gym with different goals. My calling is to help you achieve yours with a plan that we create together and you execute. I will show you proper ways to exercise so that you can obtain maximum results. I take pride in what I do. Your success is my success. Train with me. Overcome your fears and allow me to show you how empowering fitness can be.
"Never say that you can't do something, or that something seems impossible, or that something can't be done, no matter how discouraging or harrowing it may be; human beings are limited only by what we allow ourselves to be limited by: our own minds. We are each the masters of our own reality; when we become self-aware to this: absolutely anything in the world is possible." -- Mike Norton
NESTA certified personal trainer
My journey as a trainer began somewhat unconventionally. I was never athletic as a kid. I didn't play sports and I was never picked first in gym class, but I did start working out a young age thanks to my mom who would take me to the gym with her. At first, it was a way to spend time with her, but soon it became my favorite part of the day. As I grew, so did my passion for fitness. It's that passion that led me to a career in personal training, which I want to share with everyone at Form & Fitness.
Before I was a trainer, I spent three years working as a TV news reporter and anchor.
NASM certified personal trainer
I found my passion for health and fitness as an undergraduate studying kinesiology. Growing up I didn't participate in many sports, but as a college student I dove into a variety of them such as martial arts, cycling and competitive speed skating. My kinesiology degree and experience with different sports taught me the importance of technique and proper form to benefit from a regular training schedule. My training style allows me to help others understand their bodies so that they maximize their workouts without the risk of injury. Whether you're training for a competitive sport or simply interested in improving your strength and wellness, my focus on teaching body awareness alongside strength and conditioning will help you reach you goals.
B.S. Kinesiology from UWM
Parisi speed school coach
TRX suspension training
Schwinn indoor cycling
I've always been active with a high motor, but my interest in exercise really began to develop during high school. I was a three-year letter winner in football and wrestling, at which I received several accolades. I later earned a scholarship to play football at Minnesota State University-Mankato.
My passion to help others improve their lives combined with my 10 years experience in strength and conditioning made it a no-brainer that personal training was the right path for me.
Whether you want to lose weight, have more energy or gain muscle and increase strength, I will work with you to customize a simple and effective fitness plan to help you achieve the changes you want.
In addition to personal training, also work with the Parkinson's Disease exercise group, train athletes in the Parisi Speed School and teach group exercise classes and boot camps at Form & Fitness.
I am a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). Fitness is a priority in my life. I have always been an active person-enjoying both team and individual sports. I understand the struggle of trying to exercise and eat healthy while leading a busy life. I, too, share in this struggle. It is important to MAKE time for yourself to exercise, establish healthy eating habits and learn to love the body that you’re in. I can help you with that. It’s hard doing it on your own! I love cheering people on and watching them succeed so I will be there for your journey to healthy and happy! I will do my best to keep you focused, energized and positive before, during and after your workout.
I have personally had the most success through high intensity interval training. Don’t let that scare you... high intensity for you may be very different than high intensity for someone else. All of my workouts are based on your current fitness level and your fitness goals (short and long term)!
I'm certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist from the National Strength and Conditioning Assocation (NSCA) and graduate from Concordia University of Mequon, Wis. with a degree in Exercise Physiology. While in school, I was a multi-sport student-athlete on the baseball and football teams. My hobbies include watching all Wisconsin sports, superhero movies and spending time with family and friends.
BS in Science - Exercise Physiology
NSCA - CSCS
I am a passionate healthcare professional who believes in adopting a lifestyle that clients love to experience. Health and fitness does not have to be a chore but rather an opportunity and I look forward to helping you find that place in your own life. I have a masters degree in nutrition sciences and exercise physiology, and I utilize this information to develop nutritional meal plans and exercise regimens to help members meet their personal health goals.
I have worked in a variety of specialties including cardiac rehab, diabetes, oncology, renal and hepatic inefficiencies, and most dominantly in the weight loss world. I have a culinary background that will help to support your educational platform as you build flavor profiles into your nutrition program, experience hands on cooking lessons in group and one on one setting, and even take the responsibility of eating right completely off your shoulders as you try weeks of meals prepared in my culinary art lab. Come and experience health like you have never lived it before!
I am an individual who is driven by fitness. I love taking people to new highs in their fitness journey, whether that is improving technique or making huge gains in their goals. Athletics has always been my big driver. Playing football and throwing in track at the college level, baseball and basketball in high school, and recently competing in Crossfit competitions. Here at Form & Fitness I am driving to help anyone who comes to me blow past their goals and reach the levels they thought were never possible by working hard and having a blast doing it. I am currently working towards my Bachelor's in Exercise Physiology and obtaining my CSCS Certification.
During my time teaching traditional martial arts I have seen people decrease symptoms of diabetes type II, ulcerative colitis, prader willis syndrome, ADHD, depression, fibromyalgia, hip replacements, and rheumatoid arthritis to name a few. To become a more credentialed professional I went back to school to receive my degree in Kinesiology and Psychology. I choose these majors to study how the mind and the body connect and how human movement can benefit the mind as well as the body. I had an opportunity in my last semester to write a comprehensive review on the psychological benefits of Tai Chi and qigong. Through this study I found over thirty scientific experiments showing that this helps psychological benefits such as; depression, insomnia, mood disorders, anxiety, fear of falling, pain, trauma, self-efficacy, ADHD, and self-esteem. In addition to the psychological benefits Tai Chi and qigong helps with; the immune system, postural alignment, decrease heart rate, activation of the parasympathetic nervous system, decrease blood pressure, improved gait, improved balance, and improved coordination to name a few. I have experience firsthand that I have experienced through previous students and current clients that Tai Chi and qigong benefits are unlimited. The ultimate goal of Tai Chi and qigong is self-realization or enlightenment. I truly believe in what I do and am passionate it will improve the well-being of all the participants.
BS Kinesiology and Psychology
ACE Certified PT
ATQA Level III Certified Tai Chi and Qigong Instructor
NQA Certified Instructor
Internationally Certified Moo Doe (Budo) Instructor