Our story

Form & Fitness was founded in 2001 by physical therapist and fitness professional Dr. Ben Quist. The focus has always been on world-class personal training in a private facility where the best personal training and physical therapy professional in the area could come together to practice their craft.  

This blend of fitness and rehab has quickly become and still is a premier personal training facility in southeast Wisconsin.

Ben Quist

About me
Ben founded Form and Fitness in 1999 to create a personal training environment where physical therapy and fitness could mix to provide the safest and most effective fitness programing for the Mequon community.

Doctor of Physical Therapy from Concordia University

Katie Dykas

About me
I am a Personal Trainer and Marketing Director at Form and Fitness. I am driven by my lifelong passion for fitness and commitment to spreading health and well-being. My journey in fitness began at a young age, and it has been a thrilling adventure ever since.In my early years, I was a two-sport athlete, excelling in both volleyball and basketball during high school. These experiences taught me the value of hard work, discipline, and the importance of a strong, healthy body. During this time, I knew my future would be closely tied to the world of sports and fitness.My collegiate journey took me from Lakeland College to the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, where I honed my skills as an athlete and deepened my understanding of human movement. This background has provided me with a solid foundation for my career as a Personal Trainer.Personal training is deeply fulfilling. I find my motivation in helping clients achieve their fitness goals and witnessing the transformational power of exercise. My training philosophy centers around creating workouts that are not only effective but also enjoyable and safe. I believe that fitness should be a lifelong journey that brings joy and vitality to our lives.In my role as a Marketing Director, I utilize my experience to promote the benefits of a healthier lifestyle. I am committed to inspiring and educating others about the positive impact that fitness can have on their lives.When I'm not in the gym or the office, you can find me with my family doing lots of active adventures! I also enjoy exploring new fitness trends, experimenting with workout routines, and constantly seeking ways to improve both myself and my clients. Join me on this exciting journey towards a healthier, happier, and more fulfilled life. Together, we'll achieve greatness and embrace the boundless possibilities that come with a fit and active lifestyle.

• BS Kinesiology/ Exercise Science with a minor in Strength and Conditioning• NSCA-CSCS• CPR, First Aid, & AED Certified(American Red Cross)

Josh Reisimer

About me
I enjoy designing and implementing programs for those who desire to improve their athletic performance, improve their activities of daily living, or even those who just want to look good for the beach. I’ve competed in collegiate and club sports, and trained for strength/power and bodybuilding alike. I also havepractical experience in training the elderly population.

I’ve completed 8 internships while getting a 4 year B.S. Degree — half of which have consisted of working in the Lakeland University Exercise Science Laboratory performing undergraduate research on resistance training, plyometrics, and rehabilitation.


About me
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, NESTAB.S., Kinesiology/Pre-Physical Therapy (UW-Milwaukee)

Abi Marcquenski

About me
I have been in a health and fitness setting for most of my life. Playing 3 sports through high school, up to college, and my parents running their own fitness facility for over 10 years, it was almost inevitable that I would become passionate about making a career out of the exercise science field. That being said, I have had very rewarding experiences working with the general population who want to shed a few pounds, improve their overall quality of life, move around pain free again, or improve their physique, as well as, working with athletes who want to become more successful in their sport.

Bachelors in Exercise Science at the University of Wisconsin Parkside

Jake Schmidt

About me
Becoming a personal trainer and taking a leadership role in the Parisi program at Form andFitness has fueled my obsession for understanding the ever-growing fitness industry andthe benefits it has to offer. This passion for learning not only helps me improve as acollegiate athlete and student, but it also enables me to develop athletes that strive for thesame results that I am seeking. Whether you are looking to improve performance, play withyour kids pain free, or take the next step in your athletic endeavors, I will help you achieve YOUR GOALS!

NSCA-CPT, Parisi Head Coach, Junior Exercise Physiology Student at Concordia University Wisconsin, BLS Provider (American Heart Association)

Jeremiah Krueger

About me
Exercise IS for everyone. No, it is not easy, if it were, everyone would be healthy and happy. But it's not impossible, or no one would be. Exercise is not limited to lifting weights or running on a treadmill for hours, options for exercise are limitless. It is structured play and can be fun! I have a degree in Kinesiology and Psychology, with a focus on Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics, and Nutrition. I am also an ACSM certified personal trainer. I have 3 years of personal, group, and virtual  training. Long story short I can confidently say I know what I am doing. Beyond the science, my philosophy of exercise is that it can and will be life changing if you let it. My goal as a trainer is to not only be an example of a life changing transformation, but also teach you to be your own trainer.

I will help you achieve your goals and teach you how to train yourself along the way. My goal is not to be a need for you to excel, but a luxury to go beyond what you can do on your own. Anything is better than nothing, future you will thank you.

BS Kinesiology & Psychology, ACSM Certified personal trainer


About me
Health, fitness, and overall wellness have been my focus for the past 8 years, but fitness has been a huge part of my life since I was very young.
It all started with my mom and dad instilling the joy of sports into mine and my brothers’ lives. Around six or seven years old, my brother Erik and I began to see the importance of strength and fitness and how it directly applied to how we performed in sports. We even created our own (very basic) workout program consisting of mostly pushups, pull-ups, sit-ups, running, and hundreds of bicep curls. Before we knew it, we were maxing out some of our school’s physical fitness tests. Comical, yet amazing to reflect on how far back fitness and health goes for me! Fast forward 12 years and Erik introduced me to the sport of CrossFit.

This sparked a fire inside of me that spurred a whirlwind of fascination in health and wellness. That fire in my heart constantly pushes me to pursue excellence in everything I do, especially nutrition, mental resilience, and fitness. With all of that said, these reasons are exactly why I am SO excited to be a trainer and coach at Form and Fitness, surrounded by an amazing team of elite-level trainers, coaches, therapists, and staff.

Prioritizing health and fitness improved my life to levels I did not know existed. Now, it is my dream to help as many people as I possibly can; showing and leading by example, how dialing in nutrition and exercise can produce the best version of yourself.

See you out there!

F&F Speed School Director- Precision Nutrition Coach


About me
The health and wellness field has always been of interest of mine dating back to Freshman year of High school. I joined my first gym in 1998 where I began lifting weights and became interested in how the human body works.

While I have been working out regularly since then, I actually began my fitness career working as a Membership Lead at the front desk in 2017. I loved my experience at the desk as it gave me an opportunity to motivate, encourage, and inspire new and existing members.

Realizing my love for fitness and motivating people, I knew it was time to further my career by becoming a Personal Trainer. I am proud to say I am now an ISSA Certified Personal Trainer, and cannot wait to change your life. My areas of expertise include: weight-loss, muscle hypertrophy, functional fitness, and nutrition.

ISSA Certified Personal Trainer, CPR


About me
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.


About me
Fitness became a passion for me once I finally conquered my exercise-induced asthma. After 23 years of having that as a crutch, even in my everyday life, I dedicated myself to getting it under control.

After that, everything else followed suit; my health became a priority as well as helping others reach their goals. I make it a goal not only for people to have a challenging workout, but also to make my training sessions as fun and entertaining as possible. I enjoy running Spartan Races with my wife, who is a Zumba instructor here at Form and Fitness.

Fun Fact:
I'm an actor, so leading groups through exercise is as enthralling to me as being on stage in the spotlight!

NASM Certified Personal Trainer


About me
While I have played sports my entire life, and still play softball to this day, my serious passion for health, wellness, and fitness began a few years ago when my friend encouraged me to start working out. Through this new physically active lifestyle, I decided to go to school for Science in Education and an emphasis in Health, Human Performance, and Recreation . I also pursued my NASM Certified Personal Training License while finishing school.

I started my career in personal training during my final year at UW-Whitewater working with several different clients in accomplishing all their different goals.
I also completed the Form and Fitness Internship/Certification Course, which is how I came to work at Form and Fitness as a full-time trainer once I graduated.

Now I am working the job of my dreams as a personal trainer and helping people accomplish their goals! Building confidence, comfortability, and knowledge in people to help better their relationship with exercise and health is my specialty, along with all other goals and challenges you bring to me! I am confident that myself and the Form and Fitness staff will be able to help you accomplish every goal you have and more, so let's make it happen!

Bachelor of Science in Education with Emphasis in Human Health, Performance, and Recreation; NASM-CPT; Certified Parisi Speed Coach

Aneka Kruse

About me

My name is Aneka Kruse I’m an exercise enthusiast and foodie. I first fell in love with cooking and was always searching for ways to elevate simple healthy dishes.
Soon after I found the gym and saw how big of a role nutrition played in my performance and overall goals, which further grew my love for whole food based cooking.
Through the love of the gym and cooking I have found myself as a trainer at Form and Fitness bringing in a focus on whole health.
I love showing others the value of taking care of your body through the energy that is consumed and using that energy to lift, move functionally and stay active throughout any stage of life!

I have an associates in culinary arts through Auguste Escoffier, a personal training certification through NASM and a nutrition certification through Precision.


About me
Being fit physically and mentally is the path to truly be healthy. With 5+ years of training under my belt, helping my clients create the best version of themselves is what I strive to do. Not only guiding you along the way, but also helping you learn and understand the meaning behind the movement. I am an American Council of Exercise (ACE) Certified Personal Trainer along with being a Sports Specific Training Specialist (SCS) and a Fitness Nutrition Specialist (FNS). I’ve worked with clients of all backgrounds and all types of demographics.

I like to cook new dishes, play video games occasionally, watch F1 Racing and am a huge golfer! So if you need some help with your game feel free to let me know!

American Council of Exercise CPFT, SCS, FNS


About me

Hi I’m Joe! While I just started at Form and Fitness full time in January 2023, I’ve been around here since 2016! I have a degree in Exercise Physiology from Concordia and also got my masters in Leadership and Administration and in teaching there too!

I use to be a college athlete in track in field and football and compete in powerlifting. I also served as an assistant strength coach for Concordia for 2 years and then went on to teach for 1.5 years at St. Francis Borgia as a phy ed teacher while serving as the Cedarburg high school track and field coach. I also was a collegiate track and field coach before coming to the gym.

I have a background training many different ages from youth all the way to an older population and all different styles of athlete and helping rehab injuries and would love to help you out as best I can! Beware though, I do have a major sweet tooth and love to talk about the many foods and desserts, but I’ll be sure to still help you reach your goals!


About me
Hey there! I’m so excited to be part of the Form And Fitness team! I am a wife and mother of four girls, ages 15-23 and have a passion for faith, family, friends, and fitness! I began my fitness journey in my 30s where I competed in half marathon, full marathon, sprint and Ironman triathlon, and bodybuilding. Now that I’m in my 40s I’m enjoying continued weightlifting, mobility training, spin, and a little bit of CrossFit. I am eager to help others find a way to gracefully age with a stronger foundation of functional fitness, so that it is fun and sustainable! Fun fact-I love “grandma” hobbies like sewing, baking, gardening and canning home grown produce:) if you want tasty recipes, I’ve got them:)

NASM Certified


About me

My name is Samantha Sheldon. I’ve always been into fitness since I remember. I have participated in 8 different sports throughout my lifetime (including 16 years of gymnastics). I have been completing my undergraduate degree in kinesiology at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. I have just applied to get my Master's in Exercise Physiology. I completed the internship at Form & Fitness and decided that this gym was a perfect fit for me. My goal is to help you have the best experience here at Form & Fitness, and to aid in your progress!


About me
Fitness has been a passion of mine, in different forms, since I can remember. I played football the moment I was big enough for pads, and ran track (only to be faster for football), until I graduated high school. I continued my education and athletic career at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where I studied for four years and competed in Men's Track and Field, specializing in pole vault (where I am currently 3rd all time for UWM). Since taking off the spikes, my focus has shifted to bodybuilding and olympic lifting. It's always been amazing to me what our bodies are capable of doing given some thoughtful training, and consistency. I became a trainer in hopes of being able to empower others, and guide them to a healthier, and happier life. Being physically fit opens up so many doors, opportunities, and experiences that make life worth living, and I wanna help others to see that, and accomplish whatever goals they may have.

BS Kinesiology, NASM certified personal trainer


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