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Lauren Birkel

MSW, CSCS | Owner, Fitness Professional

About

Lauren Birkel started her fitness career as a Madison Personal Trainer with Orange Shoe in 2006 and is the owner of the West and Downtown studios. She manages operations at these two studios as well as trains and coaches clients. Lauren holds a BA degree from UW-Madison and a Master’s degree from the University of Denver. She has held her Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the NSCA for 8 years, is a USA Triathlon Certified Coach, Trigger Point and TRX certified.

Q & A

Q: Why did you become a personal trainer?
A: I’ve always wanted to help people. I find it incredibly rewarding to be a part of someone’s journey to health & wellness – not only being a part of the physical transformation but the emotional and spiritual journey as well. I strongly believe that healthy individuals are happy individuals and, in turn, create positive change all around them.

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Katie Michel

BS, AAAI, RYT, Managing Partner | Yoga Master

About

Katie Michel is a personable and passionate Yoga Teacher dedicated to sharing the benefits of yoga with eager clients. She conducts warm and inviting sessions that foster an invigorating, centering, and calming environment and has an amazing ability to empathize and develop relationships with people of different abilities and backgrounds. She has technical knowledge of active flow, power yoga, and gentle yoga. She prides herself on clear explanation of the benefits of poses with a focus on proper alignment and provides verbal and assisted adjustments to modify and enhance poses based on individual needs. Katie’s taught over 10,000 hours of yoga, small group training and personal training in Fitchburg - and in 7 different countries.

Q&A

Q: Why did you become a personal trainer?
A: Growing up I was always involved in sports and loved to move. I wanted to share the passion for movement.

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Kelsey Hendrickson

BS, ACE | Fitness Professional

About

Kelsey is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with a bachelor’s degree in Health, Human Performance, and Recreation. She received her Personal Training Certification through ACE. During her time at UW-Whitewater, she played basketball for the Warhawks where her team was back to back conference champions and made it to the Division 3 Final Four her sophomore year. Being a collegiate athlete, physical fitness has been a big part of Kelsey’s life for many years. She enjoys helping her clients reach their fitness goals through personal training in Fitchburg while having fun along the way!

Q&A

Q: Why did you become a personal trainer?
A: Fitness can add so much to a person’s life. Being able to help people lead a positive and healthy lifestyle made me want to be a trainer and continue to be a trainer.

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Brent Hurlbert

BS, CSCS, PN1 | Partner, Fitness Professional

About

Brent has been a part of the Orange Shoe Fitchburg personal trainer family since 2008. He graduated from UW-La Crosse with a BS degree in Exercise Sport Science and also earned his Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification through the NSCA. He is also a certified Precision Nutrition Coach. Brent started his fitness career in Florida where he helped train MLB players, NFL Combine participants, tennis, and soccer athletes. He has also helped hundreds of law enforcement officers pass numerous physical fitness standards throughout Fitchburg, Madison and the upper Midwest. Brent’s experiences in coaching so many people to reach their fitness goals fuel his passion for fitness and desire to help you reach your goals as well.

Q&A

Q: Why did you become a personal trainer?
A: I love coaching! It is so rewarding to watch people succeed both physically and psychologically when they reach their goals.

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Kelly Haas

BS, ACSM, HHC | Owner, Fitness Professional

About

Kelly earned her degree in Kinesiology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and obtained her certification through the American College of Sports Medicine. She developed interests in the connections among stress, sleep, physical activity, relationships, and nutrition and how each of these areas of life affects our journey towards wellness. In order to better help and support her clients, Kelly obtained her Holistic Health Coaching certification from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in March 2014 and began coaching clients in Fitchburg soon after. She loves to CrossFit, follows countless nutrition and wellness blogs, enjoys writing on her own blog, trying out new recipes, and traveling. As a personal trainer in Fitchburg and owner of Orange Shoe Personal Fitness in Waunakee, she is passionate about helping others reach their health and fitness goals, develop a love for real foods, and make positive changes in their lives.

Q&A

Q: Why did you become a personal trainer?
A: I became a trainer because it was the perfect combination of my passions-helping others make positive changes, coaching clients towards achieving their goals, and sharing my love for fitness and food!

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Greg Smith

BS, ACE, PN2, ACSM EP-C, EIM Level 2 | Fitness Professional

About

Greg is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. He has been a certified personal trainer in the Madison area since 2006 and in that time has helped all types of clients achieve their goals and accomplish things previously thought to be not possible. Greg enjoys all types of challenges himself. From Ironman races and marathons to running Elver Hill one time for each year on his birthday! Greg looks forward to meeting you and hearing what you’d like to accomplish through your Fitchburg and guiding you to your goals.

Q&A

Q: Why did you become a personal trainer?
A: I truly enjoy all aspects of fitness and wanted to use my expertise to help others see that it is possible to achieve any goal you put your mind to.

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Tom Slaten

BS, ISSA, USAW | Owner, Fitness Professional

About

Tom is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with a bachelor’s degree in Health and Human Performance with a minor in strength and conditioning. He received his personal training certification through the International Sport Sciences Association. Tom is an avid CrossFitter and you can find him competing in local competitions around the Madison area. He is also a member of the Wisconsin Army National Guard where he has served deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. As a Fitchburg personal trainer and owner of Orange Shoe Personal Fitness in Waunakee, fitness has played a huge role in his life so being able to help others achieve their goals through personal training is very important to him.

Q&A

Q: Why did you become a personal trainer?
A: I became a personal trainer to help guide others in their journey to overall health and fitness.

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Amber Peterson

BS, JD | Fitness Professional

About

Amber is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Madison and Marquette University Law School. She fell in love with Pilates in 2007 when she quickly noticed an improvement in her posture, flexibility, and core strength. Because of a desire to improve her own practice and to teach others, Amber completed the comprehensive Pilates teacher training program through the Midwest Pilates Institute. Amber finds Pilates to be a challenging workout and a great compliment to more strenuous forms of exercise. Having a strong core and a keen sense of body awareness is an invaluable way to avoid injury and to enhance physical performance in all other areas of life. As a Fitchburg and Waunakee personal trainer, Amber looks forward to working with both new and experienced clients to help them achieve their goals.

Q&A

Q: Why did you become a personal trainer?
A: I became an instructor to further develop my knowledge of Pilates and to share my enthusiasm for this form of exercise with others. I’ve experienced so many positive benefits from practicing both Pilates and yoga and have a strong desire to help clients achieve the health and happiness that comes with having a strong core, improved flexibility, reduced stress, and shoulders that stay away from the ears! I love helping clients understand how the exercises we do on the mat can improve their performance both at the gym and as they move through day-to-day life.

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Joe Burkeland

BS, CSCS | Fitness Professional

About

Joe graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Promotion from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and is recognized as a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist by the National Strength & Conditioning Association. He has partaken in multiple fitness ventures – from playing football at UW-Platteville and abroad in Germany to running a marathon to competing in a powerlifting competition. As a Madison Downtown personal trainer, Joe appreciates the process of setting and achieving goals, and he is committed to guiding and teaching clients on the way to their ideal lifestyle.

Q&A

Q: Why did you become a personal trainer?
A: I became a personal trainer to educate, teach, and coach. There is too much misinformation in the fitness realm and I aim to clarify that for clients, which leads to more efficient progress towards their aspirations. I enjoy the process of teaching, learning, and seeing people make progress.

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