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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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Kory Kurt

BS | Fitness Professional

About

Kory is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh with a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology with minors in coaching and strength and conditioning. Kory’s passion for fitness began at a young age, excelling in sports such as wrestling, football, and baseball. Kory’s commitment to fitness and understanding of the focus and hard work it takes to accomplish fitness goals comes from the strong work ethic provided by his family, growing up on a farm. Kory continued to excel in athletics throughout high school, taking on several leadership roles such as team captain of his high school football team, along with being a unanimous first team all-conference selection. Due to a significant neck injury as a teenager, Kory’s competitive career in sports ended earlier than he would have hoped. Though Kory’s injury brought several challenges, it eventually became a motivating force to continue his fitness journey and expand his athletic interests and knowledge. Kory has also enjoyed a background in coaching. He has coached middle school and high school athletes and continues to enjoy the coaching and mentoring aspects of being a Madison Downtown personal trainer. Kory’s interest in fitness has lead him to explore a wide variety of fitness strategies and programs that brings a unique style of personal training to our clients.

Q&A

Q: Why did you become a personal trainer?
A: I became a personal trainer because I have learned from my own experience to embrace the fitness journey rather than only the outcome. I enjoy working with people at various stages in their fitness journeys.

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Erin Behan

BS, ACE | Fitness Professional

About

Although Erin is an Iowa native she is quickly warming up to Madison and the Wisconsin life. Erin is a graduate of Upper Iowa University with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sports Science. She is also a certified Personal Trainer through American Council of Exercise. As a college student, Erin knew how important it was to stay fit, so she continued to run cross country and track. Her passion for running has continued and she has run several road races including 5ks, 10ks, half marathons, marathons, and recently conquered her first 50k. Through the long hours of training, she knows what sacrifices and dedication go into accomplishing a fitness goal. As a Madison West personal trainer, she looks forward to sharing her passion for fitness with others and helping them reach their individual goals.

Q&A

Q: Why did you become a personal trainer?
A: I wanted to share my passion for fitness with others. It also doesn’t feel like a “job” to me, it’s fun.

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Wade Anderson

MS, IFPA-CPT | Co-Owner, Fitness Professional

About

Being competitive, active, and staying healthy has been Wade Anderson’s mantra since he was young. He has been an athlete all of his life, from wrestling at Iowa State University to competing in Mixed Martial Arts tournaments and triathlons later in life, to playing tennis most recently. Wade is certified as a Lakeview personal trainer, sports injury specialist, and in performance nutrition, and has a Masters of Science in Applied Exercise Physiology. Wade has been self-employed as a personal trainer for over a decade. He has partnered with Orange Shoe Personal Fitness because Orange Shoe’s philosophy is similar to his own: do everything better, from living to working and everything in between. When Wade is away from personal training, he enjoys spending time with his daughter and living life to its fullest, wherever that takes him.

Q&A

Q: Why did you become a personal trainer?
A: I became a personal trainer because I love helping others achieve their goals. I also know that I need to be on the move doing different things and I would go crazy locked in an office all day!

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Ken Fron

BS, ACSM, BCTMB | Fitness Professional, Massage Therapist

About

Ken Fron is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago in Exercise and Fitness and a Board Certified Massage Therapist. Ken started his interest in fitness through his career in gymnastics. He grew up under the motto “A Sound Mind In A Sound Body.” A person should exercise their mind as much as they exercise their body, both are important. Gymnastics taught him a way of exercising utilizing the fundamentals of body weight and plyometric training. He also enjoys playing volleyball. As a Lakeview personal trainer, he looks forward each and every day helping individuals who wish to make exercise and health a part of their life.

Q&A

Q: Why did you become a personal trainer?
A: To help those looking to make a change and reach the next step in the health and fitness.

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Kaileigh Moertl

BS, ACSM-CPT | Fitness Professional

About

Kaileigh Moertl graduated from North Park University with a B.S. in Exercise Science and a concentration in Pre-Physical Therapy. As a collegiate athlete, she put her drive for fitness to the test both on and off the softball field. As a Lakeview personal trainer, she has a calling to help others in the pursuit of living healthier lives and believes that no matter the obstacle or stage of life, anyone can reach their fitness goals. She views fitness holistically and wants clients to succeed in all areas of their life – physically, emotionally, intellectually and mentally – and is committed to helping them achieve the lifestyle they desire. Outside of training, Kaileigh can be found brushing up on fitness research, finding new coffee shops or hanging out at home with friends. But more likely than not, you can find her in the gym!

Q&A

Q: Why did you become a personal trainer?
A: I became a personal trainer because the idea of helping people lead healthy lifestyles fuels me. I love working out, but more than that, I love challenging others to pursue exercise.

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Ted Fournier

BS, NPTI-CPT | Co-Owner, Fitness Professional

About

Ted Fournier began his fitness career as an Andersonville personal trainer with Orange Shoe in 2012. Ted is a graduate of UConn with a bachelor’s degree in Finance (2006) and is a Certified Personal Trainer through NPTI (2012). His dedication to health and fitness began after a tremendous recovery from multiple traumatic injuries received in a 2007 car accident. Ted believes that everyone should have an opportunity to live a fun, healthy, and fit lifestyle, whether they are disabled or an athlete. He enjoys helping clients find a way to fall in love with fitness and believes workouts should be approached with excitement and serve as an escape from daily tasks. Ted is drawn to the challenge of developing goal-oriented programs for clients of all background and fitness levels.

Q&A

Q: Why did you become a personal trainer?
A: To help people from all backgrounds live better by learning to enjoy fitness

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Rich Lindell

NPTI-CPT | Fitness Professional

About

Rich Lindell has been in the logistics field for more than 20 years, but his real passion is working out and training. He began working out when he was 12 years old, as a way to stay out of trouble after school while his mom was still at work. It soon became a way of life for him. In 2012, Rich decided to take his passion and turn it into a career, so he attended the National Personal Training Institute (NPTI) and became a Certified Personal Trainer. As an Andersonville personal trainer, Rich is committed to helping each of his clients to feel better about themselves, to be healthy, and to achieve their personal fitness and health goals. When he isn’t working out or training, Rich enjoys spending time with his wife, his four kids, and his dog.

Q&A

Q: Why did you become a personal trainer?
A: I wanted to show/teach people that reaching their fitness and health goals can be not only FUN, but also EASY. 

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Steven Sobolewski

BS - Kinesiology, NASM, Managing Partner | Fitness Professional

About

Steven is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. He received his Personal Training Certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Steven was a high school wrestler and golfer while also participating in weightlifting. Weightlifting became one of his favorite activities to challenge himself and increase his fitness level to a higher level. With his love for weightlifting and his experiences in and out of the gym, Steven’s goal as a Brookfield personal trainer is to help others accomplish their fitness goals any way he can.

Q&A

Q: Why did you become a personal trainer?

A: I loved weight lifting and I wanted others to enjoy the gym as well.

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Ryan Borgardt

BS, NSCA-CPT, XPS, XFS | Fitness Professional

About

Ryan Borgardt's passion for fitness grew from his athletic experience and joy training each year to improve his physical performance. Ryan earned his Bachelor's of Science Degree in Exercise and Sport Science from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, where he also worked as a Personal Trainer and Sports Performance Intern. After college, Ryan moved to Phoenix and earned his Performance Specialist and Fitness Specialist Certifications while interning at EXOS. Over the last three years, Ryan has trained many different type of clients with awesome and inspiring goals. If you're driven to improve your own life and physical performance, Ryan wants to walk alongside you as your Madison West personal trainer!

Q&A

Q: Why did you become a personal trainer?
A: I have always thought of the gym space as a refuge.  I wanted to contribute to the positive environment that a gym can become for a person looking to improve their own life. 

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Anthony Onyeaghala

BS | ACSM-CPT | Health and fitness professional

About

Anthony's passion for fitness began while playing sports and working with his high school strength and conditioning coach. From then on, he knew that helping people achieve their fitness goals was something he wanted to do. Anthony earned his bachelor's degree in Health Promotion and Education with a Minor in Public Health from Illinois State University. His hobbies include watching sports games, training with a goal in mind, and reading articles on all things health and fitness related. As an Andersonville personal trainer, he believes consistency and balance are two important factors that every person should have when it comes to crushing their fitness goals. One of his favorite quotes- "Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence." - Vince Lombardi

Q&A

Q: Why did you become a personal trainer?
A: I became a Personal Trainer to help others achieve the level of functional mobility that they envision for themselves through education and performance training.

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Chris Mackoul

BA,NASM, RYT | Fitness and Nutrition Professional

About

Chris developed a passion for fitness after losing over 100 lbs to join the US Navy, where he continued his interest in fitness and health. After leaving the Navy in 2015, began helping others achieve their goals to live healthier, happier lives and he knew he wanted to be a Lakeview and Andersonville personal trainer. Chris received his first certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, where he became a Fitness Nutrition Specialist, and later completed a 200-Hour Registered Yoga Trainer course. He's always trying to improve and take on a new challenge. Chris is training to complete an Iron Man in 2019 and is always reading, watching, and listening to anything to help him learn more about health and wellness. 

Q&A

Q: Why did you become a personal trainer?
A: I first began Personal Training while in the Navy to help my peers reach their goals during our Physical Readiness Tests, and it was a natural translation when I left the Navy to help others achieve their fitness goals. It wasn't until I began attempting other jobs that I realized how much I love training and pushing others to reach and excel past their goals. I haven't looked back since.

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Matt Brown

BS, CSCS, NSCA | Fitness Professional

About

Matthew is a graduate of Luther College with a bachelor's degree in Health and Fitness Promotion. He currently is pursuing his Certification as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Matthew while at Luther College played club rugby, was a student strength and conditioning coach with multiple sports teams and participated in weightlifting. Weightlifting became one of his favorite activities to push himself to achieve his health goals. As a Brookfield personal trainer, Matthew's goal is to relentlessly work with individuals to better understand them and the health goals they would like to achieve. 

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Q: Why did you become a personal trainer?

A: I became a personal trainer to help people achieve their personal health goals and to assist them with their transformation into the person they want to be.

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Kurtis Rayfield

CSCS, BS, MS | Fitness Professional

About

Kurtis is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sports Science with an emphasis in fitness, a minor in business administration and a concentration in strength and conditioning. Kurtis also attended graduate school for Exercise Physiology at San Jose State University.Prior to joining Orange Shoe, Kurtis spent 8 years working as a strength and conditioning coach working with athletes in private, collegiate and professional settings. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, Level 1 Sports Performance Coach with USA Weightlifting, Reflexive Performance Reset® Level 1, and Functional Movement Screen Certified – Level 1 & 2. Kurtis is also an Eagle Scout.Kurtis was a physical performance coach for two years with the Golden State Warriors and a part of the 2016-17 NBA Championship team. In his role with Golden State, Kurtis was responsible for developing and implementing the physical performance programs for the team’s players, as well as providing nutritional advice. From 2013-15, Kurtis worked as the athletic performance coordinator for the Oklahoma City Thunder and their development league affiliate, the Oklahoma City Blue. Kurtis spent two years, from 2011-13, at Stanford University where, as a graduate assistant, he was responsible for training the Cardinal women’s basketball, men’s swimming and sailing teams as well as assisting with men’s basketball. In 2010-11, Kurtis interned for the Chicago Bulls. He has also completed volunteer internships with the University of Wisconsin men’s and women’s basketball and hockey programs, and the University of Pittsburgh football and Olympic sports teams.

Q & A

Q:Why did you become a personal trainer?

A: I became a personal trainer to share my passion for health and fitness with others and to empower them to achieve their individual goals.

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Ally Gunther

BS, ACE | Fitness Professional

 

About

I graduated with my Bachelor’s in Communications since I really enjoy interacting with others. I envisioned myself in a mentorship/coaching role growing up so after college, I briefly ran an online coaching business where I mentored others. It was a ton of fun empowering people daily! I’ve always enjoyed being active and played sports into High school which is when I started taking strength and conditioning classes and continued into college. It was my Sophomore year of college when I fell in love with fitness and coaching combined. After some things happened in my life, I needed an outlet for my anxiousness which I found in regular fitness. It helped me pull my inner strength back out. The mentality from fitness sessions overflowed into everyday challenges and changed my outlook on the situation I was in. It truly helped me become mentally tough. The mind and body are connected in fitness and I really enjoy sharing that with others.    

 

Q: Why did you become a personal trainer?
A:It sounds funny, but I enjoy being the person who challenges someone to push farther, to force that growth and find their power. We all underestimate ourselves, so I love showing someone they can push more than they thought. It brings a certain level of confidence I believe everyone should feel and that flows into everyday life, which is incredibly empowering. I want to help more people feel that.  

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Gigi Verstegen

ACE | Fitness Professional

About

Gigi worked as a cook for almost a decade before returning to her roots in fitness. After having her third son, issues arose when she went back to the gym, due primarily to not having the right Pre- and Postpartum support. Gigi took matters into her own hands, focusing on nutrition, women's health and pre and postpartum training. Gigi is certified through the American Council on Exercise and her goal at Orange Shoe is to help everyone, regardless of abilities and background, achieve their fitness goals. Gigi aims for all training to be being safe and painless while having fun!

Q&A

Q: Why did you become a personal trainer?
A Because I love it! There are so many people that want to be healthy, active and fit and just don't know how to get started.  Helping them achieve their goals in a safe way is amazing!

Q: What has been one of your favorite client experiences?
A: Demonstrating that push ups and pull ups are not just for guys!  

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Scott Menzies

BS, ACE | Fitness Professional

About

A Montana native, Scott graduated from the University of Montana with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science.  Before moving to Wisconsin, he served as an assistant men’s basketball coach at Carroll College in Helena, Montana helping the Fighting Saints earn back-to-back conference championships.  He also was a rehabilitation technician with a physical therapy and sports rehab clinic working with clients to heal and get healthy. As a coach and rehab tech, Scott has worked with a wide range of people with diverse abilities and fitness goals.  He thrives on listening to what people want, helping them set goals, and crafting a program to help them reach or exceed those goals. He has his personal training certification through ACE.

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Q: Why did you become a personal trainer?
A: I have a long-standing passion for fitness and genuinely enjoy helping people better their lives through fitness.


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John McKiddy

AS, NASM Fitness Professional | Owner

About

As a retired Staff Sergeant from the U.S. Air Force, John was put in a variety of different leadership roles and learned how to motivate people to reach their goals. He found his passion for fitness while being deployed and enjoyed visiting gyms in different countries. Coming in at 6’8” he had to learn how to adapt his own workouts to fit his body type and welcomes the challenge to tailor programs for everyone he meets. John received his personal trainer certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. As a Texas native he grew up playing hockey and basketball and fell in love with sports and exercise at an early age. His main strength he wishes to carry over from his military career is his passion to help others.

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Q: Why did you become a personal trainer?

A: I have always dreamed of having my own gym and helping others achieve their fitness goals.

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Emily McKiddy

BS, MS Fitness Professional | Owner

About

Emily put her love for exercise and competition into play as a collegiate volleyball player at Carthage College in Kenosha, WI. All four years in college her team was ranked in the top ten in DIII across the country. While completing her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biology she was able to keep in touch with her passion for coaching and mentoring others through coaching girls volleyball. She has coached all types of athletes, from beginners to high level athletes and loves creating strength and conditioning programs to help them reach their next level of fitness and play in college.

Being a college athlete, physical fitness was always a large part of Emily’s life and she looks forward to sharing her passion for it with others. She enjoys helping others reach their fitness goals and loves to see them excited to work hard!

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Q: Why did you become a personal trainer?

A: I love helping people realize their goals and helping them on their way to their next level of fitness, whether it is coming back from an injury or making their varsity team.

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Yasmeen Musa

MS, NPTI, NASM CPT | Fitness Professional

About

I have my Master’s Degree in Forensic Psychology (which just means I was trained in the application of psychology in the legal system) from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. I started out as a mental health counselor but have always been a fitness enthusiast. I was described as a “tomboy” growing up. Any type of new fitness craze that came out, I wanted to try it.  After having my first daughter in 2013, I became a stay-at-home mom. I decided in 2014 that I wanted a fun and exciting new challenge and became a group fitness instructor. After a few years, I realized I wanted to take my passion to the next level. In 2019, I earned my personal training instruction and certificate from the National Personal Training Institute (NPTI).

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Q: Why did you become a personal trainer?
A: I want to help people achieve a sense of both mental, emotional, and physical well-being! I want to help people to master their mind through physically pushing themselves to be stronger and healthier than they have ever thought possible.

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Kristie Reichard

BS, ACE Fitness Professional | Owner

About

Kristie is a graduate of Concordia University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology. She has many years of experience in sales, is a licensed Realtor in the state of Wisconsin, and obtained her personal trainer certification from the American Council on Exercise. Kristie’s journey with Orange Shoe began in 2013 as a client and rarely misses a class! It wasn’t until years later, countless hours, and miles run working toward her own goals, that she became passionate about wanting to pass that same feeling of achievement along to others. She understands the positive impact exercise can have on a person and is excited to help others work toward positive changes in their lives as well. Kristie loves to run races, travel, and spend as much time with her friends, family, and dogs as she can!

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Q: Why did you become a personal trainer?

A: I love being in the gym! It feels natural to me, while for others it can be an uncomfortable or an intimidating place. I want to show others the gym is not a scary place and you can achieve your goals while having fun!

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Bryce Niemi

ACE | Fitness Profesional

About

Originally from northcentral Wisconsin, Bryce is currently pursuing his bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology - Exercise and Movement Science from UW-Madison. A three-sport athlete in high school, he went on to compete in college football at UW-Whitewater after recovering from ACL surgery completed prior to his freshman season. The recovery process continued to develop his fascination with the connectedness of the human body and showed him the importance of treating each client as an individual. After deciding to leave college athletics, Bryce transferred to UW-Madison, where he has become involved with recreational sports and completed his personal training certification through ACE.

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Q:Why did you become a personal trainer?

A:I’ve always enjoyed helping people achieve their goals, and personal training is one way to help people in a way that affects their whole lives. I love seeing peoples’ “a-ha!” moment when they feel their body perform in ways they didn’t think they could.

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Briana Letica

NASM, NPTI, BS | Fitness Professional

Briana was born and raised in Michigan and attended college in California. She graduated with a business degree from Loyola Marymount University.  She had always been an athlete growing up but when she moved to California is when her true passion for health and fitness began. She brought that passion for fitness back with her to Chicago and made it into a career. She earned her personal training certification through the National Personal Training Institute and National Academy of Sports Medicine. She’s passionate about improving clients health, wellness, and quality of life. When she isn’t working out at the gym you’ll find her playing tennis or hanging out with friends! 

 

Why did you become a trainer?

 

I became a trainer to help people become the best versions of themselves! Not only physically but mentally and emotionally as well. There is no better feeling than being comfortable in your own skin and feeling confident! 

 

What has been one of your favorite client experiences?

 

Getting one of my clients into the best shape of her life after giving birth to her second child only a few months before! 

 

What is your proudest physical achievement?

 

After a 45 min HIIT workout, I did a 6 min 30-sec wall sit and beat the studio record!

 

 

Why do you love orange shoe?

 

The sense of community and the level of devotion the trainers have to their clients' wellbeing. 

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Olivia Kelch

NASM, CPT | Fitness Professional

About

Olivia found her passion for health and fitness early on through competitive gymnastics. Every practice she looked forward to conditioning and strength training. Even out of gymnastics practice, Olivia enjoyed the gym and continued working out. From then on, Olivia has made health and fitness her top priority. In college, working out was Olivia’s way of de-stressing after a hard day of classes. She is currently earning her degree in Kinesiology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She earned her personal training certificate through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). When she isn’t at the gym, you could find her playing with her dog or hanging out with friends. Olivia believes that exercise extends beyond the physical realm, and emphasizes the importance of exercising for your mind as well.

Q & A

Q: Why did you become a personal trainer?
A: I want everyone to share the same passion for fitness as I do and learn how to maximize their workouts to better their mental and physical well being!

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