As a trainer, my primary goal is to help people to not only achieve their physical goals, but achieve better emotional, mental, and spiritual health as well. I am currently 24 years old, graduated from Fulton high school in 2015 and Western Illinois university in 2019 with a bachelor's degree in Business Management. During my years training at Anytime Fitness, I was certified as a trainer and began my personal training career there. Since that time, I have shifted my focus toward more class training (because I LOVE IT!). I started KT3 in 2016 with my best friend Tanner who is currently serving in the Navy, and has been since 2017 making myself (and God) the sole owner of the gym. I have a passion for fitness and ministry, and through this platform love having the opportunity to meet people, build relationships, and walk alongside each person as they venture through their fitness journey. I love meeting for coffee and getting to know people better, along with reaching out to the community and benefiting those who may never step foot in our doors. I am also a staff member of River Church in Clinton Iowa and love everything about my church and my church family. God has been so faithful and the testimony of KY3 is an amazing display of God's love and faithfulness. I'd love to share it with you over some coffee if you want to know more!
I am a Certified Holistic Health & Wellness Coach. I pursued my education through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) to further expand my knowledge of food and nutrition. I wanted to understand not only what food does to our entire body but also how the environment around us impacts our bodies as well. I wasn’t expecting everything this program actually gave me. It isn't just about nutrition. It is about our whole body, mind, and spirit.
This literally changed my life at a time that I needed it and didn’t even realize. I became passionate about health, complete health. IIN provided me a well-rounded education program that covered over 100 dietary theories, however, the most important lesson I learned is that a one-size fit all approach really doesn’t work when it comes to health and wellness and physical fitness. What works for one person could potentially be harmful to another. As a health coach and personal trainer, my focus is on guiding each client in making the best decisions to lead them to a path of health and wellness.
I am so happy to be welcomed into the kt3 family with open arms! I have always enjoyed sports. In high school, I ran track, played basketball, football and golf. I also watched and admired martial artists such as Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, and Van Damme. I would have loved to attend classes but there were none offered near Savannah IL, where I grew up. I graduated in 2006 and at the age of 18 began taking lessons in taekwondo. My passion for the sport continued to grow as I spent the next fourteen years competing, teaching, and learning as much as I possibly could about the art.
In 2008 I started my job with the state of Illinois in the department of corrections. I am now a correctional sergeant, which has taken me across the state. I am incredibly grateful for my work as well as my beautiful wife, three children, and two dogs. It is a great joy to be given the opportunity to teach kickboxing at Kt3 Fitness. I couldn't ask for a better group of people to have in my class. It doesn't feel like work when you're surrounded by friends - laughing, teaching, and doing what you love.
(Cardio Kickboxing Instructor)
I fell in love with fitness and sports when I went to my first basketball game at 3 weeks old. I grew up in the gym or on the diamond. I graduated college from Arkansas Tech University with a degree in K-12 Health and PE. I began coaching and teaching while getting my Masters in Secondary Education with an emphasis in Kinesiology in 2013. In 2014 I joined the Arkansas National Guard. I moved to Iowa in 2018 and began teaching 7th grade English and coaching basketball and track at Fulton Middle School. I switched to the Army Reserves and am currently a Company Commander out of Canton, IL. Joining the KT3 staff as a substitute coach has been one of the most uplifting and rewarding decisions I have ever done.
My love for exercise started at a young age. I have always been involved in sports. My interest in lifting weights and nutrition began when I realized my collegiate basketball career was coming to an end after my Sophomore year of college. Much like the basketball court, the gym became my new escape from the day-to-day grind that consumes us. I met Kyle back when he was running the boot camp ministry at Clinton Church of Christ. I was intrigued by his desire to help others through fitness. This is a big part of why I now share that same interest. At that time, I worked as a manager of a nutrition store, which is what I can contribute the vast majority of my knowledge in nutrition/supplementation. I was in this position while completing my Bachelor’s Degree in Sports and Recreation Management from Ashford University. My main focus at KT3 is to help the individuals I train safely and successfully build their desired physique, so they will feel more confident and comfortable in their own skin.
I’m thrilled to be back in my hometown serving our community through fitness and faith! I graduated in 2008 as a student/athlete at Monmouth College studying Business Administration and playing volleyball. After college, I worked as a credit advisor in Chicago. It didn’t take me long to realize my passion for fitness and helping people grow personally could be combined (and I was not meant to sit at a desk all day!) I got engaged, moved back to Fulton, and opened my gym (Fit Assist) all in 1 year. It's been a wild, fun, crazy, blessed ride ever since. After 6 years of training at Fit Assist and giving birth to two beautiful boys, God divinely answered my prayer to spend more time at home with my sons while continuing my
passion for fitness. Kyle and I teamed up and moved into the current location of KT3. I truly love coming alongside so many wonderful people and helping them reach their fitness goals. It is also my hope to help people grow spiritually and embrace the love of Jesus Christ in their lives. Healthy mind + healthy body = HAPPY LIFE!
(Fit Assist Owner/Trainer)
I am a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) and USAW-Level 1 certified. I have a Master’s of Science degree in Exercise Physiology with emphasis in Strength and Conditioning from Carroll University. I have trained many different levels of individuals ranging from mobility problems, chronic medical issues to high school, division III, and Division I athletes at University ofmWisconsin-Madison. Working with a wide range of individuals has allowed me to gain extensive knowledge to proper programming and various training techniques.
Fitness has always been a part of my life since high school. I was a three sport athlete growing up. While in high school I was not taught how to properly take care of my body and mind. This lead to physical and mental injuries that I still carry with me today. This is where my passion for fitness derived from. I want to ensure that those I work with are in a positive environment that allows them to succeed. I focus on training each person as a whole with emphasis on state of mind, nutrition, daily habits, and of course exercise. Everyone is unique in what they need and no two clients are programed the same. With me you get more than just a coach. You get someone who genuinely cares for your wellbeing and wants to see you prosper. I believe in building a strong foundation of positive mind set, nutrition, consistency,
proper technique, and progression will allow you to achieve your fitness goals.
I fell in love with fitness as an adult. After I had my son I realized I needed a change in the way I moved or lack there of moved my body and what I fueled it with. I have spent 15 years growing my knowledge in the fitness industry through my love of cooking and transforming recipes to healthier ones and exploring different ways to workout. I have a passion for fitness and creating new and fun ways to exercise. I love heavy weights, yoga and running. I want to share my passion for fitness and health with others.
I am passionate about building relationships and encouraging others in their pursuit of physical and mental health! I recently was able to serve through missions in Australia, Malaysia and Singapore. I am so grateful for that experience because it helped me see the importance of reaching out and embracing community. Now, God has given me the opportunity to serve through what I enjoy doing most; connecting with people and using my camera to capture what makes the KT3 community so amazing!