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 26 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 of training at Anytime Fitness, I was certified as a trainer and began my personal training career there. Since then, 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 owners of the gym. I have a passion for fitness and ministry, through this platform I have 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. God has been so faithful and the testimony of KT3 is an amazing display of God's love and faithfulness. I'd love to share it with you over some coffee if you would like to know more!
(MANAGER AT PORT BYRON & TRAINER)
Being healthy is a lifestyle that includes the whole person's mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical. Hello, my name is Madison Sturtz and I am a manager of our Port Byron location! My passion for overall health launched when I was just four years old starting gymnastics. It has continually grown into a lifestyle after eleven years! KT3 was established on helping the whole person and as a team, we LOVE people and LOVE developing relationships. The facility gradually grows as there have been multiple pieces of equipment added to both locations simply accommodating the needs of the community. Events (fundraisers) outreaches and competitions are placed yearly for the community to be involved and make a difference. KT3 has become a place where people from all walks of life are welcomed and loved. We hope to change the world by loving and serving people!
My name is Meagan Dirks and I am a wife and also a mother to two beautiful girls.
I truly believe that any parent or workaholic can achieve their dream body and health goals with sensible sustainable lifestyle choices. I have had plenty of times where I have struggled with my weight, as well as the motivation and aspiration to do better. I was very busy with work and kids and just struggled to find the time.
My daily mission is to educate clients on living a healthier lifestyle and help them achieve their fitness goals.
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 name is Tiffany Harris and I am your Certified X-treme Hip Hop Instructor. I fell in love with teaching
fitness classes when I took my first step class about 15 years ago. I have been teaching X-treme Hip hop
for 3 years. I have taught Zumba for 8 years prior to X-Treme Hip-Hop. I just love a big ole party and love
dancing. When I saw this fitness program I just knew I had to do this. I love helping others get healthy
and reach their target fitness goal. With X-Treme Hip Hop you are using a step platform and partying to
the 90’s hits. I am so excited to pass the love of fitness to others.
When the opportunity to teach at KT3 came my way I couldn’t help but jump on this opportunity and I
am so happy that I did. I am excited to be a part of this loving fitness family. I teach classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-6:30.
I am thrilled to be a part of the KT3 family. I fell in love with fitness at a young age through the love of sports. I played all through high school. While in college I became a certified personal trainer. I graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelors's Degree in Psychology in 2012. A year later God blessed me with an amazing husband and not too long after we were blessed with 3 incredibly fun and crazy kids. I gained a ton of weight with my back-to-back pregnancies, so I have been every size…except tall. For a time, I used my kids as a reason why I was not prioritizing my health and fitness. But, I soon realized my thinking needed to be flipped. I need and want to prioritize my health and fitness for my kids. My long-term goal is to be able to really play and keep up with my future grandkids, Lord willing. As I continue on this journey to become healthier and stronger in mind, body, and spirit, my passion to help others along their journeys has increased greatly. What I love about fitness is that there is not one cookie-cutter program that works for everyone, so don’t give up hope if you haven’t found what works for you. It will be our joy in helping you find what does.
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.
My name is Chris Radke and I lead a 5AM & 6AM class on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. I have been married for over 15 years to my wonderful wife, Courtney and we have 5 uniquely created little humans. My day job is pastoring the youth and children at Church of the Open Door.
I have a passion to help people challenge themselves physically, mentally, and spiritually. KT3 has allowed me to push myself harder than I thought I could. It has also given me the opportunity to connect with others along the way. I can’t wait to see what God has in store for us!
My name is Nichole and I’m a Certified Personal Trainer, Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and Nutrition Coach. I gained an interest in fitness and nutrition over the last few years and that’s quickly developed into a passion. My journey started when I found myself to be overweight, eating unhealthy, and not prioritizing my health or fitness. This led me to make changes and immerse myself into a new lifestyle. For me, a healthy lifestyle is one that encompasses mental, physical, and spiritual health. I’m very passionate about helping others find happiness in life and build a healthy lifestyle for themselves. I’m excited to be part of the KT3 family and to see what God has in store for the future!
Hi there! My name is Katie Hester! I graduated from Erie High School in 2010. I am married and have three kids. I fell in love with fitness after having my third baby! I found it was a great way to release stress and to feel good about myself! I started working out in my basement and when KT3 opened I immediately had to check it out! KT3 surpassed my expectations of a gym! I love the positive attitudes, and the friendships that came from this gym.
Hey everyone! I am a Fulton High School 2021 graduate and run a little photography company called @Kroo.pics! I’m the creative side of the KT3 family! From website updates to Instagram pictures… I’m usually the one behind it! I fell in LOVE with creativity at a young age and have recently been finding my groove with physical & spiritual health as well. I have always loved the message behind KT3 and everyone involved with the gym so what better way to combine the two with this awesome crew!