Why Personal Train?

Looking to develop a lifestyle that promotes fitness, health, and well-being?  Take a step in the right direction by hiring your own personal trainer.

A great personal fitness trainer should offer more than just recommendations about how many reps to do on a weight machine or how to press buttons on the treadmill – he or she will give you a general picture of how to live a healthy life.

For more information please contact Kristi Pupak, Community Outreach Manager, at kpupak@nracentre.com or 715-243-0854.

 

Meet our Personal Trainers

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Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (Strength & Conditioning)

Specialty Areas:

- Performance Based Training
- Speed and Strength Development
- Plyometric Training
- Total Body Development

I’m a graduate from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh with a Bachelors degree in Kinesiology and I am a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).  My passion for movement and athletics stemming from my decorated career in collegiate Track and Field continues to grow. Whether you are looking to increase your flexibility, develop proper movement patterns, strengthen your entire body, or take your athletic career to the next level, I have the knowledge and experience to take you there.

 

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Master of Science in Kinesiology Clinical Exercise Physiology
Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology Human and Sport Performance
ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist

Specialty Areas:

- Heart Disease, Diabetes, and Risk Management
- Fat Loss
- General Strength Training
- Cycling and Triathlon Training
- Heart Rate & Power Zone Training

I have had the pleasure of working with a wide range of individuals, including those focusing on management of chronic diseases, general fitness, weight loss, and competitive athletes.  My exercise programs have impacted countless individuals resulting in greater ease performing activities of daily living, muscular strength & endurance increases, fat mass reduction, cardiorespiratory improvements, and blood glucose & lipid improvements.

In addition, I’ve had the privilege of coaching athletes who were beginners in their respective sport to those competing for a national title.  I genuinely enjoy interacting with people and the process of learning individual goals & motivations, building a long term plan, focusing on incremental achievements, and overcoming setbacks along the way.  Approach me at any time to chat about your own personal objectives and see if I’d be a good fit for you.

 

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ACE Certified Personal Trainer

Specialties:

- Program Design
- Nutrition Consultation
- Small Group Training
- Group Fitness
- Bodybuilding/Strength Training

Special Populations & Conditions:

- Older Adult
- Overweight & Obesity
- Women's Fitness
- Youth Fitness

I have experience working with a wide variety of populations through many different fitness domains including small group training, boot camp, organized community fitness programs, and events along with outdoor recreational activities.

My areas of expertise include targeted weight loss, competition preparation, modeling preparation, as well as functional training. At an early age I was involved in gymnastics, dance, and competition cheerleading and to help fulfill my need to help others stay physically fit, I coached cheerleading and taught gymnastics for youth in high school.  My professional experience includes working at Snap Fitness, teaching water aerobics classes for Grantsburg Community Education, facilitating an afterschool Fit Club, and serving as the Volunteer Coordinator for the Grantsburg Adventure Triathlon.  In 2016, I competed at the Northern States Natural Classic in the bikini class. I enjoy yoga, weightlifting, and any outdoor recreational activity.

I give endless support, encouragement, and research information to help members reach their goals and help them reach their best ever.

 

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NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) Certified Personal Trainer

Specialty Areas:
- Total Wellness
- Weight Loss
- Speed, Agility, and Quickness
- General Strength Training

My interest in the fitness industry stems from a long career in sports – including collegiate
Track and Field. This passion led me to pursue a Bachelor degree from UW Stout in Health,
Wellness, and Fitness. Through my studies I became dedicated to learning about overall
wellness. I know how to put all the puzzle pieces together to help you make the transition to a healthier lifestyle.

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W.I.T.S. Certified Personal Trainer

Specialty Areas:

- Strength Training
- Plyometric (jump/explosive) Training
- Hypertrophy (muscle building)
- Total Body Development

I have been an athlete my enitre life so becoming a personal trainer was a natural transition. I have a passion for fitness and for helping others set and achieve their fitness goals. I utilize a variety of workouts to keep things fresh and challenging. I am able to adapt and modify workouts to specific individuals. I have come a long way in my own personal fitness journey and would like to be there to help you on your own. Come and talk to me and see if I would be a good fit for you.

 

Melissa.jpgMelissa

NETA Certified Personal Trainer

Specialty Areas:

            • Weight Management and Lifestyle
            • Mind-Body Fitness
            • Mobility/ROM Training
            • Group Training 
            • General Strength Training 
            • Women’s Fitness 
            • General Weight Loss 
            • Group Exercise Classes

I am a NETA Certified Personal Trainer and I enjoy working with members that are newer or returning to the Centre and want a fresh start in fitness.  I believe exercise should be an enjoyable part of leading a healthy and balanced life. I have a background in Group Fitness and Yoga and have taught classes for over 10 years.  I will work with you to help you reach your fitness goals whether that means improving your strength, functional fitness, or weight loss.  When I’m not at the gym, I enjoy being active outdoors hiking, running, and biking. 

 

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Bachelor of Science in Dietetics 
Bachelor of Science in Health, Wellness, and Fitness
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
ACE Orthopedic Exercise Specialist 
NETA Kettlebell 

Specialty Areas:

            • Nutrition
            • HIIT
            • Bodybuilding
            • Circuit Training
            • Small Group and Large Group Training
            • Rehab during/after working with a physical therapist with shoulder, knees, and back

 While going to Stout I became very interested in nutrition and muscles. If you want a healthier “YOU”, you must work on both, which just drew me in.  I’ve trained members from ages 10 to 80 years old. I’ve trained with the UW Stout sports teams and even provided nutrition information to improve sports performance. I really enjoy helping members with their health goals. I’m not just going to tell you what to do. I’m here to educate you on how to do a workout and help you understand why we are doing it certain way.  


FACILITY HOURS:

MONDAY-THURSDAY (OCT-APRIL)   4:45 AM - 10:00 PM  
MONDAY-THURSDAY (MAY-SEPT)   4:45 AM - 9:00 PM  
FRIDAY   4:45 AM - 8:00 PM  
SATURDAY & SUNDAY   7:00 AM - 8:00 PM

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