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  • Steve Johnson, FITNESS COACH - PERSONAL TRAINER, LEAD FMS TRAINER

    Years of Experience

    • 23 Years

    Credentials

    • BS - Kinesiology and Exercise Science, James Madison University
    • Functional Movement System (FMS) - Level 1 Coach

    My name is Steve Johnson. Exercise and fitness has played a major role in my life going back to elementary school. It all started with a trip I took to Chicago, where I would spend the summer with my cousin. The usual activities were in line for grade school age boys, little league baseball, summer camp, miniature golf, etc. However, I believe it was the night my uncle took us to go see “Conan the Barbarian”, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. I went home that night and performed what seemed like 1000 push-ups and sit-ups. I was sore for days! That created a fascination in exercise and fitness which later propelled me into a high school sports career competing in football, baseball, track and wrestling. I later moved on to play football at Fork Union Military Academy with future Heisman and NFL great Eddie George. I continued my football career at James Madison University, where I received my Bachelors of Science degree in Kinesiology and Exercise Science.

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    Over the years of working at Fitness Together, I’ve worked with hundreds of clients each with their own unique set of goals and abilities. I’ve worked with adolescence as young as 10 and adults well into their 80’s with goals ranging from fat loss, increased muscle mass, general fitness or just maintaining strength and coordination, as with one client I trained with cerebral palsy. Having worked with such a vast pool of clientele, I feel I’m able to draw upon a wealth of knowledge and experience to help you achieve your fitness goals.

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  • Lonn Iwashita, FITNESS COACH - PERSONAL TRAINER, DIRECTOR OF CLIENT EXPERIENCE, LEAD NUTRITION COACH

    Years of Experience

    • 7 Years

    Credentials

    • BS - Health and Fitness Promotion/Exercise Science, Luther College
    • American Council on Exercise (ACE) - CPT
    • Precision Nutrition - Certified Nutrition Coach

    Aloha! My name is Lonn Iwashita and I am originally from Honolulu, Hawaii. Fitness has always been a part of my life through my involvement in a variety of sports. Through sports, I became passionate about all aspects of health as well as how the human body functions. I would always try to find out new training methods to find competitive gains to overcome any personal weaknesses. I had to find out what type of method was the most beneficial to me. From this I have learned over the years that everyone responds to health differently, both psychologically and physiologically, meaning, that there is not a set health or fitness plan that fits all people. I want to help guide individuals to reach their specific goals and to be the best version of himself or herself. I believe the best project you’ll ever work on is yourself. Your health is worth the investment and I believe everyone should have the opportunity to live a long and healthy life if they choose.

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    Thank you for allowing me to help you take your will and turn it into a way towards a healthier you.

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  • Mike Thompson, FITNESS COACH - PERSONAL TRAINER, LEAD CARDIO COACH

    Years of Experience

    • 4 Years

    Credentials

    • BS - Kinesiology and Health, Iowa State University

    My name is Mike Thompson and I'm from Waterloo, Iowa. I received my undergrad in Kinesiology and Health specializing in Exercise Science from Iowa State University. I was born and raised in the Chicago area, where I found my love for sports and fitness admiring the likes of Michael Jordan and Sammy Sosa. As I grew older I competed in any sport I could, eventually joining the Iowa State hockey team. My passion for strength training started when I was about 10 years old. My father bought a bench press and free weights for my brother and I. We spent most of our youth in the basement competing to see who could lift the most weight. From that time on I have been fascinated with how the human body can grow stronger and healthier from resistance exercise and training. This led to me pursuing a career in health and fitness.

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    I have worked with many people of all ages, from teenagers to the elderly and everywhere in between, to help them achieve their health and fitness goals. With this experience I am able to connect and help you achieve your goals, too. Whether that be training for a marathon, getting ready for a weekend hiking trip, or just wanting to be able to live a long healthy life free of pain. I look forward to meeting and working with you!

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  • Tyler Smith, FITNESS COACH - PERSONAL TRAINER

    Years of Experience

    • 7 Years

    Credentials

    • BS - Exercise Science/Human Performance, Southwest Minnesota State University
    • AA - Exercise Science/Health and Fitness, Alexandria Technical College
    • National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)-CPT
    • Reflexive Performance Reset (RPR) - Level 1
    • USA Weightlifting Performance Coach (USAW-PC) Level 1

    While attending Alexandria Technical College. I gained two solid years of hands on experience with personal training at school, Minnewaska fitness center, and with Alexandria Blizzard Hockey Academy. I transferred to Southwest Minnesota State University to get a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science. In the first 5 years of my training career. I've worked with close to 100 general population clients, and over 300 athletes. Mostly high school level hockey players, and a few junior league players. I am looking forward to helping a lot more people accomplish their fitness goals. Especially here at Fitness Together. From my experience working at six other gyms, I totally think Fitness Together offers the best experience for their members and trainers. Communication, hospitality, and the success of accomplishing goals here is far greater then the other gyms I have worked at. By far my favorite work environment since I started training.

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    Whenever I am not busy being a personal trainer, I am busy filming my own hunting, and fishing trips. I also love spending time with family and catching up on the latest news in Minnesota sports.

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here’s how it works

complimentary

signature fit evaluation

A complimentary signature process where we learn about your goals, health history, and take you through a mini workout so we have the information we need to begin building your customized program.

full body assessment

A comprehensive fitness assessment to collect baseline metrics that will help us track your progress.

personal training session

Meet your trainer in your private suite (or virtually) for your 1:1 session to begin your completely customized workout program.

progress checks

A comprehensive assessment every 6 weeks so we can celebrate your progress and set new goals.

WHAT CLIENTS ARE SAYING...

  • I have been working out at FT for a couple of years and it has made a dramatic difference in my health. I no longer need hip surgery and I am able to dance and hike again.

  • The high quality training and nutrition advice at Fitness Together has helped me reach my fitness goals. I’ve lost 20 pounds and have a BMI of 22.8!

  • Friendly people who care about helping you achieve your goals. FT helped me prepare to hike the Appalachian Trail at age 65. If you have the will, FT will show you the way.

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