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Get to know our friendly Fitness Together® Personal Training Staff at Edina.

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson

Fitness Coach - Manager

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. 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
Lonn Iwashita

Lonn Iwashita

Fitness Coach - Personal Trainer, Director of Operations

Aloha! My name is Lonn Iwashita and I am originally from Honolulu, Hawaii. I recently graduated from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa with a degree in Health and Fitness Promotion as well as received a minor in Exercise Science. I have also obtained my Personal Trainer Certification through the American Council on Exercise (ACE).

    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. 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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Justin Chenault
Justin Chenault

Justin Chenault

Fitness Coach - Personal Trainer, Director of Client Experience

Justin Chenault, B.S. Exercise Science, NSCA-CSCS, CPT

FITNESS CONSULTANT

Justin has been with Fitness Together since September 2015.  He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in May of 2015. During school at UW-La Crosse, Justin was involved in the Olympic Weightlifting club and also supervised different Strength and Conditioning facilities across campus.  Justin is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the NSCA and loves to lift heavy.

Throughout his life, Justin has always been active.  As a child he enjoyed running, climbing and also played basketball and football in middle school.  In high school, he began participating in the Physical Conditioning Program and learned the basics of weightlifting.  In his first years of college at Normandale Community College, Justin took an Exercise Science class and really enjoyed it.  Ever since that class, he has been pursuing his passion for physical fitness through both learning and constant practice.  He loves to provide people with the necessary tools for bettering their physiques and self confidence.  Justin really cherishes the ability to see a client adapt and improve upon themselves every day.

Outside of work, Justin leads an active lifestyle through several different avenues.  He continues to enjoy hiking, recreational sports and focused weightlifting at his local gym. Apart from physical activity, he enjoys studying, writing and practicing music. He also loves to play percussion and discover new music to play and sing.

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Jeff Davies
Jeff Davies

Jeff Davies

Fitness Coach - Personal Trainer

My name is Jeff Davies and I’m from Lino Lakes, MN. I’m a Certified Personal Trainer through the
National Academy of Sports Medicine. I Graduated from Minnesota State University-Mankato with and
Undergrad in Exercise Science and a Minor in Sports Medicine.
Growing up and all the way through high school I’ve been very active playing soccer, hockey,
snowboarding and skateboarding. Playing soccer at a very high level in the Minnesota Premier league
has brought me all over the country for various tournaments, and 3 years in a row my team won the
State Championship here in MN.
My passion for exercising and working out all started my freshman year of high school. That summer
going into 9 th grade I participated in the strength and conditioning program with my schools football
coach. Ever since then I’ve had a love for always trying to improve myself and maintain a healthy
lifestyle. From then on I’ve wanted to use my passion to help others lead healthier lifestyles which made
me decide to go to school for exercise science and get into the Fitness Industry!

 

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Hui Tine Hiew
Hui Tine Hiew

Hui Tine Hiew

Fitness Coach - Personal Trainer

Hi ! My name is Hiew and I'm from Malaysia. I received my degree of Kinesiology in 2019 with University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire. I was growing up with a basketball sports team when I was in high school until my college life. This is one of the reason that gave me motivation to start working out and become stronger. I started my gym life when I was 15 years old and started to gain my muscle mass because I wanted to be an explosive basketball player. During my college life in Wisconsin, I had great experiences in helping people with disabilities in their daily life to provide treatments and musculoskeletal evaluations when needed. I also participated a program called Cancer Recovery Fitness Program which educated my clients in rehabilitation and recovery exercise. My experience taught me how to maintain a safe, neat, organized environments for every client that I work with. Let's get together to be strong together and healthy together!

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