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Whether you're looking to lose weight this new year, just improve your overall health, or have specific training goals; we will provide the one-on-one attention and accountability you need without the distractions of a gym.

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Success Stories
  • Brenda R
    Client of the Month!!

    Congratulations!!

    Brenda R!!

    You are our FT Client of the Month!!

    "My hobbies include reading, working out, sprucing up the house and travel".

    "FT has helped me stick to a weekly plan and keep consistent on my workouts.  I have been able to add, Pilates to help round out my routine. Without FT Pilates wouldn't have been possible."

    "I have definitely upped my strength and fitness abilities.  I am able to work out smarter an not harder.  Working with the trainers is a big help in preventing injury and working through roadblocks."

  • Before

    After

    Rachel T.

    I had hit a significant plateau for six months after losing the initial 40 lbs on my own. Fitness Together broke that plateau and it really started coming off quickly! I am down 16 dress sizes.* I am most proud to carry my "before" pictures (I never am without them) to encourage others and show people it can be done.

  • Breanne Larson

    "Working with the personal trainers keeps me motivated so I can achieve my fitness goals.  I wouldn't be where I am today without the trainers at Fitness Together."

    "Fitness Together has helped me the most with upper body strength and a more stable and stronger core."*

  • Monica D.

    Congratulations Monica!!

    You are our Fitness Together Client of the Month!!

    "I enjoy cooking and volunteering at church.  I also enjoy sewing and volunteering with elderly care". 

    "Fitness Together has helped build confidence. I had no confidence before.  Fitness Together motivates me and has become my "me time"I overall feel better. Fitness Together is a great place and has met my workouts needs and has made me feel comfortable working out"

    " I can now touch my toes.  My mood has improved and I have more energy throughout the day". 

     

  • Before

    After

    Jeffery S.

    When I walked into Fitness Together I had no idea what I wanted to achieve.

    I just knew that I needed a change, I needed to be healthier. Ed and the team at FT helped me understand and realize my fitness goals, and every session gets me closer to achieving them. I'm stronger, more flexible, I have a more powerful core and my overall well-being has received a tremendous boost*! The trainers listen to what I have to say and always offer me sound, professional advice. Plus they keep the workouts challenging and interesting. I couldn't be happier!

  • Before

    After

    Tiffany Bedsworth
    Fitness Together Changed Woman’s Life and Career Path

    Climbing the corporate ladder wasn’t the Tiffany Bedsworth's goal, when she first decided to get serious about losing weight, but it was definitely a rewarding consequence. For every pound lost, a little more confidence was gained, leading to career advancement, increased income, and recognition as a leader at the internet marketing firm where she works.

    Bedsworth has shed more than 60 pounds with the help of Gretchen Ruge, a personal trainer at the Fitness Together in Lees Summit, Mo. Even after moving to Indianapolis for her job, Bedsworth says Ruge’s advice and friendship has been so instrumental in her personal success, she is willing to commute 500 miles to keep that relationship intact.

    “I won’t lie, it’s been a challenge,” Bedsworth says. “I travel every single week and work 11-hour days most of time, but I try to watch what I am eating and I visit FT on the weekends I am in town. Just knowing that I have to see Gretchen makes me want to stay in shape and active because I don’t want to let her down.”

    Bedsworth wasn’t always so dedicated to exercising. She felt intimidated at traditional gyms.

    “The only machine I ever knew how to work was a treadmill and even then, there were always a bunch of supermodels running on the one right next to mine. Between their abs of steel and 7 MPH sprint, my two-mile stroll was embarrassing,” she says.

    She struggled with her weight for years, trying everything from Jenny Craig and Weight Watchers to Metabolic Research and diet pills, but couldn’t find the right long-term solution.

    “I hated the way I looked in my clothes, didn’t want to take pictures or look in the mirror, and barely would leave my house, except to go to work or to get something to eat,” Bedsworth says. “I wanted to go back to the basics of dieting and exercise – something I had never really tried. I made a decision to stop lying to myself, and for the first time, stop trying to do it alone.”

    In January 2014, Bedsworth spoke with Ruge at FT.

    “I went in and met with her and had more hope in that first meeting than I had in years,” Bedsworth says. “I felt like she really cared and she inspired me to commit to the process.”

    The two women immediately clicked.  They met three times a week for one-on-one sessions and Bedsworth started following some diet plans that Ruge laid out for her. 

    “Tiffany was insecure at first,” says Ruge. “I think the private setting was really good for her and made her feel more comfortable.”

    Bedsworth started to see changes in her body along with increased energy. She even looked forward to the new and fun workouts Ruge would plan, and she began walking two to three miles on the days she didn’t train at FT.

    By May 2014, Bedsworth had lost 52 pounds and could run four miles without stopping. She dropped eight pant sizes and wore a two-piece swimsuit for the first time.

    Despite her positive progress, Bedsworth hit a bump in the road when she was promoted and had to work one hour away from the Lakewood studio. She tried commuting so she could stay with FT, but it became too difficult and she stopped seeing Ruge. She started to backtrack on all the progress she had made. She tried working out at other gyms close by, but it wasn’t the same. A year later, she called Ruge back.

    “Tiffany and I have really become friends, and it’s that connection with a client that really works at FT,” Ruge said. “I felt if Tiffany was willing to make the commute, I was going to give her my all, and we started seeing results again.”

    When another promotion meant moving to Indiana a few months later, Bedsworth had learned her lesson. She didn’t want to give up on her workouts at Fitness Together.

    “She’s amazing,” adds Ruge. “She’s so competitive. You can see it in her work and workouts and that’s what makes Tiffany so successful. We now keep in regular contact by email or in texts, and I try to give her tasks so that she can keep accomplishing things … not too much, because her plate is really full and I don’t want to overload her.”

    What sets Fitness Together apart from other fitness studios is its commitment to work with its clients in a private one-on-one setting, offering a personalized fitness and nutrition program. For people like Bedsworth, it’s been life-altering in many ways.

    “Personal training can sound intimidating, unnecessary and expensive. It did to me anyway,” Bedsworth says. “Nothing is more important than your health and happiness. Don’t lie to yourself. There is no pill or diet that will fix your issue. You have to quit lying to yourself and ask for help! It is life changing, a necessity and worth every single penny. Go for a month! What do you have to lose?”

    Well, at least in Bedsworth’s case, more than 60 pounds.

  • Jana H
    Client of the Month

    My hobbies include reading, travel, and hiking/biking adventures. A recent family trip to Oregon included lots of great hiking in Portland, on the coast and in the mountains. The combination of being active and enjoying time in nature is something that I deeply enjoy.

    I have learned to value experiences more so than possessions, and to invest time and money in exploring my world with friends and family.  Fitness Together has helped me to improve my overall fitness, allowing me to have the stamina and confidence to enjoy new activities.  Since I started working out, I have added more activity to weekends and vacations.  Long bike rides, hikes and exploring new parts of a a city are now regular parts of my plans. 

    I've definitely improved my ability to focus, manage stress and troubleshoot since committing to working out.  I'd also add that PACK classes have added new friend into my life.  We support each other in not only fitness. but in other aspects of life as well. I always look forward to catching up with everyone.  We encourage each other.

     

     

     

  • Deb P.
    Client of the Month!

    Congratulations Deb!

    You are our Fitness Together Client of the Month!

    "My husband and I enjoy traveling and spending time up north at our family cabin.  I enjoy theater, movies and volunteering at our church."

    "I feel stronger and more in control of my body. I'm in better shape at 51 than I have been for years."

    "I have lost weight and have a healthy BMI! I also have more upper body definitnion."

    Congratulations Deb.  You are one of the most inspirational people we have ever meet! She is one of the hardest workers in the studio. and is the definition of true dedication!. 

  • Deb P.
    Client of the Month!

    Congratulations Deb!

    You are our Fitness Together Client of the Month!

    "My husband and I enjoy traveling and spending time up north at our family cabin.  I enjoy theater, movies and volunteering at our church."

    "I feel stronger and more in control of my body. I'm in better shape at 51 than I have been for years."

    "I have lost weight and have a healthy BMI! I also have more upper body definitnion."

    Congratulations Deb.  You are one of the most inspirational people we have ever meet! She is one of the hardest workers in the studio. and is the definition of true dedication!. 

     

     

  • Kathy S
    Client of the Month

    Congratulations Kathy!! You are our FT Client of the Month!!

    "I enjoy music, playing my flute, singing and attending live events or listening. Outside of that, you find me at one of my child's activities."

    "The trainers at Fitness Together are great! They push me further than I would push myself."

    "My strength has greatly improved since starting to work with Fitness Together."

    Kathy has been with Fitness Together for about 6 months now. She has made a lot of progress since then and says how much better she feels since starting with FT.

    Kathy tells me how great she feels after a workout and that she has personally felt the progress come along.

    In Kathy's recent Fitness Assessments, she improved on almost every aspect of strength and cardio exercises.

    We always have a good time training and Kathy is a great client to have here at Fitness Together.

Meet the Trainers
  • Janna Flermoen A.S. Phy Ed, B.A. Exercise Science, CPT
    Fitness Coach - Lead Personal Trainer

    My name is Janna Flermoen. Athletics has always been a big part of my life, I grew up with three older brothers that I was determined to keep up with. I am quite a bit younger than they are so I grew up watching them play hockey, football, and baseball. But, when we were at home it didn’t matter if they were playing football, hockey, wrestling, or performing tricks with their bikes, rollerblades, and skateboards. I was always right behind them!!! Nothing would stop me from trying to be like the “big boys”! As a child I played softball for many years, when I got to high school I switched over to hockey and track. Currently I am not participating in any sports, but every summer I run a handful of 5k’s.

    I have completed my,

    ·         B.A. in Exercise Science

    ·         A.S. in Physical Education at NHCC along with their Personal Trainer       Certificate

    Other certifications I have completed include;

    ·         NASM CPT

    ·         Battle Ropes Instructor level 1

    ·         TRX Instructor level 1

    CLICK HERE TO REQUEST YOUR FREE INITIAL SESSION

  • Jim Kovach
    Fitness Coach - Personal Trainer

    After 30+ years of passion for fitness, Jim decided to become certified as a Personal Trainer (CPT) through NASM in 2013. In addition to the CPT, he became certified as a Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES), and a Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES).


    His goal as a trainer is to help others obtain their fitness goals if they are just starting a program, are injured or want to enhance their athletic performance.


    Prior to becoming Personal Trainer, Jim was an engineer for Amoco/BP for 10+ years. After a downsizing he became a stay at home dad and involved as a volunteer for the following: coach for the Wayzata Youth Football Association; and baseball coach for Plymouth/Wayzata Baseball Association, Hamel Baseball and Plymouth/New Hope Baseball.


    Jim has earned his 2nd Degree Black Belt from National Karate (NK) and has instructed for NK.


    His other hobbies include officiating football and wrestling, cycling, and volunteering as a committee member for the City of Plymouth. His main enjoyment is watching and supporting his two children in their activities.
    Jim is married and as mentioned has two children and resides in Plymouth.


    Jim has a Master’s of Science Degree in Management from Cardinal Stritch University and a Bachelors of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Purdue University.

     

    CLICK HERE TO REQUEST YOUR FREE INITIAL SESSION

     

     

  • McKenzie Lersch
    Fitness Coach - Personal Trainer

    Hello! My name is McKenzie Lersch and I am a certified personal trainer with The National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). I am currently a full-time student at North Hennepin Community College working towards getting my Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from Southwest Minnesota State University. I’m expected to graduate in Fall 2019. So close!

    Growing up I participated in soccer and it was a huge part of my life until I graduated from high school in 2015. Needing to find another outlet for my love of being active, I started weight lifting and experimenting in the gym with different ways to change my physique. Since then my passion for understanding the science and application of exercise has expanded greatly. I am so thrilled to be able to help people understand the importance of exercise, achieve their goals, and help them live their best life!

    In my free time I enjoy hiking, reading, snowboarding, yoga, or basically anything that gets me outdoors in fresh air. Working at Fitness Together I hope to help people reach their personal goals while having fun along the way. Exercise isn’t “one size fits all” and everyone is unique! Finding a plan that is both enjoyable and fits each individual’s needs is an important part of the process. Together, I’d love to help you reach your fitness goals and make life a little bit more fun along the way, that’s what it’s all about right!?

    CLICK HERE TO REQUEST YOUR FREE INITIAL SESSION

     

  • Janna Flermoen A.S. Phy Ed, CPT
    Fitness Coach - Lead Personal Trainer

    My name is Janna Flermoen. Athletics has always been a big part of my life, I grew up with three older brothers that I was determined to keep up with. I am quite a bit younger than they are so I grew up watching them play hockey, football, and baseball. But, when we were at home it didn’t matter if they were playing football, hockey, wrestling, or performing tricks with their bikes, rollerblades, and skateboards. I was always right behind them!!! Nothing would stop me from trying to be like the “big boys”! As a child I played softball for many years, when I got to high school I switched over to hockey and track. Currently I am not participating in any sports, but every summer I run a handful of 5k’s

    I have completed my,

    ·         B.A. in Exercise Science

    ·         A.S. in Physical Education at NHCC along with their Personal Trainer Certificate

    Other certifications I have completed include;

    ·         NASM CPT

    ·         Battle Ropes Instructor level 1

    ·         TRX Instructor level 1

    CLICK HERE TO REQUEST YOUR FREE INITIAL SESSION

  • 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.

    CLICK HERE TO REQUEST YOUR FREE INITIAL SESSION

  • Hailey Peckat
    Fitness Coach - Personal Trainer

    Hi! My name is Hailey Peckat. I earned my bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology with a focus on Exercise Physiology from the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities. I am also an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer.

    I was a gymnast for about 15 years, so being active has always been a part of my life. After finishing my gymnastics career, I wasn’t sure how to work out without gymnastics; which is when I realized I wanted to learn all aspects of exercise and how the body responds. I later found I’m very passionate about health and wellness and wanting to help teach others who were in my position or were struggling with staying active. Through my time at the U of M I learned the in’s and out’s of exercise and how everyone responds differently to exercise; stressing the importance that what works for/motivates one person may not work for another. I want to help others reach their personal goals and be there with them through their personal health and fitness journey.

    Outside of work I enjoy spending as much time outside as possible. In my free time I love finding new trails to bike and rollerblade and am always searching for a new activity or exercise to challenge me and keep me active. Aside from physical activity, I’m an avid fisherman and hunter and spend a lot of hours shooting my bow and out on the lake. My faith, family and friends mean the world to me and I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for their constant support. I am excited to begin this journey with you and to help you reach your personal goals!

    CLICK HERE TO REQUEST YOUR FREE INITIAL SESSION

  • Justin Chenault
    FITNESS COACH - PERSONAL TRAINER

    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.

    CLICK HERE TO REQUEST YOUR FREE INITIAL SESSION

  • Justin Chenault
    Fitness Coach - Personal Trainer

    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.

    CLICK HERE TO REQUEST YOUR FREE INITIAL SESSION

  • Jim Kovach
    FITNESS COACH - PERSONAL TRAINER

    After 30+ years of passion for fitness, Jim decided to become certified as a Personal Trainer (CPT) through NASM in 2013. In addition to the CPT, he became certified as a Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES), and a Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES).


    His goal as a trainer is to help others obtain their fitness goals if they are just starting a program, are injured or want to enhance their athletic performance.
    Prior to becoming Personal Trainer, Jim was an engineer for Amoco/BP for 10+ years. After a downsizing he became a stay at home dad and involved as a volunteer for the following: coach for the Wayzata Youth Football Association; and baseball coach for Plymouth/Wayzata Baseball Association, Hamel Baseball and Plymouth/New Hope Baseball.


    Jim has earned his 2nd Degree Black Belt from National Karate (NK) and has instructed for NK.


    His other hobbies include officiating football and wrestling, cycling, and volunteering as a committee member for the City of Plymouth. His main enjoyment is watching and supporting his two children in their activities.


    Jim is married and as mentioned has two children and resides in Plymouth.
    Jim has a Master’s of Science Degree in Management from Cardinal Stritch University and a Bachelors of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Purdue University.

    CLICK HERE TO REQUEST YOUR FREE INITIAL SESSION

  • Lonn Iwashita
    Fitness Coach - Personal Trainer

    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.

    CLICK HERE TO REQUEST YOUR FREE INITIAL SESSION

  Success Stories
  • Brenda R
    Client of the Month!!

    Congratulations!!

    Brenda R!!

    You are our FT Client of the Month!!

    "My hobbies include reading, working out, sprucing up the house and travel".

    "FT has helped me stick to a weekly plan and keep consistent on my workouts.  I have been able to add, Pilates to help round out my routine. Without FT Pilates wouldn't have been possible."

    "I have definitely upped my strength and fitness abilities.  I am able to work out smarter an not harder.  Working with the trainers is a big help in preventing injury and working through roadblocks."

  • Before

    After

    Rachel T.

    I had hit a significant plateau for six months after losing the initial 40 lbs on my own. Fitness Together broke that plateau and it really started coming off quickly! I am down 16 dress sizes.* I am most proud to carry my "before" pictures (I never am without them) to encourage others and show people it can be done.

  • Breanne Larson

    "Working with the personal trainers keeps me motivated so I can achieve my fitness goals.  I wouldn't be where I am today without the trainers at Fitness Together."

    "Fitness Together has helped me the most with upper body strength and a more stable and stronger core."*

  • Monica D.

    Congratulations Monica!!

    You are our Fitness Together Client of the Month!!

    "I enjoy cooking and volunteering at church.  I also enjoy sewing and volunteering with elderly care". 

    "Fitness Together has helped build confidence. I had no confidence before.  Fitness Together motivates me and has become my "me time"I overall feel better. Fitness Together is a great place and has met my workouts needs and has made me feel comfortable working out"

    " I can now touch my toes.  My mood has improved and I have more energy throughout the day". 

     

  • Before

    After

    Jeffery S.

    When I walked into Fitness Together I had no idea what I wanted to achieve.

    I just knew that I needed a change, I needed to be healthier. Ed and the team at FT helped me understand and realize my fitness goals, and every session gets me closer to achieving them. I'm stronger, more flexible, I have a more powerful core and my overall well-being has received a tremendous boost*! The trainers listen to what I have to say and always offer me sound, professional advice. Plus they keep the workouts challenging and interesting. I couldn't be happier!

  • Before

    After

    Tiffany Bedsworth
    Fitness Together Changed Woman’s Life and Career Path

    Climbing the corporate ladder wasn’t the Tiffany Bedsworth's goal, when she first decided to get serious about losing weight, but it was definitely a rewarding consequence. For every pound lost, a little more confidence was gained, leading to career advancement, increased income, and recognition as a leader at the internet marketing firm where she works.

    Bedsworth has shed more than 60 pounds with the help of Gretchen Ruge, a personal trainer at the Fitness Together in Lees Summit, Mo. Even after moving to Indianapolis for her job, Bedsworth says Ruge’s advice and friendship has been so instrumental in her personal success, she is willing to commute 500 miles to keep that relationship intact.

    “I won’t lie, it’s been a challenge,” Bedsworth says. “I travel every single week and work 11-hour days most of time, but I try to watch what I am eating and I visit FT on the weekends I am in town. Just knowing that I have to see Gretchen makes me want to stay in shape and active because I don’t want to let her down.”

    Bedsworth wasn’t always so dedicated to exercising. She felt intimidated at traditional gyms.

    “The only machine I ever knew how to work was a treadmill and even then, there were always a bunch of supermodels running on the one right next to mine. Between their abs of steel and 7 MPH sprint, my two-mile stroll was embarrassing,” she says.

    She struggled with her weight for years, trying everything from Jenny Craig and Weight Watchers to Metabolic Research and diet pills, but couldn’t find the right long-term solution.

    “I hated the way I looked in my clothes, didn’t want to take pictures or look in the mirror, and barely would leave my house, except to go to work or to get something to eat,” Bedsworth says. “I wanted to go back to the basics of dieting and exercise – something I had never really tried. I made a decision to stop lying to myself, and for the first time, stop trying to do it alone.”

    In January 2014, Bedsworth spoke with Ruge at FT.

    “I went in and met with her and had more hope in that first meeting than I had in years,” Bedsworth says. “I felt like she really cared and she inspired me to commit to the process.”

    The two women immediately clicked.  They met three times a week for one-on-one sessions and Bedsworth started following some diet plans that Ruge laid out for her. 

    “Tiffany was insecure at first,” says Ruge. “I think the private setting was really good for her and made her feel more comfortable.”

    Bedsworth started to see changes in her body along with increased energy. She even looked forward to the new and fun workouts Ruge would plan, and she began walking two to three miles on the days she didn’t train at FT.

    By May 2014, Bedsworth had lost 52 pounds and could run four miles without stopping. She dropped eight pant sizes and wore a two-piece swimsuit for the first time.

    Despite her positive progress, Bedsworth hit a bump in the road when she was promoted and had to work one hour away from the Lakewood studio. She tried commuting so she could stay with FT, but it became too difficult and she stopped seeing Ruge. She started to backtrack on all the progress she had made. She tried working out at other gyms close by, but it wasn’t the same. A year later, she called Ruge back.

    “Tiffany and I have really become friends, and it’s that connection with a client that really works at FT,” Ruge said. “I felt if Tiffany was willing to make the commute, I was going to give her my all, and we started seeing results again.”

    When another promotion meant moving to Indiana a few months later, Bedsworth had learned her lesson. She didn’t want to give up on her workouts at Fitness Together.

    “She’s amazing,” adds Ruge. “She’s so competitive. You can see it in her work and workouts and that’s what makes Tiffany so successful. We now keep in regular contact by email or in texts, and I try to give her tasks so that she can keep accomplishing things … not too much, because her plate is really full and I don’t want to overload her.”

    What sets Fitness Together apart from other fitness studios is its commitment to work with its clients in a private one-on-one setting, offering a personalized fitness and nutrition program. For people like Bedsworth, it’s been life-altering in many ways.

    “Personal training can sound intimidating, unnecessary and expensive. It did to me anyway,” Bedsworth says. “Nothing is more important than your health and happiness. Don’t lie to yourself. There is no pill or diet that will fix your issue. You have to quit lying to yourself and ask for help! It is life changing, a necessity and worth every single penny. Go for a month! What do you have to lose?”

    Well, at least in Bedsworth’s case, more than 60 pounds.

  • Jana H
    Client of the Month

    My hobbies include reading, travel, and hiking/biking adventures. A recent family trip to Oregon included lots of great hiking in Portland, on the coast and in the mountains. The combination of being active and enjoying time in nature is something that I deeply enjoy.

    I have learned to value experiences more so than possessions, and to invest time and money in exploring my world with friends and family.  Fitness Together has helped me to improve my overall fitness, allowing me to have the stamina and confidence to enjoy new activities.  Since I started working out, I have added more activity to weekends and vacations.  Long bike rides, hikes and exploring new parts of a a city are now regular parts of my plans. 

    I've definitely improved my ability to focus, manage stress and troubleshoot since committing to working out.  I'd also add that PACK classes have added new friend into my life.  We support each other in not only fitness. but in other aspects of life as well. I always look forward to catching up with everyone.  We encourage each other.

     

     

     

  • Deb P.
    Client of the Month!

    Congratulations Deb!

    You are our Fitness Together Client of the Month!

    "My husband and I enjoy traveling and spending time up north at our family cabin.  I enjoy theater, movies and volunteering at our church."

    "I feel stronger and more in control of my body. I'm in better shape at 51 than I have been for years."

    "I have lost weight and have a healthy BMI! I also have more upper body definitnion."

    Congratulations Deb.  You are one of the most inspirational people we have ever meet! She is one of the hardest workers in the studio. and is the definition of true dedication!. 

  • Deb P.
    Client of the Month!

    Congratulations Deb!

    You are our Fitness Together Client of the Month!

    "My husband and I enjoy traveling and spending time up north at our family cabin.  I enjoy theater, movies and volunteering at our church."

    "I feel stronger and more in control of my body. I'm in better shape at 51 than I have been for years."

    "I have lost weight and have a healthy BMI! I also have more upper body definitnion."

    Congratulations Deb.  You are one of the most inspirational people we have ever meet! She is one of the hardest workers in the studio. and is the definition of true dedication!. 

     

     

  • Kathy S
    Client of the Month

    Congratulations Kathy!! You are our FT Client of the Month!!

    "I enjoy music, playing my flute, singing and attending live events or listening. Outside of that, you find me at one of my child's activities."

    "The trainers at Fitness Together are great! They push me further than I would push myself."

    "My strength has greatly improved since starting to work with Fitness Together."

    Kathy has been with Fitness Together for about 6 months now. She has made a lot of progress since then and says how much better she feels since starting with FT.

    Kathy tells me how great she feels after a workout and that she has personally felt the progress come along.

    In Kathy's recent Fitness Assessments, she improved on almost every aspect of strength and cardio exercises.

    We always have a good time training and Kathy is a great client to have here at Fitness Together.

  Meet the Trainers
  • Janna Flermoen A.S. Phy Ed, B.A. Exercise Science, CPT
    Fitness Coach - Lead Personal Trainer

    My name is Janna Flermoen. Athletics has always been a big part of my life, I grew up with three older brothers that I was determined to keep up with. I am quite a bit younger than they are so I grew up watching them play hockey, football, and baseball. But, when we were at home it didn’t matter if they were playing football, hockey, wrestling, or performing tricks with their bikes, rollerblades, and skateboards. I was always right behind them!!! Nothing would stop me from trying to be like the “big boys”! As a child I played softball for many years, when I got to high school I switched over to hockey and track. Currently I am not participating in any sports, but every summer I run a handful of 5k’s.

    I have completed my,

    ·         B.A. in Exercise Science

    ·         A.S. in Physical Education at NHCC along with their Personal Trainer       Certificate

    Other certifications I have completed include;

    ·         NASM CPT

    ·         Battle Ropes Instructor level 1

    ·         TRX Instructor level 1

    CLICK HERE TO REQUEST YOUR FREE INITIAL SESSION

  • Jim Kovach
    Fitness Coach - Personal Trainer

    After 30+ years of passion for fitness, Jim decided to become certified as a Personal Trainer (CPT) through NASM in 2013. In addition to the CPT, he became certified as a Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES), and a Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES).


    His goal as a trainer is to help others obtain their fitness goals if they are just starting a program, are injured or want to enhance their athletic performance.


    Prior to becoming Personal Trainer, Jim was an engineer for Amoco/BP for 10+ years. After a downsizing he became a stay at home dad and involved as a volunteer for the following: coach for the Wayzata Youth Football Association; and baseball coach for Plymouth/Wayzata Baseball Association, Hamel Baseball and Plymouth/New Hope Baseball.


    Jim has earned his 2nd Degree Black Belt from National Karate (NK) and has instructed for NK.


    His other hobbies include officiating football and wrestling, cycling, and volunteering as a committee member for the City of Plymouth. His main enjoyment is watching and supporting his two children in their activities.
    Jim is married and as mentioned has two children and resides in Plymouth.


    Jim has a Master’s of Science Degree in Management from Cardinal Stritch University and a Bachelors of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Purdue University.

     

    CLICK HERE TO REQUEST YOUR FREE INITIAL SESSION

     

     

  • McKenzie Lersch
    Fitness Coach - Personal Trainer

    Hello! My name is McKenzie Lersch and I am a certified personal trainer with The National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). I am currently a full-time student at North Hennepin Community College working towards getting my Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from Southwest Minnesota State University. I’m expected to graduate in Fall 2019. So close!

    Growing up I participated in soccer and it was a huge part of my life until I graduated from high school in 2015. Needing to find another outlet for my love of being active, I started weight lifting and experimenting in the gym with different ways to change my physique. Since then my passion for understanding the science and application of exercise has expanded greatly. I am so thrilled to be able to help people understand the importance of exercise, achieve their goals, and help them live their best life!

    In my free time I enjoy hiking, reading, snowboarding, yoga, or basically anything that gets me outdoors in fresh air. Working at Fitness Together I hope to help people reach their personal goals while having fun along the way. Exercise isn’t “one size fits all” and everyone is unique! Finding a plan that is both enjoyable and fits each individual’s needs is an important part of the process. Together, I’d love to help you reach your fitness goals and make life a little bit more fun along the way, that’s what it’s all about right!?

    CLICK HERE TO REQUEST YOUR FREE INITIAL SESSION

     

  • Janna Flermoen A.S. Phy Ed, CPT
    Fitness Coach - Lead Personal Trainer

    My name is Janna Flermoen. Athletics has always been a big part of my life, I grew up with three older brothers that I was determined to keep up with. I am quite a bit younger than they are so I grew up watching them play hockey, football, and baseball. But, when we were at home it didn’t matter if they were playing football, hockey, wrestling, or performing tricks with their bikes, rollerblades, and skateboards. I was always right behind them!!! Nothing would stop me from trying to be like the “big boys”! As a child I played softball for many years, when I got to high school I switched over to hockey and track. Currently I am not participating in any sports, but every summer I run a handful of 5k’s

    I have completed my,

    ·         B.A. in Exercise Science

    ·         A.S. in Physical Education at NHCC along with their Personal Trainer Certificate

    Other certifications I have completed include;

    ·         NASM CPT

    ·         Battle Ropes Instructor level 1

    ·         TRX Instructor level 1

    CLICK HERE TO REQUEST YOUR FREE INITIAL SESSION

  • 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.

    CLICK HERE TO REQUEST YOUR FREE INITIAL SESSION

  • Hailey Peckat
    Fitness Coach - Personal Trainer

    Hi! My name is Hailey Peckat. I earned my bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology with a focus on Exercise Physiology from the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities. I am also an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer.

    I was a gymnast for about 15 years, so being active has always been a part of my life. After finishing my gymnastics career, I wasn’t sure how to work out without gymnastics; which is when I realized I wanted to learn all aspects of exercise and how the body responds. I later found I’m very passionate about health and wellness and wanting to help teach others who were in my position or were struggling with staying active. Through my time at the U of M I learned the in’s and out’s of exercise and how everyone responds differently to exercise; stressing the importance that what works for/motivates one person may not work for another. I want to help others reach their personal goals and be there with them through their personal health and fitness journey.

    Outside of work I enjoy spending as much time outside as possible. In my free time I love finding new trails to bike and rollerblade and am always searching for a new activity or exercise to challenge me and keep me active. Aside from physical activity, I’m an avid fisherman and hunter and spend a lot of hours shooting my bow and out on the lake. My faith, family and friends mean the world to me and I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for their constant support. I am excited to begin this journey with you and to help you reach your personal goals!

    CLICK HERE TO REQUEST YOUR FREE INITIAL SESSION

  • Justin Chenault
    FITNESS COACH - PERSONAL TRAINER

    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.

    CLICK HERE TO REQUEST YOUR FREE INITIAL SESSION

  • Justin Chenault
    Fitness Coach - Personal Trainer

    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.

    CLICK HERE TO REQUEST YOUR FREE INITIAL SESSION

  • Jim Kovach
    FITNESS COACH - PERSONAL TRAINER

    After 30+ years of passion for fitness, Jim decided to become certified as a Personal Trainer (CPT) through NASM in 2013. In addition to the CPT, he became certified as a Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES), and a Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES).


    His goal as a trainer is to help others obtain their fitness goals if they are just starting a program, are injured or want to enhance their athletic performance.
    Prior to becoming Personal Trainer, Jim was an engineer for Amoco/BP for 10+ years. After a downsizing he became a stay at home dad and involved as a volunteer for the following: coach for the Wayzata Youth Football Association; and baseball coach for Plymouth/Wayzata Baseball Association, Hamel Baseball and Plymouth/New Hope Baseball.


    Jim has earned his 2nd Degree Black Belt from National Karate (NK) and has instructed for NK.


    His other hobbies include officiating football and wrestling, cycling, and volunteering as a committee member for the City of Plymouth. His main enjoyment is watching and supporting his two children in their activities.


    Jim is married and as mentioned has two children and resides in Plymouth.
    Jim has a Master’s of Science Degree in Management from Cardinal Stritch University and a Bachelors of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Purdue University.

    CLICK HERE TO REQUEST YOUR FREE INITIAL SESSION

  • Lonn Iwashita
    Fitness Coach - Personal Trainer

    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.

    CLICK HERE TO REQUEST YOUR FREE INITIAL SESSION

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Edina
Fitness Together 5008 Vernon Ave
Edina, MN   55436
(952) 927-0300
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Maple Grove
Weaver Lake Office Condo Park
Fitness Together 11250 86th Ave N
Maple Grove, MN   55369
(763) 494-0061
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