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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
  • Bill M
    Client of the Month!!

    Congratulations Bill!!

    You are our FT Client of the Month!!

    "My hobbies include travel to new and far away places (and warm hopefully)".

    "I feel that Fitness Together has helped me the most with remaining committed to a routine and achieving my fitness goals".

    "Since working with Fitness Together I most improved my strength and balance integrated together the most".

  • Bill M
    Client of the Month

    Congratulations Bill!!

    You are our FT Client of the Month!!

    "My hobbies include travel to new and far away places (and warm hopefully)".

    "I feel that Fitness Together has helped me the most with remaining committed to a routine and achieving my fitness goals".

    "Since working with Fitness Together I most improved my strength and balance integrated together the most".

  • Susan A.
    Client of the Month!

    Congratulations Susan!!

    You are our FT Client of the Month!!

    I enjoy golf, traveling, movies and singing in my church choir.

    Because I work with the same trainers, they know when I need encouragement and when I need a challenge.  They give me the support to continue making progress towards my goals to be healthy.

    I have lost 30lbs, which I know is the difference of more loss of fat as I have gained muscle.  My energy has increased; my balance and coordination have improved.  Recently my brother said it best: "Most people our age (60's) are gaining weight, losing strength and becoming less active. You are doing the complete opposite and looking good!" 

  • Mary H.
    Client of the Month!

    Hobbies

    "I enjoy reading, movies, DIY home projects, working in the yard so I can spend time outside and volunteering for a couple of local animal rescue organizations.  I am always looking for new healthy recipes to try and working out whether it is my training sessions at Fitness Together, walking or pilates when I have the time."

    What do you feel Fitness Together has helped you with the most?

    "Now that I am in my fifties I wanted to make a change to the way I was living and take my health more seriously. I want to be stronger and prevent those injuries and issues that can happen as I age and also allow me to stay in and maintain my home. And of course to lose some weight and look and feel better in my clothes."

    The Biggest Change!

    "Since coming to FT I can really see the changes in myself.  I feel stronger, my balance has improved and I have more energy. The minor aches and pains I was feeling have gone away.  I actually look forward to working out which is something I never thought I would say.  I've lost 25 pounds which has helped me become more confident and motivated to keep working towards my goals.  I can say now I am someone that works out and mean it. While I have a ways to go on this journey I feel like I'm moving in the right direction with the help of the FT team."

     

  • 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". 

     

  • Mary H.
    Client of the Month!

    Hobbies

    "I enjoy reading, movies, DIY home projects, working in the yard so I can spend time outside and volunteering for a couple of local animal rescue organizations.  I am always looking for new healthy recipes to try and working out whether it is my training sessions at Fitness Together, walking or pilates when I have the time."

    What do you feel Fitness Together has helped you with the most?

    "Now that I am in my fifties I wanted to make a change to the way I was living and take my health more seriously. I want to be stronger and prevent those injuries and issues that can happen as I age and also allow me to stay in and maintain my home. And of course to lose some weight and look and feel better in my clothes."

    The Biggest Change!

    "Since coming to FT I can really see the changes in myself.  I feel stronger, my balance has improved and I have more energy. The minor aches and pains I was feeling have gone away.  I actually look forward to working out which is something I never thought I would say.  I've lost 25 pounds which has helped me become more confident and motivated to keep working towards my goals.  I can say now I am someone that works out and mean it. While I have a ways to go on this journey I feel like I'm moving in the right direction with the help of the FT team."

     

  • Meredith D.
    Client of the Month

    Congratulations Meredith!

    You are our FT Client of the Month!

    "My hobbies are working out, hiking and traveling"

    "My workouts have helped me to not only lose weight, but also feel better, younger and healthier.  Most importantly, younger.  I feel like I have turned back the clock"

    "I have most improved my stamina and energy. I went on a five mile hike with my son on Mother's Day.  Even he was impressed that I could do that."

    Meredith started with Fitness Together's 6 Week Weight Loss Challenge and lost 20lbs in her first 6 weeks and has lost another 20lbs over the last 6 weeks.

    Way to go Meredith!  Keep up the good work!

    Your FT Team.

  • Allison S

    Congratulations Allison!!

    You are our Fitness Together Client of the Month!!

    "My hobbies include traveling, enjoying good food and wine and spending time with family (especially our four grandsons!)."

    "I've never thought of myself as athletic or physically fit, but working out with Katie and Fitness Together has helped me see myself through a new lens.  I am stronger than I thought."

    "Working out at Fitness Together has improved my endurance, muscle tone, core strength and confidence."

  • 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.

  • Before

    After

    Rachel T
    Fitness Together Client and Business Woman

     

    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.

Meet the Trainers
  • 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.

     

    CLICK HERE TO REQUEST YOUR FREE INITIAL SESSION

  • 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.

    CLICK HERE TO REQUEST YOUR FREE INITIAL SESSION

  • Jeff Daives
    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!

     

    CLICK HERE TO REQUEST YOUR FREE INITIAL SESSION

  • 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.

    CLICK HERE TO REQUEST YOUR FREE INITIAL SESSION

  • 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!

  • Hui Tine Hiew
    Fitness Coach - Personal Trainer

    Hi ! My name is Hiewand 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 have great experience in helping with mental disability people in their daily life support to provide treatments and musculoskeletal evaluations when needed. I also participated a program call Cancer Recovery Fitness Program which educate 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. Thus, let's get together with me to be strong together and healthy together!

  • Lonn Iwashita
    Fitness Coach - Personal Trainer, Director of Operations
    Lead Nutrition Coach

    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

  • 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!

     

    CLICK HERE TO REQUEST YOUR FREE INITIAL SESSION

  • McKenzie Lersch
    Fitness Coach - Personal Trainer - Director of Social Media

    Hello! My name is McKenzie Lersch and I am a certified personal trainer with The National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). I graduated with my Bachelors degree in Exercise Science from Southwest Minnesota State University in 2019 and am currently going to school at UWRF for my master's in Exercise Physiology.

    Growing up I participated in soccer and it was a huge part of my life until I graduated from high school. Needing to find another outlet for my love of being active, I started weight lifting and experimenting in the gym with different ways to challenge myself and stay healthy. 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.

    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

  Success Stories
  • Bill M
    Client of the Month!!

    Congratulations Bill!!

    You are our FT Client of the Month!!

    "My hobbies include travel to new and far away places (and warm hopefully)".

    "I feel that Fitness Together has helped me the most with remaining committed to a routine and achieving my fitness goals".

    "Since working with Fitness Together I most improved my strength and balance integrated together the most".

  • Bill M
    Client of the Month

    Congratulations Bill!!

    You are our FT Client of the Month!!

    "My hobbies include travel to new and far away places (and warm hopefully)".

    "I feel that Fitness Together has helped me the most with remaining committed to a routine and achieving my fitness goals".

    "Since working with Fitness Together I most improved my strength and balance integrated together the most".

  • Susan A.
    Client of the Month!

    Congratulations Susan!!

    You are our FT Client of the Month!!

    I enjoy golf, traveling, movies and singing in my church choir.

    Because I work with the same trainers, they know when I need encouragement and when I need a challenge.  They give me the support to continue making progress towards my goals to be healthy.

    I have lost 30lbs, which I know is the difference of more loss of fat as I have gained muscle.  My energy has increased; my balance and coordination have improved.  Recently my brother said it best: "Most people our age (60's) are gaining weight, losing strength and becoming less active. You are doing the complete opposite and looking good!" 

  • Mary H.
    Client of the Month!

    Hobbies

    "I enjoy reading, movies, DIY home projects, working in the yard so I can spend time outside and volunteering for a couple of local animal rescue organizations.  I am always looking for new healthy recipes to try and working out whether it is my training sessions at Fitness Together, walking or pilates when I have the time."

    What do you feel Fitness Together has helped you with the most?

    "Now that I am in my fifties I wanted to make a change to the way I was living and take my health more seriously. I want to be stronger and prevent those injuries and issues that can happen as I age and also allow me to stay in and maintain my home. And of course to lose some weight and look and feel better in my clothes."

    The Biggest Change!

    "Since coming to FT I can really see the changes in myself.  I feel stronger, my balance has improved and I have more energy. The minor aches and pains I was feeling have gone away.  I actually look forward to working out which is something I never thought I would say.  I've lost 25 pounds which has helped me become more confident and motivated to keep working towards my goals.  I can say now I am someone that works out and mean it. While I have a ways to go on this journey I feel like I'm moving in the right direction with the help of the FT team."

     

  • 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". 

     

  • Mary H.
    Client of the Month!

    Hobbies

    "I enjoy reading, movies, DIY home projects, working in the yard so I can spend time outside and volunteering for a couple of local animal rescue organizations.  I am always looking for new healthy recipes to try and working out whether it is my training sessions at Fitness Together, walking or pilates when I have the time."

    What do you feel Fitness Together has helped you with the most?

    "Now that I am in my fifties I wanted to make a change to the way I was living and take my health more seriously. I want to be stronger and prevent those injuries and issues that can happen as I age and also allow me to stay in and maintain my home. And of course to lose some weight and look and feel better in my clothes."

    The Biggest Change!

    "Since coming to FT I can really see the changes in myself.  I feel stronger, my balance has improved and I have more energy. The minor aches and pains I was feeling have gone away.  I actually look forward to working out which is something I never thought I would say.  I've lost 25 pounds which has helped me become more confident and motivated to keep working towards my goals.  I can say now I am someone that works out and mean it. While I have a ways to go on this journey I feel like I'm moving in the right direction with the help of the FT team."

     

  • Meredith D.
    Client of the Month

    Congratulations Meredith!

    You are our FT Client of the Month!

    "My hobbies are working out, hiking and traveling"

    "My workouts have helped me to not only lose weight, but also feel better, younger and healthier.  Most importantly, younger.  I feel like I have turned back the clock"

    "I have most improved my stamina and energy. I went on a five mile hike with my son on Mother's Day.  Even he was impressed that I could do that."

    Meredith started with Fitness Together's 6 Week Weight Loss Challenge and lost 20lbs in her first 6 weeks and has lost another 20lbs over the last 6 weeks.

    Way to go Meredith!  Keep up the good work!

    Your FT Team.

  • Allison S

    Congratulations Allison!!

    You are our Fitness Together Client of the Month!!

    "My hobbies include traveling, enjoying good food and wine and spending time with family (especially our four grandsons!)."

    "I've never thought of myself as athletic or physically fit, but working out with Katie and Fitness Together has helped me see myself through a new lens.  I am stronger than I thought."

    "Working out at Fitness Together has improved my endurance, muscle tone, core strength and confidence."

  • 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.

  • Before

    After

    Rachel T
    Fitness Together Client and Business Woman

     

    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.

  Meet the Trainers
  • 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.

     

    CLICK HERE TO REQUEST YOUR FREE INITIAL SESSION

  • 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.

    CLICK HERE TO REQUEST YOUR FREE INITIAL SESSION

  • Jeff Daives
    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!

     

    CLICK HERE TO REQUEST YOUR FREE INITIAL SESSION

  • 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.

    CLICK HERE TO REQUEST YOUR FREE INITIAL SESSION

  • 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!

  • Hui Tine Hiew
    Fitness Coach - Personal Trainer

    Hi ! My name is Hiewand 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 have great experience in helping with mental disability people in their daily life support to provide treatments and musculoskeletal evaluations when needed. I also participated a program call Cancer Recovery Fitness Program which educate 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. Thus, let's get together with me to be strong together and healthy together!

  • Lonn Iwashita
    Fitness Coach - Personal Trainer, Director of Operations
    Lead Nutrition Coach

    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

  • 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!

     

    CLICK HERE TO REQUEST YOUR FREE INITIAL SESSION

  • McKenzie Lersch
    Fitness Coach - Personal Trainer - Director of Social Media

    Hello! My name is McKenzie Lersch and I am a certified personal trainer with The National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). I graduated with my Bachelors degree in Exercise Science from Southwest Minnesota State University in 2019 and am currently going to school at UWRF for my master's in Exercise Physiology.

    Growing up I participated in soccer and it was a huge part of my life until I graduated from high school. Needing to find another outlet for my love of being active, I started weight lifting and experimenting in the gym with different ways to challenge myself and stay healthy. 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.

    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

Locations

Edina
Fitness Together 7037 Cahill Rd
Edina, MN   55439
(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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