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

Lonn Iwashita
Lonn Iwashita

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.

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McKenzie Lersch
McKenzie Lersch

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.

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Breanna Cayo
Breanna Cayo

Breanna Cayo

Fitness Coach- Personal Trainer

Hi! My name is Breanna Cayo and I am from Minneapolis, Minnesota. I graduated from North Hennepin Community College with an Associates of Science and a Wellness Coaching Certificate. I obtained my Personal Trainer Certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. I am currently continuing my education as a full time student at Southwest Minnesota State University for my Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science with and anticipated graduation of May 2021.

Growing up I participated in dance and track & field. In High School I joined the Weight Lifting Team where my love for fitness was sparked. Since then I have actively been working toward my own personal fitness and physic goals.

In my free time I enjoy staying active, whether it's taking hikes in my neighborhood or attending a local yoga class.

I am looking forward to meeting all of the clients at Fitness Together! My passion is to help others work toward becoming the best version of themselves. I can't wait to work with you on all of your fitness goals!

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Mike Thompson
Mike Thompson

Mike Thompson

Fitness Coach - Personal Trainer

My name is Mike Thompson and I'm from Waterloo, Iowa. I received my undergrad in Kinesiology and Health specializing in Exercise Science from Iowa State University. I was born and raised in the Chicago area, where I found my love for sports and fitness admiring the likes of Michael Jordan and Sammy Sosa. As I grew older I competed in any sport I could, eventually joining the Iowa State hockey team.

My passion for strength training started when I was about 10 years old. My father bought a bench press and free weights for my brother and I. We spent most of our youth in the basement competing to see who could lift the most weight. From that time on I have been fascinated with how the human body can grow stronger and healthier from resistance exercise and training. This led to me pursuing a career in health and fitness.

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

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Max Hung-I Wan
Max Hung-I Wan

Max Hung-I Wan

Fitness Coach - Personal Trainer

My name is Hung-I Wan, and I’m from Taipei, Taiwan. I recently graduated from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities with a Master of Education Degree in Kinesiology.

I’m a Certified Personal Trainer through National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), Pain-Free Performance Specialist, USA Weightlifting Lv1 Coach, USA Powerlifting Club Coach, and EMT.

I grew up playing baseball competitively and have always been incredibly passionate about Fitness. My current training focus is powerlifting. My passion is to bring a healthy lifestyle to others, I believe safe and evidence base strength training to help fulfill each individual and unique objective.

I am super excited to start my career with Fitness Together and meet with my clients.

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