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Leadership

Jacob Thomas, General Manager

B.S. in Athletic Training, Concordia University

Jacob background encompasses the full scope of health and fitness in the club setting. He has been a personal trainer, sports performance coach, group exercise instructor, sales associate, sports performance director and fitness manager.

With his experience and fitness knowledge, Jacob is able to lead all Razor Sharp departments as they strive to provide the best possible service to members.

Jacob can help you with any questions you may have about all of Razor Sharp Fitness. Razor Sharp Fitness has an amazing community of members who are active, caring and fun. Because of this, Jacob enjoys getting to know all of the members and talking to them about not only fitness, but all other aspects of the member’s life. In the time Jacob has been here, he has been able to create some great relationships at Razor Sharp and also in the Racine community.

Kate Thomas, Group Fitness Director

B.S. in Exercise Science, Western Michigan University
Certified Personal Trainer – NASM

Kate embodies Razor Sharp’s commitment to professional expertise in the design of its fitness programs. With her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science (Western Michigan University) and 11 years of industry experience, she is familiar with a broad range of philosophies and fitness approaches.

She has worked at facilities across the United States as a personal trainer, sports performance coach, group exercise instructor, Fitness and Group Exercise Manager and Wellness Director. Kate’s role as the Group Fitness Director at Razor Sharp gives her the opportunity to mentor and manage the Group Exercise Department.

“We may have all come to Razor Sharp for different reasons but our common goal is staying active and healthy.”

 

Katelyn Sisler, Membership Sales & Onboarding Manager

B.S. in Philosophy of Religion and Humanistic Studies, UW-Milwaukee

Katelyn lives and breathes health and fitness.  Having been an elite athlete most of her life, a career in the fitness industry only made sense! She is currently working towards qualifying for worlds with USA Triathlon and earning her IFBB Pro Card for Bikini competition with the National Physique Committee (NPC).

Katelyn has a degree in philosophy of religion and humanistic studies from UW-Milwaukee and minored in Corporate Communications and English literature.  After college, she immersed herself into the fitness world, obtaining her ACE personal trainer certification, 200hr YTT certification, Strength and Conditioning certification and Corrective exercise certification.  Katelyn spent the last decade as a top performing personal trainer in the Milwaukee area. Working with clients from all backgrounds and abilities, she found a passion in teaching group fitness and yoga as well.

Having managed multiple gyms at a time and being a leader to her teams, Katelyn comes with vast knowledge which she can use to help all members find the path of success that is best for them.  She loves being a part of the Razor Sharp Team and is committed to getting to know the members and create connections.  You will find her always on the go and smiling, happy to help!  Her door is always open so feel free to stop in and say hi or get help with anything you may need! She is here for YOU!

Kris Leslie, Corporate Membership Director

B.S. in Exercise Science M.S. in Educational Psychology, UW Milwaukee
Certified Personal Trainer – A.C.E
(American Council on Exercise) 

With 30 years of experience ranging from Group Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer, Fitness Director, and even Health Club Manager, Kris is well versed in the Fitness Industry! While maintaining her role with Razor Sharp Fitness, Kris also works at Carthage College as an Assistant Adjunct Professor for the Exercise Science Department. As an educator and teacher, Kris’ goal is to create awareness of how to live a healthier lifestyle, and this gives people the freedom to choose what will work best for them as individuals!

Kris’ personal mission: to teach people how to live life to the fullest and be the best version of themselves. “It’s important to strive for progress, not perfection.”

Razor Sharp Fitness partners with over 50 companies in the area. Kris will be your primary contact for information regarding Corporate Membership companies, rates, and details! Not to mention, Kris also can provide your team with lunch and learns ranging in a variety of health and wellness topics!

Feel free to stop by Kris’ office if you have any questions or just want to say hi! She will be more than happy to help or chat about your health and fitness path.

Adam Gilson, Fitness Program Manager

B.S. in Human Biology with an Exercise Science Emphasis, UW-Green Bay
M.A. Exercise Science and Sport Administration, UNC-Pembroke

Adam brings nearly a decade of experience into the field ranging from Personal Trainer to Strength and Conditioning Coach and Director of Sports Performance. Previously to Razor Sharp, Adam was working as the Director of Sport Performance at Francis Marion University where he oversaw 13 NCAA Division 2 and 1 NCAA Division 1 athletic programs. He’s been fortunate to work with people from many backgrounds including the everyday gym goer on up through college and professional athletes. He is excited to bring his diverse background to Razor Sharp Fitness!

In this role, Adam will direct and manage all operations of the club’s Fitness and Wellness Programming, collaborate on the Fitness Consultation Program to enhance the member/client experience, oversee group exercise, spa, nutrition, and aquatics departments. He is excited to work with the personal training team to help motivate and fulfill all of their goals inside and outside of the gym!

Feel free to stop by and say Hi to Adam when you see him around the club!

 

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