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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.”

 

Alycia Daceno, Fitness Consultant

B.S. in Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Parkside
Styku and Body Composition Certified

Alycia, our Fitness Consultant over our new Fitness Consultation process, is beyond excited to tackle this new role! Alycia’s primary focus will be to provide a personalized Razor experience for each and every member. She is excited to integrate members into our community, assist in setting reasonable and realistic goals, and help each member find their path here at Razor Sharp!

Prior to joining the Razor Sharp team, Alycia worked in sales for the last decade and a half and most recently was a Clinical Manager. Similarly to her past positions, this role will allow Alycia the opportunity to help other’s find solutions to barriers in their lives. Having earned her bachelor’s degree in Sociology, is it clear that Alycia has always had a passion to help people and connect with them on a deeper level. She mentioned that she is most excited for this role because she will have the opportunity to meet our members, new or existing and all at different stages in their journeys, and be able to provide the right kind of the support that each of them need at any given time.

Stop in Alycia’s office to welcome her to the team or even to talk about your fitness journey, goals, struggles, successes, etc.! She is excited to meet each of you and would love to be a part of your journey!

Rochelle Pattengale, Membership Director

B.A.S. in Management Development, Milwaukee Area Technical College

Rochelle is passionate about health and fitness and wants to help others to begin or maintain a healthy lifestyle, so that you can be your very best! She feels with regular exercise and healthy eating habits you are providing your body with preventative maintenance to live your life to its fullest! She has always been active and started taking it serious after the loss of loved ones from disease that she feels could have been prevented with diet and exercise.

She has an Applied Science Degree in Management Development with a focus on Supervisory Management and HR with 29 years of experience in customer service, leadership, team building, training and sales, with 10 years as a Sales Director.

Rochelle loves being a part of the Razor Sharp Team and she is personally committed to providing the best experience possible to members and guests. She fully supports our mission and core values.

Feel free to stop by Rochelle’s office with any questions, suggestions, or concerns that you may have. Our members are the most important, and we are 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.

Matt Harris, Member Experience Manager

B.S. Criminal Justice, UW Milwaukee 
CPR / First Aid / AED Certified
NASM CPT & CNC (In Progress)

Matt, our Member Experience Manager, entered the fitness industry after finally deciding to make his “side-hustle” his main hustle. Matt’s passion for the fitness industry was derived from playing competitive hockey since the age of 8 and continuing to play through early college years. When going pro was no longer an option, he shifted his focus and passion to weightlifting (powerlifting and bodybuilding) and has been doing so for the past 10 years. 

Matt has previously worked in hospitality and nightlife at high end hotels in Las Vegas, Milwaukee, and Chicago. He has also worked in Sales and Finance in the Automotive and Agricultural Industry. Razor Sharp is giving Matt the opportunity to put his once hobby into action. 

“I love the community here with witnessing and helping others meet and exceed their fitness goals. My goal is to make Razor Sharp a better place from a member experience standpoint, but also through my strong passion for nutrition.” Feel free to say hi to Matt. Matt loves to help people and will always be a resource to answer any questions you have.

 

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Rachel Daye, Marketing Director

B.A. in Marketing and Finance, North Central College
M.B.A. – North Central College

Rachel has just started her journey in the fitness industry after entering Razor Sharp Fitness. She attended North Central College graduating in 3 years and she is now continuing her education for her Master’s degree. Before joining the Razor Sharp team, Rachel worked as an International Product Manager in the household cleaning industry. Being on our team is allowing Rachel to be in an industry that she is passionate about. Her focus will include creating and designing campaigns to increase awareness of all the clubs’ programs and services and build engagement in the Razor Sharp community and management team.

Rachel’s passion for the fitness industry really began in college and stems from playing soccer her whole life. “It’s rewarding to be a part of a community where people are constantly working on growth. Whether the growth is physical or mental, it’s incredible to see what the human body and mind can achieve with determination and the right attitude. My goal is to provide value to our members and make a difference.” 

Being a member of Razor Sharp Fitness, she is ready to see things from the other side and share useful, valuable information for members to know that we are all a part of a strong community with endless amounts of support.

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