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, 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 Fitness Director at Razor Sharp gives her the opportunity to mentor and manage the Fitness and Group Exercise Departments.
“We may have all come to Razor Sharp for different reasons but our common goal is staying active and healthy.”
Janelle Cairo, Fitness Services Coordinator
B.A. Museum Studies, Arizona State University
Certified Personal Trainer – NASM
Janelle Cairo joined the team at Razor Sharp Fitness in February of 2015 as a Personal Trainer, and was promoted to the role of Fitness Services Coordinator in August of 2016.
Her commitment to health and fitness derives from her passion for running and weightlifting, as well as her upbringing: “Since my mother has worked in the medical field all of my life, I have had a lot of exposure to people’s suffering. I believe strongly in the benefits of eating well, exercise and mental conditioning. We all are connected on this earth and share in life’s joys and suffering. My role at the gym is to connect people with the right resources in order to raise our members’ quality of life.”
Her genuine passion to inspire Razor Sharp members to meet their fitness goals forms the cornerstone of Janelle’s professional philosophy. That same passion drives her independent research and continuing education, keeping her at the forefront of industry development.
“Participating in an engaging exercise routine leads to a more dynamic, balanced and purposeful lifestyle.”
Amanda Neumiller, Erie Street Manager
B.S. Fitness Management, University of Wisconsin-Parkside
Certified Personal Trainer – ACSM
Along with a magnetic personality, Erie Street Manager Amanda brings numerous qualifications to the Razor Sharp Fitness team.
She is certified as a Personal Trainer from the American College of Sports Medicine, has certifications through Yoga Fit, Mossa Group Exercise instructor, and Silver Sneaker instructor. She has over 9 years experience in the fitness industry as an instructor and trainer, here at Razor Sharp.
Amanda works to improve the health and fitness level of each member, regardless of age, skill, or limitations. Her goal for her team is to strive to drastically improve the lives of others through an effective, efficient fitness experience.
Keeping ourselves healthier will help improve our quality of life! Allowing us to enjoy our families, friends, and hobbies.
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.
Izzy Hamilton, Corporate Membership
B.S. Marketing and Entrepreneurial Management, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
Izzy has many years of experience in the health, fitness, and sporting industries as an ACE certified personal trainer, fitness supervisor, sailing coach, and collegiate athlete. Izzy’s passion is to help people find a community that will support them to reach their health and fitness goals. She strongly believes that finding the right group of friends, mentors, and motivators will lead to success and empowerment.
Feel free to drop by Izzy’s office if you ever 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.
Kristen Krockenberger, Marketing Director
B.S. in Marketing and Finance, Indiana University Kelley School of Business
Kristen was born and raised in Indiana and is newer to the Mt Pleasant/ Racine area. She is a graduate of the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, where she earned both her Marketing and Finance degrees. Prior to joining the team, Kristen worked in two main Marketing- Communication roles and has roughly 3 years of experience under her belt. She has also held positions in analytical work, as well as relationship building and development. Kristen’s focus will include club, services, and program awareness, marketing communication, and event planning/ coordination.
Outside of work, Kristen loves to be adventurous and active. Growing up, she was involved in various sports so health and wellness has always been something she holds close. Kristen is excited to bring more awareness to both the Mt Pleasant and Racine communities about the benefits of the different services and programs Razor Sharp Fitness has to offer!
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