Meet the Fitness Trainers

Razor Sharp’s Professional Personal Trainers

Meet the trainers that take the guess work out of working out

Razor Sharp personal trainers are specialists with advanced education in exercise physiology and methods. That means that whatever your goals or special situations are, we have a trainer who is just right for you.

 

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Nate Skop

Nate Skop

Washington Avenue

A.A. Sports and Recreation Management, Tiffin University

Certified Personal Trainer – NASM​

Speed, Agility, & Quickness Certified – NASM

Sports Based Cardiovascular Certified – NASM

Plyometrics Certified – NASM

Core and Balance Certified – NASM

Golf Fitness Specialist – NASM

Sports Performance Enhancement Specialist – NASM

Primal Kettlebell Certified – Onnit

Interests/Specialties: Core Strengthening, Weight Loss, Balance Training, Functional Exercise, Hypertorphy Training, Athletic Performance Training, Corrective Stretching and Strengthening

Athletic Experience:

10+ years experience in hockey , soccer, and golf as either a player or performance coach.

Philosophy: If you set your goals low and easily hit them, did you achieve as much as if you had set your goals high and barely missed? Life isn’t perfect, but when you challenge yourself in any aspect of fitness, you will change for the better!

Bennett Kothe

Bennett Kothe

Washington Avenue

B.S. Exercise Science with an emphasis in strength & conditioning with sports nutrition, Carroll University

Nutrition Certified – NASM

Corrective Exercise Specialist – NASM

Interests/Specialties: Athletic Performance, Green Bay Packers, Strength Training, Dogs, Circuit Training

Experience:

Milwaukee Brewers Strength and Conditioning Intern

Assistant RB Coach Carroll University 

Athletic Background: 

1st Team All-Conference RB at Carroll University

State track runner at Wilmot Union High School

Philosophy: My role as a trainer is to inspire an active lifestyle to make everyone feel great physically and mentally. I strive to make activities fun and challenging for individuals of all fitness levels.

 

Lauren Gedemer

Lauren Gedemer

Washington Avenue / Erie Street

Undergraduate studies in Marine Science/Biology; Chemistry, University of Miami

Undergraduate studies in Anatomy and Physiology, University of Wisconsin-Parkside

Certified Personal Trainer – NASM

Corrective Exercise Specialist – NASM

Senior Fitness Specialist – NASM

Interests/Specialties: Balance Training, General Fitness, Goal-Setting/Behavior Change, Group Training, High-Intensity Interval Training, Small Group Training, Strength & Conditioning, TRX Training, Weight Management

Philosophy: Training and exercise should be fun; if you don’t enjoy what you are doing, try something different. It’s important to switch fitness routines to keep them exciting

Courtney Perez

Courtney Perez

Erie Street

Certified Personal Trainer – ISSA

Interests/Specialties: Hypertrophy training, general fitness, Functional training, interior home painting, volunteering for animal rescue groups

Philosophy: Fitness is a lifestyle that isn’t obtained overnight. Don’t focus on the end goal. Take it one meal, one workout, one day at a time! Focus on your position right now, and win where you are!

Teresina Watson

Teresina Watson

Washington Avenue

B.S., Business Administration, Carthage College

M.S., Public Service Management, DePaul University

Certified Personal Trainer- NASM

Certified Nutrition Coach – NASM

Certified Group Fitness Instructor – MOSSA

Interests/Specialties: Body composition changes, Weight loss, Strength training

Philosophy: A smile and lots laughter should always be included in your fitness journey.  If that’s missing, try looking for new inspiration or a goal to help spark the excitement and passion.

Kyle Knobloch

Kyle Knobloch

Washington Avenue

Undergraduate studies in Applied Health Science; Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Parkside

Certified Personal Trainer – NASM

Interests/Specialties: Corrective Exercise, Functional Training, General Fitness, Goal-Setting/Behavior Change, Nutrition, Sports Performance, Sport-Specific Training, Strength and Conditioning, Weight Management

Philosophy:  You are given one body. It is important to understand proper nutrition, efficient training, and how both work synergistically to help your body function and perform optimally to achieve your goals

Krystal DeBaker

Krystal DeBaker

Washington Avenue / Erie Street

B.S. in Elementary Special Education, Carthage College

Certified Personal Trainer – ISSA

Interests/Specialties: General Fitness, Weight Loss, Balance Training, Endurance Sports Training

Philosophy: The human body is meant to be active. Exercise and proper nutrition can enhance every aspect of our physical and mental well-being. My job as a trainer is to guide you through that lifestyle change to reach your fitness and health goals.

Kristine Gilson

Kristine Gilson

Washington Avenue

B.S. Health Promotion & Wellness Emphasis Health/ Wellness Coaching
B.A. Spanish

Certified Personal Trainer – NASM

Nutrition Certification – NESTA

Totally Coached LLC- Wellness Coach

Interests/Specialties: Injury Prevention, Ergonomics, Corrective Exercise, Group Exercise, Weight Loss, Sports Training/ Conditioning

Athletic Background: 

United States Masters Swimming – Level 1 & 2 Coach

Philosophy: ‘Being well’ is more than fitness – it’s emotional, it’s a mindset, it’s life, and it’s messy. We could all use health and wellness guidance and I would be honored to guide and empower clients on their journey!

Justin Leach

Justin Leach

Washington Avenue

B.S. Exercise Science, University of Wisconsin-Parkside

Certified Personal Trainer – NASM

Corrective Exercise Specialist – NASM

Level 1 Golf Specialist – Titleist Performance Institute

Reflexive Performance Reset Level 1 

Kettlebell Kings Living Fit Level 1 & 2 Kettlebell Certifications

Certified Manual Muscle Testing – NASM

Certified Behavioral Modification – NASM

Interests/Specialties: Group Training, Weight Management, Functional Training

Philosophy: ​I believe in attainable results driven from scientifically based exercise programming. My desire is to help individuals that may have functional deficits, require rehabilitation from injury, or desire injury prevention. I am also adamant to help those who have athletic, strength, flexibility, and weight loss goals. The way we move is very important. It’s not the exercise itself that is the answer, it’s how we move in the exercise that has the power to cause positive change in us.  I am passionate about helping every client achieve their specific goals.

Annie Weeden

Annie Weeden

Washington Avenue

B.S. Psychological Science University of Vermont

Certified Personal Training – NASM

Pursuing NASM Nutrition certification

Interests/Specialties: Functional Training, Goal setting and Behavior Change, Sports Performance, Correctional Exercise, Strength and Condition, Nutrition

Athletic Background:

Show Jumping (entire life) 

Skiing (Downhill – since 5)

Soccer (some collegiate & high school) 

Track (high school) 

Philosophy: Living a healthier lifestyle isn’t a, “one stop shop,” it’s a mental, emotional, and physical journey. It’s about putting in the time and patience when things get tough and being willing to accept and grow from failure.

Olivia Van Guyse

Olivia Van Guyse

Washington Avenue

B.S. Kinesiology: Exercise and Movement Science University of Wisconsin-Madison

Pursuing a Personal Training Certification – NASM

Pursuing a Nutrition Certification – NASM

Interests/Specialties: Corrective Exercise, Functional Training, Circuit Training, Behavior Changes, Nutrition and Healthy Cooking, Core Strengthening , Yoga and Pilates, Weight Management

Experience: 

Personal experience with 2 torn ACL’s and Menisci

Athletic Background:

Played competitive soccer for 14 years

Practiced Pilates and Yoga for 3 years – took Pilates courses in college

Philosophy: There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach to health and fitness. The beauty is that this journey looks different for every unique individual. Rather than comparing yourself to others, identifying and striving toward your own sustainable goals will lead to a happier and healthier life – physically, mentally, and emotionally.

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