Our Trainers

our-trainers

OUR TRAINERS

Our trainers are motivating, supportive and amazingly adept at creating effective programs to help you achieve your goals. All our personal trainers are currently certified through one of the nationally accredited industry associations such as NASM, ACSM, NSCA or ACE with a minimum of one year experience working with clients. In addition, many trainers have expertise in specialties – such as TRX, Kettlebell s and Pilates Reformer – that require additional (and often intensive) training. On top of that, they are all EXOS® Fitness Specialist certified. Each of our personal trainers have the ability to work with a variety of clients and in any setting.

Amy Petersen

Bio

Amy has always been active. She became interested in fitness after sustaining a series of injuries. Amy emphasizes that everybody’s health and exercise journey is different. The main thing is to keep moving. When your body is strong and healthy, you are better able to face the challenges life brings. Amy’s training style is to meet you where you are and take you where you want to be.

Experience

• BS Business/Accounting, University of Minnesota
• NASM Certified Personal Trainer
• NASM Corrective Exercise
• NASM Senior Fitness Specialist
• Certified Spin Instructor
• Silver Sneakers Certified
• EXOS Fitness Specialist

Hollie Carr

Bio

Hollie graduated from St. Paul College with a degree in Personal Training. Hollie focuses on functional movement training. The skills you learn with her you can incorporate into your daily life. She believes that focusing on the little things allows you to move better, live better & feel better! Hollie loves to research and learn new skills that she can pass on to her clients. She can help you step outside your box and challenge yourself to make positive change in your life!

Experience

• AAS Personal Training, St Paul College
• ACE Certified Personal Trainer
• RYT-200 Yoga Instructor Teacher Training, Saint Paul College & Additional 125 hours of Training in Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga
• Precision Nutrition, Level 1 Nutrition Coach
• USA Weightlifting Sports Coach

Dane Erickson

Bio

Beginning as a young athlete, Dane always had a strong passion for exercise and fitness. After following his dream of playing professional hockey, Dane decided to turn his passion into a career. Since then, he has dedicated himself to helping others realize their potential and celebrate the capabilities of the human body. Dane stays involved in athletics by coaching hockey and also as a member of the US National Bandy Team.

Experience

• BA English, Gustavus Adolphus College
• NASM Certified Personal Trainer
• NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
• EXOS Fitness Specialist

Jodi Miskell

Bio

Fitness is a necessary part of life. Jodi’s goal as a trainer is to help you master a program that is realistic to your lifestyle, your wants and most importantly your needs.

Experience

• ACE Certified Personal Trainer
• ACSM Health and Fitness Instructor
• Neshama Pilates Teacher Training Program
• Pilates Instructor

Libby Grundhoefer

Bio

Libby is a passionate Personal Trainer and Pilates Instructor whose role is to meet clients where they are. She supports clients’ healthy, active lifestyles and makes training a fun and rewarding experience. Her love of being active continues as a runner, completing several marathons. Libby is often reminded of the positive effects exercise has on her own fitness and well-being. As a trainer, Libby shares this enthusiasm, encourages a healthy lifestyle and helps others realize their fitness and wellness goals.

Experience

• BA Psychology, Marquette University
• MS Human Resources, Northeastern University
• ACE Certified Personal Trainer
• STOTT Pilates Level I Instructor & STOTT Total Barre Certified
• EXOS Fitness Specialist
• Certified Spinning Instructor & YogaFit Instructor

Mike Dinneen

Bio

Mike Dinneen has had a life-long interest in health and wellness with a background in psychology, nursing, exercise physiology and personal training. His specialties include working with seniors and teaching group classes including Silver Sneakers, Spinning, TRX and water fitness.

Experience

• A.A.S. Personal Trainer, St. Paul College; A.A.S. Programming, St. Paul College
• A.A.S. Nursing, Minneapolis Community College
• B.A. Psychology, University of Minnesota
• Minnesota Registered Nurse
• NASM and ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
• EXOS Fitness Specialist
• NASM Certified Senior Fitness Specialist
• TRX Certified, Spinning Certified and Silver Sneakers Certified

Reed Alt

Bio

Reed grew up in northern Minnesota and specializes in corrective exercise and functional strength training. His coaching style is encouraging and educational, and he enjoys seeing exercise increase his clients’ quality of life. Whatever your goals are, Reed is here to help you achieve them. When he is not training, Reed enjoys getting out in nature, cooking delicious food and writing music.

Experience

• AA Personal Training, St Paul College
• NASM Certified Personal Trainer
• NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist
• EXOS Fitness Specialist

Tyler Havel

Bio

Tyler graduated from UW LaCrosse with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sports Science. He interned with the University of Minnesota strength and conditioning department for Olympic Sports and worked as a strength and conditioning coach in the area. He believes that the only thing you have to focus on is becoming stronger and wiser than you were yesterday. Other passions and hobbies include Olympic weightlifting, sushi, watching The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross and studying Mindfulness.

Experience

• BS Exercise & Sports Science UW LaCrosse
• NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Amy Hodge

Bio

Amy initially came to the fitness industry as an entrepreneur, starting a group exercise and personal training business. Here at the JCC, she welcomes, orients and connects new members to personal training and fitness offerings. She is also known for teaching and training with a clear, motivating, focused style. Amy specializes in Hardstyle Russian Kettlebell training and functional movement. Amy is a published author; a volunteer with the American Brain Tumor Association; and enjoys dance, literature, cuisine and traveling with family.

Experience

• BA English/Women’s Studies
• AFAA Certified Personal Trainer, AFAA Group Exercise Instructor
• StrongFirst SFG I
• FMS Certified & EXOS Fitness Specialist

Abby Mohammed

Bio

Abby is a graduate of St. Catherine University with a Bachelors of Science in Exercise & Sports Science. Her passion for fitness stemmed from a desire to become stronger and has grown to encompass the health and wellness of those seeking self-improvement. Building a solid foundation is important to achieving meaningful and sustainable results. Bringing a holistic approach to health and fitness, Abby is eager to empower and support you through your progress with an approach tailored to your needs. She emphasizes creating habits that will lead you to consistent success in your personal journey. In her spare time, Abby loves to explore state parks, take long hikes and go camping with her dog, Wesley.

Experience

•B.S. Exercise and Sports Science, St. Catherine University
•ACE Certified Personal Trainer
•EXOS Fitness Specialist

Jena Radant

Bio

Jena’s passion for fitness started as a multi-sport athlete. Jena has been involved in the health and wellness industry through various roles supporting others in persevering with healthy living. Jena has diverse expertise including: health coaching, mobility and functional movement, injury recovery, athletic performance, weight management, chronic disease control and neck and back disorders. Outside of work Jena enjoys spending time with her husband and two teenage children and she will always find a way to be physically active.

Experience

• BS in Exercise Science with supporting coursework for Physical Therapy and Athletic Training
• Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, NSCA
• Precision Nutrition Coaching Level 1
• Bowen Practitioner of neuromuscular re-patterning, American Bowen Academy
• USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach
• Older Adult Fitness Specialist

Mary Mack

Bio

Mary started her own fitness journey nine years ago when she lost 45 pounds. She became a trainer nine years ago and has a heart for coaching people through their own journey. Strength training is her passion, but Mary believes in helping everyone meet their own goals functionally and in a way, that is enjoyable. She thrives on coaching clients through creating lifestyle change that actually last. She specializes in weight loss, strength training, boot camps and total wellness. She believes that fitness and wellness habits that are sustainable are key for success. Mary has been a runner, completing two full marathons, she skated roller derby with the Minnesota Roller Girls and has competed in four bodybuilding shows. She loves to garden, cook, camp and paint and loves hanging out with her husband, son and dogs in St. Paul.

Experience

• NETA CPT
• NETA Wellness Coach
• NETA Kettlebells
• TRX and Bootcamp