I grew up in a town close to Milwaukee, WI then moved to Iowa City in 2016 to obtain a B.A. in Exercise Science and Spanish from the University of Iowa. After graduating in 2019, I moved to Fremont, NE to attend Midland University where I received my MBA and worked as a graduate assistant Powerlifting coach. I’ve been personally competing in powerlifting for eight years. I love educating people about the body and helping them reach their goals through lifting and being active!
Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science
I always played sports as a kid and was always active. In my early 20’s I made a change. My weight dropped from 336 to 187 in under 2 years. Then I changed careers and began working at the gym and going back to school for Exercise Science at UNO. Julian Schmidt, a senior editor for Flex Magazine, was an early role model. He taught me a vast amount about bodybuilding and nutrition. Training under Rick and Julian has given me a wealth of knowledge I could never attain just going to school.
Exercise Science Bachelor’s Degree – UNO
ISSA Certified Personal Trainer
I was a competitive powerlifter and was part of the best powerlifting team in the World. I was one of the best bench pressers in my class.
When I was little, sports and performance was a huge part of my life. I was very overweight and not confident in myself whatsoever. But I loved being active and always staying busy. Fitness has always been a huge motivator and passion of mine. It was my way of being able to cope with stress and obstacles in my path. I have always had a passion for helping people. I wanted to use my performance and fitness as a tool to help people reach their goals. If you can’t be physically strong, you won’t be mentally strong. Any way that I could help someone become one step closer to their goals and change their goals into standards, I did my job.
Growing up I loved sports and was always the smallest one playing, so I decided to do something about it! In high school I went from 100 pounds to 160 by taking four years of weightlifting, along with track, soccer, swimming, football and cross country. I decided if I could help myself get stronger and healthier, then I could help others reach their goals as well!
I was a top pole vaulter, ranked 7th in my state!
NASM certified Personal Trainer
I first gained an interest in fitness when I was 14 years old. This interest quickly developed into a passion and since then I have been dedicated to understanding the most effective and efficient way to develop the body; from increasing muscle mass to decreasing body fat through training and nutrition. This career path was an obvious choice for me and I’ve been told that I have natural ability to coach and motivate people. It feels great to hear this and feels even better seeing someone trust and believe in my methods, which results in the clients hitting their goals, feeling good, and creating new goals to push themselves more.
Through my one on one sessions it is my goal to make a connection with each person on different levels. I have worked with people on completely different fitness levels and completely different goals. What I do with each of my clients is push them to a point they wouldn’t get to on their own. I want them to see their capabilities are much higher than they anticipated which inspires them to keep pushing and striving for new heights. Along the way I want them to learn a substantial amount in hopes that they can succeed and make strides on their own.
Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Human and Sports Physiology
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
Mobility, Recovery, Strengthening, Weight Loss,
Endurance Training, Group Training, Flexibility
I grew up in Omaha, NE playing sports most of my life. But after an injury that restricted me from playing, I found myself changing my path in life down the road of exercise and personal health. As a personal trainer, I love the idea of being able to help people improve themselves mentally and physically. Exercise has helped me lessen my stress, gain strength after my injury, and improve my quality of life.
I love Dino nuggies. Easily they are the best nuggies.
I grew up in Kailua, Hawaii and first became interested in exercise through my involvement in highschool sports, martial arts, and water sports. I chose to become a trainer to help guide and educate others in becoming the best version of themselves. I want to change the paradigm that as we age we are expected to become weaker and fragile. The human body is resilient and people are often stronger than they think. To me, exercise is medicine. Exercise will improve your mental, emotional, and physical well being. Exercise and movement can help people from all walks of life and ages in alleviating pain, preventing injuries, and prolonging life. Exercise is not just a means to achieve your physical goals but is a lifestyle. We only have one life and owe it to our bodies to take care of them.
“Strive for progress, not perfection.”
Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science & Doctor of Physical Therapy.
I am from Omaha, NE. I am currently finishing up my Associates degree at Metropolitan Community College. I have been working at Blue Moon Fitness as a personal trainer for almost a year now. I am passionate about helping people start on the right foot to get not only get physically healthier but healthier mentally as well.
Exercising has always been a passion of mine, ever since high school where I played sports and took weight training all four years. Thanks to sports and weight training I fell in love with my personal health and exercise. I remember how much my coaches cared about helping me get better and it has molded me into the person I am today. I want to help others achieve their goals and become a better version of themselves.
Certified Personal Training & Nutritionist – ISSA
Certified Personal Training & Strength and Conditioning – NASM
I grew up in Scottsbluff, NE and got my associates degree in Science. I started my fitness journey in high school and when I got pregnant I knew staying healthy was more important than ever. Not just for me, but for my daughter. My career in the medical field started me with the basics of healthcare and led me to obtaining my certification as a Health & Life Coach. I currently have an Associates degree in Health Science and currently I’m working on my Bachelor’s degree in sports management. One of my favorite perks of what I do is being able to see the clients progression as they become more confident through exercise and healthy life choices.
Health & Life Coach – Health Coach Institute
Health and wellness.
I’ve always had an interest in fitness and exercise since I was a child and I’ve always known that it would be a part of my life. I started strength training in my 20’s and through my studying, training, and gaining my certification, I was presented an opportunity to help people accomplish their exercise goals. And I couldn’t be happier, it presented me the opportunity to help people in pursuing their fitness goals. I wake up every morning excited to help someone each and every day here at Blue Moon Fitness.
I have also been a professional wrestler since 2013, and you can follow my wrestling journey on Twitter and Instagram at @SaltyDalty0240
Certified Personal Training – ACE
I specialize in functional training, weight loss,
strength training, cardio programming athletic performance, small group training, and basic nutrition.
I had struggled with my weight almost all my life. I had no idea how to get to my target weight or body fat percentage, and doing it on my own wasn’t working. It wasn’t until I got a personal trainer that I started reaching my fitness and nutritional goals. I then realized that I wanted to help others achieve their goals as well. Whether it’s losing body fat, gaining muscle, teaching you about nutrition, or helping you create a meal plan. Together we can accomplish these goals.
USA Weightlifting Coach, CF-L1, AAS
My specialties are general fitness, olympic and powerlifting, strength training, group fitness, nutrition, injury prevention, flexibility and mobility.
Being physically active has always been important to me, but it wasn’t until I joined Blue Moon Fitness as a member that I became seriously interested in exercise and personal health. Working with the trainers and the members in Bellevue inspired me to become a personal trainer. I want to encourage others on their journey to a healthy lifestyle and help them find their groove in the gym! Exercise is one of those things that benefits you not only physically, but mentally. It’s a great way to relieve stress and elevate your mood.
My favorite movie is Labyrinth.
ISSA Certified Personal Trainer
I wanted to become a personal trainer because I had a long and complicated journey of my own when it came to health and exercise. I struggled for 13 years with finding a way to understand and accept my body. I struggled with my mental health and through it all I persevered. I found a balance within myself. I want to share that knowledge with others and help them through a time that might be difficult for them.
Personal Training & Strength