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Our mission is to find the trainer that is the right fit to help you reach your
health and fitness goals! We have a variety of trainers with a wide range
of specialties and passions, because we know everyone has different needs
and interests. We will match you with a trainer and get you started on a
program customized just for you!

Our personal training program has been developed on the foundations of
pro-fitness, pro-education, pro-results, and pro-service to give you the
greatest value while offering you the highest rate of success.

Each member receives either a Premium or Initial Wellness Assessment with
a personal trainer upon starting a membership at Western Racquet & Fitness
Club. This consultation gives you an opportunity to get an in-depth
fitness screening and best defines the training approach that is
appropriate for your lifestyle and goals.

Joining Western and committing to personal training is the best investment I have ever made in myself. Personal training keeps me motivated and accountable with targeted and effective workouts. The guidance of my personal trainer allows me to keep pushing past my limits to achieve goals I didn't even know were possible. I am grateful to have found such a supportive and welcoming community of members, personal trainers, and group fitness instructors all working together to find our greatness. Thanks to the support of my team at Western, I am healthier, happier, stronger, and more confident than I have ever been.


I started working out with a trainer after I had rotator cuff surgery. I wanted to get back into shape as well as regain strength and muscle mobility after surgery. I started working out 2 days a week with a trainer and taking an extra class here and there as well. When I started, I could only lift 3 pounds. Over the last 2 years, I am up to lifting 45 pounds and my strength and endurance increased. My coordination and balance grew stronger as well. I recently had rotator cuff surgery on my other shoulder so we are starting the process over again, but I am confident that I will reach my goals again thanks to my personal trainer.


When I first came to Western, I was at my heaviest weight ever and did not know where to start, so it was helpful to go through the Initial Consultation. Since starting with a personal trainer, I have seen great improvement in my strength and overall fitness level. I am much more comfortable with different exercises and feel more confident in my own health and fitness outside of our sessions as well. In less than six months, I was able to lose 45 pounds to meet my initial weight goal. Through it all, my trainer and Western have partnered with me to meet my goals and I look forward to continuing towards new goals in my health and fitness journey.


I am so pleased with the continued results I’m seeing after nearly a year of personal training with a Western trainer. His motivational and personal approach has inspired me to not just strengthen and tone, but also to better understand my eating habits. His fitness coaching and willingness to help not only with my fitness habits but with my eating and lifestyle habits has enabled me to lose 15 pounds this year! My trainer always pushes me to do better, but in a way that is fun and enjoyable! All I can say is, thank you! I look forward to continuing training, learning, and reaching more of my goals in the coming year!

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Casey Alger-Feser

NASM Certified Personal Trainer

I spent a year and a half studying Physical Education and Coaching at UWSP before leaving to pursue a career as a Fitness Professional. I got certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and began training in 2014. My athletic background stems from a love for playing and coaching basketball. I like to focus on building muscle and gaining confidence through exercise with my clients. I also really enjoy watching them achieve goals they didn't think they were capable of.

Alex Awve

Fitness Director, NSCA-CSCS Certified Personal Trainer

I graduated from UW-Stevens Point with a Bachelor’s degree in Health Promotion and Wellness with a minor in Strength and Conditioning. I am a certified strength and conditioning specialist and I value personal training as the key to successfully reaching your goals. I assure you that I can find the right trainer for you to see and feel results. My personal training  philosophy is based on two principles: knowing everyone has different goals and abilities and wanting to improve on clients goals in a positive manner.

Dan Chojnakci

NETA Certified Personal Trainer, NETA Certified Group Exercise Instructor

My name is Dan, and I have been a certified Personal Trainer since 2011. I believe the key to successful training is keeping open communication between myself and my clients. I genuinely want YOU to succeed, and I want us to work together to find the best way to make that happen. By keeping open communication, I feel I am able to work with a wide variety of clients with a range of goals. I have successfully trained clients with weight loss, muscle gain, and performance goals, and I believe I can successfully train you too!

Katie Fichtenbauer

ISSA Personal Trainer

Katie’s passion lies within building an overall functional athlete, creating confidence in and out of the gym, all while advancing a healthier mindset with her clients. Between working as a youth soccer coach, boxing and self defense schools, and now a fitness trainer, she has worked with clients, athletes, and future athletes ranging from ages 2-86. Boxing has become a highlight of Katie’s life from the way it is not only a well-rounded workout, but how it creates confidence in everyone she trains. She believes that each individual has an unknown power that they can tap into to embrace the greatest version of themselves and will dedicate her energy to bring this to fruition. 

Andy Gaustad

MS, NSCA-CSCS Certified

I have been in the fitness industry for the past 10 years. I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from UW-Green Bay and a Master’s in Health Science from the University of Colorado where I was also an adjunct instructor for two years and the head strength coach at a private club. I have enjoyed working with athletes of all ages and skill levels. My main expertise is working on pain management, function and mobility, and assessing muscular imbalances and how to correct them.

Olivia LaPlante

ISSA Personal Trainer

Olivia’s love and commitment to fitness stems from the active lifestyle she has adopted over the past 13 years. She believes that if hard work and determination are put into a workout, there is no doubt that goals will be conquered. 

One of the primary goals that Olivia has as a trainer is to create meaningful relationships with her clients. Trust and communication are the foundation of any great relationship. With clients, the first session is the start to laying that foundation. From there, hard work, sweat and dedication are what will lead to success. There will be bumps in the road and hardships may get in the way, but as a personal trainer, Olivia knows how to keep her clients focused with the ability to stay on track to achieve their goals.

Kari Merrill, Group Fitness Instructor, Western Racquet & fitness club, green bay group fitness

Kari Merrill

Group Fitness Director, AFAA, NASM Certified Group Exercise Instructor

When I decided to follow my true passion for fitness and leave my career as a Correctional Officer, Western Racquet is where I grounded myself. I am the Group Fitness & Programming Director and also a Personal Trainer. I have brought programs such as TRX and Water Rowing to the facility. I am a NASM certified Personal Trainer, AFAA Certified Group Fitness instructor and hold certifications in DVRT, Bosu, and Education in TRX and Rip Training. I have recently become a presenter for SCW Mania Conferences.

Krystal Morgan

NSCA-CSCS Personal Trainer

Krystal has a bachelor’s degree in Health Promotion and Wellness from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, and a minor in Nutrition and Strength and Conditioning. Krystal is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

She is a professional bodybuilder, a mom, and a Veteran in the Army Reserve. Krystal has over 12 years of personal training experience from various facilities, and is proud to have found the gym she can call home. In her free time she enjoys traveling, playing and watching sports, and hanging out with her two kids and husband, along with all her animals.

Ryan O'Connor, Personal Trainer, Western Racquet & Fitness Club

Ryan O'Connor

NASM Personal Trainer

The elements of personal training that Ryan values the most are: educating his clients, helping them perfect their form, building good habits, and providing accountability. He prides himself on a strong skill set of strength, endurance, agility, power, and hypertrophy. Ryan likes to challenge and push his clients to become the best version of themselves as possible. Ryan genuinely cares about each client and will work tirelessly to help them succeed. Ryan has a knack for inspiring and uplifting his clients. His self-discipline is contagious and empowering as he works hard to motivate them. He has a big heart and cares about others immensely in and out of the gym. His number one priority is the health and personal success of each of his clients.

Chris Poljacik

NSCA-CPT Personal Trainer

Chris has been in the health and fitness industry for over 25 years. Chris graduated with a B.S in Athletic Training, is a certified Personal Trainer through NSCA, and attained his GIFT fellowship from the Gray Institute in 2007. He started his career working in a variety of settings including Osteopathic, Chiropractic, and Physical therapy clinics but in 2000, Chris was introduced to Pro Fitness Program (PFP). Over the last 20 years, Chris has worked in the PFP program as a Master Trainer with over 18,000 hours of one on one training experience. In this time, he created the Movement Training Specialist (MTS) certification, a program geared toward corrective exercise, movement restoration and systematic training programming that has certified over 100 PFP trainers.

Tad Taggart personal trainer Western Racquet

Tad Taggart

ACSM Personal Trainer

Tad is a personal trainer at Western Racquet & Fitness Club and is something of a "Jack of all trades". He has a personal background in fitness that includes long-distance running, powerlifting, bodybuilding, yoga, boxing, and cardio-kickboxing. He previously studied exercise science and kinesiology near Milwaukee, where his training career began. After graduating from Carroll University, he came back home to Green Bay to pursue a second degree in nutrition and dietetics. Tad's philosophy is "healthiness" and "happiness" are synonymous. Considering this, everyone has different needs in their approach to fitness, but the ultimate goal for everyone is to feel better physically and emotionally. This belief is what guides his style of delivering consistently new, fun, and engaging programs for every personal training session and group fitness class he designs.

Sarah Voet

ACSM-CPT Personal Trainer

My name is Sarah and have been a trainer since 2014. I have worked with a variety of clients who have found success in weight & blood pressure management, strength training, and balance training. I work best with those who have a "go-getter" attitude, but if that's not your style, don't worry. No matter who you are or where you are in your health journey, you can expect me to be your #1 support system. Come visit me and I will customize a plan made just for you to help you reach your health & wellness goals!

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