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When it comes to personal training, we know that you want to see results. So do we. That's why each one of our trainers is committed to creating a personalized fitness plan that meets you where you're at–but gets you where you want to go.

July 18th - 22nd

Free Personal Training Demo Week

Come try a FREE Personal Training session with one of Green Bay's best Personal Trainers and see how a Certified Personal Trainer can help you reach your fitness goals.

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Meet Your Trainers

Alex Awve

Fitness Director, NSCA-CSCS Certified Personal Trainer
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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.

Ryan Doro

ISSA Personal Traine

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Ryan’s main goal is to get his clients to feel better. He has an elegant and common-sense way of explaining what a good daily routine can do for mental and physical health and wellbeing. He also believes the act of living a healthy lifestyle is a broad mindset that can be very difficult to master, but once you begin the process today it will change your life forever. You will feel better, stand taller, think more clearly, and live happily knowing that only you can determine the amount of beauty in each and every moment of your life.

Ryan also helps his clients overcome obstacles that life throws at them by being there for them throughout the entire process. Whether it’s an injury or another life event, Ryan emphasizes the importance of providing a balanced training program for his clients.

Katie Fichtenbauer

ISSA Personal Trainer

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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.

Robyn French

ISSA Personal Trainer
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Robyn is certified as a Personal Trainer and also has a degree in Wellness & Health. Sports and fitness have always been an important part of her life and out of high school, Robyn started training in MMA and Lima Lama, a Polynesian form of self-defense, that created a strong love for strength training and exercise. Her passion drove her to want to help others with their own personal journeys of wellness and health.

Robyn is passionate about helping others see their full potential by living happier lives through positive changes and healthier lifestyle choices. She enjoys creating good relationships with her clients and formulating individualized workouts that are challenging but fun. Watching her clients work hard and succeed at their own personal journeys is rewarding and exciting. Her goal is to continue to learn and grow, to better assist her clients to the best of her abilities.

Andy Gaustad

MS, NSCA-CSCS Certified
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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.

Ryan Kostroski

ISSA Personal Trainer
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Ryan’s obsession with all types of exercise has been evident since a young age. He started playing soccer at the age of 4 and after that he would take any opportunity available to play any sport he could. The sports-centered lifestyle continued through his high school days at Notre Dame Academy where being a member of the football team he gained access to both the weight room and more importantly the necessary training to learn to lift weights properly and effectively. Ryan credits the strength training he learned early on in his high school days as the foundation of his passion for fitness training.

Ryan enjoys sharing his passion for fitness with others and loves helping people find the confidence within themselves as they reach their fitness goals. Ryan prides himself on not only his training abilities but finding unique ways to motivate and build habits in line with his clients' lifestyles.

Olivia LaPlante

ISSA Personal Trainer

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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
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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.

Sydnie Meyer

ACE Certified Personal Trainer, ACE Certified Health Coach
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Sydnie’s passion for fitness started at a young age when she loved to play all different sports to move around. She also participated in competitive dance for many years.

Sydnie loves educating others on the many benefits of fitness and hopes that they can adopt what she teaches into their daily life routine. She understands that everyone needs an extra push to reach their goals, as she needed that push to pioneer her journey as a fitness instructor. Providing motivation to her clients is a key part of Sydnie's philosophy as a trainer.

Sydnie’s main goal in training is to have clients leave their sessions feeling good about themselves and excited to come back to train again. Building up client confidence is something very important to Sydnie, and she will give the right instruction and motivation to do just that.

Not only is physical health improvement important to Sydnie, she also assists in developing growth in client’s mental health through fitness. Her goal is to have clients notice a happier, more proud mindset as they walk out of the gym.

In her spare time, when she is not on the move, Sydnie enjoys going for hikes, exploring nature, and riding motorcycles. Sydnie loves to travel and see new things, and believes that everyone should try something new because you never know what opportunities may lay ahead.

Krystal Morgan

NSCA-CSCS Personal Trainer
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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.

Zach Prochnow

ACE Certified Personal Trainer

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Zach loves to help people reach their full potential so they can perform and feel their best. He understands what it’s like to be out of shape and unhealthy, which is why it’s his number one goal is to teach clients how to make fitness a part of their daily lives. He puts an emphasis on improving movement, strength, and confidence.

Zach attended Northeast Wisconsin Technical College where he received his degree in Wellness & Health Promotion and became a Certified Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise.

Today, Zach’s life revolves around exercise and teaching others how to make the same positive changes that turned his life around.

Outside of training, Zach enjoys hiking with his girlfriend and dog, playing board games, spending time with family and participating in sports.

Tony Riske

NASM Certified Personal Trainer

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Tony's experience in the world of fitness started as a young child being involved in organized sports like soccer, tee ball, and basketball. As he got to high school, Tony was a member of the football, wrestling, and track & field teams for Appleton North, which spring boarded his passion and commitment to physical wellbeing.
More recently, he has taken up training for Muay Thai and is a strong advocate for martial arts fitness.

Tony sees his relationship with his clients as an opportunity to create sustainable long-term habits not only physically, but mentally and emotionally as well. As someone who has had struggles at times with his own mental health, Tony knows the importance of creating a challenging yet rewarding environment that will allow each individual the opportunity to become their best self.

A proud Yooper, Tony's spare time involves going back to the U.P. to hike and explore his family's hometown of Iron Mountain, as well as snowboarding during the winter months. When he's not on the move, you can most likely find him watching MMA and boxing events, and cheering for the Packers, Bucks, Brewers, and Michigan Wolverines.

Tony Salerno

NSCA-CSCS Personal Trainer

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Tony has a bachelor's degree in exercise science from the University of Wisconsin Green Bay. When Tony was 10 years old, he began running races, playing baseball and football up until high school where he found his passion in personal training. His goal with personal training is to help his clients transform their lives and become the strongest version of themselves. He emphasizes the importance of creating habits and recognizing and correcting dysfunction in the area of health.

Outside of training, Tony enjoys learning new languages (he speaks Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese) and playing drums, piano, guitar, singing, and composing music.

Tad Taggart

ACSM-CPT Nutritionist & Personal Trainer
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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.

Becky Vance

NCSF Certified Personal Trainer
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Becky believes that life can be exciting and fulfilling and knows that this starts in the mind and body. Exercise, including strength and cardio fitness, can be so much fun with the right approach! Becky is passionate about getting her clients into their workouts with her positive drive and excitement.

Along with her personal training certification, Becky enjoys keeping up on education. She has taken classes to better her knowledge in kettlebell, TRX, kickboxing, and sports fitness.

Becky can be found teaching kickboxing and step classes, coaching strength moves, guiding small group trainings, and coaching clients one on one. She also loves to take new classes and learn right alongside others – making new friends while breaking a sweat together!

A goal Becky has as she works with clients is to help them see the vision of all they can achieve and then catch that vision!

In her spare time, Becky can be seen spending quality time outside with her family. She and her husband and 6 kids enjoy walks and bike rides, as well as kickball, soccer, and baseball at the park.

Testimonials

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Dawn H.

"It took every ounce of courage in me to walk through the doors of Western Racquet. I always said “I never would step foot into that building, to intimidating.” I was told by my physical therapist that I needed strength training. I did realize this and due to her suggestions, I decided to at least walk through those doors. Upon entering Western Racquet, I was welcomed by a warm smile and reassuring face. She instantly eased the tension that I had been feeling leading up to my appointment. While the kind lady showed me around the building, I met Ryan. Little did I know he was going to be my future Personal Trainer. As a senior, I was hesitant to start this new journey, but Ryan truly listened to my concerns and reassured me that this was the place to be to insure I get to stay in my own home for as long as possible. I am achieving this through the extensive knowledge and expertise that Ryan has shared with me. He also makes it a fun and educational process by joking with me and explaining how each machine benefits the body."

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I see Western Racquet as part of my life for many more years to come.
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Lauren K.

"I have been at Western racquet for about a year and a half. I have never felt so “at home” at a gym. Everyone is so friendly and helpful. I love that the other members are all ages and I have met some great friends. All of the staff has been so welcoming and encouraging. My personal trainer, Olivia, has helped me enjoy working out again. She is very knowledgeable in the area of fitness and recovery and has taught me so much about exercise and how to use the equipment. I look forward to our weekly sessions. Olivia is a great role model and I am super excited to have recently signed another contract with her. I see western racquet as part of my life for
many more years to come."

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One of the best decisions I've made for myself.
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Alyssa T.

"I can genuinely say that making the commitment to train with Zach is one of the best decisions I've made for myself. When I started, I was out of breath, lacking confidence, and feeling all around tired. Now I see myself getting stronger, feeling more energized and overall happy that I'm taking care of me. I feel I can be completely myself while getting my butt kicked. I love that the workout changes with me while always paying attention to form and how I am feeling each time. All of the other trainers are always friendly and grabbing a smoothie/snack when I'm finished couldn't be easier! Thank you Western Racquet for helping me be a more positive version of myself."

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It is the highlight of my day.
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Edward M.

"I like to call it, body by Krystal, who is an international bodybuilding champion. I started working with Krystal five years ago, and in those five years, I've lost 60 pounds and 10 inches off my waist. Not only do I feel better, but my knees don't ache nearly as much as they used to. I get compliments all the time on how great I look. Krystal does a fabulous job of keeping my workouts fun, challenging, and educational. I have had my fair share of trainers before Krystal, but I was never as dedicated as I am with her. Two of my sons were getting married when we first started working together, and I wanted to look and feel good in my tuxedo at their weddings. Needless to say, she helped me lose 30 pounds in that first year for the weddings, and then another 30 pounds since then. I couldn't be happier with how I look and feel, but I also know my journey isn't done yet. I look forward to seeing how my body will continue to change in the years to come as I lose more weight and gain muscle. Thanks to all the staff at Western for making this such a great place to workout. It is the highlight of my day."

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It’s personalized training. Every session is different.
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Fergus H.

"I’ve been working out in gyms for more than 40
years, but I never used the services of a personal
trainer until four months ago when I signed up with Alex Awve at the Western Racquet Club. I’ve expanded my goals. I’ve been very happy with what Alex has been able to offer me. It’s far beyond what I expected. I thought I was pretty knowledgeable about exercise and exercise equipment. Alex made me realize I had a lot of misconceptions and he is extremely knowledgeable about fitness and conditioning. It’s obvious that he prepares extensively for our meetings. It’s personalized training. Every session is different. There are always surprises, and I never get bored. Working with Alex has helped me to lose some weight, tone and strengthen my muscles, and feel more confident in the use of my body. I really feel better, younger, and more energized."

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Joining Western Racquet has been the best decision I’ve made!
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Page N.

Before I joined Western, I stopped by a few other gyms in the area, I found them to be very intimidating. Western Racquet was very welcoming and non-judgmental. Ryan truly cares about my goals and don’t over complicate the process. He has been a personal trainer for several years and is very knowledgeable. With only a few weeks into my training program, I noticed a difference with my health/weight loss. I have more energy, sleep better at night, and just feel overall happier. Joining Western Racquet has been the best decision I’ve made! I really appreciate all the hard work and dedication the trainers have. Thank you!

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I always get the results I am looking for.
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Michelle F.

I have been a client of Tad's for 3 years. He has been a constant source of encouragement and growth for me. Over the years my needs have changed and he has been great at giving me individual details about how to meet these changes and best of all, I always get the results I am looking for. He makes every session fun for me and it makes me look forward to the next session every single time.

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I am genuinely grateful and look forward to all my training sessions.
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Mary Jane R.

"Katie is a remarkable person. She strives to enhance the lives of others and focuses on empowering myself and others in training our strength, power, mobility, our overall conditioning and reaching our goals. Katie not only displays kindness and joy in our workout sessions, she also has the personal qualities such as self confidence, interpersonal skills, technical skills, enthusiasm and the ability to articulate goals which make her a standout trainer. Katie is trustworthy and dependable and possesses high ethical standards which deem her an amazing person and trainer. I am genuinely grateful and look forward to all my training sessions. She makes me feel wonderful!"

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We always have fun but at the same time we manage to get a great workout in.
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Hau K.

"Before I started personal training at Western Racquet, I was in a slump. I was doing the same workout every week and didn't see any results. I was bored and coming to the gym was becoming more work than fun for me. I was hesitant to try out personal training but I knew something had to change. During my first session with Robyn, I struggled but made it through the workout. I was pretty down about struggling but Robyn reassured me that I would get better. Since then it has been a joy to work with Robyn! Every time I meet up with Robyn for a session we always have fun but at the same time we manage to get a great workout in and I always feel great afterwards. I am seeing improvement in my workouts along with results with my body. More importantly though Robyn has made my workouts more fun and I always find joy now in going to the gym!"

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Andy has helped me to live without pain, without surgery!
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Cathy C.

"I have been a member at Western for 4 years, since I turned 50. I was a former athlete and wanted to regain some of the tone and flexibility that I once had. I have worked with a personal trainer, Andy, since then, and have experienced many improvements in my overall physical health. I had already had surgery on my right shoulder when I started and developed 3 tears in my in my left shoulder since then. Andy has helped me to strengthen my left shoulder and live without pain, without surgery! I have many joint issues and arthritis, all of which, Andy has been able to address and improve without surgical or medicinal intervention. Andy is funny and relatable! We laugh as hard as we work out! He is knowledgeable in physiology and anatomy and approaches all issues with a broad base of experience. I sometimes don’t look forward to my workouts, but I am always glad that I showed up!"

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