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Marci Andrews - Personal trainer

Marci has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, majoring in Recreation with a minor in Psychology. She was a high school and collegiate athlete excelling at both volleyball and soccer. After college she enjoyed work in the corporate environment for several years. She is now the happy mother of three children, keeping her active lifestyle through all three of her pregnancies. Currently, Marci is a Certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor for a boxing boot camp style class. She is certified through National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and specializes in weight loss, core strength and personal training for the prenatal/postnatal client. Amidst Marci's regular workout routine, she challenges herself to running full and half marathons around the Midwest. She has also completed the Susan G. Koman 60 mile 3-day race for the cure.

Marci enjoys challenging clients with full body, high power, high intensity, ever changing workouts all while keeping things fun, exciting and motivating. She modifies her personal training sessions for each individual's fitness level to prevent injuries, ensure proper form and provide maximum results. Marci encourages clients to set, pursue and attain goals both inside and outside training sessions. She enjoys what she does and looks forward to partnering with you to positively contribute to your personal fitness and your overall health and well being.

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Cassandra Guidinger - Client Relations Manager / Personal Trainer

Cassy sees personal training as a career and a blessing where she can teach others the impact movement and nutrition can have on one's life. Cassy is a NASM certified personal trainer who sees an active and healthy lifestyle as something everyone should enjoy and cherish. She is an upbeat and active person who wants to share how enjoyable and rewarding fitness can be by reaching your physical and mental goals. Cassy is a firm believer in mind over matter; with the proper motivation, pushing yourself beyond your perceived limits is more than achievable.

Her goal is to help others be rewarded for their dedication with the improved quality of life found in a happily active and healthy lifestyle!

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Cassandra Guidinger - Personal Trainer

Madison Landis - Personal Trainer

Madison has earned her Master's Degree in Public Health from Saint Louis University in May of 2013, and a Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology from the University of Missouri. Madison has been working in the fitness industry since 2008, but has always had a passion for fitness and living a healthy lifestyle. As an athlete playing soccer, field hockey and swimming, her love for exercise and fitness soon translated into a career. She is a Certified Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise.

When working with Madison, she hopes to share her passion for health with you. Her experience in the fitness industry spans from youth athletes to first time adult exercisers, and many places in between. Regardless of your fitness level, experience, or reservations about starting a personal training regimen, Madison hopes to work with you to overcome your obstacles and reach your goals!

In her two years of working as a Body Fit personal trainer, she has learned the value of building trusting and positive relationships (along with some hard work and sweat!) The in-home training atmosphere allows for a deeper relationship to be built, and allows the client to build those skills to change their lifestyle.

Madison would love to work with you in helping you reach your fitness goals and achieving life-changing results!

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Madison Landis

Joy Holdmeier - Personal Trainer

Joy Holdmeier is a Personal Trainer, a mother of two, a wife and a Physical Education Teacher. What she truly enjoys most about her career is educating people on the importance of health and fitness and seeing clients adopt and enjoy their new healthy lifestyles.

Joy has over 10 years of experience in the fitness industry. She obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education and Sports Management from Lindenwood University. She currently holds an ACE Personal Trainer certification, Pre and Post Natal Certifications, and AFAA Yoga Instructor Certification. Joy's past positions have included Personal Trainer, Fitness Director, Owner of a Mom and Baby Stroller Fitness Franchise, Marathon Training Coach, Bootcamp and Yoga Instructor, Program Manager for a Non-Profit Organization dedicated to wellness for kids, and PE Teacher.

Joy has experience in training people of all ages and abilities, but specializes in helping women achieve weight loss. She understands firsthand the challenges of being a busy mom and staying active and healthy. She uses a functional approach to training, utilizing different tools and a variety of exercises to make workouts convenient, effective, and enjoyable at home.

Joy feels very blessed to work in a field where she loves going to work each day and learning never ends. In her free time Joy enjoys running marathons, practicing yoga, photography, traveling, and playing with her kids.

Her motto is: You only have one life, live it! When you are healthy and happy you can live life to the fullest!

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Joy Holdmeier

Andrea Wiegert - Personal Trainer

I am a firm believer in using food as medicine and removing toxins from the body through exercise. I am a Certified Personal Trainer through International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) and I am a Certified Holistic Health Coach through the world's largest nutrition school, the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. I have always had a passion for leading a healthy lifestyle but I really took it to the next level when I became pregnant with my son Mason, now 8. I knew that I wanted him to have the best of the best and that's what he deserved. I believe that everyone, no matter what type of shape they are in, can truly change their life and start living a healthy lifestyle not only to feel better and look good, but also to be around longer for the people they love. I have helped a wide variety of individuals achieve their goals, from teenagers to mid 80's, and everything in between. I am extremely passionate about helping my clients reach their goals and do so by incorporating functional training as well as a structured cardiovascular regimen and nutrition counseling. I formulate programs for each client based on their individual needs, goals, and abilities. No two workouts are the same and I pride myself on making workouts fun and enjoyable so my clients stay interested and motivated. I don't think exercise should be dreaded but instead something to look forward to. No matter what age, size, shape, or fitness level you are currently in, I can help you transform yourself into a healthier happier you!

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Andrea Wiegert

Teal Hickey - Client Relations Manager

II joined Body Fit 4 years ago as a client. Over the course of the years, Body Fit has provided me with challenging workouts, peace of mind, a body that functions well during day to day life, and a body that is ready to respond to any challenge thrown at it. It is with great pleasure that I now join the Body Fit Team. This opportunity is fun and exciting for me. When I'm not working with Body Fit, I am an ER nurse at a busy Level One Trauma center. I see first hand the effects that poor nutrition and sedentary lifestyles have on our society. The health implications of such lifestyles are sad, unsafe, and totally preventable. While I save lives in an acute sense during my "day job," this role with Body Fit allows me the opportunity to enhance lives, promote wellness, and prevent many disease processes.

I am a Registered Nurse holding Bachelor's degrees in both Nursing and Animal Science. I am also a Certified Emergency Nurse through the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing. I enjoy any out door activity I can get involved in, especially if I can include my yellow lab! I continue to train with a Body Fit trainer 3 days a week and look forward to leading new clients to their own trainers and their own successes!

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Emily Bergmann - Personal Trainer

I'm Emily and very excited to potentially work with you! Including exercise in my life makes me feel happy and powerful, and I have a strong desire to share that passion with others. Whether your goal is to run a marathon or lose sixty pounds, I will provide the knowledge and motivation so that you can accomplish your goals in a timely, efficient manner. Proudly, I received a Bachelors degree in Health Management: Exercise Science from Southeast Missouri State University. Along with my strong understanding of the science behind exercise, I have taught numerous types of group fitness classes and most importantly have conducted hours upon hours of personal training sessions. My clientele includes people of all shapes, sizes, ages, and some who have certain injuries and limitations. Your fitness and nutrition plan will be personally designed according to your body type, lifestyle, and goals in order to transform your body. The workouts will be challenging and shock your body which will enable you to loose weight, while creating beautiful muscle tone. With my guidance, I can promise that you will see great results and be amazed at how far your have come. Not only will you look better, but your self confidence and energy levels will rise. Weightlifting, cardio, bootcamp, pilates and kickboxing are all components of my training sessions, so expect to get a unique workout. Join me to improve your lifestyle because you're worth it!

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Amelia Mierzwa - Personal Trainer

I am a 28 year old, newlywed, starting a new life with a great husband and 2 dogs. After being overweight in my adolescent life, I went to college and taught myself how to eat right and exercise. The pounds came off and my self confidence grew. After achieving a double major in business management and marketing, followed by 5 years of working retail, I changed direction, I followed a passion, and I became a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).

As a trainer I bring everything into my workouts: balance, core, yoga, strength, and high intensity cardio. With my guidance we will work together on correct form, muscle building, and fat loss. I believe you are your own destiny. I can tell you from personal experience that transforming your body in a healthy way will not only transform your life, but is one of the most empowering things that you can do for yourself. The sense of total wellness and health is a goal I train for personally and is an achievement that no one will ever be able to take away from you.

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Amelia Mierzwa

Angela James - Personal Trainer

Angela feels that in order to become healthy and stay healthy, one must implement lifestyle changes. She will be there to keep you motivated and on track through your journey to a new and healthier you. Being certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, Anglea specializes in weight loss, corrective exercise, gaining strength and muscle, stabilization and proper core training. Her clients benefit from having a fresh, new workout designed and ready specifically for them.

Through extensive instruction on Corrective Exercise, Program Design, Special Populations, and Advanced Fitness Techniques, Angela has acquired the skills and knowledge to help you to reach your full potential. She is furthering her education and is currently working on becoming a Performance Enhancement Specialist and a Corrective Exercise specialist.

Angela enjoys jogging, hiking and bicycling with her son and husband and loves to squeeze in a Zumba class every chance she gets. She has worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant for the last 10 years and knew from a young age that she wanted to help people lead long, satisfying and healthy lives. Staying active as a family is very important to her and she wants to help you to become active so that you can pass that on to your family as well.

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Angela James

Abby Herrick - Personal Trainer

Abby Herrick took her first yoga class in 2005 and began integrating this life changing tradition into all of her client s personal training sessions (American College of Sports Medicine), which in turn had a profound effect on their recovery and body awareness. Completing her Prana Yoga Teacher Program in 2012 she has continued to teach a variety of styles of yoga from Vinyasa Flow, Ashtanga, Basics, as well as proper alignment classes.

Abby discovered yoga 8 years ago and fell in love with it s ability to help manage daily stress and balance the body from the daily wear and tear of other types of exercises. Abby s teaching philosophy is to ignite the passion that lies within each student and help him or her find their own way on the mat by connecting to the deep roots of their true inner being. Her teaching style offers creativity with an upbeat approach informed by her passion for a fluid, detoxifying style with great emphasis on pranayama and alignment.

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Melissa Moran - Personal Trainer

I believe in living healthy the natural way, and staying fit without fad diets or magic pills. As a wife and mother of 4, I understand what it takes to get back into those pre-pregnancy jeans and feel like yourself again. I love running. I participate in every 5K and 10K around St. Louis I can. I have always been passionate about fitness. From volleyball and softball to cheerleading, I have learned the benefits of an active lifestyle. I now enjoy sharing my knowledge and passion with others to help reach their goal of living a healthy life.

I am certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and am currently taking their Weight Loss Specialist program. I started leading group classes in 2012, and have worked with clients of all ages.

I know working out is not easy. And with a busy life, it is hard to find the time. As a personal trainer, I feel that my job is to guide, support, encourage, and empower you to take control of your personal physical health.

Anyone, no matter their fitness level or ability, can benefit from a fitness program. I will design a program to fit your personal goals that will be fun, challenging, and create a permanent lifestyle change.

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Melissa Brink - Personal Trainer

I have been practicing yoga since 1994. I have studied at the Qi Gong Center in Champaign, IL., Yoga St. Louis Iyengar Yoga Center, the Satchidananda Yoga Ashram in Virginia and Jane's House of Wellness in St. Charles, MO. I have been teaching yoga for 11 years. I am a 200 hr RYT, a certified Level 1 Thai Yoga Therapist, and a certified Laugh-a-Yoga © Leader.

I am a certified personal trainer and certified group fitness instructor. I have been a personal trainer for 6 years. I have been a group exercise instructor 17 years. I am currently pursuing an associates in science to become a Physical Therapist Assistant. My reason for teaching yoga and traditional exercise is that I believe that everyone should be able to live a comfortable and healthy life, yoga and exercise are the key to unlock that possibility.

In addition to my love for exercise, I am a mother of two, a professionally trained artist and an avid gardener.

Melissa's Slogan

"I focus on creating a "maximum fitness plan" which combines muscle strength, endurance and flexibility. By cross training, one always stays interested in exercise, stimulating different patterns of muscle and motor recruitment. So, don't be too surprised if I throw some yoga postures into a fitness plan, its one of my specialties! I save the niceties for before and after your workout session. I like to maximize my hour with my clients and socialize after."

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Melissa Brink

Alison Crudden - Personal Trainer

I believe that being physically fit is a journey that we will take together! I am a certified personal trainer who graduated from Missouri College. I am certified through National Academy of Sports Medicine. I have worked with injuries and clients who want to simply improve their life. I am currently working towards becoming a Corrective Exercise Specialist and Performance Enhancement Specialist as well. I will be committed to helping you achieve your personal best. Whether you are a beginner and don't know where to start or a seasoned performer... I believe I can help work out a plan that will guide you step by step and be there to support you. I have overcome my own personal weight issues and injuries, so not only do I have the knowledge to train you properly- I have the heart and personal experience of the challenges a new way of fit living brings.

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Gina Schneider - Personal Trainer/Nutrition Counselor/Yoga Coach

I am a certified yoga instructor and I hold a degree in Kinesiology from the University of Texas at Austin. I have been involved in fitness since I was a child. I grew up playing sports and I have been involved with yoga for over ten years. I have worked in many different aspects of the sports and fitness industry, from luxury golf vacation planner to agent for professional athletes, but being a personal trainer is by far the most rewarding. I know first hand how the right trainer can help transform a life and I love helping others reach their fitness goals!

My fitness hobbies include weight lifting, spin, jogging, modern dance, ballet, soccer and of course, yoga. It is my yoga background that most heavily influences my approach to fitness. I believe the path to fitness is as emotional and mental as it is physical. For this reason I strive to truly get to know each one of my clients. I enjoy working with clients of all ages and fitness levels to help them lose fat, gain muscle, increase stamina and reduce stress. I tailor workouts incorporating flexibility, stability, strength and endurance, and enhanced cardiorespiratory capacity according to individual goals, needs and abilities. I also provide healthy diet and nutrition plans designed to be sustainable based on the individual client’s lifestyle and preferences.

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Gina Schneider - Personal Trainer

Charles Rotter - Personal Trainer

Chuck holds his PT certification from the National Council on Strength and Fitness and has been a personal trainer since 2011. In that time, he has trained over 5,000 sessions with clients ranging in age from 15-80+. His focus is on functional movement and enhancing the quality of life for his clients.

Chuck has experience coaching high school athletics in addition to working with clients with chronic disease, people recovering from injuries and has worked with bodybuilders including both male and female figure competition athletes. He is a strong believer in tailoring each client's workouts to their individual needs and is dedicated to ensuring that his clients are educated and provided with the tools necessary to achieve their goals.

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Taylor Bradshaw - Personal Trainer

Taylor believes that you are only as strong as your weakest link. She takes the time to get to know each client in order to prepare a customized program to strengthen the 'weakest link'. She attended the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. Taylor is a certified personal trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA).

Growing up actively involved in sports and exercise, Taylor knew at a very young age that she wanted to have a career in the field. She went to school for cardiac rehab but after her internship realized that she wanted to help prevent illnesses instead of treat them. She started her career in group exercise and senior fitness, then progressed into personal training.

Taylor specializes in corrective and functional training. She has extensively worked with the older adult and high risk populations but also has experience with children, athletes and clients with weight loss as his or her primary ambition. Taylor enjoys working with anyone who has a goal or a dream to obtain.

"Your body is an instrument-play it for all it's worth."

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Taylor Bradshaw Personal Trainer

Management team

Dr. Schmitz

Body Fit Saint Louis has partnered with Dr. Kyle Schmitz of Schmitz Chiropractic in Arnold, MO. With a special emphasis on health and wellness, Dr. Schmitz brings unique value to in-home personal training. Dr. Schmitz oversees and manages the daily operations at Body Fit.

Dr. Schmitz says, "Chiropractic places a special emphasis on nutritional and exercise programs. In-home personal training is the perfect way to ensure you are leading a healthy and physical lifestyle."

Dr. Schmitz is a St. Louis local, born and raised in St. Louis County. He attended Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and Maryville University for his undergraduate degree in Biology. He then received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Logan College of Chiropractic. Dr. Schmitz is also a Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) certified Golf Fitness Instructor, and continues to further his education through seminars and classes on a regular basis.

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Jen Brda - Personal Trainer

As the founder of Body Fit Saint Louis, Jen is committed to formulating comprehensive training programs tailored to meet the needs of her clients. Taking an individualized approach to training guarantees that time spent together is productive, innovative and challenging.

Jen is a Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) and she currently holds certifications through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and the American Council on Exercise (ACE). She has a background in softball and competitive figure skating and enjoys finding new ways to peak her clients' interest through motivation, creativity, and specialized program design. Jen carries a firm belief that a solid foundation in core strength and stabilization are paramount in reaching one's fitness potential.

Jen specializes in weight loss, corrective exercise, core stability, injury prevention, and gaining muscle strength and power. Jen's clients achieve a new outlook on a healthy lifestyle encompassing all areas of nutrition, exercise, attitude and general well-being.

In 2010, Jen also co-founded Velocity Orange County Personal Training in Southern CA and Home Advantage Personal Training in San Jose, CA.

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Joel Brda

Joel Brda co-founded Body Fit Saint Louis with his wife, Jen Brda in 2008. With a marketing and technical background, Joel managed and developed Body Fit through 2012 significantly growing the company each year. Joel graduated from Maryville University with a Bachelor of Science in eMarketing.

Joel says, "I'm proud to be a part of a company that helps local customers live a healthier lifestyle without the carbon footprint of a traditional training studio or gym. Additionally, I'm grateful to have the opportunity to employ local personal trainers who truly care about their client's well being."

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