Our Personal Trainers and Staff

Michelle Russo, Fitness Coach

Location: South

Michelle Russo brings more then just fitness to Body Renew. With years of gymnastics under her belt and Certifications in Group Fitness, Yoga, X-Pole Fitness, Aerial and Schwinn Cycling she brings spunk and charisma to the table looking at sharing her love for fitness while bringing confidence out of everyone she challenges.

Build strength in a cardio state. This intense, dynamic workout consists of resistance training in a cardio state for all fitness levels.

Why is it dynamic?
It involves a variety of fitness training modalities i.e. core, balance, function, mobility, and strength. Intensity is based on your level of fitness and intention for the day. This is a great workout for anyone looking to lose some weight, build strength, move with ease, and feel better.

Lucas Helper, Fitness Coach

Location: South

Coral Keith, Fitness Coach

Location: South

Matthew Wallender, Fitness Coach

Location: South

Certification/Degree:
NASM Personal Training

About Me:
Having trained a diverse amount of collegiate sports along with competing in a share of physique competitions; I use my experience and knowledge to provide a training style that emphasizes resistance training. My ideal client is not afraid to fail or push their comfort zone. Regardless of someone’s body type, experience, or age, I try to expose them to as many different resistance techniques as possible.

Specialties:
Fitness Competitors
Sports Specific Training
Power Lifting

Kristen Elias, Fitness Coach

Location: South

Certification/Degree:
A.C.E. Personal Training Certification
Certified Pilates Instructor
BA National Relations

About Me:
I believe fitness is something to be taken seriously for health and happiness, but the process should not be boring, too dreadful, painful, or be one more thing in life to stress over.

Specialties:
Core & Back Saftey
Physical Therapy
Sports Specific Training
Cross Training

John Martin, Fitness Coach

Location: South

Dragan Manev, Fitness Coach

Location: South

Jaryd Anderson, Fitness Coach

Location: South

Kevin Monge, Fitness Coach

Location: Midtown

Rayel Shoulders, Fitness Coach

Location: Wasilla & Midtown

Certification/Degree:
Fitness & Wellness Certification
Ashworth College (GA)

About Me:
I enjoy having fun while we work hard and when clients give their all in every set and rep. I will always work hard for and with my clients.

Specialties:
Toning and Sculpting
Weight Training
Weight/Mass Gain

Kristy O'Kronley, Fitness Coach

Location: East & Eagle River

Certification/Degree:
Certified Personal Trainer – PTA Global
B.S. Human Resource Development, Specialization in Training and Development
CPR/AED
Body Renew 2015 Member of the Year!

About Me:
I understand all too well the struggles of overcoming some of life’s greatest obstacles. In my mid 30’s, I was diagnosed with Leukemia, spending the next ten years fighting my illness and all the of the treatment’s fallout. This included having two full shoulder joint replacement surgeries and two full hip joint replacement surgeries. In 2012, after all I had conquered; I was ready to lose the 70 plus pounds I had gained throughout my years of treatment and immobility. I then made the choice for lifestyle changes, necessary to improve my health, relationships and quality of life. I’m proud of not only meeting, but exceeding my initial life and fitness goals.
I have made Health, Wellness, and Fitness my new normal.
Let’s work together to make it yours too!

Specialties:
Modified exercises for many physical / medical / other client challenges
Customized fitness coaching for any age and experience levels
Weight Loss / maintenance plans
Strength / stability / balance programs
Health and lifestyle improvements

Training Style:
I desire to inspire, motivate and coach you in setting attainable goals, having you reach them, and exceed them.
My beliefs are…

…Your Workouts should be challenging and fun!
…You Exercise because you CAN, not because you HAVE to!
…Your health and fitness is a JOURNEY, not a destination!

Shoshana Marrero, Fitness Coach

Location: Eagle River

Certification/Degree:
NASM CPT
CPR/AED

About Me:
As a fitness coach, I look for those who are serious about their goals and are wanting to put in the work and the dedication it will require to succeed. What I provide is a game plan and a direction, what I need from the client is the will to keep pushing through the tough moments and overcome it in the end.

Specialties:
Injury Prevention
Weight Loss

"Deno" Marion Deno-Bell, Fitness Coach

Location: Wasilla

Certification/Degree:
American Council on Exercise – Personal Trainer
American Council on Exercise – Group Fitness Instructor
American Council on Exercise – Fitness Nutrition Specialist
American Council on Exercise – Bosu Mind/Body
Strong by Zumba
PiYo
CPR/First Aid
Currently Pursuing Yoga Education

Years of Experience:
15 years in the front lines as a personal trainer; 13 in my younger years and 2+ recent years.
But a combined 30+ overall years working in the industry as a group fitness instructor, personal trainer, continuing education provider, administrator, manager and marketer.

About Me:
I am a fitness veteran who has worked everything from the front desk to the management office.
I re-entered the front lines of fitness at the age of 53 and I am having a blast.
I enjoy helping people discover how strong they are inside and out.
It is my personal mission to help people get moving, move better,and keep moving.
I believe in sustainable fitness; a program that ebbs and flows with the ever changing conditions of your life.
To that end I am always pursuing continuing education and exploring what is new in fitness.

Specialties:
Working with novice exercisers.
Working with women
Weight Loss
Functional and Dynamic Flexibility
Small Group Training
General Conditioning, Cross Training, Toning and Endurance Training

Qualities I look for in a Client:
Someone who is willing to invest in themselves and wants to have fun.
If you believe that you are worth it, you will suit up, show up and get results.

Katherine Jurva, Fitness Coach

Location: Wasilla

Certification/Degree:
Associates in Exercise Science, ISSA
Master Fitness Trainer
PiYo Instructor
R.I.P.P.E.D Instructor
Yoga Instructor
Group Fitness Instructor

About Me:
I am committed to helping clients achieve their fitness goals. I want to teach clients how to properly train so they will make it a lifelong activity. I have personally dealt with being out of shape and having several injuries from competitive sports. With a proper sustainable diet and exercise we can all live a healthy lifestyle.

Specialties:
Nutrition
Exercise Therapy
Strength and Conditioning
Senior Fitness
Child and Youth Fitness

Johnanthony Evangelestomp, Fitness Coach

Location: Wasilla

Certification/Degree:
N.C.C.P.T. Certified Personal Trainer

About Me:
I like to work on one goal at a time to get the best results for your well-being and health. I’m here always when you need me with no expectations either to be your personal trainer or friend to spot you and push you to your absolute limits.

Specialties:
Strength and Power
Muscle Building
Good Form

Chris Leniear, Fitness Coach

Location: East

Certification/Degree:
ISSA –
Performance Nutrition
Personal Training
Exercise Therapy
P+A Global Personal Training

About Me:
I look for correct form and great exercises that will let you know what you are doing and what to aim for. I look for clients whom may want to take themselves to the next level and go about it in fun and safe way while digging deep into the muscles to get the most out of time spent while training.

Specialties:
Muscle Definition and Weight Loss

Julian Coleman, Fitness Coach

Location: East

Chelsea Michaels, Fitness Coach

Location: South

Ian Pelman, Fitness Coach

Location: East

Certification/Degree:
ACE Certified Personal Trainer
CRP/AED First Aid

About Me:
Exercising efficiently to produce the results you want requires consistency and effort. If you are ready to make a positive change for your health then I want to work with you. I love seeing people transform into better versions of themselves, and exercise allows us to do just that. By combining proper form and maximum effort with sound nutritional habits, I believe everyone can live a healthier and happier life. There are roadblocks on the way to well being, but together we can overcome those obstacles and help you achieve your fitness goals.

Specialties:
Functional Fitness
Athletic Conditioning
Corrective Exercise
Balance & Agility
Strength Training

Ruby Savanthong, Fitness Coach

Location: South & East

Clint Reeves, Fitness Coach

Location: Midtown

David Bierria, Fitness Coach

Location: East

Kimberly Dunn, Fitness Coach

Location: Wasilla

Wesley Wilber, Fitness Coach

Location: Wasilla

Dwayne Townes, Fitness Coach

Location: East

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