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School of Physical Culture

Michelle

Michelle Moser

Coach

I pursued a passion to understand the body and physiology in 2008 when I went back to school and received my certification as a massage therapist. During that time I worked with a trainer in Michigan using the Art of Strength methodologies and I fell in love with it! When I returned to Minnesota in 2010 I knew I wanted to create a space for others to train using these same methods.

I believe in Art of Strength Minnesota because... I have seen results for myself, achieved running PR's, improved my body composition and pure and simple, love the workouts! I love the variety, the challenges, and the feeling that I'm doing something good for my body.
 
I coach at Art of Strength Minnesota because... it is my passion seeing others pursue their health and fitness goals, achieving results, doing what they once thought they couldn't and learning to connect using their full body. I love how the training we offer at Art of Strength Minnesota is truly a mind-body connection. I enjoy being a trainer, but I love being a part of the community.
 
Certification(s):

NASM Certified Personal Trainer
Art of Strength Certified Coach
Massage Therapist

Chrissy Kelsch

Coach

Melissa

Melissa Franklin

Coach

I have been enthusiastic about sports and movement since I can remember. It is what keeps me sane, where I find my balance and fulfillment. As I became more involved in my professional career and had less time to commit to team sports and training, I realized I was losing what made me happy. Finding the time to just commit to staying fit seemed to be the focus versus really enjoying what I was doing. It was about this time I found Art of Strength, the concept of functional strength, dynamic movements, and the Kettlebell. I was excited to work out again!, I became stronger, more resilient and had more energy for everything else in my life.

I believe in Art of Strength Minnesota because... it is a community of like-minded clients and staff that support one another where they are at. Everyone is treated with the same level of respect and care when they walk in the door.
 
I coach at Art of Strength Minnesota because... it fills my passion for health, community, and learning. Being a part of Art of Strength Minnesota just feels good. I am reminded every day of how important health is, how wonderful it is being surrounded by a supportive community, and the joy of being part of an environment open to learning and developing one another.

Certification(s):

NASM, Certified Personal Trainer
Art of Strength Certified Coach
CMBM, Mind Body Skills Certification
Yoga Alliance, Hot, Fusion, Sculpt

Dawn

Dawn Wittenberg

Coach

I love teaching, I love movement and I love helping others. Both personal training and leading group classes allow me to indulge this triad. The culture of Art of Strength Minnesota is to empower every individual to become their best self, one day at a time, one workout at a time and one drop of sweat at a time. That's a message and a mission I believe in.
 
I believe in Art of Strength Minnesota because... Art of Strength Minnesota considers the whole person. It's a wellness center that includes massage therapy, chiropractic, yoga, nutritional counseling and a safe, supportive environment to evolve and improve for both trainer and client. It's not just a gym, it's a health-promoting community.
 
I coach at Art of Strength Minnesota because... my career in the realm of physical culture is ever-evolving. My training and skills as a Personal Trainer was layered upon with massage therapy and several trainings and certifications. Art of Strength Minnesota enables me to utilize all of my skills in an effort to best serve every client and member.
 
Certification(s):
NSCA Certified Personal Trainer
AMTA Licensed Massage Therapist
RKC
Kinesio Tape Certified
FMS Certified

Oz

Oz Ramos

Coach

Fitness has been part of my life since the beginning. It started with my involvement in sports as a child. I was involved in gymnastics, swimming/diving, dancing, mountain biking and hiking, and many other related activities. Being active was part of my daily routine and lifestyle. I equate fitness with health. As an adult, this interest culminated in me studying and obtaining my BA in Physical Education and Sports and subsequently pursuing a specialized MA in Fitness.

I believe in Art of Strength Minnesota because… of its focus on building a community versus a business. Art of Strength Minnesota is committed to promoting the health and well-being of its members through use of effective workout tools and class formats. It truly desires that each member reaches his/her identified goals.

I coach at Art of Strength Minnesota because… of its inclusive culture. The community supports and respects diversity and encourages people to advance in their fitness no matter the starting level. We offer a holistic approach to support and encourage change and continue to strive in improving and enhancing our various programs. We desire and seek to promote change within each member.

Certification(s):

International Training Academy, Certified Personal Trainer
IFBB, Certified 1st Level Instructor in Weight Training Methods
IFBB, Certified Advanced Bodybuilding & Fitness Trainer Specialist
Certified TRX Trainer
Certified TRX Sports Medicine Trainer
Other: Pilates, Spinning, Kickboxing, Aerobics

 

Morgan

Morgan Baker

Coach

I have had a passion for holistic health and wellness since I was young. It is what steered me away from training in the Western medical model and into chiropractic school. It is also what steered me away from big box gyms and out to the park at Lake Calhoun where I first met Art of Strength Minnesota. I instantly fell in love with its marriage of fun and fitness that built 'smart' muscle, breaking us out of bad movement patterns and into more functional fitness.

I believe in Art of Strength Minnesota because... it works! With this style of training, I've gotten stronger muscle from a weight-lifting perspective, but also faster in my running and more stable in my core doing all my activities of daily life (think: wrestling with toddlers!)
 
I coach at Art of Strength Minnesota because... it gives me a chance to help others find a connection to their core, to better posture, and to a healthier style of living. This takes my practice of chiropractic to the next level and merges my passions for rehabilitation and prevention of injury. Plus, it's fun!

Certification(s):
Art of Strength Certified Coach
Doctor of Chiropractic

Son

Son Do

Coach

Before obtaining my first certification in 2009, I have always been interested in the science of human movement and how exercise teaches us to do it better. Over the years, I have also developed a love and appreciation for helping others. Art of Strength Minnesota is the perfect place for me to do both.

I believe in Art of Strength Minnesota because…it is more than just a gym. It’s community of people who share a common bond developed through hard work and suffering. The unique thing about Art of Strength Minnesota is its ability to get the most out of you and always has you walking out the door knowing you are better than when you walked in.
 
I coach at Art of Strength Minnesota because…I love to see others succeed. There is no better feeling than knowing you played a tiny part in helping someone achieve something they have worked so hard for.
 
Certification(s):

NASM, Certified Personal Trainer
RKC Level 1
TRX Trainer Certified

 

Chandra

Chandra Wobschall

Coach

I have always had a passion for health and fitness and started working out with Melissa and Michelle before Art of Strength Minnesota opened and fell in love with holistic approach to training. I knew I wanted to share my passion and started pursuing my personal training certification.
 
I believe in Art of Strength Minnesota because... I got results! After incorporating Art of Strength Minnesota training methodologies, not only was I able to knock 10 minutes off my half marathon time, and improve my body composition but I felt stronger inside as well. To top it all off, it’s FUN! it is the only form of strength training I have ever stuck with.

I coach at Art of Strength Minnesota because... I have a passion to share the holistic approach to wellness with others. It’s not just about a number on a scale or being able to lift x amount of weight, it’s about living life, doing what you love to do and feeling good while doing it.

Certification(s):
NASM Certified Personal Trainer

Chris

Chris Schuehle

Coach

My passion for training lead me to my SFG1 certification in 2016 and kettlebells are the tool I choose most often to train/teach others. I believe in the simple principle that strength has a greater purpose. In 2017 I was given the opportunity to share my knowledge and teach others at the Art of Strength Minnesota.
 

I believe in Art of Strength Minnesota because...I see a belief in theory. Building strength requires not just dedication but a belief in practice and theory. At the Art of Strength Minnesota I am not only involved with dedicated trainers but also see a willingness to learn more and practice new skills. "Theory without practice is as limited as practice without theory”.


I coach at Art of Strength Minnesota because...of a sense of community. AOSMN genuinely cares about clients goals and fosters a sense of community that supports/nourishes those goals. Feeling comfortable and welcomed is a vital part of the AOSMN family.

 

Certification(s):
SFG1 Certification

 

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