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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

Health and fitness and an interest in how these things can affect the body mentally and physically have long been passions of mine. These interests, along with the enjoyment of working with others, especially one on one, prompted me to pursue my certification in personal training.
It is very rewarding to work with people in order to help them reach their health and fitness goals and to see the positive changes produced in people along the way.

I believe in Art of Strength Minnesota because...  it focuses on community and inclusiveness. Art of Strength commits to working with each individual to reach his or her unique goals.
Because of this, the workouts are engaging, very challenging and very different from what you get at other gyms.

I coach at Art of Strength Minnesota because... it gives me the chance to share what I love with others and to help them to succeed in reaching their goals. It is wonderful to be able to show people that exercise is fun and can be something to look forward to and enjoy!

Mackenzie Schneider

Coach


I began practicing yoga when I was 13 as a way to stay healthy while training as a long distance runner. Through the years, my practice has evolved from injury prevention to a complete workout for the body and the mind. I completed my 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in 2016 in Hawaii, and have been teaching in the Midwest since. I enjoy teaching and practicing a Vinyasa based flow, beginning and ending with slower, intentional stretches with a vibrant and energetic flow in the middle. I absolutely love yoga because it allows me to feel my most energetic, healthy, and lively version of myself! For me, teaching is a way to share those same feelings with others.

I believe in the Art of Strength Minnesota because it is a place where everyone shares a common goal: to be the best, healthiest version of themselves. I love the palpable positivity and community oriented premise that Art of Strength Minnesota was built upon.

I am so excited to teach at Art of Strength Minnesota because it prioritizes all aspects of health. The excitement, enthusiasm, and positivity is contagious from the moment you enter the building, and I want to help encourage and provide another way to increase the holistic health of your entire body!

 

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

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