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Meet Our Team

amy

Amy

Spin Instructor

I am a Dubuque native and Loras College graduate. Outside of true, I’m an Account Manager at McCullough Creative. I enjoy all sports and outdoor activities, but my true love is for the greatest game ever played, golf.

Health and fitness has always been a passion of mine. I am TRX certified and have thoroughly enjoyed being a Spin Instructor for over 7 years. If you’re looking for an upbeat, energetic, motivating workout with a great mix of music, you must try Spin Class!

Armin

Armin

Personal Trainer

I graduated from the University of Dubuque with a bachelor’s degree in Wellness and Exercise Science and a minor in Psychology. I started my fitness journey just to improve my soccer abilities in high school and switched over to Bodybuilding to gain size. After a few years, doing powerlifting became my main workout as I competed in an amateur powerlifting event and ended up getting 2nd place overall in my age group. I started CrossFit and Olympic lifting at True Fitness and have been in the program ever since.

Certification: Obtaining my Strength and Condition certification, nutrition certification, and Olympic lifting certification in the near future.

Chris

Chris

Head CrossFit Instructor

I was born and raised in the Dubuqueland area and I haven't always been the quintessential fitness fanatic that some would expect. My journey into the fitness world began when I hired Coach Brad to help me get in shape to run a half marathon. From there I found CrossFit, dropped 100lbs, and began my journey as a CrossFit Coach and in health and wellness.

Certifications: CrossFit Trainer (CrossFit Level 3), and also holds certificates in CrossFit Weightlifting, Mobility, and Endurance.

Gabe

Gabe

CrossFit Instructor

Sport and fitness have always been a huge part of my life. It was not until playing college basketball though that I realized how the two can actually improve one another. During college I was introduced to many different ways of training that included Olympic weightlifting which drastically increased by athleticism and overall health. This change in training finally landed me in the CrossFit world during the fall of 2011. The connection of health, fitness and overall wellness are all linked together and is a byproduct of not only what you do in the gym physically but also your emotional and spiritual side as well. My view of fitness today is to find a way to help others connect those three attributes while also achieving goals in and out of the gym that they might not have thought was once achievable.

Certifications: CrossFit Level 2 and Olympic Weightlifting

Heather

Heather

Front Desk

I am a part time customer service enthusiast at Volv Fitness, where I aspire to make every member feel like a real part of the True Fitness Life family. I am a native of Chicago where I worked at a fitness center for over a decade, providing excellent customer service for my many roles with the company. During that decade I held the roles of front desk/sales, juice bartender and massage therapist.

I rarely miss a kickboxing class at True Fitness and take class with the Dubuque Jiu-Jitsu team, that are held in the Focus room. Being a member since 2014, I am an uncompromising supporter of Volv. I am also an animal lover and a musician.

Kim

Kim

Personal Trainer

I grew up in the Quad Cities and have been involved in sports my whole life. Started my college career at UW-Platteville where I studied Health Promotion, transferred to Ashford University where I became a Graduate Assistant for the Women’s soccer team and earned my degree in Sports and Recreation management. I was a personal trainer in Cedar Rapids for 4 years before moving around and taking some time off to focus on raising my children. I’ve been in Dubuque for 2 years now and am excited to help people gain strength and confidence in their own bodies.

Kathleen

Kathleen

General Fitness Instructor

Having been a fitness instructor for 30 years and a massage therapist for over 15 years, I am a firm believer in what all fitness modalities can do to enhance your life. When the aerobics craze came along in the 80s I was quick to jump on the bandwagon. I have taught a variety of fitness classes, including aerobics, water aerobics, and weight- based toning classes.

Kory

Kory

Head FOCUS Instructor

I attended the University of Dubuque and played football throughout my college career. Fitness has always been a huge part of my lifestyle and I could not imagine a different career for myself.

Certifications: ACSM certified, Onnit Academy level 1 certified, Onnit Academy steel mace certified

Maria

Maria

Personal Trainer, FOCUS Instructor, and General Instructor

I graduated from University of Dubuque with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science. I have been competing in bikini competitions since age 13 and have run several half marathons. I have a huge passion for fitness and helping people live a healthy lifestyle.

Certifications: NSCA-CPT, Onnit Level 1, Schwinn Spin Certificate, Sports Nutrition Certificate

Mike

Mike

CrossFit and Personal Trainer

I graduated from Loras College in 2019 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology. I was a multi-sport athlete in high school so I was no stranger to the weight room and exercise. I had found Crossfit after I graduated from high school. I played collegiate football at Loras where unfortunately multiple knee injuries forced an early end to my football career. Currently, I am continuing my education to obtain my Doctorate in Physical Therapy.

Certifications: ISSA Certified Personal Trainer, CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, USA Weightlifting Level 1 Sports Performance Coach, APX Tier 1 Coach, CPR & AED Certified.

Tony

Tony

CrossFit and Personal Trainer

I graduated from Loras College in 2010 with Business and Finance Degree, but fitness has always been a huge passion for me. Having played sports throughout my childhood, I knew I enjoyed the competitive outlet of sports and wanted to stay involved in some form of competition after graduating college and pursue a career that I would enjoy waking up for in the morning.

Certification: CrossFit Level One (CF-L1 Trainer), CrossFit Mobility certificate, CrossFit Goal Setting certificate, CrossFit Olympic lifting certificate, Certified in Personal Training, Nutritional Counseling and weight loss specialist.

Trae

Trae

Front Desk and Spin Instructor

I was born in Burlington and raised in Cedar Rapids then came to Dubuque to start my marketing journey at the University of Dubuque, but I switched my second year and graduated with a Bachelors in Wellness & Exercise Science. I was called to change my major during my Sophomore year when I discovered a passion for coaching while helping my co-workers and family define their fitness goals and start their journey to a healthy lifestyle. My other passions lie within food, the environment, music, and spirituality. I hope to attain a yoga certification as well as a nutrition level 1 in the near future.

Current Certifications: Certified Personal Trainer - NSCA

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