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Meet Our Team

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've been in competitive sports my whole life and transitioned that into my fitness. Now I try to help others understand their fitness journey and guide them to a better life. I started my journey to improve my soccer abilities in high school and switched over to bodybuilding to gain muscle size. After a few years, powerlifting became my main workout and I compete in an amateur powerlifting event and ended up getting second place overall in my age group. I started CrossFit at Volv and have been in the program ever sine with Olympic weightlifting on the side.

Certification: Personal Training

Chris

Chris

Head CrossFit Instructor

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

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

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 Volv Family. I am 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 Volv and take class with the Dubuque Jiu-Jitsu Team. Being a member since 2014, I am an uncompromising supporter of the Volv Fitness! I am an animal lover and a musician.

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.

Kim

Kim

Personal Trainer

I grew up in the Quad Cities and have been involved in sports my whole life. I started my college career at UW-Platteville where I studied Health Promotion and played on the soccer team. I transferred to Ashford University where I became the Graduate Assistant for the Women's Soccer Team and earned my degree in Sports and Recreation Management and continued my soccer career with a semi-professional team for one season. 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 since 2017 and love being a part of the gym industry.

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 the University of Dubuque with a Bachelors 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 I was forced to end my career from multiple knee injuries. 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 a Business and Finance Degree, but learned quickly that fitness was a huge passion of mine. 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. Pursuing a career in fitness has given me a career that I enjoy waking up for every 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.

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