Ryne Gioviano, Owner & Fitness Coach

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After realizing that the traditional personal training model only got clients so far, Ryne realized there was a lot more he could do for his clients than taking them through exercise sessions. He wanted to provide them with a resource for optimizing their movement and physical health. A continual journey toward more and more knowledge led Ryne to study other areas health such as stress management, sleep, nutrition, and behavior change.

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Ryne is a frequent contributor to RECOIL and OFFGRID Magazines, covering topics related to the integration of fitness with firearms training and survival scenarios. In his spare time, Ryne enjoys reading, playing guitar, music, and spending time with his fiancée and two dogs.


Kara Mason, Fitness Coach/Community Outreach

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Kara has been in the fitness industry for 10 years, and has been able to work with a very broad range of clients from general population, to elderly, to athletes. She has a passion for building relationships with clients and providing them with a comfortable, yet challenging presence to push them to succeed. 

Education

  • M.A. Leadership Development from North Central College

  • B.S. Sport Management from North Central College

  • Certified Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise (ACE)

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Kara has previously held the Wisconsin State Powerlifting record in the deadlift, while also competing on a dance team for 16 years. In addition, she enjoys running and competes in 5k's all the way up to half-marathons. Outside of fitness, Kara enjoys spending time with her fiancée and their two dogs, along with reading and cooking.


Melisa Heitzman, Fitness Coach

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Melisa has over 15 years of experience in in the fitness and strength and conditioning field. Getting her start playing ice hockey at the collegiate level and then with the U.S. National Team, Melisa joined the fitness field through strength and conditioning. After her hockey career, she continued to both coach women’s ice hockey and design and implement strength and conditioning programs for her athletes.

Since then, Melisa has used her passion for exercise as a fitness coach helping clients reach their health and fitness goals and coach them to success.

Education

  • B.S. Kinesiology from the University of New Hampshire

  • Certified Personal Trainer through the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA)

  • Certified TRX Suspension Training Instructor

  • Certified Kettlebell Instructor

  • Certified Pre/Postnatal Exercise Specialist

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Outside of the gym, Melisa loves to travel, hike, camp, and really any sport or activity that gets you outside. She also loves spending time with her wife and 5 year old twins, and 2 pups!


Scott Etheridge, Fitness Coach

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Scott has been in the exercise and wellness field since he graduated from college in 2015. He spent the first few years in the physical therapy field using fitness to rehabilitate people of all ages and backgrounds. Scott is a strong believer in using exercise as medicine and loves seeing it change people’s lives for the better.

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Scott grew up in the Aurora/Naperville area and was the captain of the Waubonsie Valley Wrestling team in 2011. In college, he helped start a club rugby team and played for a couple years. Now he spends his free time working out along with spending time with his fiancée and family.


Conrad Newhouse, Licensed Massage Therapist

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Conrad has been a Licensed Massage Therapist for over 5 years now. He has a clinical background and wide work experience including NBA teams, New Zealand Rugby, local swim teams, elite marathon runners, The Joffrey Ballet, and Hubbard Street Dance. He uses his knowledge, expertise, and methods to help get patients back to full functionality quicker.

Education

  • B.A. Exercise Science from North Central College

  • Licensed Massage Therapist through The Soma Institute

  • Certified in Functional Movement Techniques (FMT) with Rockblades through RockTape

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In his free time, Conrad plays basketball and spends time with his wife, daughter, two dogs, and a bunny.