Michael became hooked on fitness at age 11, the moment his father bought him his first Weider weight lifting bench. He devoured every book about fitness, body building, and nutrition that he could get his hands on. By age 15, Flex Magazine published a photo of Michael along with his encouraging words to other young readers.
Since then, Michael has received three ISAA certifications, became a 3-time natural pro champion and Master World Champion (International Pro Elite). He has released 9 training programs 4 of which are daily video trainers, published a 10th book on the topic of ‘sponsorships’, and have become a sponsored athlete with some of the biggest companies in the fitness industry including Kaged Muscle Supplements, Ryderwear, and Swole O’Clock. Michael loves helping others reach their personal goals of losing weight, toning, building muscle, being healthier, and just feeling better inside and out.
Outside of training, Michael’s other passion is music. He’s had the opportunity to be part of the Christian rock band, Pillar, and travel the world since 1998.
- ERP Training Certified
- ISSA Certified
- Precision Certified Nutritionist
Whitney attended Southwestern Oklahoma State University where he received a BA in Chemistry. It was there that he began training. His very first client won the swimsuit competition in the Miss Southwestern Pageant. Since 2007, Whitney has helped clients lose 10, 20, 30, and even 60 pounds. He loves coaching people into new healthy lifestyles and helping them accomplish their goals.
“Whether that means losing weight, building muscle, or just staying active, I really enjoy being involved in people’s lives to help them grow so that they can experience life to the fullest.” Whitney specializes in weight loss, muscle toning, body sculpting and nutrition.
- ERP Training Certified
- Sport Nutrition Certified
- Kamagon Certified
My name is Haze Wilson, I grew up in the a very small town of Sedan, Kansas. Growing up I was active in all the local sports but once I got out of high school my weight ballooned out of control. I didn’t understand good eating habits and nutrition and I was no longer a competing athlete, reaching a weight of over 400 lbs.
In my young adult life before my mid 20s I moved to Bartlesville Oklahoma and discovered Kick Boxing. I’d always been competitive being a farm kid with 3 brothers but from the day I set foot into the dojo I knew it was for me I was 23 years old and still over 400lbs. I had managed to maintained most of my strength through lifting but was very unhealthy.
That is where my fitness Journey truly began I ended up scheduling a amateur Kick Boxing bout and that life style lite a fire I went undefeated as an armature with a 12-0 record with 12 KOs. I am currently a licensed professional Kickboxer holding the XFN heavyweight title and a 4 man tournament title, with a current professional record of 34-8 I am also a ISSA certified personal trainer. At the age of 35, I have managed to lose the weight and change my life through proper nutrition, weight training, and kickboxing.
I remember what it was like to be that 400lbs man and I know how much better I feel now weighing in at 225lbs.
I’m not saying that to brag I want people to know I understand the struggle, and my goal is to help others reach there goals of a happier, healthier, longer life.
Loren has always been into proper health and fitness since his teens. He used to read every article he could on the latest in health and exercise science, as well as whatever information that could help him become better at fitness. Later in life, Loren was diagnosed with lung health issues due to his longtime career. Knowing a change was needed, he decided to share his knowledge in health and fitness with others and become certified. He holds several certifications through NASM including Personal Trainer, Nutrition Coach, Corrective Exercise Specialist, Stretching and Flexibility Coach, and a dotFIT nutrition practitioner. Loren is also a member of DSACO (Down Syndrome Association of Central Oklahoma) as he also trains adults with down syndrome. Outside of training, Loren enjoys working on classic cars, hot rods, and Harleys.
Was featured in “We Are Sand Springs” magazine for Men’s Health Month and Tulsa Worlds 2022 “Best in the Burbs” for best fitness facility and weight loss facility.
Brenton has been serious about health and fitness since an early age. He played baseball and football growing up as well as competitive rock climbing. As an adult, he has been competitive in bodybuilding and mixed martial arts. Brenton is very passionate helping others to achieve their goals!
Brenton has 20 years of experience training clients. He has trained professional athletes from multiple sports as well being featured in multiple fitness publications internationally. Brenton was the keynote speaker for the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s (NSCA) National Coaches Conference in 2010.
- ISSA CPT
- ISSA Golf Fitness Instructor
- Institute of Human Performance CSCC
- IHP MMA S&C Specialist
- NAHF CPT
- NAHF Nutrition Specialist/Advanced Weight Training
- Kamagon Master Trainer
- SBT Suspension Training Specialist
You could say Heath and Fitness is in my DNA. Not only did my parents meet in the gym but I grew up watching my father set world records in Olympic lifting competitions. This led to a relatively active life including martial arts, soccer, track field, cross country running, and cross-country skiing. My personal workout journey started at 6’2 and 135lbs with the desire to gain muscle. I dove headfirst into every exercise journal and nutrition research study I could find. This led to a wealth of knowledge, not only for me, but other as well. Around the age of 19 I coached my brother to lose almost 40lbs! Watching the transformation in his personality and love for himself ignited a passion to help everyone find that same joy.
In 2011 I became a certified personal trainer through the American Council of Exercise and proceeded to gain certifications in nutrition, corrective exercise, as well as specialized TRX suspension training certifications.
In 2013 I met my soon to be wife, Jessica. She was studying “Health and Exercise Science” for her undergrad at ORU and proceeded to obtain her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from OU Tulsa in 2017
In 2018 I finally reached a personal goal of weighing 200lbs. I proceeded to enter my first bodybuilding competition. Taking second place with no coach was quite exciting!
I have a passionate desire to help others achieve their goals and live longer, healthier, happier lives!
Personal Training Certifications:
- ACE Certified Personal Trainer
- NASM Sports Nutrition
- NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist
- NPC Physique Competitor
- TRX Certified Trainer
- 2nd Degree Black Belt – Taekwondo
- Works Regularly with Physical Therapists
Some have described Billy as a gregarious human Labrador with the best-laugh-ever. Billy practices what he preaches when he says, “every athlete needs a coach.” Prior to joining the US Marine Corps in 1996 Billy was personally trained by a US Olympic Lifting/Strength coach: the world-class physical and mental training gave Billy the edge to earn the US Marine Corps’ Board of Governors Award as Platoon Honorman. After the Marine Corps and multiple knee injuries Billy went back to school and earned his undergraduate degree (B.A.) in pre-med with an emphasis in biochemistry (1999). In 2006 the very first CrossFit box in Tulsa Oklahoma was opened in Billy’s home garage. Billy has been a previous contestant on American Ninja Warrior (seasons 4 & 5) and in 2014 he placed 3rd in North Central CrossFit Games (Men 40-44, ranked 166th worldwide). Having had more than a dozen orthopedic surgeries (initial compliments of the US Marine Corps) Billy has become an expert in helping seasoned athletes work-around injuries, as well as an expert in coaching beginners. Billy’s victory over IBS, Crohn’s and Celiac disease is nothing short of a miracle from Heaven: as Billy prayed for wisdom and applied himself to learning proper nutrition, God healed his body and still daily heals his body! Billy currently holds his movement and mobility coaching certification through Dr. Kelly Starrett’s The Ready State (2023) including vintage certifications with ACSM as a Certified Health Fitness Instructor (1999) and as a CrossFit Level-1 Trainer (2014)
Personal Training Certifications:
Dr. Kelly Starrett’s The Ready State (2023)
Certified Health Fitness Instructor (1999)
CrossFit Level-1 Trainer (2014)
American Ninja Warrior Contestant
- North Central CrossFit Games Contestant
After retiring from a 30 year coaching career as a high school basketball, cross country, and track coach, Rick has been doing personal training for 3 years.
A multiple sport athlete in high school, Rick has been one of the top age group runners in the state for over 30 years. He has competed in distances from 5k to marathons.
With decades of coaching and training athletes of all ages and ability levels, Rick has a passion for inspiring and motivating his clients to lead a fit and healthy lifestyle. He has a Bachelor of Science in Health Education, is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and a NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist.
Being over 60 years old, he especially enjoys working with older clients and inspiring them to strive to improve and prolong their quality of life. He leads by example by completing 2 hours workout sessions 6 days a week.
I Began my fitness journey when I was 12. I got into it because I was really small and got bullied for it. It has taken me 10 years to get to where I am today.
I started mixed martial arts when I was 17 which by then I had wrestled for 3 years. I graduated around 135-140 pounds and was eating everything in sight and could never gain weight. I was working out 3 times a day and nothing.
I finally started to put on muscle and saw progress when I turned 20-21. I had met Brenton and he was my nutritionist for my fights and that really took off. Over the years I put on lots of lean muscle while keeping my body fairly lean. Brenton told me to move up here because at the time I hated my job and I was out growing the town I lived in. So I moved to Tulsa and began my journey in training, helping people achieve their goals and dreams. I am now a full time trainer. I also train mma and jiu-jitsu on the side.
Issa certified personal trainer
Clean health performance nutrition coach
Christian is a very energetic and motivated trainer. At the age of 6, he began leaning about exercise and fitness through competitive sports. As his passion for sports grew, his love for exercise grew with it.
Coming out of a family that struggles with health problems, Christian decided at a young age that he was going to become a Certified Personal Trainer. After becoming certified, his focus has been on learning new and natural ways to keep himself and his clients as physically healthy as possible.
Using a variation of exercise techniques. Christian will show you ways to have a stronger body and a more confident mindset. Christian is ready to help you achieve your fitness goals.
- American Aerobic Association International
- Internal Sports Medicine Association
“I have always believed the human body is more than blood, bone, muscles, and tissues. It is an awesome creation where all parts are intricately woven together.” Brandie’s fitness journey began during the biggest ‘storm’ in her life. After four beautiful kids and much stress, her body had become her last priority. He overall health was poorly affected and she needed strength both physically and mentally. Brandie began personal training and was awed by how her body responded. Within 8 months she had a strong body yet more importantly, developed a strong mind and spirit too. As the ‘storm’ passed, she felt called to help others achieve their health and fitness goals. Brandie became a certified Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist to help others also develop a strong body, mind and spirit.
In addition to being a corrective exercise specialist, Brandie also specializes in injury prevention and injury rehab. She loves helping those who have been told they cannot workout due to injuries or illness. She’s worked closely with a number of physical therapists to train individuals with physical issues, to achieve weight loss goals and increase cardio health.
- NASM CPT
- Bootcamp Instructor
- FMS certified (functional movement screen)
Laura Dill originally born in New Jersey and lived on Long Island, NY until she was 8. She has always had the passion to keep moving. As a young girl she was involved with tap dancing, clogging, gymnastics, track and field and cross country. She went to Broken Arrow High School and graduated in 2002. She also attended Tulsa Vo Technology for Medical Assisting. In 2001 she enlisted into the Army National Guard and shipped out for Basic Training 20 days after graduating high school.
Once she graduated basic training and AIT she returned home and started working as a medical assistant for St Johns Health Systems. Over the next few years she underwent a breast reduction to help with pain in her neck, shoulders and lower back from the constant tugging from the weight from her chest. Physical therapy was attended weekly to help her rehab from the damage that was done. She then got married had her first child and personally started on her own fitness journey through training for 5k, 10k and 1/2 marathons. After countless injuries and hours and hours gone every week from running 25-35 miles a week, an injury finally got the best of her. She was placed in a foot brace and told not to run for 9 weeks. She didn’t know where to turn or how she will stay fit if she couldn’t run. This led her to cross training at local gyms and in her garage. She enjoyed the change in style of exercise and noticed a positive change in her physique. Instead of being skinny fat she started to increase muscle mass and was able to burn more calories lifting heavier things. She wanted to share this with others and launched an outdoor Bootcamp for her neighborhood.
Still working in the health field she was introduced to the infamous Kettlebell through a physician she worked for. Slowing getting exposure to proper form during the different style of lifts she learned to love it. After 3 months of practice she noticed her lower lumbar pain was almost completely gone. She knew she was on to something. She then decided this would be an excellent opportunity to become certified through DragonDoor and over the next 9 months she worked towards her first certification called HardStyle Kettlebell and then on the Russian Kettlebell Challenge. She converted all her Bootcamp’s over to KB Training and it exploded. She went from owning a garage gym to a 2000 sqft facility in Broken Arrow called Kettlebell360.
She now holds 3 different levels of KB certifications HKC, RKC, SFG I and SFG II,SFL which is StrongFirst lifter barbell certification and also level 1 and 2 with the Functional Movement Systems with years of hands on training and experience through all different levels of fitness and movement dysfunction. She is currently enrolled in school to pursue deeper knowledge of the rehabilitation world and working towards Physical Therapy.
Her focus is to find your imbalances and weakness and build a stronger foundation of strength and stability so you can exercise pain free.
She also competes in the Highland games and Kettlebell sport. She has placed 2nd in the IKLF US BOLT Nationals 2017 women’s open division heavyweight in the double clean and jerk 16kg and placed third place in the open heavyweight snatch division at the national level with the 16kg. She moved onto the IKLF US BOLT World Championship and placed 2nd place in the heavyweight snatch and 2nd place in women’s heavy weight double clean and jerk on the 16 kg KB.
Deborah grew up in southern California where her passion for an active lifestyle began on an archery range with her dad. They also visited Venice Beach often and would stop by the famous Muscle Beach Gym to watch the bodybuilders. She was fascinated with the vitality she saw in the athletes’ faces and demeanor. When she was a sophomore in high school she took her first weightlifting class and was hooked. She began learning all she could about fitness and nutrition.
When college came she passed that knowledge to friends by teaching them how to lift and live healthy. While attending NSU in Tahlequah she felt a call to full-time missions work but “life” happened-she became pregnant and married into an abusive relationship-trying to fix her mistakes, she gave up on her dreams. Feeling like a million broken pieces, she surfaced from that relationship and raised two kids on her own. It was putting God first and getting in the gym that brought back her sanity. She got back in the routine of lifting heavy, eating clean, and running hard. After 6 months she lost over 60 lbs and not only gained back her physical strength, but a mental and spiritual strength she never knew existed. Today, Deborah empowers clients aged 8-88 with the tools they need to not only transform their bodies but their spirit as well.
She is a NAFC certified personal trainer and certified MMA Conditioning Coach. She and her husband Larry are known as a power couple in their community in Claremore, OK. They co-own a Brazilian jiu-jitsu school, Pejak Martial Arts, where she conditions fighters and trains ladies and teens through her outreach ministry, Empower Fitness-Faith.
Deborah specializes in strength and body sculpting through weightlifting (her favorite lift is bench press) and also metabolic conditioning–which is a fusion of HIIT, bodyweight exercises, and resistance training that torches fat and builds a fighter’s physique.
Fav food: chips n guac
Fav workout: Insanity
Hobbies: being a Community Leader coach at Life.Church Catoosa and a member of the prayer team, anything jiu-jitsu, archery, fine arts, SoCal culture
Rachel Ponder grew up in Houston, TX where she recently moved from to Tulsa. As a former Division 1 college volleyball player, her love for training and fitness began during her days as an athlete. She became a personal trainer while attending grad school, and took on the role of Director for a Sports Performance facility in Houston after graduating. She trained all levels and types of athletes, with a not surprising specialization in volleyball players. She also managed a Corporate Wellness program for a major Oil and Gas company, and loved being onsite and giving a typical sedentary office worker a chance to get away from the desk be active during their work day.
When a new workout facility was opening up in Houston, she was excited to be a part this new studio! There, she taught group classes that ranged from All Body & All Endurance, to All Strength. She kept this coaching position for many years even while moving out of fitness as her full time job. While away from fitness, Rachel was able to learn so much about a balanced life.
She developed an appreciation and love for a healthy lifestyle and the role fitness plays.
She is excited to meet people in the Tulsa community, and help spread the love of fitness.
Jillyan grew up as an athlete in cheerleading, track, and dance in the small town of Okmulgee, OK. While she enjoyed physical activity, the lack of resources in the small town did not lead to the best education in proper exercise technique and progression. Therefore she did not begin “seriously” exercising with goals and a purpose until her freshman year in college at the University of Oklahoma. What started as a degree path toward the ultimate goal of getting into physical therapy, led to a love for the research and science behind Health and Exercise Science.
In August of 2016 Jillyan became a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, shortly before graduating with Distinction at the age of 20 from OU in 2016. She began training and working as a Physical Therapy Technician immediately after graduating, being able to combine her passion for both in 2 jobs. She has therefore had several years of experience with a wide variety of populations and client goals. She is currently working towards becoming a Physical Therapist Assistant, and aspires to work in an integrated facility that combines physical performance and recovered function for athletes.
Jillyan is also the current state record holder for all 3 events (squat, bench, and deadlift) in NASA powerlifting, making her 35th in the nation for females in drug-free powerlifting.
- Bachelors Degree in Health and Exercise Science from the University of Oklahoma (Boomer!)
- NSCA CPT
- First Aid/CPR/AED Certified