OWNER / TRAINER / COACH
I began strength training and conditioning when I was 14 years old, and early on was comfortable in a gym environment. From working in and managing gyms, to honing my skills as a personal trainer, I ultimately developed a passion to help people achieve their personal goals, from strength training and endurance, to weight management and stress reduction.
My success as a personal trainer is a result of the immense joy and satisfaction I receive from helping others realize meaningful life changes. My philosophy extends beyond the weight room or gym, as I promote a holistic approach to life – a combination of physical, mental and spiritual well being.
I have three beautiful girls, including twins and a special needs child. Being the father of a special needs child fuels my desire to work with and help kids of all ages, especially children with disabilities.
My methods and teaching philosophies have evolved over the years, but one thing that’s remained constant is my never-ending pursuit of accomplishment – not only for myself, but my growing clientele as well.
PT / TRAINER / COACH
Ashley graduated in 2010 from Grand Valley State University with a Bachelor of Science degree. Additionally, she is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist and Certified Massage Therapist.
From 2010 to 2016, Ashley found work at mental health hospitals, camps, and community centers, gaining extensive and invaluable experience working with individuals with disabilities. One such organization was Leaps n Boundz in Los Angeles, a company that provides adaptive sports and recreation programming. While there, Ashley taught one-on-one swimming, gymnastics, and fitness sessions. Needless to say, Ashely has a passion and love for fitness and nutrition.
Now back in Michigan, Ashley is excited to bring her skills to GUTS Training Center as an Inclusive Fitness Trainer. "I love working with individuals of all ages and abilities, and can't wait to help our clients achieve their health and fitness goals!"
GUTS Speed Training is run by well-known instructor, Coach Brad Cochran.
As a young athlete himself, Brad excelled at track and football in high school, and while he went on to become a two time All-American defensive back at the University of Michigan, he always had a passion for running. He now teaches speed training to young athletes that want to improve the way they run to maximize speed.
RD / INSTRUCTOR
Anne-Marie studied nutrition at Wayne State University and became a Registered Dietitian in 1996. Prior to that she earned a Bachelor degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Anne-Marie is also a certified Zumba instructor and a full-time mom of four children – she intimately understands the personal challenges of raising a family and trying to fit in exercise.