OUR COACHES

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Alex Puckhaber 

I grew up in De Pere, Wisconsin (near Green Bay) playing sports and have been extremely active my entire life.  The sports I was most passionate about are soccer and wrestling. I attribute the majority of my athletic success to my encouraging support group of coaches, teammates and family.  Because I was fortunate enough to have so many positive influences early on, I recognize the impact in helping others reach their goals.  I strive to be an example to others, showing people that you can truly live your best life, helping them find their support systems and encouraging them to put in the work!

I attended college at UW-LaCrosse to follow my passion for health and fitness. I earned a double major in Pre-Physical Therapy and Exercise Science with a Nutrition Minor.  I realized that I was genuinely passionate about teaching fitness and helping inspire people to find their "why" and achieve their wellness goals.

With just over ten years of coaching, I can proudly say that I have coached hundreds of clients of varying ages.  Their transformations include: losing over 100lbs, decreasing over 20% body fat, and helping high-performance athletes develop speed, agility, increase max strength, and overall improved functionality.

When you commit to becoming a member of i2 Fitness I know that we will help you reach your goals. We will hold you accountable in an environment that is innovative, friendly, motivating, and exceeds your expectations.

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Mark Puckhaber

Like my twin brother, I also grew up in De Pere, Wisconsin. Surprise, surprise, I led quite a similar life to my brother during the first 18 years of my existence. People often ask me what it is like being a twin. I think it is awesome and it has been a fantastic journey thus far ... then again I wouldn’t know what it’s like to not be a twin:). 

My brother and I decided to take different paths in college so we could develop our independence. Plus, we didn’t want to be known as the Puck Twins forever. I decided to attend and wrestle at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, where I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Health Promotion/Wellness. As a curious and adventurous person, I enjoyed my college experience and loved the freedom of exploring so many new opportunities. At one point I was part of 11 different intramural leagues! I was interested in anything that involves movement.  

To me, the most significant aspects of training/sports are the atmosphere (teamwork, camaraderie, sportsmanship and community) and growth potential (achievement, failure, results, progress and being challenged).  The desire to create this type of atmosphere and growth potential for our clients is what led us to start i2 Fitness

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Michelle Labno

I have always led an active lifestyle -- there are not many sports I haven’t played. As a personal trainer and an athlete, I know the value of moving and moving well.  I also know that the physical aspect of health and wellness is only a piece of the puzzle and encourage each person I work with to dig deep and figure out “why” they are here and how we will develop good habits that will last a lifetime.

 

The best feedback that I have gotten from my clients is that I am a good listener.  My clients know that I am there for them and that I will support them in their success and help them navigate their struggles. I do my best to bring positive energy to every session while remaining focused on achievable goals. Whether you need a modification or you’re ready to take it up a notch, I will show you how to master your moves so you feel confident working out in class, with me or on your own!

 

I hold certifications as an ACE certified personal trainer and fitness nutrition specialist, TRX Qualified Trainer in: suspension, group and functional training and PreHab 101: Prehab foundations.

T.J. Dambach

TJ grew up on the west side of Madison & was a James Madison Memorial Alumni. He continued his education at the University of Wisconsin Madison and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in fine art in 2002. In 2007 he began his personal training career and fell in love with helping individuals achieve their fitness goals and has been doing it ever since.  TJ is also very passionate about helping athletes develop and from 2007-2010 TJ was the Assistant and Throwing coach at East High in Madison. He also was the offensive line and defensive line coach at Madison Memorial High School during the 2008 & 2009 seasons. Soon after TJ joined the Athletic Republic Training Staff and became the Director of Training. Thomas believes that hard work, patience, and perseverance is the path to becoming a great athlete. “No matter who enters through our doors they will exit them a better athlete and person.”

TJ has also played a number of years as a semi-pro football player. In 2004 TJ played fullback and offensive line for the Milwaukee Bulldogs and with that team won the 2004 IFL championship. He then became apart of the Madison Mustangs in 2007- 2012 and has helped them to win 4 IFL championships.   In the 2010 season TJ was voted as most improved player and just the year after TJ was voted as an IFL All Star at right guard and also earned the league Tommy Roach Award (given to one person in the IFL for there exemplary leadership qualities.)

Michael Meier

I have not always been a fitness and nutrition enthusiast! Until I was 18, I grew up with lots of bullying, anxiety, and self-hatred. I felt like I had no control of my life, and that I was stuck in this body and mind. Food has always been my prescription to feeling better. In 2008 my first semester in college I was sweating, out of breath, and seeing stars going up the stairs. I weighed myself for the first time in years. 6lbs away from 300! I couldn’t believe it! I didn’t know how to get healthy, so I went online and read as much as possible. 9 months later I was ACE and ISSA certified, 120 lbs lighter, and headed to Marine Corps Bootcamp. The trajectory of my life has been forever changed! My passion in life is to help others on their journey to being a better version of themselves physically and mentally! Because I know how hard it can be from personal experience, and I want to give you all the tools and guidance that I wish I had back in 2008!

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Brandy McCoid

I have been passionate about fitness since I was a little kid playing kickball at recess. I loved the fun of exercising, and the feeling of being part of a group.This love grew into an opportunity to play volleyball and basketball at a D3 college in MI where I learned to work and play hard. My desire now is to inspire and help others along their fitness journey, to see that an active lifestyle has transformational physical, mental, and emotional benefits. I have been teaching group fitness classes for the last 2 years, and am also an ACE certified personal trainer. I believe everyone can take steps toward a healthier, richer life, and have fun doing it!

Andy Goethe

I am certified personal trainer with the NCCPT and current member of the Wisconsin Rugby Club. I grew up in Bradenton, Florida where my passion for movement began at an early age. I was involved in any sport I could get into and when I learned how training for specific sports could increase your performance I was hooked and began learning everything I could about training and fitness. I began training some of my friends and family at my backyard weight set and started working in a gym as soon as I was 18. My passion for fitness has only grown and I enjoy learning from my clients every day. I know that my workout time is my favorite part of my day and I love to bring that feeling to others.

Fitness journey to do list for new members

  1. Ask questions

  2. Identify your why

  3. Have an open mind

  4. Become a part of the community

  5. Commit to consistency

  6. Be willing to learn and grow

  7. Have a positive attitude and have fun!

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