Meet our Fitness Consultant, Konner!
I grew up as the oldest of 4 in Westby. While in school I played football, basketball, and baseball, which grew my love for athletics and activity in general. During high school and college, I poured concrete as a summer job. Seeing the toll hard labor took on the bodies of my older co-workers pointed me in a direction of helping adults live their best pain-free lives and increase their longevity.
After high school I went to the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where I studied Kinesiology. After graduating college, I knew I wanted to come back to this area and be around family. In September of 2021, I joined Northstar and have loved helping our clients reach their goals ever since!
In my fitness journey, there have been ups and downs. Playing 3 sports in high school, I was always moving. To continue that into college, I played intramural sports, and ran a marathon after my freshman year. After the marathon, without much direction in the way of fitness, I hit a slump. I fell out of consistent exercise and gained some weight. Reflecting on where I was physically and mentally, along with being farther towards my degree and taking more health-specific classes, greatly increased my knowledge base and helped me refocus my goals and routine. Exercising smarter, not harder, and eating quality foods more consistenly has helped me adapt to be successful as an "adult".
At this point in my journey, I've signed up for another marathon in June! In my training, I've incorporated many of the same routines and principles we use with clients at Northstar. I've enjoyed the challenge, and it's helped me better relate to the specific mental and physical journey our clients go through.
When I'm not at the studio I spend most of the time with my dog, Piper. I've been working on my golf swing as well, and love hunting and fishing whenever I can. If I'm not outside, I enjoy reading and watching movies!
Fun fact about me: During my time in Madison, I was an equipment manager for the Badgers football team. While it mostly consisted of laundry, practice, and preparing gear, I couldn't ask for a better college job. I was able to travel to every away and bowl game, spent the games on the sidelines, and made lifetime friends and memories.