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Konner Olson

"I grew up in Westby, Wisconsin, where I played football, basketball, and baseball. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Madison with a degreee in Kinesiology, along with a Certificate in Athletic Healthcare. In my free time I enjoy playing golf and other sports, and I have a passion for hunting, fishing, and spending time outdoors.   Growing up with an athletic background gives me that passion to help others enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle!"


Taylor Pagenkopf

Taylor graduated with a bachelors In Exercise Science from Winona State University. 

Taylor grew up in Winona, MN, and after she graduated from Winona State University, she trained at the YMCA in Winona.  She enjoys outdoor activities of running, hiking, and playing volleyball.   She is passionate about helping others live a healthy lifestyle and helping them achieve their goals!

Collin Ferguson

Collin grew up in Lewiston, MN, and is going to Winona State for Physical Education and Health Education, and he has his Personal Trainer’s Certificate.

Collin enjoys playing basketball, golfing with friends, lifting weights, fishing, camping, and reading!  He likes learning new recipes and spending time with family.

Collin says about his passion in fitness, “My favorite thing about helping others is seeing them maximize their potential mentally and physically, and Knowing that I can make a difference in their lives.”


Cristian Cardona

Cristian grew up in Medellin, Colombia and moved to the United States right after graduating from high school. He played collegiate soccer in St. Charles, Missouri and finished his Bachelor’s in Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Central Florida (UCF). After that, he got certified as an Exercise Physiologist by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). Cristian combined working as an exercise physiologist and soccer coach while playing professional soccer for several years. He has been working in the fitness industry for 11 years and recently completed his Master’s degree in Kinesiology from UCF. Cristian is also certified as a Sports Nutritionist by the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN).

Cristian was working as a coach and youth director for the Orlando City Soccer academy and as a research and teaching assistant at UCF before moving to the Coulee region this past summer. Out here, he enjoys spending time out in nature, and with his wife and golden retriever dog. He enjoys swimming, running and functional training. His passion in helping people is rooted in allowing everybody to experience what their true potential is when body, mind and spirit are well aligned.

Trevor Pruett

Trevor is originally from West Bend Wisconsin and the middle child in a family of all brothers.  Participating in athletics in high school carrried into his college years, wrestling at the University of Wisconsin Whitewater, where I earned my Bachelor's degree in Health, Human Performance and Recreation with an emphasis in Athletic Coaching. He came to La Crosse in 2015 for a Graduate Assistant program where I was able to coach for the UWL wrestling team while I earned my Masters in Physical Education Pedagogy with an Adventure Education Emphasis. He has his Personal Training Certification along with Corrective Exercise Specialization.  He says, "I have found my passion in helping others achieve goals and discover that version of themselves they are striving to be. I am a firm believer that we were given the greatest machines ever created in our bodies and that everyone has the right to move and live without pain and enjoy their lives feeling strong and confident."  He loves the outdoors, especially walking his dogs Macie and Rue, and is helping his fiance, MacKenzie, prepare for their wedding coming up in October!  "I am grateful for the opportunity to work alongside and with everyone, can’t wait to see you all reach your goals!"

Nick Althoff

Owner of Northstar Fitness

After being an overweight "husky" boy weighing in around 150lbs by 5th grade, I was not happy with how I looked or felt, and I found a passion for exercise.  I eventually became a 4 sport athlete and state champion.

In college, however, I had a number of injuries that set me back. I took an interest in biomechanics and while getting a degree at the University of Notre Dame researched joint replacement solutions.  Yet, as I aged, conventional exercise continued to leave me sore, injured, and I couldn't keep the weight off.  So I put my engineering and athletic skills to work, developing the latest in resistance training technology and developed our Maximum Muscle Potential Method, combining the latest in exercise science.  As a busy father of 6, I perfected our method of safe, time-efficient, and effective exercise. 

I watched how so many people, just like my mother, were searching for pain reduction, gimmicky weight loss solutions, and medical care, and I wanted to provide a solution to share with others to be able to feel young and vibrant again.  So I hired expert staff to develop into fitness professionals and give them a career ladder to aspire to.  And I created a novel team approach to training with all the systems in place for a consistent and enjoyable experience. 

I have been featured on WXOW, WKBY News  Channel 8, and the Gym Lord's podcast.  

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