Meet Karissa, founder of Premier Physique

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My name is Karissa Johnson and I am nationally certified through the American Council on Exercise as both a Personal Trainer and a Lifestyle and Weight Management Consultant. I am also a Certified Nutrition Specialist through the American Academy of Sports Dieticians and Nutritionists. Additionally I am a certified Group Fitness Instructor (YMCA), BodyPump instructor (Les Mills), Golf Conditioning Specialist (GMP), and stay current in CPR/AED through the Red Cross. I have a B.S. in Kinesiology, emphasis fitness/wellness, from the University of Minnesota, and numerous continuing education credits in nutrition, supplements, weight loss, bodybuilding, health counseling, and more. I began Premier Physique in 2001 as a way to independently pursue my passion for fitness and helping others. In 2007 I began offering group fitness classes for moms. After 3 babies in 4 years, how else was I going to get my workout in?! It has been incredibly rewarding to help so many other women in this stage of life get back into shape, make lifelong friends and workout buddies, and achieve feelings of accomplishment from their success.
I will work with you one-on-one or in a group setting to motivate you to reach the results you've been waiting for!  I look forward to helping you reach your personal fitness goals.

Meet Stephanie Sample

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Hi!  I'm Stephanie Sample, an American Council on Exercise (ACE) Certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor. I have additional training and experience in Fitness Yoga and mat Pilates (my specialties!), individualized heart rate zone training, functional strength training, core fitness programs, and more. In late 1999, I left the teaching profession (I taught junior high English) to become a full-time wife and mother.  A few years later, I had an epiphany on the stair climber: I'd been passionate about fitness for almost 20 years, always reading, trying, and learning as much as I could.  When I combined this love with how much I missed teaching and helping people realize their potential, the decision to become a fitness trainer was both obvious and exciting.  After getting my national credentials from ACE, I began working as a personal trainer and teaching a variety of group fitness classes - everything from water aerobics to group cycling to pilates to boot camp.

I'm very happy to be joining the Premier Physique team!  I believe a love of fitness is inside all of us - we all have a perfect "fitness fit".  I look forward to helping you find yours.