Each of our Personal Trainers are certified by nationally recognized certifying fitness organizations. Continuing education is required in order to keep abreast of industry standards and to retain certifications. Each one also keeps a current CPR/AED First Aid certification up-to-date.
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Adam Ekstrom

CPT, PES, BS is a NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) Certified Trainer (CPT), Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES), who has a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science and is experienced in designing customized fitness programs for pre-teen through older adults.

Prior to entering the fitness industry, he was a Marine for 8 years and uses his passion to develop programs and promote fitness and healthier lifestyles.

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Edgar Ochieng ("Eddy")

CPT, is a NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) Certified Personal Trainer, who loves to transform his clients. Eddy was born in Kenya and has always had a passion for fitness. He is a former professional Rugby athlete.

Eddy has been a certified personal trainer for over 13 years. He is from Kenya and has managed “Monti Rink” in Monticello, an event center and personal training facility for eight years. Eddy developed the C60 functional fitness programs. C60 stands for Choice 60 minutes, because his philosophy is “When it comes to fitness, YOU are the author of your destiny.”  Eddy joined My House Fitness – Coon Rapids in January of 2019 and is energized when helping others reach their fitness goals by providing individual or group personal training, bootcamps and fitness classes. Eddy loves music almost as much as fitness, so he often provides live DJ music for fitness classes, bootcamps and other events at My House Fitness- Coon Rapids.

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Jeremiah Bormes

CPT, Franchisee Owner -My House Fitness Coon Rapids, Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Group Fitness Instructor, Certified Weight Management Instructor (accrediting organization: American Council on Exercise).

Fitness has been a life-long passion of Jeremiah’s. He is living out his dream of helping others LIVE BETTER. He specializes in Youth Fitness.

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Miguel Schultz

BA Exercise Science, CPT and Nutrition Coach

Health – it takes time, effort, and at times it can be tough.

Miguel has experienced this first hand having been obese and knows about cravings for food that may not be the most nutritious, yet, are tasty. He uses this first-hand knowledge with his clients to walk next to them and encourage them every step of the way. He also has experienced back pain due to blown discs, knee and shoulder issues, as well as muscle tears. He uses this knowledge to help his clients come back post injury, as well as making sure movement patterns are done properly, reducing the risk for injuries. Miguel has been dedicated to inspiring healthy changes as well as injury recovery and prevention for the past 10 years.

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Russell Branjord (aka The Spike Guy)

Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Fitness Nutrition Coach, is a published author, The Spike Diet X, and an emerging influencer in the weight loss industry.

A living testament to the Spike Diet, Russ battled obesity for most of his life before experiencing the dietary revelation that led him to lose over 100 pounds of body fat in less than a year.  Russ has been featured on television, radio shows, in newspapers, and has published fitness articles on major health and fitness websites.  He is a father of 4 and lives in Elk River.

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Sarah Orde

C-HYI 200

Sarah believes that any BODY can practice yoga. The practice of yoga, through postures, breath, and meditation, brings balance to the mind, body, and soul. Sarah has been practicing Yoga for over 10 years and completed instructor training in May 2019.

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Shelly Houser

M.ED, CGFI, Franchisee Owner -My House Fitness Coon Rapids, Certified Group Fitness Instructor (accrediting organization: American Council on Exercise), who holds a Master’s Degree in Education. She is also an ACE designated Senior Fitness Specialist and is a designed Silver & Fit Instructor.

She is a published author of 2 textbooks and a job aid in the travel industry. Shelly is a life-long learner who feels great satisfaction when she can support other professionals’ “AHA” moments. She is the mother of Jeremiah Bormes (other owner) and serves on the board of Northgate Church in Ramsey, MN and Elevate Hope House (start-up non-profit for young mothers).