ABOUT FLUID HEALTH AND FITNESS
Our Motto: Your body was designed to move in very specific patterns. Understanding and applying these patterns prevents injury and pain.
While your body is complex, understanding how to care for it doesn’t have to be. To remain healthy, you must stay in motion. To stay in motion, you must move correctly. Fluid Health and Fitness will train you to move with greater precision to prevent, avoid or reduce injury.
Our Philosophy: Know better. Move better. Feel better.
You can be your own worst enemy. In fact how you move in your daily activities can cause your body to break down. Often, you develop poor postures and movement patterns that distort how you are truly meant to move. The cumulative effect of this damages your joints and connective tissues.
Our Program: At Fluid Health & Fitness, we identify your movement distortions, educate you on how you are intended to move, then guide you through a corrective strength program to bring you back to balance.
While the base of our program is functional movement, we recognize there are many elements that contribute to a balanced, healthy lifestyle. These include performance nutrition, metabolic conditioning, and behavior modification. Our system of combining, and more importantly, balancing these fundamentals will help you to reach your overall goals – whether that be reducing pain, managing weight loss, adding muscle, or getting into a better state of wellness in general.
MEET THE TEAM
Ryan Maxwell, CPT, CES
CEO | Founder
Growing up, I lived in a household where my parents and extended family struggled with obesity and metabolic disease. We went to countless coaches, counselors, and therapists looking for guidance on how to get our health under control. I realized that while these individuals had good intentions of helping my family, there was always something missing. One would focus on diet but give little advice about exercise. Another would give lifestyle and emotional support but disregard movement. The net result being more confusion and frustration than achieving meaningful change. I realized then that to be truly successful, a person needed to have multiple coaches who all worked together. But who had the time or money for that? We certainly didn’t.
That’s why my vision for Fluid Health and Fitness was born from the need to deliver what the wellness industry was lacking: a system that considers and balances all of the elements of health and wellness in a way that fits into your lifestyle. One that meets you where you are at: not where we want you to be. And one that teaches you how your body really works.
So many programs out there focus on just one segment of health while glossing over or charging more for the others. This creates a disservice to their participants as the supporting elements make it possible to create positive changes. So we created an inclusive system that takes the average person looking to be the best version of themselves, and show them how to take a complicated process and make it simple. We give you a roadmap for health. At Fluid Health and Fitness, we call it “maintenance for life”.
Nicklas T. Lemke
Computer Software Engineer
Alea Lester, RDN
Nutritional Program Director
Alea is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Minnesota Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She has a wide range of nutrition experience working with a variety of clients of all ages, providing individualized counseling to patients regarding weight loss, diabetes or cardiac diet management, medically supervised weight loss and bariatric surgery or specialized diets.
Russ Davies, CPT
Business administration/ Movement Specialist
Carly Schroepfer, CPT
her past career she taught, coached, and worked as a marketing communication professional. She enjoys music, long walks, tennis, biking and working out with friends. She enjoys completing sprint triathlons and modifying recipes – “Carlyizing” them!
The effort to improve health and physical strength can be started at any age. “Good Health” is a lifestyle – a lifelong journey, not a program de jour. Decide. Align. Do. Three very important words to me. Decide health is important. Align yourself with all the tools and support you need, and then act on your plan and just Do.
Reed Hermanson, CPT
A few of his interests outside the fitness industry are cooking, traveling and anything on water or outdoors.
Robert Roerig Willett
Director of Photography, Video Editor
NASM CPT & CES, C.H.E.K Exercise Coach, C.H.E.K. HLC 1
With his highly athletic lifestyle, it took a toll on his body. He suffered from a severe disc herniation that left the back of his leg numb for two months until having a spinal surgery. Despite his recovery, a lack of rehabilitative support led to a re-injury of the same disc just a year later. This necessity to heal himself fueled his passion for exercise as medicine.
Today, he walks the talk by having successfully healed from all his injuries with no additional surgeries and playing the sports he has always loved! Ryan holds a B.S. in Business Administration, along with multiple personal training certifications and experience helping others fix their bodies.
Massage & Bodywork Specialist
reach their fitness goals. Movement and physical activity have always been important parts of
her life, but after suffering from sports injuries, she became fascinated with the body’s ability to
recover and the way that we can aid that process through manual bodywork techniques. She is
passionate about helping each client enjoy the ability to move and function at their best so that
they can truly enjoy life! Iris is proficient in many massage techniques including sports, trigger
point, deep tissue, myofascial release, scraping, and cupping with drag. She will graduate with an
AAS degree in Clinical Sports Massage in May.
Massage & Bodywork Specialist
After retiring from the playing field in 2011, Chad went through his own health and fitness transformations and now with the joy of having any active family at home he is retraining himself on how to move properly again without limitations. He hopes to be an example of how to create and maintain a sustainable healthy lifestyle.
Member Engagement Director
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