OUR TEAM

Ryan Maxwell CPT, CES

Founder - Fluid Health & Fitness, National Presenter & Master Trainer (US Armed Forces, Mayo Clinic, YMCA - Sports Ready Youth Programming, Lifetime Fitness, Anytime Fitness), National Academy of Sports Medicine continuing education provider, Celebrity trainer (Jillian Michaels’ “Bodyshred”)

Growing up, I lived in a household where my parents and extended family struggled with obesity, metabolic and sociological diseases. We went to coaches, counselors, and therapists looking for guidance on how to get our health under control. I realized that while these individuals had good intentions, 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 was 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 health and 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.

Advisory Boards & Associations

*St Paul College of MN

*Northwestern Health Sciences, Sweere Medical Group

Licenses & Certifications

National Academy of Sports Medicine:

*Certified Personal Trainer

*Corrective Exercise Specialist

*Cardio-Respiratory Specialist

*Integrated Core, Balance, Resistance & Plyometric Specialist

American College of Sports Medicine Cancer Exercise Training

FMT Basic & Advanced Kinesiology Taping 

American College of Exercise Group Fitness Instructor

Silver Sneakers Senior Fitness Foundation Certified

Lavalle Institute/LTF Metabolic Technician

Precision Nutrition - NP1

Nathan Prissel, DPT

I decided to pursue a degree in physical therapy after realizing this was a unique field where I could gain the potential to help each and every individual I ever come in contact with.  I earned my Doctorate Of Physical Therapy from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 2016.  With physical therapy, I have the privilege of forming meaningful relationships with individuals and at the same time get to help these same individuals recover from certain impairments or injuries.  


I believe in treating my patients as if they were family and look forward to partnering with them through their rehabilitation process. Though medication and other medical interventions have their appropriate applications, I am a firm believer in the truthful saying "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."  Witnessing a patient transition from dependence on me for treatment to his or her own independence with their recovery is truly rewarding. With very few exceptions, our bodies are designed by God to heal. Knowing that I played a small role in that healing process is truly rewarding. 


Whether it be through recreational sports, hunting/fishing, hiking with my wife and family, or doing projects around the house, I enjoy staying active. I strive to make exercise fun so that it is sustainable over my lifetime and hope to do the same for others. 

Licenses & Certifications


*Doctorate of Physical Therapy: UW-La Crosse 

*LSVT BIG Certified Specialist for Treating Patients with Parkinson’s 

*Medbridge Course Certification: Introduction & Basic Skills in Lifestyle Medicine for You, Your Patients, & Your Practice Setting

*Certified in Level 1 Blood Flow Restriction Training 

Austin Moore, PT, DPT

I did my undergraduate at Drake University and recieved my clinical doctorate of physical therapy from the University of Minnesota. I have also earned my credentials as a certified strength and conditioning specialist.  

 

Licenses & Certifications

*Clinical doctorate of Physical Therapy - UMN

*Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist - National Strength & Conditioning Association

*Foundations in Dry Needling for orthopedic rehab and Sports Performance (SFDN1) Structure & Function

*Titelist Golf Performance Pro Certified

*FMT Basic & Advanced Kinesiology Taping

 

Jen Sletten RDN

Jen is a Registered Dietitian and for 25 plus years, she has worked with over 10,000 nutrition clients individually and has taught over 1,000 classes.  Her approach is compassionate, realistic, and motivating.   She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics and also participates in the Academy’s Integrative and Functional Nutrition Group.  Jen also has a Masters in Counseling Psychology and uses those skills to motivate and encourage her clients to reach their health goals.  She is skillful at helping her clients reach a healthier weight (especially those who have attempted other ways unsuccessfully). Jen loves coaching those towards disease prevention and optimal health while making sure her clients utilize the needed nutrients for vitality and energy.

Licenses & Certifications

• Integrative and Functional Nutrition - Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics

• Masters in Counseling Psychology - St Mary's University of Minnesota

Bob Fleischman, CPT, CES

Bob brings his life experiences to each class that he teaches. He understands change and how to incorporate health into everyday life. He completed studies in the Sports & Exercise Program at St Paul College, and has added a 200 hour Yoga instructor certificate as well.

Licenses & Certifications

National Academy of Sports Medicine

• Certified Personal Trainer

• Corrective Exercise Specialist

Russ Davies CPT, CES

Russ is a Business Professional and Certified Personal Trainer. Russ is a medical device industry professional who holds senior leadership and advisory roles in several medical device companies. He is a mechanical engineer by training and holds an MBA from the Open Business School in the United Kingdom. He earned his personal fitness certification with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and applies his extensive knowledge and experience from his medical device background into personal fitness training.

 

Advisory Boards

St Cloud State University

Survivall2Strength

 

Licenses & Certifications

Masters of Business Administration - Open Business School of the United Kingdom

National Academy of Sports Medicine:

*Certified Personal Trainer

*Corrective Exercise Specialist

*Weight Loss Specialist

*Senior Fitness Specialist

*Mental Toughness Training

Silver Sneakers Senior Fitness Foundation Certified

American College of Sports Medicine Cancer Exercise Training

 

 

Mission Statement: To use my time, skills, abilities and experience to help businesses grow, help people live a better life, develop myself to be better every day, and leave the world a better place. To be the exception.

 

Stephen Wilson CSMT

Hi, my name is Stephen Wilson. I graduated with my sports massage therapist certificate from Saint Paul College. My passion is to help my clients in any way I can. I integrate many techniques, such as scraping, cupping, and working with the fascia lines within the muscle tissue, to help restore the body’s functional movement.

 

Licenses & Certifications

• Massage & Bodywork Specialist - Saint Paul College of Minnesota

Brian Klempke - Member Care Coordinator

Brian leads Member Support Operations at Fluid Health and Fitness, including initial discovery call, appointment scheduling, customer service, and sales support functions. Brian brings to Fluid Health and Fitness a passion for health and wellness and over 20 years of experience in group exercise instruction. In his spare time, Brian enjoys biking, playing golf, working out, coaching youth sports, and spending time with family.

 

 

Licenses & Certifications

• Masters degree in Business Management from Saint Mary’s University

• Bachelors degree in Public Relations from the University of St. Thomas.

 

Mariam Slayhi PTA,LMT,CLT,RYTS

Mariam’s quest has always been in teaching and learning more about systems of the body; how that knowledge can be applied to help others feel better through their life activities. She understands clinical conditions varying from acute care, neurological pathologies, orthopedic, and medically complex. Her experience integrates and combines a variety of Massage Therapy, Yoga Therapy, Physical Therapy and guiding patients’ to an improved functional lifestyle.

 

Licenses & Certifications

Certification for Comprehensive Lymphedema Management

Yoga instructor (RYTS) -Radiant Life Yoga

Physical Therapist Assistant -College of St. Catherine’s

Bachelor of Arts -University of Minnesota

Massage Practitioner Swedish/Deep tissue/Sports Massage -Minneapolis

School of Massage

FMT Basics and Advanced Kinesiology Taping