Meet Our Team
Bob has been involved in fitness and sports for over 30 years, and has been a certified personal trainer since 1993.
University of Michigan
- Master of Physical Therapy
- Bachelor of Health Science
Michigan State University
- Bachelor of Exercise Science
American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) - Orthopedic Certified Specialist
National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) - Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) - Performance Enhancement Specialist, Corrective Exercise Specialist, Certified Personal Trainer
Russion Kettlebell Challenge (RKC) - Level 2 Certified Kettlebell Instructor, Assistant Instructor
StrongFirst (SFG) - Level 2 Certified Kettlebell Instructor
American Institute of Fitness Educators (AIFE) - Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Kickboxing Instructor
Program for Athletic Coaches Education (PACE) - Certified Coach
Jump Stretch - Certified FlexBand Instructor
Crossfit - Level I Certified Instructor/Trainer
Fitness Anywhere/TRX - Suspension Training Instructor
Agility Training Institute - Certified Speed and Agility Trainer
International Kettlebell & Fitness Federation (IKFF) - Functional Movement Specialist Advisor, Certified Kettlebell Trainer
RMAX International - Tacfit: Tactical Fitness Field Instructor, Circular Strength Training (CST) Certified Instructor
International Youth Conditioning Association (IYCA) - Youth Fitness Specialist
USA Weightlifting - Sports Performance Coach
John Brookfield - Certified Battling Ropes Coach
World Moodukwan Tang Soo Do Association - Black Belt
Additionally, Bob has had more extensive study with many of the top experts in the fitness industry, including:
J.C. Santana, Mike Boyle, Steve Cotter, Mike Clark, Gray Cook, Gary Gray, Alwyn Cosgrove, Pavel Tsatsouline, Ed Thomas, Scott Sonnon, Alberto Galazzi, Erwan LeCorre (Movnat), Anthony Diluglio, Diane Vives, and Stuart McGill; as well as others within the field of health and rehabilitation.
As an athlete, Bob has practical experience competing in numerous sports, including: Martial Arts (Tang Soo Do, Krav Maga, Tae Kwon Do, Jiu Jitsu, Aikido, Kendo, Kickboxing, and others), Endurance Sports (Adventure Racing, Marathon, Triathlon, Kettlebell/Girevoy Sport), Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, Wrestling, Powerlifting, Golf, Lacrosse, and Baseball (Coach).
Bob has a strong passion for teaching, and has instructed/presented at various levels on numerous subjects; taught various fitness and health classes; and served as a consultant for multiple organizations (including sports teams, law enforcement/SWAT, personal trainers/strength coaches, and gyms/health clubs).
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Johanna has been living the "Functional Strength" lifestyle since February 2007. Beginning as a client, Johanna showed an early interest in kettlebell training as it produced significant results in her fitness beyond other programs she had used. Her interest grew to kettlebell sport (GS) competition and she placed first in the 2007 Great Lakes and Cross World Meets respectively; impressively snatching the 12 kg (26 lb) bell 178 times at the Great Lakes, and 148 times with the 16 kg (35 lb) bell at the Cross World! She then achieved the "Iron Woman Award" at the 2008 Cross World Meet by lasting 10 minutes in all events (Jerk, Snatch, and Long Cycle). Most recently, Johanna achieved Candidate for Master of Sport (CMS) ranking in the Long Cycle Event (83 reps with 44 lb bell in the 53 kg weight class) at the 2010 Mid Michigan Kettlebell Invitational. Johanna became a certified kettlebell instructor through the Russian Kettlebell Challenge in October 2007, and maintains her interest in using kettlebells as her primary training source. Additionally, Johanna has a special interest in nutrition and diet, is kettlebell certified through the IKFF and IKSFA, is a certified battling ropes coach (John Brookfield), certified flex band instructor (Jump Stretch), has undergone TRX suspension and Movnat training, and is currently attaining certification as an NSCA personal trainer.
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Veronica is a mother of two little girls who incorporates her fitness lifestyle into her busy daily routine. She is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, has undergone extensive cardio kickboxing training, HKC kettlebell certification, is CPR/AED certified, is a client of Functional Strength Training, and is currently undertaking her certification in nutrition through ISSA. Having experienced her own body transformation with the primary use of kettlebells, Veronica is inspired to share her knowledge of fitness and strength training with others. Additionally, Veronica has competed in kettlebell competition, placing first in her division and the Mid Michigan Kettlebell Invitational.
Eric is our endurance sports guru. His accomplishments include:
- 1ST place Three Rivers triathlon 15-19 year old age group
- Age group Nationals Olympic distance triathlons for 3 years
- 2nd team all conference swimming in high school
- Outdoor Adventure Series- Adventure Race Finisher
- 2nd place Interlochen Olympic Distance Triathlon 15-19 year old age group
- 3rd place Ann Arbor triathlon
- 3 Consecutive 1st places Coldwater Triathlon
In addition to his background in endurance sports, Eric also offers experience in soccer, wrestling, martial arts, golf, strength training, and kettlebell training. Eric is a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and currently attends Wayne State University, where he also serves as assistant strength and conditioning coach for the football, golf, and men's and women's tennis teams.
John brings his experience as an NASM certified personal trainer and
certified Crossfit instructor to Functional Strength Training, as well
as his personal interest/experience in various sports - including
soccer, yoga, tai chi, track and field, and gymnastics. John has
demonstrated a "student first" mindset with his training - always
looking to learn and improve on his current skills and knowledge base,
which has allowed him to achieve his skills in gymnastics strength -
including performing effortless muscle-ups and the like.
Tracy has taught Zumba® since September 2008 and has been taking classes since October 2007 prior to being certified. Since the first Zumba® class she took, she was hooked! "I truly enjoy all of the aspects of Zumba® especially how great I feel while doing it and after class. It is a great stress reliever and cardio workout. I have so much fun that I don't even think of it as exercising/working out.
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