Rachel Prairie
Certified Personal Trainer
& Group Training Coach

Rachel Prairie is ride-or-die trainer chick. From Director of Training to entrepreneur, Rachel now leads a double-life as training Anytime Fitness trainers and as Corporate Trainer at Self Esteem Brands in Woodbury, MN. Her enthusiasm is contagious, and she expects the same from her clients: “We hustle harder!” Rachel is a NASM certified personal trainer with a BA in Rhetoric, as well as ACE Kettlebell Level I and Functional Movement Systems (FMS) certified. She is well-versed in empathy, high-fives, eating, lifting weights, hugs, and exploring the great outdoors.

Shannon Fable
Certified Personal Trainer & Health Coach

Shannon Fable, 2013 IDEA and 2006 ACE Instructor of the Year, is a fitness business and programming consultant who has helped impressive brands such as Anytime Fitness, Schwinn®, Power Systems, ACE, and BOSU® over the last 20 years. As an experienced educator and certified Book Yourself Solid® Business Coach, she helps fitness entrepreneurs navigate the industry and make more money. Fable, a member of the ACE Board of Directors, is the owner of GroupEx PRO®, a cloud-based group fitness management tool, and Balletone®.


Luke Andrus
Certified Personal Trainer & Health Coach

Luke Andrus is a certified personal trainer, ACE health coach, writer, folk music drummer, husband, and a father. Most of his writing experience is in poetry and fictional short stories, and he also proposed to his wife with a self-published children’s book. He is a Narnia nerd with a degree in History, a minor in English, and a semi-obsession with the French language. He believes that fitness is not just about vanity, but about lifestyle, integrity, and the ability to take control of your life.

Barry Westerkamp
Certified Personal Trainer & Anytime Club Owner

Barry Westerkamp is the co-owner of Anytime Fitness in Pella, Iowa and a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and nutrition coach through Precision Nutrition.  He’s been in the fitness industry since 2005 and specializes in fat loss.  He’s a major fan of hard work in and out of the gym and prefers to keep it real when it comes to getting results.  In his spare time you’ll either find him coaching his daughter’s sports teams or teeing it up on the golf course. 


Cassie Johnston
Recipe Developer & Author

Cassie Johnston is an award-winning food writer and recipe developer living and working in Southern Indiana. Her work has been feature in national publications such as Gourmet Magazine and The Huffington Post. Cassie’s a big fan of strenuous hikes, cheese, watching sports, Brussels sprouts, and craft beer, and she’ll talk your ear off about her love of local food and seasonal eating.


Carly Sippel
Certified Life Coach

Carly Sippel is a registered yoga teacher, certified life coach, and nutrition nut. She has a Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Dietetics from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. She turns her passion into practice, promoting healthy bodies in both her personal and professional life.


Christine McDonough
Health & Fitness Coach & General Manager/h2i

Christine works hard every day to educate, motivate, and inspire members at Anytime Fitness Quincy and Beauties That Beast, her blog and social accounts centered around helping women realize their strength and ability to change their lives through fitness. Christine has struggled with her weight most of her life. Her energy and happiness levels plummeted after college, landing her in a depression—which ultimately fueled her weight loss journey. Christine was an Anytime Fitness member before becoming an h2i (hired to inspire) and has now been coaching small groups for over 3 years. She is currently studying to become a NASM certified personal trainer.

Tony Nicholson

Tony Nicholson
Certified Personal Trainer & Anytime Club Owner

Tony has a BA in Communications with an emphasis in Exercise Science from the University of Minnesota, as well as an MBA from Augsburg College. As a self-proclaimed gym rat, he has over 20 years of in-club experience and is an avid runner and triathlete with numerous races under his belt. He has a passion for healthy living that incorporates clean eating as the core of his strategy with intense, calculated workouts, and an active lifestyle rounding out the mix. He embraces all things wearable tech and utilizes many mobile apps and gadgets and is a family man who wants to teach his kids how to fall in love with healthy living and a balanced lifestyle.

Debbie Pias

Debbie Pias
Nutrition & Natural-Living Enthusiast

Debbie spends her time at the Anytime Fitness corporate office writing and designing web content for the brand’s fabulous franchisees and staff. She has a B.S. in Dietetics, has been NASM certified in personal training, and specializes in weight loss. Her outlook on health and wellness is driven by her own 120-pound weight loss: she is a realist who doesn’t believe in diets, believes strongly in chocolate, and maintaining a healthy, sustainable balance in life. She takes a passionate interest in mental health, positive body image, and self-love. She’s an avid creator of music and mother of cats. She also can’t keep plants alive.


Jenna Fox
Certified Personal Trainer

Jenna Fox is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and Behavior Change Specialist as well as a Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certified Nutrition Coach. Jenna’s passion for fitness started with increasing her own confidence through exercise, and grew with the desire to help others improve their lives by becoming more active. She enjoys lifting heavy weights, mixed martial arts, reading, and crafting.

Patrick Thompson

Patrick Thompson
Certified Personal Trainer

Patrick Thompson is a certified fitness nutrition specialist and personal trainer at Anytime Fitness Peoria in Illinois, and was named Peoria’s Best Personal Trainer in 2016. He graduated from Monmouth College with a degree in Exercise Science and has been a certified personal trainer since he was 19 years old. Patrick’s passion is found in personal training, but his purpose is supporting his family and members in all aspects of healthy living. Patrick loves spending time with his fiancé and their miniature dachshund, Pumpkin.

Bryan Forsing

Bryan Forsing
Certified Personal Trainer & Anytime Club Owner

Bryan Forsing is an Elite Trainer and Anytime Fitness “Rebel” who owns the Anytime Fitness in Culpeper, Virginia. He is certified as a fitness trainer and specialist in fitness nutrition, senior fitness, and exercise therapy. Food (it’s fuel first!), other members’ success stories, and maintaining the best shape of his life while medication-free keeps him motivated and active every day.


Laura Burstein
Certified Personal Trainer & Anytime Club Owner

Laura Burstein co-owns Anytime Fitness Poolesville and is the Regional Director of Operations for them and Kensington, MD. She dove into the Kinesiology field after 3 years of weight lifting and cheerleading to learn how to work around injuries and genetic musculoskeletal limitations. Over the last 15 years, she has earned certifications through NCSF CPT, NASM CPT, NASM CES, Zumba, and Trigger Point Therapy and has been focusing that knowledge on AF members since 2010—earning her h21 of the Year in 2013! She takes special pride in helping her training team and members overcome lower back and joint pain through core strengthening, functional training, and exercise modification. As a personal challenge, Laura started competing in the Figure division of Body Building shows in 2014.

Ethan Smoorenburg
Certified Personal Trainer & General Manager/h2i

Ethan Smoorenburg is a 2015 Universe Welterweight Bodybuilding Champion, powerlifter, personal trainer, and writer working as a manager at Anytime Fitness in Lafayette, LA. He discovered his passion for writing at the age of eight when his poem “Spiders Everywhere” was published in his school’s newsletter. He is equal parts Arnold Schwarzenegger and Michael Scott, combining humor and wellness to create and encourage a balanced lifestyle. Ethan has a degree in English with a minor in Communications and believes that if you want to change the world, you must first be the example of the change you want to see.

Wendi Wheeler
Certified Personal Trainer

Wendi Wheeler is a certified personal trainer working at Anytime Fitness in Grand Forks, ND, and a certifiably crazy runner. She completed her first marathon one week before her 40th birthday and started training for her second just one week later. She’s trained for nine and completed seven marathons, learning a lot about injury and recovery in the process. When she’s not running or working, she’s sewing or watching television shows about aliens or Bigfoot. Wendi holds a degree in communication studies.

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Madeline Spott
Social Media Specialist

Madeline is Anytime Fitness’s Social Media Specialist and the voice behind their social accounts. She is a self-proclaimed listicle addict and loves consuming and writing quippy and engaging content. You will mostly find her walking around a lake or with her nose in some comedian’s autobiography. Don’t be afraid to say “hi!” @anytimefitness.


Amanda Nagy
Graphic Designer & Fitness Nerd

Amanda is a designer for Anytime Fitness and loves to create infographics! A deep love for making fitness fun, she tends to focus her content on pop-culture and the impending zombie apocalypse (just kidding).