Kelly Fitzgerald
Managing Editor

Kelly Fitzgerald has a BA in Journalism and MA in Creative Writing, and is the Managing Editor of the Anytime Fitness blog. She’s an avid reader, writer, and life-long learner who describes herself as a curious, sporty Twin Citian who is always observing, perpetually tired, and plagued by common sense.


Cassie Johnston
Recipe Developer and 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 certified life coach, expert in nutrition, and yoga enthusiast. 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.


Luke Andrus
Certified Personal Trainer

Luke Andrus is certified personal trainer, 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.


Shannon Fable
Director of Exercise Programming

Shannon Fable, 2013 IDEA and 2006 ACE Instructor of the Year, is the founder of SFR, a consulting firm for aspiring fitness educators, manufacturers and managers, as well as the owner of Balletone® and GroupEx Pro®. Shannon is a 15 year fitness veteran, freelance writer, as well as an international presenter for Schwinn®, BOSU, and ACE. She is a member of the ACE Board of Directors and has helped author portions of the ACE and ACSM Group Fitness manuals. Shannon is the Director of Exercise Programming for the Anytime Fitness Franchise and is a certified Book Yourself Solid® Business Coach interested in helping fitness professionals navigate the fitness industry and find their place.


Christine McDonough
Health & Fitness Coach

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.


Josh Cox
Certified Personal Trainer

Josh is a massive weight loser. A journey that started when he was very young and battling depression, eating disorders, and bullies. His life’s mission is to always have an arm outstretched to those who are looking for a helping hand. He leads with the most important tools he has: heart and soul.


Debbie Pias
Health and Fitness Expert

Debbie is a professional geek (i.e. works in the Technology department) at Anytime Fitness. She has a bachelors degree in Dietetics, has been NASM certified in personal training, and specializes in weight loss. She is a realist, doesn’t believe in diets, believes strongly in chocolate, and maintaining a healthy balance in life. She’s an avid lover of music, plays guitar, and sings. She also can’t keep plants alive.


Mason Woodruff
Strength & Nutrition Coach

Mason Woodruff is a strength and nutrition coach, Anytime Fitness area manager, and writer from the great state of Arkansas. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Science and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). His passion lies in educating others on how to sustainably achieve a healthy life with a strong and functional body they’re confident in. You can usually find Mason lifting heavy things or enjoying the outdoors, and it’s not uncommon for him to eat breakfast three times a day.


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).

Tony Nicholson

Tony Nicholson
Certified Personal Trainer & Multiple AF 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.