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JOSH SAMSA

333fitnesscenter@gmail.com

Growing up, I would get asked: "what do you want to do when you grow up?" I would always say "I don't know yet, but whatever it is, I want to be helping people." After years of playing sports and being in the weight room, Fitness became my passion. I went on to study Exercise Science in College, and used my degree to start working in the got into the fitness and health field and I have loved every minute of it. My passion is to make sure everybody from newcomers to the gym or season veterans are comfortable, enjoying their time at the gym, and growing in knowledge for their health and fitness. 

I would describe myself as more of a nerd that found the gym, than a gym bro who became a nerd. I'm a big fan of Star Wars, LOTR, anime, board games, movies, and gaming with friends. When I'm not in the gym, most nights consist of chilling with my friends, occasionally outing to lose at Trivia night, and playing in rec soccer leagues. Recently, hiking and exploring National parks have become one of my favorite hobbies, I'm hoping to visit as many parks as possible in the future.

 

Education

Crown College - Exercise Science

 

Certifications

ACSM Certified Personal Trainer 

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HAILEY PECKAT

Fitness and Wellness Program Manager

hpeckat@advantagehealth.com

I became passionate about health and wellness when I went through my own weight loss journey in college and realized how challenging it can be to navigate the different forms of exercise and what would be the most beneficial diet. I switched my major from nursing to kinesiology and dove in; finding that it’s not a one size fits all answer! I’m passionate about guiding others on their health and wellness journey, teaching them how to determine what works best for them and their lifestyle. 

 

I’m a wife, mom to two princesses, a 3rd baby on the way, and a dog mom to a crazy German Shorthaired Pointer. In my free time (ha! What’s that!?) I enjoy a good cup of coffee with a good book and spending time with my family. You can usually find us outdoors, hunting or fishing, going for walks, or finding a new park for the kiddos to get some energy out at! 

 

Education

University of Minnesota- Twin Cities, BS Kinesiology 

 

Certifications

ACSM Certified Personal Trainer 

Precision Nutrition Nutrition Coach 

PRONatal Pre and Postnatal Performance Training Specialist 

American Heart Association Basic Life Support