Courtney Hanson, CPT

Courtney Hanson, CPT

Courtney Hanson, CPT

Personal Training Coordinator - Mormon Trek

From Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Courtney has been training since 2014. She earned her B.A. in Studio Arts and a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Iowa in 2004. While at Iowa, she was on scholarship for the University Women's Soccer team. Courtney is certified as a personal trainer, specializing in Fitness Nutrition, through the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA). 

Interests: Nutrition, Supplementation, Weight Training, Fat Loss, Plyometric Training, Bodybuilding, Beginner Level Fitness. 

"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose!" - Dr. Seuss


John Helmsley, CPT

John Helmsley, CPT

John Helmsley, CPT

Personal Training Coordinator - 1st Avenue

From Hastings, Minnesota, John has been training since 2010. He is certified as a personal trainer through the American Council on Exercise (ACE). 

Interests: Strength Training, Muscular Endurance, Cycling and Olympic Lifts. 

"The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work." - Vince Lombardi


Sarah Laack, CPT

Sarah Laack, CPT

Sarah Laack, CPT

Personal Trainer - North Liberty

From Bloomington,Wisconsin, Sarah has been training since 2006. She earned her B.S. in Physical Education with an emphasis in Health Promotion from the University of Wisconsin - Platteville. 

Interests: Weight Loss, Weight Training and Lifestyle Improvement.

"The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have." - Vince Lombardi


Nathan Dittmer, CPT, LMT

Nathan Dittmer, CPT, LMT

Nathan Dittmer, CPT, LMT

Personal Trainer - Iowa City

From Nevada, Iowa, Nathan has been training since 2012. He earned his B.S. in Sport and Health Sciences from American Military University. He is certified through the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) and is a Crossfit Level 1 Trainer. He also received his massage therapy license after studying at the EastWest School of Massage Therapy. 

Interests: Kettlebell, Bodyweight Training, Nutrition, Crossfit and Weightlifting. 

"No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everyone on the couch." - Unknown


J.D. Widmer, CPT

J.D. Widmer, CPT

J. D. Widmer, CPT

Personal Trainer - North Liberty

From North Liberty, Iowa, JD is has been training since the beginning of 2014. He received his A.A. from Kirkwood Community College in 2013 and is certified as a personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)

Interests: Weight Training, Body Building, Core Strengthening, Weight Loss and Rehabilitative Fitness Training. 

"Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying basic fundamentals." - Jim Rohn


Kate Steingraeber, CPT

Kate Steingraeber, CPT

Kate Steingreaber, CPT

Personal Trainer - Mormon Trek

From Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Kate has been training since 2015. She earned her B.S. in Human Physiology with an emphasis in Physical Activity and Nutrition Science from the University of Iowa in 2015. While at Iowa, Kate was a recruited athlete on the Hawkeye Track and Field team. She is certified as a personal trainer through the American Council on Exercise (ACE). 

Interests: Running, Body Composition Change, Weight Management, Strength Training, Lifestyle Change and Mental Toughness.

"To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine


Bryan Buck, CPT

Bryan Buck, CPT

Bryan Buck, CPT

Personal Trainer - Mormon Trek

From Rockford, Illinois, Bryan has been training since 2015. He earned his B.S. in Human Physiology from the University of Iowa with an emphasis in Exercise Science. He is certified as personal trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and is preparing to become a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).

Interests: Strength Training, Core Strengthening, Conditioning/Running, and Weight Management. 

"Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen."   - Michael Jordan