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NIFS Bloggers

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Ashley Duncan, BSScreen Shot 2019-03-18 at 9.57.21 AM

Contact: 274-3432 ext. 226 or email.

International Sports Science Association-Certified Personal Trainer & Nutritional Specialist
American Council on Exercise: Certified Health Coach
Weight Loss Program Coordinator and Health Fitness Instructor
Focusing on weight loss, strength training and functional training.


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Thomas-2.jpgThomas Livengood, BS, ACSM-CPT

Contact: 274-3432 ext. 419 or email

Training Philosophy: The focus on purposeful, goal oriented exercise through meaningful and thorough
instruction is key for an individual seeking professional help while pursuing a lifestyle of healthy
fitness and wellness.

I want your experience here at NIFS to not only help you achieve fitness prosperity, but also develop
self-motivation and core fitness values.

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Tony Maloney, BS, ACSM HFS

Contact: 274-3432 ext. 260 or email.TonyPushupnew

Training Philosophy: "There are Two Types of Pain in this World: The Temporary Pain of Discipline, or the Permanent Pain of Regret"   -- anonymous

I will show you what you are capable of through fitness sessions packed full of cutting edge and proven methods designed specifically to help you reach your desired outcomes. Adding your commitment and tenacity to my expertise and motivation, we will make a great team.

I am also one of the Fitness Center Managers here at NIFS, and teach Small Group Training classes.

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Kris Simpson, BS, ACSM-PT, HFS

Contact: 274-3432 ext. 211 or email. Kris new

Training Philosophy: Define your limits, and I will help you break through them. I look forward to assisting you reach your fitness goals. As a personal trainer, I work with and accommodate any fitness level. I believe that we are all athletes, just at different levels! It's never "hard" just challenging. Let me challenge you to get fit!

I have a B.S. in Nutrition from Michigan State University and hold certifications from ACSM in Personal Training and Level 1 Coaching from USA Triathlon. I work with anyone looking to CHALLENGE themselves to get stronger, fitter, and achieve a goal.

I have been involved in sports since childhood. I have always looked for ways to make myself a stronger, faster and better athlete. While at MSU, I accomplished many of my goals as a basketball player.  I finished my college career as the school's all-time leader for points and rebounds. After college, I went to Sweden and played basketball professionally for more than four years.

I coached basketball at Michigan Tech University and IUPUI for a combined 14 years. As the needs of my family (husband Rick and sons Ethan and Isaac) changed, I transitioned into fitness. My passion for fitness has never wavered. I enjoy investigating the newest fitness trend to make you function better and look your best.

Kris is the creator and instructor of the NIFS Go Girl Triathlon Training Program.
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Lauren Zakrajsek, MS, CSCSScreen Shot 2019-03-18 at 10.01.10 AM

Contact: 274-3432 ext. 262 or email.

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist; Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified
Health Fitness Instructor
Personal Trainer
Focus on sport performance, group training and strength training