We are currently running a special on Fitness Coaching! Three coaching sessions for $99!
For all current members that aren’t already enrolled in personal training. Sessions must be used within 2 weeks of purchase. Contact Brianna Caldwell, Brianna.firstname.lastname@example.org or Jantzen Chase, email@example.com to get set up with the ideal fitness coach. Offer good until 6/30/2018
Providing Guidance, Motivation and Inspiration
Whether you are new to working out, need help operating the machines, are recovering from an injury, or are aiming for a perfectly sculpted body, our specially trained fitness coaches guide you on your path toward a life of total health and fitness.
When you join Opti-Life, your personal fitness coach helps you create a comprehensive plan to reach your goals for total health and well-being. You then have access to a full suite of coaching packages so you can track your progress. Think how motivated you will be when you see strong, defined muscles and feel transformed into a renewed, healthier, more confident you.
Meet Our Coaches
Shannon graduated from Longwood University in Southern Virginia with a degree in Kinesiology and a focus in Exercise Science. She is also a certified Exercise Physiologist and Group Exercise Instructor. She has 7 years of experience training clients, with many success stories. She specializes in high intensity interval training (H.I.T.T) for body fat loss, pre and post natal exercise (including pelvic floor strength), and weight lifting formuscle building and toning. Shannon also has a large repertoire working with the older population. She has a lot of experience helping seniors regain range of motion and movement ease through appropriate exercise.
Shannon was born and raised in Northern Virginia. She moved to Wichita in 2014, where she met her husband, Paul, a Security Forces SSGT in the Air Force. In 2015, she delivered their first child while he was deployed on his third tour overseas. Aside from their son, they currently have another baby on the way! Her family has two very spoiled dogs, a three year old lab and a one year old German Shepherd.
Four years ago I made a decision to better myself & to live a healthier lifestyle. Although I had to work for it, I am now proud to say I am in the best shape of my life and find joy in helping people achieve optimal health and well-being.
I have 12 years of experience as a massage therapist, and more recently have attained certification as a personal trainer. My passion is to help my clients achieve their best lifestyle while learning about their body. I strive to help teach people about their own body, help heal chronic muscle issues and imbalances while helping individuals transform, grow and become the person they've always wanted. My massage modalities include deep tissue, neuro-muscular and trigger points.
In my spare time I enjoy fly fishing for trout when I can - having learned that growing up in Salida, CO. I play lacrosse & ice hockey and am happily married to the love of my life, with our 3 cats & 2 dogs!
A former collegiate athlete, played baseball at Hutchinson Community College and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. I am an avid outdoorsman, whether its hiking or hunting I just love to be outside enjoying what nature has to offer. I have a passion for health and fitness, and believe that in order to live the best life that you possibly can, you have to fuel and treat your body in the correct manner. I love helping people reach their fitness goals, whether it be losing a little bit of weight, putting 20 lbs on their squat max, or getting ready for an upcoming sporting season. I enjoy meeting new people, making new friends and new memories. My favorite food is a medium rare filet, but a big juicy burger is close behind in 2nd! My favorite quote is “Don’t worry about the things you can’t control. Our focus and energy needs to be on the things we can control. Attitude, effort, focus - these are the things we can control."
With a background in high school sports like football, baseball, and track and 4 years in the US Marine Corps, physical fitness has always been a part of his life. Those positive experiences led him to becoming certified as both a personal trainer and certified strength and conditioning specialist and completing his master’s degree in Exercise Science from Wichita State University. After a couple of internships and working a few years as a personal trainer, Coach Strick opened a fitness studio and began an onsite corporate bootcamp program. Experience and continued exploration led him to discovering his passion in holistic health. Coach Strick plans to continue pursuing the best version of himself and wants to help others do the same.
Michael was born in Anchorage, Alaska but moved to California when he was only two, then later moved to Wichita, Kansas. He graduated from Wichita State University with a degree in Exercise Science. He was recently accepted into a Doctor of Chiropractic program where he will continue his education. Michael has coached Crossfit classes for the last three years and has also competed in three different Crossfit competitions. He is an avid golfer who also enjoys extending his culinary expertise. Michael’s passion is to connect with his clients to better their lives’ as well as show them their full potential. He is especially skilled in working with older clients who need a slow start, as well as higher-level clients that enjoy strength/functional training to help tone the body and increase muscle tone.
Kathy decided to pursue a career in health and fitness after a lifetime struggle with obesity. After losing more than 100 lbs. she decided to pursue a deeper education in weight training and nutrition to help others to transform and lead a healthier lifestyle. She currently holds certifications with NASM and Precision Nutrition and currently studying for her Corrective Exercise Specialization. She has 7 years experience working with a variety of clients. She especially likes working with those that need that extra boost of motivation and belief that they can do this! She loves helping people correct muscle imbalances and improving movement patterns as well as helping clients achieve fat loss goals. Kathy's family includes her husband David and their rescue pup, Wiley! They have lived in the Wichita area for 4 years. One of Kathy's biggest personal accomplishments is representing the US in the WBFF Transformation Makeover Division in London in 2017 after losing over 140 lbs!
My name is Cale Preston and I am a personal trainer, group fitness instructor, and aspiring physical therapist. I enjoy wellness at all levels, whether it be sport, hobby, diet-related, or whatever else. I work well with any population, whether it be older adults, kids, health-risk individuals, injured clients, athletes, or just your normal every day person. I enjoy working with anyone and everyone, and find it especially fun working with someone who regularly exercises and feels like they are at a plateau but just can't quite figure out how to get past it. Some hobbies of mine include exercise (of course), sports, rock climbing, billiards, other adrenaline-junkie stuff and road trips! Some of my special interests when it comes to fitness and wellness are weightlifting (particularly powerlifting), strongman-style training, circuit training, rehabilitation and nutrition. I am a strong believer that nutrition is one of the most crucial factors when it comes to wellness!
Connor is originally from Junction City Kansas and has been in Wichita for the past year. She was obese for most of her life until deciding to make the life changes necessary to overcome her weight. After losing over 75 pounds, she decided to make her life about helping others achieve their goals. She has extensive education in Exercise Science and weight loss, is a NASM certified personal trainer, and has certifications in Corrective Exercise and Older Adult Exercise. Connor loves working with women and older adults new to fitness!
Liz Willis is an amputee who recently competed at the Paralympic games in Rio de Janeiro, 2016. Willis was the only mom running on the track and the only U.S ambulatory athlete who qualified in all of the sprints (100m, 200m, and 400m). She took home the 6th place finish in the 400m. Liz lost her leg in labor and delivery with her son, Calum in 2010 due to undiagnosed Crohn’s disease. Prior to becoming a professional athlete, Liz was a special education teacher for USD259. Liz enjoys hobbies of family outings and dates to Texas Road House and the movies. Additionally, she likes to scrapbook and do home renovation projects.
After returning home from the Paralympics, Liz decided to pursue adoption through the Kansas foster care program and has made the decision to retire from professional running, earned her NASM certification, and began personal training. Her desire is to encourage clients to engage in a proactive lifestyle through remaining physically active throughout every stage in life. Her strengths include assisting clients who are facing physical limitations, athletes, and those clients who desire to use circuit training through combining machines, free weights and/or cardio for a whole body experience. She adamantly believes in being appreciative no matter your circumstance. My desire is to give back to those who have helped me by paying it forward through motivating others so that they may rise in strength beyond what they once thought impossible.
Chelsea has been working in health and fitness since 2013 and is always looking to learn more in order to better help her clients. She graduated with her Masters in Exercise Science from Wichita State University in May of 2018 and is a certified Exercise Physiologist, Health Coach, and Group Exercise Instructor. She grew up in Colorado and has always enjoyed being active. Chelsea has a passion for helping people be the best version of themselves while participating in activities that they genuenly enjoy. Her specialties include corrective exercise, working with older adults, and body positivity.