Meet the Trainers

STEPHEN PITTS

STEPHEN PITTS

FITNESS DIRECTOR
BLUE MOUNTAIN

Stephen specializes in fitness conditioning and sports performance. He has trained athletes of all levels including high school, collegiate and professional (MLB, PGA, MMA). Stephen has coached basketball, volleyball and track and has a background in comprehensive golf conditioning. His training is result driven, functional, emphasizing joint integrity, strength, flexibility, vertical jump and weight loss. Stephen’s interests include hunting, fishing, boating on Flathead Lake, horseback riding and calf roping.

  • B.S. Exercise Science, University of Montana
  • ACE Certified Personal Trainer
  • USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach
  • Egoscue Level 1 Postural Alignment Specialist
  • Certified Golf Conditioning Specialist
  • Certified Golf Injury Prevention Specialist
  • Fitness Nutrition Specialist

MIKE RANKIN

MIKE RANKIN

FITNESS DIRECTOR
DOWNTOWN

Mike began his career in personal training in 1991. His first health club affiliation was the Lake Ballinger Athletic Club in North Seattle. Following his return to Missoula in 1994 he served as the Fitness Director at the Courthouse Sports and Fitness Club for 15 years. In 2007 Mike joined The PEAK fitness department as director.

  • B.A. University of Montana
  • NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
  • ACE Certified Personal Trainer
  • ACE Certified Lifestyle and Weight Management Coach

SHANE JULIUS

SHANE JULIUS

PERSONAL TRAINER

Shane believes exercise is the best medicine you can give your body. He specializes in core and strength training, plyometric training, lifestyle changes, endurance training and has experience with clinical exercise training. Shane enjoys basketball, floating the rivers of Western Montana, fishing and hiking.

  • B.S. Exercise Science, University of Montana
  • ACSM Certified Personal Trainer

DYLAN RICHMOND

DYLAN RICHMOND

PERSONAL TRAINER

Since moving to Montana, Dylan has participated in skiing, soccer, basketball, baseball and tennis. That desire of sports and performance became his focus of study when choosing a major at the University of Montana. Dylan believes the best way to stay healthy is to focus and train for activities you enjoy. Dylan specializes in core strength, sport specific training, functional weight training, and general fitness.

  • B.S. Exercise Science
  • ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
  • TRX Level I Trainer

RICK LIONELLO

RICK LIONELLO

PERSONAL TRAINER

Rick is a retired Army officer and is passionate about helping people live healthy lives. He specializes in corrective and rehabilitative exercise, strength and conditioning, flexibility and recovery, functional core training and working with the senior population. He believes in a holistic approach to exercise and nutrition that is sustainable for everyone looking to live a happy, healthy life.

  • M.A. History, Eastern Washington University
  • B.S. Finance, Notre Dame
  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer
  • Corrective Exercise Specialist
  • ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation Certified
  • Silver Sneakers Certified Instructor
  • Senior Fitness Specialist
  • TRX Level II Certification
  • Golf Fitness Specialist

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JANELLE BECK

JANELLE BECK

PERSONAL TRAINER

Janelle grew up with two younger brothers on their family farm in Montana. She believes exercise should be a priority, just like eating and sleeping. The benefits of regular exercise are endless. There is no easy way out. Make the decision to work hard and never give up. The best things in life are worth the fight. She is motivated to help you meet your unique fitness goals. She specializes in health improvement, weight loss, increased muscle strength and endurance, functional fitness, and (TRX) suspension training. Her interests include water skiing, snowboarding, snow skiing, running, biking, hiking, camping, and spending time with family and friends.

  • B.S. Exercise Science
  • ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
  • Certified SPINNING Instructor
  • Certified INSANITY Instructor
  • TRX Qualified Trainer
  • ACE Certified Health Coach

    "Be your own kind of Beautiful" - Marilyn Monroe

MARISSA HALL

MARISSA HALL

PERSONAL TRAINER

Your body is your greatest investment. I strive to help people achieve their health, fitness and life goals by implementing proper tactics while also creating a fun and exhilarating experience. A healthy lifestyle is a combination of mental, emotional and physical health. I specialize in: sport specific training, strength/endurance, balance/stability and weight loss. Some of my other interests include: basketball, volleyball, camping, fishing, hunting, cooking, baking and spending time with family and friends.

  • B.S. Exercise Science
  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer

    "There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure." -Colin Powell

TYLER CARLSON

TYLER CARLSON

PERSONAL TRAINER

I prescribe to a therapeutic approach to training; one that is centered on making attainable and sustainable changes to each individual’s fitness and nutritional practices. A properly designed and implemented program will help you accomplish your fitness goals while also improving postural health, mobility, flexibility, balance, and achieving a higher quality of life that allows you to do the activities that you enjoy. Specializing in: functional strength/explosiveness, weight loss/cardiovascular conditioning, core strength and joint integrity/mobility and muscular gain.

  • BS in Exercise Science
  • ACSM Certified Personal Trainer

    “Fitness is a marathon, not a sprint.”

MARLON PAMINTUAN

MARLON PAMINTUAN

PERSONAL TRAINER

Since he was a child Marlon has always strived to become a lighthouse. A beacon, the guiding light that shines in all direction and enables all who are adrift at the sea we call life, to use him as the helping hand. Marlon's strong desire to help led him to join the Army in 2010, where he helped develop and implement physical readiness training to a diverse population as a Physical Training Non-Commission Officer. Marlon is currently a senior pursuing a degree in Health and Human Performance at the University of Montana. He specializes in High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), Circuit Training, Boot Camp and also focuses on Senior Fitness, Functional Movement and Rehabilitation Exercises and Strength and Conditioning. Outside the gym Marlon spends most of his time volunteering with non-profit organizations. When the weather allows it you can often find him hiking some peak.

  • B.S Health and Human Performance (in process)
  • ACE Certified Personal Trainer
  • ACE Orthopedic Exercise Specialist
  • ACE Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • AEA Arthritis exercise program leader
  • AEA Arthritis Aquatic program leader
  • U.S Army Combatives (MACP) Level 1

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AUSTIN SPRING

AUSTIN SPRING

ACE Certified Personal Trainer

Growing up an athlete and competing as a football player at the University of Montana until injuries forced retirement, Austin developed a passion for rehabilitation and strength training. Working as a Strength and Conditioning Intern for the University of Montana Football Team and Tennis Team exposed him to the desire of not only getting individuals stronger but to be able to move better without pain. Austin strives for optimal movement to attain a better quality of life for his clients. He believes that a solid foundation of strength, mobility, and cardiovascular endurance carries over from the gym to daily life. His training seeks to improve clients overall strength, functional strength, joint mobility and integrity, postural correction, core strength, and fat loss.
Austin enjoys spending time with his wife, reading, training, camping, hiking, and serving at Sovereign Hope Church.

  • B.S. Exercise Science—Health Enhancement, University of Montana


TYLER MULLINS

TYLER MULLINS

Personal Trainer

Tyler, originally from Southern California, started at the PEAK in early 2017 as an intern, and has not looked back. Tyler started pursuing a business degree, but his passion for health and fitness diverted him towards Exercise Science. He specializes in circuit training, strength and muscle growth, High Intensity Interval Training, and weight loss. His hobbies outside of the gym include golfing, floating, hiking, concerts, and road trips.

  • Education: B.S. Health and Human Performance, University of Montana
  • Certification: ACE Certified Personal Trainer

 

KRISTI MILLER

KRISTI MILLER

Personal Trainer

Kristi is passionate about promoting healthy lifestyles and enjoys working with a variety of clients to help them achieve their individual health and fitness goals. She has a wealth of different experiences including those in personal training, physical therapy and clinical exercise physiology. She is an Exercise is Medicine Credential Level 3 provider which equips her to help create sustained lifestyle and behavioral changes for healthy clients as well as those which may have acute and chronic diseases. She is experienced with fitness assessments, body composition measurements, exercise testing, exercise progression, client education and leading group exercise classes such as circuit style, HIIT, boot camp, body pump, cycling, cardiovascular fitness and strength training. Kristi specializes in orthopedic rehabilitation, cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, functional strength training, endurance training, core training, weight loss, and disease risk factor modification. Kristi’s interests include running, yoga, hiking, and enjoying time with her family.

  • Education: M.S. Exercise and Sport Studies, Boise State University, B.S. Exercise Science, Boise State University
  • Certifications: ACSM Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist, ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist, ACSM Exercise is Medicine Credential Level 3, Spinning Instructor


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KHAI TRAN

KHAI TRAN

Personal Trainer

After competing in several physique competitions, his passion grew to explore new ways of developing strength.  Khai specializes in functional training, weight loss and muscular strength.  As a native Montanan, you can find him outdoors, enjoying what our beautiful state has to offer with his wife Madeline and their golden retriever, Goose.

  • Certifications: ACE Certified Personal Trainer
  • Background: Khai’s enthusiasm for health and fitness, partnered with his love for helping people, has inspired him to help others reach their own limitless potential.

CAROLE FREDERICK

CAROLE FREDERICK

Personal Trainer

Carole has been in the Fitness industry for over a decade, starting in the industry as a Natural Figure Competitor she came to see an unhealthy side to the fitness industry and realized her passion to help others find balance and achieve their fitness & health goals without extreme measures. Carole has a unique approach to Training & Lifestyle management that is sure to help you with anything from weight loss, balanced nutrition to sport performance. Carole enjoys the outdoors, golf and bow hunting.
 
NSCA- Certified Personal Trainer
 
NASM- Fitness Nutrition Specialist

JOHN HOHEIM

JOHN HOHEIM

Personal Trainer

Education: B.A. Psychology, Pre-Physical Therapy Major, University of MT
 
Certifications: ACE Certified Personal Trainer
 
Background: John believes in a balanced approach to both life and fitness. A foundation built on strength, flexibility, range of motion and stability will give you the tools you need to have a lifetime of health and fitness. John has worked in physical therapy clinics over the pasts five years as part of his education and specializes in athletic training, exercise science and injury prevention/rehabilitation. Before joining the PEAK, John was a personal trainer in the Seattle area. He has a passion for science, fitness, nature, helping others and having fun!
 
Contact: john@peakmissoula.com | 406 531-5661