Trainers & Staff at Coop's
Meet Our Team
Meet the incredible team behind the success of Coop’s Iron Works. Our staff helps our members with training, classes, events, and much more at Coop’s.
Rob has been working out in gyms since he was 13 years old. He played Division III College Football for the Alma Scots from 1995 to 1999. He also has competed in multiple National Physique Committee (NPC) Light-Heavyweight Bodybuilding Shows, earning 2 overall wins and multiple weight class awards. He is currently training to compete in the Arnold Amateur in March 2019.
Michelle has been a distance runner for more than 23 years. She has participated in several local races as well as 5 half marathons, 3 full marathons, including the Boston Marathon, and 16 Crim 10-miler races. She has competed in 6 Figure Competitions and 5 Women’s Physique Competitions.
Fitness Background: Bodybuilder for 5 years. Placed TOP 3 in every show competed in. Also I have a heavy POWERLIFTING background with a 606 squat and deadlift. I also was involved in CROSSFIT for 3 years.
Hobbies: Fishing with my kids and spending time with my family.
Fitness Philosophy: “Everybody wants a quick fix. You may get results but they won’t be permanent, the permanent results come from you having to suffer”
Classes: Couch 2 Cardio (Monday & Wednesdays @ 5pm)
Background: I served in the US Marine Corps Infantry Division. As a squad leader, it was my responsibility to keep my marines physically fit and prepared for any type of combat scenario.
Area of Specialty: Bodybuilding and everything that it encompasses
Hobbies: Researching and trying new health supplements. I also enjoy chatting with friends, and bodybuilding.
Philosophy: Finding the pleasure in the pain of training.
Background: 1 year Nutrition and Exercise (LW-222), Fitness and Wellness (LW-221), Athletic Conditioning (LWA-106), and Indoor Cycling (LWA-205) at Delta College
Areas of Interest: Powerlifting, Preventative Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Hobbies: Cooking, baking, reading, exercise for extra fries
Fitness Philosophy: “The Victor” by C.W. Longenecker
Fitness Background: Started lifting weights at the age of 23 after struggling with weight during childhood. Have been consistent for 22 years lifting and incorporating cardio.
Areas of Interest: Love to speak with people who have struggled with dieting and self esteem issues. I personally believe everyone has a specific healthy way of eating. I am a strong advocate of a healthy ketogenic diet and believe if done right it can easily be maintained. I have studied and implemented this diet personally going on 3 years.
Hobbies: Reserve Officer and staff instructor and enjoy working with the community. Love to travel after retiring from the railroad as a welder after 24 years.
Fitness Philosophy: It is not just a cliche saying. It is never too late. I am an example of going from one extreme to another. There is a perfect balance. It will take trial and error to find that balance. Every reasonable goal is achievable. Just be patient, seek the help and advice of others. Have a good support system and you can accomplish anything you work hard out.
Fitness Background: Fitness has been my lifestyle since I was a kid… I have my group ex certification through Y-USA since 2015, Strength and Conditioning Certification through Y-USA since 2016. I am also ACE Certified.
Areas of Interest: I love everything fitness related but especially high intensity training and resistance training. I have a specialized certification in postpartum training but as a mom I love working with women to get stronger after having children.
Hobbies: Lifting Weights, Reading, Writing and taking long walks.
Fitness Philosophy: Fuel yourself to have energy and use that energy to be an active participant in this thing called life! Life is short so don’t be a bystander–make each day count!
Classes: Gymsanity (Tues & Thurs)
Fitness Background: I was never really into fitness until 1995 when I decided to become a Sheriff deputy. While in the Academy I got in the best shape of my life upon graduation. I then decided that I wanted to become a bodybuilder and start weight lifting. I competed in my first Bodybuilding Show in 2011 and from that moment I was hooked. I have since competed and placed very high in multiple competitions in bodybuilding and the physique division.
Areas of Interest: I am an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor
Hobbies: I competed in several 5K races, Tough Mudder Competitions and Triathlons. I love swimming, water skiing and wakeboarding as well!
Fitness Background: I have worked out on and off since High School, but I have definitely hit the weights much harder since joining the team here at COOPS. It has been a blessing to be a part of this wonderful gym. I have accomplished so much since being a member here!
Area of Specialty: Motivating Members and being there for our members if they need some info on training or nutrition.
Fitness Philosophy: Over these past few years I have learned that any goal can be achieved in the gym if it’s losing weight, or gaining muscle, but the only way to hit these goals is to have DISCIPLINE. If you want those goals to be met, then it is up to you to discipline yourself to reach them.
Hobbies: Obviously the gym is my biggest HOBBY, but to me it is also a source of life. When I’m not at the gym I am usually home playing and goofing around with my children that I Love Dearly!
Background: I got into fitness during my freshman year of college. I took after the gym heavily with reckless abandon. Strength Training is what I love the most!
Hobbies / Interests: Working, Lifting Weights, Spending Time with Close Friends
Fitness Philosophy: Check your ego at the door, and be better than you were yesterday. Your only competition is yourself.
Fitness Background: I have worked out for a majority of my adult years. Running multiple races, (5k, 10k, Crim 10 Miler, and 2 Half Marathons) at the beginning, then got into fitness classes. Lastly I have most recently been introduced to Strength and Conditioning Training as well.
Area of Specialty: In 2014 I took a huge interest to CrossFit and it has been my passion ever since. I competed in multiple CrossFit competitions, in-house competitions, fundraisers, and now i’m currently coaching. As a coach being able to inspire and motivate people to be the best version of themselves, is so rewarding.
Hobbies: Outside the gym I enjoy spending time with my kids, bike rides, long walks, and Shopping!
Gym Philosophy: If you don’t have your health, you have NOTHING! You only live life ONCE, live life to its fullest!
Fitness Background: 3x Marathon Finisher with countless 5k & 10k wins. 6x NPC Bikini National Qualifier. I also competed in 14 NPC Bikini Competitions. One of them being in the MASTER NATIONALS in Pittsburgh, PA. Top 10 in the Beachbody Body Beast Competition in Nashville along with a small part in the BOdy Beast Infomercial. I have also been a previous Beachbody Coach leading group fit clubs as well.
Areas of Specialty & Interest: Bodybuilding, NPC Competitions, & Running
Hobbies: Bodybuilding, Running, Biking, Cooking and Baking, occasional gof and cross-country skiing with my husband. Shopping, seasonal craft making and spending time with my family.
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