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Alex has always been a very athletic and active person. Playing just about every sport under the sun, however he spent more time being involved in Hockey, Gymnastics, Diving and Cheerleading (the latter 3 being very similar in nature). Not only did he grow up being very active he had a very nutritiously conscientious mother who wouldn’t allow him many different kinds of foods. So he grew up with a good basis on nutrition and eating healthy. As he grew older he continued to dial in on the nutrition while working out religiously. He would often pair gymnastics type movements with traditional barbell movements when working out. Therefore when he found functional fitness back in 2010 he fell in love with it and never looked back.
Alex went on to grad school where he got a masters degree in Exercise Physiology and won back to back National Championships in cheerleading. Upon graduating he began working at Froedtert hospital in Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and coaching cheerleading locally. He really enjoyed helping people improve their health but wanted to help people before they were requiring surgery and he also knew that a healthy lifestyle through proper nutrition and exercise could prevent many of the issues he was treating people for. In 2008 he was offered a coaching position in New Zealand. He moved there and spent the next 6 years in New Zealand and Australia coaching New Zealand to 2 gold and 1 silver medal in the World Cheerleading Championships and Australia to 1 Silver medal.
In 2014 he moved back to the states and that’s when he opened A1 Health and Fitness. His biggest joys are helping people reach their goals and lead healthy lives through diet and exercise. Whether it’s coaching someone to a PR lift or helping someone shed unwanted pounds or start eliminating poor food from their diet, Alex loves it all. His real passion is nutrition and helping people get off their medication, but he can work with all ages. He enjoys traveling the world, spending time with his dog Charlie and his amazing girlfriend Jen as well as family and friends.
Jen Fullhart has been involved in fitness her entire life, finding functional fitness in 2014. As a coach, Jen enjoys working with individuals and loves seeing their progress! Whether an individual has a new skill click, hits a new personal best on something they’ve been working toward, reaches a milestone or a goal with nutrition, or is consistently coming to classes, Jen loves working with and helping people reach their goals.
Jen’s athletic background started when she was about 4 years old and was a ballerina, every little girl’s dream, right? Since then, Jen has participated in a number of sports including soccer, gymnastics, cheerleading, dance, track, and tennis. Following high school, Jen began running more for distance rather than the sprints she was doing in track, eventually completing many 5K’s and a half marathon. When Jen completed the fundamentals course back in 2014 at A1, she was immediately hooked on the community, the team-like environment and the push she got from the workouts. Having never touched a barbell prior to walking through the doors of A1, Jen developed a new love for lifting, eventually becoming a competitive weightlifter.
In her spare time, Jen loves being outdoors in the sun and warmth! Jen enjoys hiking, playing Frisbee with her Australian Shepherd, traveling and exploring new areas, and spending time with her family and friends.
My name is Matt Grasso. Coaching has become a wonderful, rewarding, part of my life. 8 years ago, I picked up a barbell and started doing CrossFit/ functional fitness type work outs. After being coached for a few years, I thought to myself, it would be really nice to be able to help others, as I had been helped. After that, I started helping others achieve their goals, and it has been a blast!
Scott completed his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a Minor in psychology and received his personal training certification through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA-CPT) in 2014. Since then he has completed numerous certifications through CrossFit, Olympic Weightlifting, and Sport Performance.
Scott has always believed in hard work and goal setting. He competed in football and wrestling in high school and continued to play football throughout college. He started all four years for the UW-Eau Claire Blugolds.
While at UW-Eau Claire, Scott worked part-time as a professor’s assistant in Strength and Conditioning instructor/fitness consultant. He appreciated working with area seniors who had challenges with strength and mobility. After graduation In 2014, he moved to Madison and became a strength/conditioning coach for the UW football team for his first year, then wrestling, swimming, diving and women’s rowing the last two years. Throughout his time with the Badgers he also coached wrestling at Verona area High School.
Scott has competed in many CrossFit competitions and was very successful until an unfortunate back injury in 2016 ended his career. Since then he worked hard to get back on his feet while completing the Madison Ironman and continuing to help others reach their fitness goals.
In his spare time, Scott enjoys all outdoor activities from hunting and fishing to hiking and camping. He also considers himself to be a fine landscaper and handyman. He looks forward to helping clients experience success through one-on-one personal training and group classes.
Hi! I’m Nina, I have been active for as long as I can remember. Starting with sports and home workouts at a very young age. Touching on weight training in middle school. Then in high school I realized how much I really loved the sport of lifting. Learning more about the movements and how to better myself but also helping those around me. Upon graduating I knew I wanted to continue helping others so I started my search for gyms to become a personal trainer. Now here I am at A1. I love the community atmosphere we have and the relationships I’ve built but also being introduced to functional training.
Growing up I played a good number of sports such as, basketball, volleyball, softball and even cross country and track despite the fact I hate running… It’s a work in progress. In my free time I enjoy playing with my two dogs, getting outside when it’s nice or staying inside and watching a good show or movie.
Charlie is our gym dog. He is a super friendly terrier mix who was adopted from the Washington County Humane Society. He loves nothing more than to play and snuggle with members. His favorite thing to do is curl up in your lap if you’re sitting on the floor and get some attention.
He loves to go running on the Eisenbahn trail here in town, or along any stretch of the Ice Age trail.
He might bark a bit when someone new comes into the gym but he’ll come up to you tail a wagging and become your best friend after getting a chance to smell you a bit.
Riley Jack is an Australian Shepherd and will make an appearance at the gym when he wants to expand his social skills. You’ll find him next to Jen or Alex most of the time, and sometimes you’ll find him holding his ground when Charlie wants to play! In Riley’s younger years, he was very active! He loved to play frisbee for hours on end, wrestle with his dog friends and he did agility for several years, even earning a blue ribbon at an agility trial! In his older years, he still loves to play frisbee, but his mom limits his jumping time nowadays with his arthritis. He loves to go for long walks every morning on the Eisenbahn Trail, play ball, and chase his cats at home.
As fluffy as he is, and as much as members want to snuggle with him, he’ll typically just approach you, maybe get close enough for a quick sniff, maybe even a little bark, and then he’ll walk away to find Jen or Alex. Spend enough time with him and eventually he’ll let you give him a butt scratch! You’ll want to quickly be his friend!