Our mission is to enhance quality of life by empowering members to reach their fitness goals ; committed to creating a welcoming all-inclusive environment that supports members in enhancing their health, wellness and vitality.
Our vision is to be the premier health and wellness facility providing fitness centered on the whole-health and well-being of our community and our area. We will be known for an exceptional member experience, with the highest quality fitness services.
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.
Growing up as a young Canadian Dustin Lindgren was primarily a Hockey player but also played many other sports through his high school years. Among the sports he played were Baseball, Track, Wrestling and Football. He did particularly well in Football and went on to play in college at Valley City State University.
Dustin started his coaching career in his hometown of Valley City where he was a strength and conditioning coach for the local high school. Dustin was a running backs coach for the football program for the 2018 season and was youth hockey coach since 2014. Dustin Graduated from Valley City State University with a Bachelors of Science with a focus in Strength and Conditioning as well as a Certificate in Coaching. Dustin has a strong passion for working with young athletes and helping them develop their athletic skills, but he takes just as much pleasure from helping older clients reach their health and fitness goals. He particularly enjoys seeing a client break through a plateau, whether that be lifting a new weight they haven’t lifted before or losing a little more weight towards their goals
Dustin is a dual citizenship individual. Being born in Canada and moving to North Dakota at a young age, and then moving to West Bend, he’s learned to adapt to new environments quickly and efficiently. He’s enjoyed his time in West Bend so far saying that the best part is “so many trees.” He’s also taking a rather strong liking to Toucan Custard while they were open for the summer months. His favorite thing to get was a snickers, caramel, and cookie dough concrete.
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.