Body First Fitness Staff-

Meet the #fitMHK team

Body First is dedicated to having the best fitness professionals on staff. We provide a variety of services offered by trusted, knowledgeable, professional, and experienced staff that are the best in their field. As part of our fitness program Body First fitness professionals include personal trainers, fitness instructors, and acupuncturists. Our fitness staff and our health professionals can help you achieve your fitness and wellness goals.

Kimmie Beneke

Kimmie Beneke

Certified Personal Trainer
Group Fitness Instructor

  • Education and Experience
    B.S. Kinesiology/Athletic Training, McPherson College.
    group fitness and personal trainer since 2005
  • Certifications
    A.C.E and ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
    A.C.E Certified Group Fitness Instructor
    Sports Nutrition/Body Composition
    Schwinn Indoor Cycling Certified
    Boot Camp Certification
    and more
  • Specialties
    Personal Training
    Functional Training
    Post injury/surgery fitness
  • About
    Since 2005 Kimmies been providing professional fitness training and instruction. In the Spring of 2015 she brought her expertise to the Body First Fitness Team. She love working with a variety of clients; from teenagers to 80 year olds; from couch potatoes to the experienced athletes, from the self motivated to those that need a cheerleader, and more.
    Kimmie utilizes a goal-orientated approach for her client's personal training sessions, This approach combined with fun and motivational work-outs help her clients achieve goals they may never thought possible.
    Whether training or leading a group fitness class, Kimmie can often be found competing in half marathons, running, playing softball or hanging out with her family.
Rena Soller

Rena Soller

Certified Personal Trainer
Group Fitness Instructor

  • Education and Experience
    B.S. Nutrition and Public Health, Kansas State University.
    Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor since 2016
    • Certifications
      SCW Certified Personal Trainer
      SCW Group Fitness Instructor
    • Specialties
      Personal Training
      Functional Training for Adults
      Senior Fitness
    • About
      Rena has been part of the Body First team since 2014 as a wellness ambassador. In 2016 she jumped further into the fitness waters and became a SCW certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor. Rena enjoys doing functional training and especially she enjoys working with older adults wishing to move better in their daily lives
      Rena has a B.S. in Nutrition and Public Health degree from Kansas State University and plans on attending graduate school in the future to get her Masters of Public Health.
      During her time off she loves to bake for friends, play with other peoples' dogs, and read. Totally enthralled with food she has the super power of being able to eat a whole bag of pepperonis and also is a fast-food and ice-cream connoisseur.
Rachel Cunnigham

Rachel Cunningham

Zumba® Instructor

  • Education and Experience
    B.A. Literature and Creative Writing
    minor in Business
    Zumba® Instructor since 2016
  • Certifications
    Zumba® Level One
    ZIN™ Member
  • Specialties
    Zumba® for non dancers
  • About

    Body First members love Rachel's high energy Zumba® classes. Her knack of incorporating simple movements into fun dance sequences makes her classes a hit with beginners and more experienced dancers.
    When not teaching Zumba® , Rachel can be found hiking with her dog, Rylee or sharing her dog's photogenic personality on Instagram.
    Rachel has run multiple half marathons but has NO PLANS to run a full marathon.

Brooke Boatwright

Brooke Boatwright

Certified Personal Trainer
Yoga Instructor
Certified Group Fitness Trainer

  • Education and Experience
    B.S. Kinesiology, Kansas State University
    minor in Family Studies and Human Services Personal Trainer since 2014
  • Certifications
    ACE Certified Personal Trainer
    ACE Group Fitness Instructor
    200 Hr Yoga Works Certification
    SilverSneakers ®
    Moms in Motion (SCW certification)
    ACE Fitness Nutrition Specialist/div>
  • Specialties
    Functional training
    Moms-Pre and post natal
    weight loss/nutrition
    Senior Fitness
    Cross Training
    HIIT Training
    Small Group Training
    Yoga
  • About

    Brooke is known for her infectious smile and her fitness know-how. Brooke received her BS from Kansas State University, where she was involved in Club Softball. Softball is what inspired Brooke to become a fitness fanatic. She wanted to improve her skill set, so she was continuously bettering herself by staying active and learning new ways to improve with various exercise programs.
    Brooke specializes in weight loss, strength and conditioning, HIIT, Yoga. She is also a Certified Sports Nutrition Specialist, this goes well with her love of a holistic perspective on fitness and wellness. Brooke enjoys playing coed softball in her spare time, cooking yummy food, going to the lake, hanging out with family, friends, her dog.

Aimee Achilles

Aimee Achilles

Personal Trainer

  • Education and Experience
    B.S. Kinesiology/Nutrition and Excercise, Kansas State University
    M.S. Clinical Exercise Physiology and Exercise Science-Fort Hayes University
  • Certifications
    ACE Certified Personal Trainer
  • Specialties
    Personal Training
    Weight Loss
    HIIT
    Marathon Training
    Pre/Post Natal Training
    Functional Training
    Small Group Training
  • Meet the trainer
    From early teens to age 92, Aimee has experience working with a variety of ages. She enjoys working with individuals with varying goals. She has helped clients meet their weight loss goals, train for marathons, and just improve their activities for daily living.
    When not training clients, Aimee's two daughters keep her on the go but she still manages to find time for her husband of over 20 years.
Dana Knight

Dana Knight

Yoga Instructor

  • Education and Experience
     
  • Certifications
    200 Hr Yoga Works Certification
  • Specialties
    Yoga
  • About
     
Kim Dawson

Kim Dawson

Yoga Instructor

  • Education and Experience
    B.S. Nuclear Engineering, Georgia Tech
    M.S. Technology and Science Policy, Georgia Tech
    Ph.D. History, University of Georgia Joined the Body First staff in 2017
  • Certifications
    200 Yoga Certification-Yoga Works
  • Specialties
    Yoga for Beginners
    Intermediation Yoga
  • About
    Kim enjoys teaching yoga and encouraging people to do their best. Her students appreciate her ability to work with a variety of ability and help them with modifications for poses they thought were beyond their capabilities.
    Kim is happily retired form Clemson University, South Carolina. She enjoys spending time with her husband, two children, and 2 cats. In her spare time she enjoys reading and going for walks. Given the chance she would gladly drop everything to go scuba diving and practice some underwater photography.

Personal Trainers

All Body First personal trainers are certified. In addition Body First encourages all our therapists to complete continuing education on a regular basis. Our Personal Training Staff has experience working with a wide variety of clientèle including:

  • Elite, professional, collegiate, and high school athletes
  • Tri-athletes and runners
  • Coach potatoes who want to get fit
  • People with previous injuries

Group Fitness Instructors

Body First offers a variety of Group Fitness opportunities including Drop In Classes, Fitness Boot Camps, Clinics, and Workshops including:

  • Group Fitness Classes for seniors
  • Mind Body Classes: Yoga, Pilates
  • HIIT Training: Tabata, BootCamp
  • Tennis: Drop In Drill Groups, Cardio Tennis
Now Hiring Fitness Staff

Body First is hiring fitness staff

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