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Dustin Wenzel

Owner

“Accountability and motivation should be the job description of every personal trainer. At Birmingham Ultimate Fitness you can expect exemplary service.”

  • Education: B.S. Exercise Physiology, N.A.S.M
  • Specialties: H.I.T., H.I.I.T., Weight Loss, Corrective Exercise, 50+, Nutritional Counseling

Like most, Dustin did not start out as a personal trainer right away. His health and fitness resume actually began when he became a manager at GNC and later transferring to The Vitamin Shoppe. It was his first in depth look into the health and fitness culture.

In a short period of time he knew he wanted to branch out past just nutrition. With his personal training resume beginning with the well known Pete Hudson and Pete’s Body Shop. He established himself as a tough no non-sense personal trainer. The experience has proven to be an invaluable addition to his personal training resume. Now as the Owner of Birmingham Ultimate Fitness Dustin has designed a training method that will help his clients achieve the goals they never thought they would reach.

Wanting to become a personal trainer stemmed from his own desire and struggles to earn and maintain a fit looking physique. It was after injuries sustained in 2010 that he discovered and adopted the High Intensity Training Method. It has proven to be a significant contribution to his personal physical progress and has launched him into a successful career as a H.I.T. trainer.

His Goal

To introduce the H.I.T. method to Birmingham MI, and the surrounding area.  Not only will he be your trainer, he will be your teacher, your best friend and occasionally, your worst enemy. He is a trainer that demands accountability and expects effort. You can expect that once you start working with him, you’re not only working to achieve your goals, your setting out to change your entire lifestyle.

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Amy Garbacz

Certified Personal Trainer

“STRIVE FOR PROGRESS, NOT PERFECTION”

  • Education: Chemistry, Secondary Education and ISSA.
  • Specialization: H.I.T., H.I.I.T., Women Specific Training, Couples Therapy Training, Youth fitness

Sports health and fitness been apart of Amy’s life since she was born. Her mother claims she skipped crawling and pulled herself up one day and ran. She soon ran herself into a full athletic scholarship at University of Detroit Mercy. This is where she learned many of the training methods she uses today.

With over 20 years of being a Division One athlete, teacher and coach, she has taken this experience and knowledge into the gym; establishing herself as a well rounded and versatile trainer.

Her Goal

To keep workouts fresh and challenging. FROM new stretching techniques, a unique style of functional training which includes: supersets, circuits, density intermixed with traditional resistance exercise; all while keep with the H.I.T. Philosophy.

  • Fitness Background: Full Track Scholarship to University of Detroit Mercy’
  • Former Head Coach, Notre Dame Marist Academy
  • Former Assistant Track Coach, Silverado High School
  • All Around Athlete, Track, Basketball, Volleyball and Cross Country
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Allie Shaner

Certified Personal Trainer

“I believe in the ability to connect with patients and clients in helping them to achieve their health goals.  It is important for me to instill trust and reliance upon patients and clients in order to build a strong rapport.”

Education: B.S. in Clinical Exercise Science, NASM – CPT

Specialization: H.I.T., H.I.I.T., Corrective Exercise, Weight Loss, Women’s Fitness, Youth Exercise, Senior Fitness, Group Personal Training, Pre-Physical Therapy

 

Due to Allie’s passion for sports performance and physical rehabilitation, she chose to pursue Clinical Exercise Science. Allie played sports for over a decade and suffered a lower back injury, which placed her in physical therapy. She developed a passion for helping others achieve and maintain a high level of functional ability and physical wellness.

Allie completed her internship here at Birmingham Ultimate Fitness. Her athletics, prior knowledge, and experience here and at various physical therapy clinics have aided the development of her training tactics.

She believes each individual possesses the ability to live a healthy life. Allie has learned to develop exercise prescriptions for populations ranging from adolescent to older adult. She has been given an opportunity to touch the lives of many and helps people realize their potential in both physical therapy and personal training. Allie has learned that the smallest improvements can lead to the biggest motivation in a patient or client. Due to her own injury, observations, and interactions with physical therapy patients and clients, Allie has chosen to pursue a Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT).

Her Goal

The length and enjoyment of our lives are directly related to health and physical capabilities.  Unhealthy lifestyle habits can hinder activities of daily living (ADLs), and can restrict simple tasks like walking up the stairs or lifting children. Allie strives to help clients identify and achieve their goals, reduce the risk of injury, and increase mobility/range of motion. She is keen on helping inform and develop training programs tailored to the individual needs of her clients.

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Anthony Messina

Certified Personal Trainer

  • Education: B.S. Exercise Science , N.A.S.M, N.P.T.I.
  • Specialties: H.I.T , H.I.I.T , Weight Loss , Corrective Exercise , Sports Specific , Geriatrics

From a young age, Anthony Messina always had a heavy interest in sports and wellness. Through his involvement in sports and fascination with human movement, Anthony’s interests lead to him to pursue a career in health and wellness. Knowing the difficulty and importance of maintaining a healthy balance of exercise and nutrition, he knew he wanted to change the lives of many people by educating them about wellness. After receiving certification in 2008, Anthony began training and coaching clients to a healthy standard of living. His outgoing personality and innovative exercises have made his client’s perception of diet and exercise positive and up lifting. Anthony’s experience at Lifetime Fitness and currently Birmingham Ultimate Fitness has allowed him to grow in his field as well as continue his education at Oakland University pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Science.

His Goal

Anthony’s goal is to help motivate and inspire positivity surrounding the health and fitness community as well as encourage people to look at diet and exercise in a new and positive light.