Meet our Team of elite experts
fitness, wellness, nutrition, executive coaching & instructors
Elev8 Master Coach, Executive & Nutrition Coach
Jonathan Watters' vision an passion for wellness, combined with his unique knowledge base in fitness, nutrition, biomechanics, hormone and neurological pathways are what set him in a class beyond his peers. He specializes in making his clients super humans. Executive & Nutrition Coaching, Stress Management, Mindset Changes, Strength Coaching, Sports Performance and Healthy Weightless.
Education Bachelor of Arts in History, Religious Studies and Classics - Summa cum Laude - Youngstown State University; Ohio University Alumnus; National Academy of Sports Medicine - Certified Personal Trainer, Performance Enhancement Specialist and Corrective Exercise Specialist; et al.
Additional Certs and Expertise PN - Precision Nutrition Coach; RKC - Hardstyle Kettlebell Instructor; Active Isolated Stretching Advanced Practitioner; Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation; NSCA - Youth, Gerontological and Prenatal Specialist; ISCA - Kickboxing Instructor; BBB/NASM-BOC - Spinal Specialist, Shoulder and Knee Specialist, Functional Anatomy Specialist, Sports Nutritionist and Medication Analyst; Powerplate International Certified; Certified Clinical Assessment Technician; et al.
Additional extensive competencies in physiology, biomechanics, cardiac conductivity, basic ECG/EKG, cation exchange, hormonal and neurological pathways, lab panels, adrenal function, operating room experience, over 200 hours (and growing) of USMLE1 medical lectures and medical CEUs.
Elev8 Master coach
After a severe spinal injury, the physician told Charlie that he would never again be able to walk normally, even after surgery. Thanks to the foundational education Charlie had already received, paired with his training experience with clientele, he was able to trial-and-error a unique new set of methods to recover completely. After his rehabilitation he subsequently lost 100lbs, competed in two bodybuilding shows, regained collegiate athletic strength performance and sharpened his mind.
Education Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (emphasis in education), University of Minnesota; National Academy of Sports Medicine-Certified Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist
Additional Certs and Expertise RKC - Hardstyle Kettlebell Instructor, ISCA- Kickboxing Instructor, BBB/NASM-BOC- Spinal Specialist, Shoulder and Knee Specialist, PTA Global-Functional Training Instructor
Competent in physiology, biomechanics, lab panels, adrenal function. Attended hundreds of hours of the latest educational lectures in the industry. Proficient in American Sign Language Certifications
General Manager, Elev8 Master coach
Alicia has 10 years of experience in the health and fitness industry. In that time she has worked for four different top fitness corporations at a managerial level. She has also been coaching track and field long, triple and high jump competitors for the past 6 years. In her free time she enjoys working out, reading, trying new restaurants in the twin cities, and spending time with family and friends.
Certifications Include: NASM Certified Personal Trainer, NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist
Specialties Include: sports performance, weight loss and physique training.
Restorative Lead Certified Massage Therapist & Yin Yoga Instructor
Megan attended the National Holistic Institute in San Francisco in 2009, where she found her calling and passion for massage. With her love of Yoga she continued her education and became a Yoga Teacher. She received her certifications at Life Power for various styles of Yoga and the Yoga Center for Yin and Mi-An Yoga. Having a love for both massage and Yoga she has created a new class called Yin Yoga + Massage; it is designed to combine the benefits of both practices. Having a Rehabilitative Specialist background, Megan also enjoys educating clients, sharing corrective exercises, stretches, and yoga poses to assist in recovery. She loves Yoga and Massage for all of its benefits, helping relieve aches, pains, and tension, assisting in the recovery of injuries and illness, reducing stress, anxiety, depression, and increasing overall wellness.
Certifications Include: Massage Therapist and Health Educator, National Holistic Institute of Massage Therapy. Connective Tissue Therapy Training, ASIS Massage Education. Pain Management & Orthopedic Massage Training with James Waslaski. Reiki: First Degree MCTC. Life Power Yoga Teacher Training. Yoga Center Yin and Mi-An Teacher Training.
Specialties Include: Massage Therapy, Yin Yoga, Restorative Practices, Pain Management
Elev8 Master Coach
Nearing the decade mark for experience in the fitness industry, Tony is an Active Isolated Stretching certified practitioner. He specializes in flexibility, body comp and strength and conditioning.
Certifications and workshops: NASM; AIS; Poliquin Intro Strength Coaching; multiple corrective exercise specialties
Elev8 Running Coach
With almost two decades of running experience under his belt, Rush has completed marathons such as Twin Cities, Boston, New York and Pike’s Peak. He has coached more than 300 runners to personal records and Boston qualifying standards for distances from 5k to marathon. He is a member of Board of Directors for USA Track & Field (USATF) Minnesota Association & Minnesota Distance Runner’s Association (MDRA), USATF Minnesota Mountain/Ultra/Trail Committee Chair and owner of Mountain Goat Running - a race event management company for all terrains
Published author in Down the Back Stretch blog, Minneapolis Running blog among others. Specialties include: running/racing 1 mile up to 50k for cross country, roads, track and trails