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Meet the FITNESS CENTER STAFF

Our Fitness Center staff is here and ready to help! If you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact the Trainers Line at (402) 334-6423.


Breann Lundblad, Fitness Center Director
Breann comes to the J with a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science from UNO and a Master's Degree in Health Promotion Management from Nebraska Methodist College. Most recently, Breann was the Fitness Director at the Southwest YMCA. She has spoken at local universities, researched and purchased fitness equipment, coordinated membership appreciation events, and planned membership marketing and engagement strategies.



Maggie Thomas, Assistant Fitness Center Director

Maggie Thomas is a graduate of Wayne State College where she majored in Exercise Science and Psychology. She is ACSM certified and joins the JCC staff as a Personal Trainer. Maggie is passionate about health and wellness. She enjoys spending time in the gym, in exercise classes, weight training, and exercising outdoors. She is excited to share her knowledge with the JCC members. As the Mind and Body Coordinator, Maggie oversees Pilates Reformer, and all mind and body formats on the group exercise schedule (Mat Pilates, Yoga, Tai Chi).


Kris Beach, Personal Trainer
Kris has been involved in the fitness industry for 8 years. He started with certifications in a number of formats, including Insanity, P90X, Escape’s MOVE IT, and PiYo among others. He is a Master Trainer for Beachbody LIVE and begins his AFAA Personal Training career with vast knowledge to assist people in reaching their goals and staying motivated. Kris believes there’s no such thing as an unobtainable goal. He strives for providing his clients with accomplishments they didn’t think was possible.



Heather Bucksner, Personal Trainer

Heather’s favorite part of fitness is introducing people to new exercises and challenges that are unique and unexpected. Her goal is to motivate people to look at fitness with a fresh perspective and open mind. Heather is an NASM-CPT, and an ACE Group Fitness Instructor.  She also holds a specialty certification for TRX and Youth Fitness.



Terry Bueltel, Personal Trainer
Terry earned his degree in Exercise Science from the University of Nebraska-Omaha and is certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), and is also a certified spinning instructor. Terry has worked with all kinds of clients, from high school athletes to individuals of all ages and ability levels, meeting their fitness goals.



Josh  Dolph, Personal Trainer
Josh has a BS in Kinesiology & Human Performance, is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and specializes in Athletic Performance and Strength Training. Josh encourages members to find the “why” behind their training and to find the things they  love to do in the gym and keep at it!




Ed Heller, Personal Trainer

Ed’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise & Sports Science from Iowa State University. He also carries a certification through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). Through the years Ed has had the opportunity to help develop and design programs for members of all age groups and abilities.



Ben Knauss, Personal Trainer

Ben believes exercise and life are all about progression. He wants to help members achieve their next level of fitness. Ben holds a BS in Exercise Science and is certified as a ACE CPT, Yoga Fit Level 1, Delay the Disease Instructor, Livestrong Instructor, and a Registered boxer.



PILATES


Meg Lee, Certified Pilates Instructor

Meg holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Science & Wellness and is certified in Mat Pilates and reformer Pilates. Meg has been teaching Pilates reformer for 12 years. She believes that Pilates is for EVERYONE and looks forward to helping JCC Members transform with Pilates. She can be reached at (402) 350-1740 or mlee@jccomaha.org


Rachel Wipf, Certified Pilates Instructor
Rachel's Pilates journey began in early 2000 when she became challenged with a debilitating autoimmune illness.  She found Pilates was the one thing that helped to strengthen and restore her body. Since then, it has been Rachel's passion to share and teach Pilates. Her goal is to help you understand the feeling of being centered, finding your inherent inner strength, and revealing your most centered self.

Tina Collison, ACE-PT, Pilates and Pilates Reformer
Tina Collison has been in the fitness industry for almost 25 years. She’s been a program director, fitness instructor, personal trainer, and adjunct college instructor.  Tina has taught almost everything; step aerobics, water exercise, spinning, yoga, barre, corporate wellness, Rock Steady Boxing, senior classes, TRX, boot camp, etc. Even with all of this variety, Tina’s main passion for the last 18 years has been Pilates.