CF - Level 1
CF - Level 2
As a three-sport athlete, I was very active during my youth. After one year of college, I realized quickly that I was not ready for the college lifestyle. In my mind football was going to be my career, but that too was not the case for me. However, I’m very proud to say I spent the next chapter of my life serving this great country in the United States Army.
Fast forward 5 years from the end of my military career – the Army and being an athlete were now distant memories and years of inactivity coupled with bad habits like eating and drinking as if I were still active found me a 34 year old 350 pound man.
Following the surprising death of a friend in his 20’s from an undiagnosed heart condition I decided that if that could happen to an apparently healthy young man it was time for me to clean up my lifestyle and try everything I could to live healthier. I joined a local gym and trained with what I knew at the time, did some “cardio” and lifted weights, this showed me some success but I found myself bored and looking for advice on how to get better results.
This is when I was introduced to CrossFit. A friend was opening a box and invited me to come try it out, it was the affiliate owner and myself and two or three others Woding together and I was hooked. The first thing that got me was the feeling that I was competing again for the first time in years. The real hook for me, however, was that I again was part of a “team”. In the next few years I found myself getting in the best physical condition of my life, being able to “do work” like I had never been able to do.
When I became a coach it changed my life, I can’t put into words how proud I am of the relationships I’ve developed due to my position as a CrossFit coach and the lives I’ve watched transform in front of my eyes. I believe CrossFit is for everyone! The ultra competitive athletes in my box, as well as the athletes who are just looking for a great work out, and a supportive environment to train, get equal attention and train side by side. I’m very proud to say that I’m a CrossFit coach and I’m excited to continue to introduce the Sport of Fitness to everyone I meet.
In 2004, Dayna Deters dedicated her career to the fitness goals of others. To date, she has served as a personal trainer for thousands of clients who’ve gained insight from her unique perspective and knowledge in areas including nutritional guidance, resistance training, and cardio design.
Dayna is the owner of Dayna Deters Determined Fitness, L.L.C., and Integration Fitness, where she’s the head DFT coach. She draws inspiration from her own personal journey, including her two daughters and husband, and she shares her struggles and triumphs, advice, and fitness news on her blog, which can be found at daynadetersfitness.com.
CSCS - NSCA
I've been working in the fitness industry since I graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 2015 with a degree in Kinesiology. I'm incredibly passionate about helping clients realize that their path to a complete lifestyle change is so much closer than they think! During my one on one training sessions and group classes, I draw on my experiences training a variety of fitness backgrounds. Whether coaching olympic lifts to Division I Hockey Players or working on gait mechanics in a home-based program with a client that has Multiple Sclerosis, my fulfillment comes from observing the numerous small victories that lead to the ultimate result: a happier, healthier YOU!
CF - Level 1
Craig started CrossFit in 2011. He has seen first-hand the dramatic impact fitness has on the lives of people. In fact, Craig walked into his first class after stepping on the scale and seeing a whopping 250 lbs. staring back at him! CrossFit gave him exactly what he was looking for in an incredibly effective program. By being consistent and taking one step at a time Craig experienced the confidence and health benefits that come with a consistent program. Craig’s approach is very hands on. His coaching style comes not only from his specific training, but his personal experience as well. “I believe there is an incredible value in being able to tell people, I know what you are going through, I’ve been there, and I can help you get where you want to go” Craig prides himself on being able to push people beyond their self-imposed limits and helping them attain goals they never thought were possible. Check out one of Craig’s classes and experience it for yourself.
One day, after 13 years of sitting on my butt as a dental hygienist, marriage, and two kids later I found myself overweight, tired all the time and very, very little self-esteem. I realized that my weight had gotten out of control and I decided enough was enough and I got my butt in gear. After I started exercising regularly, sought out tons of information about nutrition (I love to cook and eat, but I needed to learn better options), and through a lot of new found mental strength I lost almost 50 pounds. I was in the best shape of my life, stronger both physically and mentally than I had ever been before, and my outlook on life was forever changed. I knew that I wanted to do the same for others and that my passion for a healthier lifestyle went so much deeper than just myself.
I am now a certified personal trainer, group fitness coach, and CorePower Yoga instructor. I find so much joy in helping others work towards their goals, overcome injuries, and lose weight all while increases their strength and flexibility to build the best possible version of themselves. I thrive from helping others achieve and exceed their goals. So many of us have layers of untapped potential and I love helping others find that greatness inside themselves!
CF - Level 1
Throughout my youth, I was very active. I was a three sport athlete in high school and even played college volleyball for a stint. Once I stopped playing in college, I stopped being active all together. After years of a seditary lifestyle, terrible eating habits, and 2 beautiful children, I found myself morbidly obese, on the verge of terrifying health ailments, and feeling terrible both physically and mentally. In January 2015, I made a major lifestyle change that altered my entire family's health and lifestyle. My husband started eating healthier and started doing CrossFit. My children found out what it was like to have parents who were active with them and could keep up with them. Throughout my health journey, I not only lost nearly 100 pounds but I gained a passion and ignited a fire in my soul that can not be put out. I knew that my purpose in life was to help people and use my experience to show people that a healthy, balanced life is possible. I wanted to help people with achieving THEIR goals. I pride myself on listening to clients and helping them set goals and attain those said goals--whether it is weightloss, muscle gain, athletic performance, or just taking control of their lives. I am an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, a Precision Nutrition Level 1 Coach, and a CrossFit Level 1 trainer. I love every aspect of fitness and want to continue to explore all facets of fitness and nutrition. I believe that everyone can be an active participant in life rather than a spectator on the sidelines. I am beyond blessed to do what I love on a daily basis!
CF - Level 1
My name is David Pauna and I am a Strength/CrossFit coach at Integration Fitness. My wife, Bridget, and I have 2 beautiful daughters named Zoey and Maddie. I have a genuine love and passion for fitness and nutrition. I have always been fascinated with pushing my “perceived” personal limits and seeing what I am capable of. My athletic foundation started with my dad bringing me to Midtown Fitness in St. Cloud and teaching me the importance of staying active. Since I was in my mid-teens, I had been doing a traditional bodybuilding “split” routine (back/biceps, chest/triceps, etc.). Then, in my 20s, a friend of mine got me into running. Over the next few years, I completed 3 full marathons and countless half-marathons all while continuing to lift weights at a globogym. In 2013, I watched the CrossFit games on TV and then attended the Granite Games as a spectator in St. Cloud. This local competition is what really got me excited so I started attending class at CrossFit Pinecone in Sartell. I have been doing CrossFit now for over 5 years and throughout this time, I have realized that I have a talent to teach others and be a resource to help guide people towards their goals. I recently obtained my CF-L1 certificate through Crossfit.com and I am proud to share my lifelong journey of fitness through coaching my fellow athletes at Integration. I love being a teacher but I never forget that the best teacher is also a student!
Emma has been working in the mental health and wellness industry since graduating from St. Cloud State University in 2013 with a degree in Psychology. She received her 500-hr Yoga Teacher Training Certification from the Yoga Loft in Willmar and has been practicing Yoga since High School. Yoga is more than just a physical exercise for Emma, it has been a safe and supportive way for her to heal, grow and empower others. It is a joy, passion, and life purpose of hers to teach others the power of the mind-body-spirit connection and to live a more peaceful and joyful life on and off the yoga mat.