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.
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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.
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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
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!
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
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.
CF Level 1
Hi! My name is Micale, I grew up in a big and active family, loving sports and being outdoors. In my late teens I developed some very disordered eating tendencies and poor body image, struggling in my adulthood with being significantly underweight for years, then significantly overweight for years. I found CrossFit in 2014 and was greatly motivated and empowered by it. My weight finally stabilized, and I found I loved being strong most of all. For me the trade off of time spent investing in functional fitness has been well worth the goodness of life I've gained in terms of confidence, energy, sense of well being, and general ease of living. I want EVERYONE to experience the physical and emotional benefits of activity that I have, and I got my Level 1 CrossFit Trainer in October of 2018, with the intent of better sharing my enthusiasm with others. Our bodies were made to move, and I love helping others love it like I do.
Growing up I SUCKED at sports. I am talking permanent bench warmer status, numerous last places, and laundry list of gracelessness inflicted injuries (If you see me in person ask me about some of my nicknames, they are hilariously brutal). However due to my own sadistic persistence and a coach who invested his belief in me I was able to become a better athlete than I had ever dreamed. In the wise words of the Fresh Prince my "My life got flipped turned upside down. I become more confident, started standing up for myself more, pursuing things that actually made me happy, and found a lifelong pursuit in fitness because it truly transformed my life.
My name is Andy Tollefson and my mission to help others transform their lives and experience the same personal development I did through physical activity and fitness. I am most passionate about helping the individual achieve their unique goals, find their path to that goal, and to help them move without pain. In 2018 I graduated from the University of Saint Thomas with a B.S. in exercise science, I am certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and a certified personal trainer. My 10 years experience as a competitive athlete is a constant reminder of what it feels like to struggle at the bottom and the amazing journey that is the struggle to the top. If you have a dream, a goal, or even just a want, there is a way to make it happen.
I recently received my 230 hour Teacher Training certification from The Yoga Loft in Willmar. Although recently certified, I've been practicing yoga for over 10 years. I am the proud Mother of two daughters, Emma, Ellie and Grandmother of one Granddaughter, Isla. Along with my two girls, she is my pure joy! A few of my interests include power walking, weight training, playing tennis, Barre and pilates reformer. I love to read, surround myself with music, healthy food and dynamic friendships. I am blessed with an amazing tribe of support and love. I am committed to healthy living and staying strong. My yoga practice has taught me dedication, forgiveness, acceptance and non-judgement on and off the mat. Yoga goes beyond just a physical practice for me. Yoga and gratitude keep me grounded. I look forward to sharing my yoga journey with you!