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I am co-owner of The Yoga and Fitness Factory with my wife, Deborah, and manager over personal training.
After opening in May of 2005, our Fitness Factory has gone from 650 Sq Ft to over 6000 Sq Ft in 2014. Finally we added another 3000 Sq Ft in 2018 with 4000 Sq Ft of AstroTurf for functional training and the rest loaded with equipment to train our clients with cutting edge training methods. Having trained clients of all shapes and sizes for over 25 years, I am proud of what we have to offer here at The Factory.
If you have any questions about our facility or about who would be the best fit for your fitness journey please, feel free to contact me—I look forward to hearing from you!
Bobbie Kuhns feels fortunate and lucky her lifetime love for fitness has turned into a full time career. Bobbie is a certified personal trainer, Group Fitness and Pilates Instructor. She feels that it is important to create an environment to educate and inspire people on fitness and health, while having fun.
Bobbie Kuhns has always been interested in fitness. She grew up playing volleyball and basketball. She attended The University of Northern Colorado, where she studied Business and Accounting. Bobbie enjoyed participating in group fitness classes and decided to become a certified fitness instructor.
Bobbie has always had a passion to help others reach their goals. She struggled herself to lose 25 pounds after gaining 65 pounds with her first baby. It was through this struggle, Bobbie learned the importance of feeding her body correctly. Eighty percent of what you feed your body will give results, and 20% is what you do with it. Bobbie decided to become a personal trainer and a Health and Wellness Coach. She has helped hundreds f people over the years reach their goals.
Bobbie offers one-on-one and group coaching. She leads weight loss challenges, which is used to help educate and provide a friendly accountability atmosphere. Her mission in life is to educate, inspire and motivate others into a healthy, active lifestyle.
Bobbie is also a Strength and Conditioning Coach for Westerville Central Girls, Basketball and Advancement Academy Volleyball Club.
She embraces the opportunity to help hundreds of young athletes become stronger, more competitive and confident both on and off the court. Bobbie has certifications through National Academy Sports Medicine (NASM), PES (Performance Enhancement Specialist), CES (Corrective Exercise Specialist) Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) Personal Trainer and Indoor Cycling, National Exercise Trainers Association (NETA) Group Fitness and Kick Boxing, Spinning, Turbo Kick, Bender Ball, Power Pilates Mat Instructor, POUND and TRX.
Elizabeth is a Certified Personal Trainer with a degree in Exercise Physiology from The University of Kansas, Rock Chalk Jayhawk! Her love for fitness started at a very young age, participating in basketball, volleyball, running and gymnastics. Being involved in sports and going to the gym with her dad inspired her to work towards a Health Science Degree in College.
Health and Fitness Coaching is the most rewarding career and provides a new challenge everyday. He is personally active in Half and Full Marathons, Yoga and a yearly 180 mile rider of Pelotonia.
Elizabeth enjoys working with individuals who come together to get the work done with no-excuses attitude. It doesn’t matter if you show up to walk a mile, do a short circuit or a high intensity interval workout, all that matters is that you show up with a smile on your face. She works with a variety of clients ranging from weight loss, sports performance, post rehab and overall health and toning. There are many clients that come for the social aspect, which is so fun. In 16 years of training in Columbus, Elizabeth has been blessed with the best community of clients, many of them still with her to this day. Community is such a large part of fitness!
Elizabeth can also be found teaching Group Fitness and Yoga around town as well as taking all kinds of classes and working out outside. She also has a healthy food prep service that she provides for clients and others in the community. It is so important to practice what you preach, plus, she can’t imagine a day without physical activity. She and her husband have been residents of Westerville for 7 years. They absolutely love calling this community home. In their free time, they enjoy traveling and spending time with their sweet new rescue pup Smudge.
Meredith has taken a unique path to her career as a Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Nutrition Specialist. She has been engaged in physical activity from a young age, eventually narrowing her focus on soccer. Soccer was her bridge to a college scholarship at Xavier University which gained her access to compete amongst top collegiate athletes, be trained by a handful of elite coaches with varying styles, and which led her to meet and marry her husband of 14 years who is a professional athlete in Europe.
Living abroad for 12 years opened a door to unimaginable opportunities that have shaped and molded her training methods, strategies, and techniques. She played 4 years as a semi pro, was a performance trainer for professional and amateur athletes, and also trained an incredibly diverse group of individuals during her time in Europe including Latin Pop star Shakira.
Meredith has been one of Shakira’s personal trainers and nutritionists on and off over the last two years and continues to enjoy a unique exposure to a variety of clients. Her passion and desire is to unify people through physical activity and create an encouraging, energizing atmosphere to kickstart or maintain an active way of life and make healthy, sustainable life changes.
Andy is the owner of NuFit Wellness. Together with his wife Laura Berger, Registered Dietitian, they help people reach their goals through Fitness and Nutrition. With 18 years experience as a personal trainer, Andy has worked with a broad spectrum of clients from weight loss to strength gain, aging populations to athletes. What sets Andy apart from the vast sea of trainers is his passion to help people and his ability to meet them where they are. He sees the potential in his clients that oftentimes even they can’t. After helping clients lose over 100lbs, rid themselves of chronic disease, get off medications, eliminate chronic pain and discomfort, increase strength and rehab injuries, he wholeheartedly believes that any client can achieve what they put their mind to.
Andy grew up in the Columbus area and devoted much of his life to gymnastics (which helped inspire his love for training!). He attended Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio to receive his Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science. He then went on to become a Certified Strength and Condition Specialist through NSCA.
He loves spending time with his wonderful wife, Laura, their beautiful daughters, Evelyn and Adeline, and their fun-loving boxer named Libby. You will find him outdoors either in my vegetable garden, hiking, camping, jogging, biking, or doing anything active. He practices what he preaches by exercising regularly and eating healthfully.
His services include individual personal training, small group personal training, and virtual training.
Laura Berger, MS, RDN, LD, ACSM EP-C
"I specializes in weight loss as well as holistic and functional medicine nutrition. I aim to find the root cause and use food, nutrition, and supplements to help patients achieve optimal wellness. I believe nutrition has the power relieve or reverse chronic ailments, and I love helping patients achieve optimal wellness through lifestyle change. Contact me to get more information on how I can help you in your healthy lifestyle journey!"
Licensed Massage Therapist
It was her own quest to lose weight that sparked Kasey’s interest and passion for fitness. After giving birth to her two kids, she realized that she was overweight and constantly tired. She started with Pilates videos at home then began working out consistently, as she started to see improvements in her body.
Kasey took her passion for fitness and made a career for herself.nHer extensive knowledge of the body and muscle groups enables her o dapt her training for students with a wide range of mobility, flexibility, endurance and strength. However, she most enjoys working with people who have little or no current exercise regimen. Kasey can always be counted on for a cheerful smile, encouraging attitude and great playlist of music!
She offers small group and one-on-one training at The Yoga Fitness Factory. She taylors each workout to her client’s needs and goals, focusing on areas such as strengthening, maintenance, endurance,mobility, weight loss or rehab.
Kasey is Dual Licensed in Massage Therapy and has been in practice since 2007. Her massage services include deep tissue, trigger point, sports massage, Swedish, Relaxation, Lymphatic and Post-Surgery Lipo Massage.
During her free time, Kasey enjoys spending time with her husband and two kids, and staying involved in church and volunteer activities. Kasey enjoys continuing her fitness journey through boxing, crossfit and running at the local, Sharon Woods Metro Park.
What started as an insecurity blossomed into a career for Stehen Grabor. At 6’1, he graduated from highschool weighing only 120 lbs and was able to put on over 20 lbs of lean mass within a year of strength training. After having first hand knowledge of the feeling and results that fitness could bring, Steve knew he wanted to revolve his life around the field. He began teaching classes at The YMCA and gained experience with a wide range of ages and fitness styles. He has taught classes such as HIIT, WOmen on Weights, Triathlon Training, Wellness Coaching and Fitness Training for Children and Teens. Beyond this hands-on experience, Steve would like to pursue higher education to provide the best care for his clients.
He began at The Ohio State University before transferring to Otterbein University and graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Promotion and Fitness. This rigorous program included a personal training practicum, Olympic weightlifting and group fitness. Immediately after graduation, Steve began working in a personal training studio doing both personal and group training.
Through all of this experience, Steve gained both the confidence and the knowledge to improve his client’s health. One of Steve’s greatest passions lies in training beginner weight lifters to add muscle mass and learn the fundamentals of bodybuilding. Starting as a 10 lb newbie, Steve is now closing in on 200 lbs and he loves helping others in a similar position change their body and confidence.