OUR TEAM

SOPHIE KOSTRZEWA

B.S. Exercise Science, Group Fitness Certified

Madd Dog Athletics SPIN® Instructor, TRX® trained, Program Design for SF Online Coaching, Personal Trainer, SF Games Coach, SF On Demand Trainer, 7 years experience at SFF. 

Favorite Quote: “ Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Facts about me: Most of my shoes are from the kids section.

I’m happiest when I’m somewhere in northern Michigan. 


Favorite class to instruct: SPIN®

Favorite class to take: Assthetics


Favorite music to workout to: Anything with a good beat.

SARAH FECHTER

Founder / Owner / Coach 

 

B.S. Kinesiology / Exercise Science 

Madd Dog Athletics SPIN® Instructor, TRX® Trained, Personal Trainer, SF Games Head Coach, SF On Demand Trainer, SF Health Education Presenter, Project Fitness TV Trainer, MuscleNerd Foundations & Program Design Internship, Kilo Strength Society Advanced Strategies to Program Design L1, 21 years experience.

Sarah Fechter, founder of Sarah Fechter Fitness, established in 2005, earned her bachelor's degree in exercise science from SVSU in 2007. Exercise science and helping members of our community achieve a better quality of living is Fechter's main passion, motivation, love and purpose. In 2012, Sarah Fechter Fitness transformed from a one-person operation in a small rental space into a 6,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art Saginaw Township Facility. The business now accommodates over 8,000 Mid-Michigan clients.

Sarah has received multiple awards within the community such as Great Women of the Great Lakes Bay Region in 2012, 2013 Business of the Year, Adelante Business Award and the RUBY Award both in 2015. Sarah Fechter Fitness has been voted Greatest of the Great lLakes Bay Region in multiple categories including Best Gym, Best Personal Trainer, Best Health Coach for nearly two decades. In 2016, Sarah was awarded the prestigious, Distinguished Alumna Award, Crystal M. Lange College of Health Human Services of Saginaw Valley State University.

iIn a short amount of time, Sarah earned her professional status as an athlete for the International Federation of Body building. Sarah has competed in two different professional level divisions for the last 7 years. Sarah gracefully retired bodybuilding in 2018 after earning top five placements in all 4 of her last pro shows.

Favorite Quote: "Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless, like water" - Bruce Lee

Facts about me: I enjoy working on the business/innovation side of Sarah Fechter Fitness.

I love to travel. 


Favorite class to instruct: Strength & Conditioning

Favorite class to take: Spin


Favorite music to workout to: Hip Hop, R&B, Dance 

JOSHUA FRANK

Executive Producer and Project Management

 

Favorite quote: " Everybody wants change... don't no body wanna change though." - Nathan Feuerstein

 

Facts about me: I'm always finding ways to keep inivating and keep going the extra mile. I'm a Chick-fil-A addict. 

 

Favorite class to take: Bootcamp Conditioning

 

Favorite music to train to: Hip Hop, Rap

ALEXIS STRAEBEL

B.S. Exercise Science, MWOD Movement & Mobility Specialist

Group Fitness Certified , Madd Dogg Athletics SPIN® Instructor, Personal Trainer, Mobility Programmer for SF Online Coaching, SF Games Coach, SF On Demand Trainer,  5 years experience at SFF.

Favorite quote: "The most important thing to do before we die is live.” - Simon Sinek
 

Facts about me: I hate scary movies. I enjoy cooking.


Favorite class to instruct: SPIN®

Favorite class to take: Strength & Conditioning

 

Favorite music to train to: Hip Hop or anything I can sing to.

ALYSSA ARROYO

Client relations/ Media Marketing, Special Events Coordinator

10 years experience at SFF.

 

Favorite quote: “ The greatest mistake we make is living in constant fear that we will make one.” - John C Maxwell
 

Facts about me: I listen to Christmas music year-round.

I’ve broken my left leg twice.

 

Favorite class to take: Club SF, It was the very first class I experienced when I found SFF. 

 

Favorite music to train to: Trap Rap & then cool down to Worship music. #balance

JANELLE WOIDA

B.S. Integrated Science with Physical Education and Elementary & Middle-Level Concentrations, Masters in Educational Arts

Group Fitness Certified, Madd Dogg Athletics SPIN® Instructor, TRX® Certified, SF Games Coach, 8 years experience at SFF. 

 

Favorite quote: ” Not all those who wander are lost." - J. R. R. Tolkien

 

Facts about me: I have climbed a volcano in Nicaragua. I love to work with the Earth; whether it is gardening, hunting/fishing, or collecting rocks.
 

Favorite Class to teach: SPIN® & Outdoor Camp

Favorite Class to take: Strength & Conditioning 

 

Favorite music to train to: Hip Hop, Classic Rock, anything with a good beat. 

KARI WARDIN

Group Fitness Certified, Madd Dog Athletics SPIN® Instructor, SF On Demand Instructor, 8 years experience at SFF.

Favorite quote: ” When it rains look for rainbows, when it’s dark look for stars.” - Oscar Wilde
 

Facts about me: I was in Ballet, Tap & Jazz for 25 years & taught Hip Hop for 6 years. I love to bake.


Favorite class to instruct: SPIN®

Favorite class to take: Strength & Conditioning
 

Favorite music to train to: Hip Hop, Pop, & Rock

OLIVIA COUNTS

Desk operator, Instructor Intern, 3 years experience at SFF.

Favorite quote: “People are doubting how far you can go, go so far that you can’t hear them anymore.” - Michele Ruiz

 

Facts about me: My favorite movies are Finding Nemo and Lion King. I like to bake. 
 

Favorite class to take: Strength & Conditioning


Favorite music to train to: Hip Hop, Pop

RACHEL TRUMBLE

B.S Science & Dietetics, Accreditation through Hurley Medical Center, ServSafe Management Certified, SF Studio Dietitian, SF Online Coaching Dietitian, SF Health Education Presenter, 6 years experience at SFF.

 

Favorite Quote: ”Success is liking yourself, liking what you do & liking how you do it.” -Maya Angelo

 

Facts about me: I LOVE being surrounded by water with my feet in the sand. If I could do anything at all it would be to be able to sing beautifully

 

Favorite class to take: Kickbox & Strength

 

Favorite Music to workout to: I love any music that keeps me moving!

BO ZWINGMAN-DOLE

B.S Human Biology

Group Fitness Certified, TRX for Yoga® Certified, Desk Operator, 2 years experience at SFF.

 

Favorite quote: ” Everything in moderation, including moderation.” -Oscar Wilde
 

Facts about me: I was named after Bo Schembechler and Bo Derek. I’m a Disney fanatic. 

 

Favorite class to instruct: TRX/Yoga

Favorite class to take: Bikes & Barbells

 

Favorite music to train to: The 90's

TANISHA QUIROZ

Team Relations Specialist

Favorite quote: " It’s supposed to be hard. If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it great.” - Jimmy Dugan League of Their Own 

Facts about me: Jem and the Holograms is my favorite cartoon from the 80s. I can’t swim 


Favorite class to take: Boxing

 

Favorite music to train to: Today's Hits & Old School Classics

CASEY RUSCH

Official SF DJ

 

Favorite quote: “ You miss 100% of the shots you don't take " - Michael Jordan

 

Facts about me: I have been a DJ since the age of 13 when my dad dropped me off at a middle school with a box of CD's. I went on to DJ my high school dances and other school dances in the area. In college, I was in the nightlife scene and now I travel all over the state of MI and beyond for private events. I take pride in turning a wedding into a night club every weekend.

 

Favorite Class to DJ: Club SF and Pop-Up Fitness

Favorite class to take: SF Games
 

Favorite music to workout to: Hip-Hop and I like to listen to my recorded mixes and critique my own work.

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Saginaw, MI 48603

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