Coach Brad Dienstbier

Brad Dienstbier, M.A.

Owner/ Fitness Director

From Life-Changing Diagnosis to Professional Coach

Brad followed the path of many young men. In his early twenties he was a weightlifter, often in the gym six days a week. Yet he did not feel fit. “I woke up with pain every day. My lower back was so bad I couldn’t even stand up straight when I got out of bed in the morning”.

He was overweight and as he took up cycling, his situation didn’t improve. He began to experience stabbing pains when he pedaled. One day…the turning point…was when he simply leaned forward to pick something up. He heard a “pop” and suddenly was in excruciating pain.

He was diagnosed with degenerative disk disease, scoliosis and arthritis in his spine.

“I began working with a physical therapist that helped me change my lifestyle through exercise and sound nutrition. I slowly but steadily improved. I started to educate myself so that I could continue to reduce my pain and return to an active life.”

This journey of self-education resulted in a change of careers for Brad. He dedicated not only his personal wellbeing, but also his professional future, to health and fitness. “Now, nearly 18 years later, I am 50lbs lighter, stronger than I ever have been and can ride my bike 100 miles without back pain.

“It has been my mission for the past 15 years to share my experiences and knowledge so that I can help others enjoy the benefits I have achieved through proper exercise and lifestyle habits.”
 
Brad’s holistic approach to health and fitness has lead him to pursue certifications through the most forward-thinking holistic health and fitness organizations in the world. Brad’s philosophy on the integration of assessment, lifestyle and functional conditioning parallels the mission of these organizations and leaves our members feeling stronger, rejuvenated and successful.

When not training or studying, Brad enjoys cycling, yoga and playing bass guitar in several local bands that can be found performing around the city.

Certifications and degrees

  • Master of Arts – Exercise Science, University of Nebraska at Omaha, May 2005
  • Bachelor of Arts – Religious Studies, University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • Personal Trainer, National Strength & Conditioning Association
  • C.H.E.K Practitioner, Level 2, C.H.E.K. Institute
  • Corrective Exercise Specialist, National Academy of Sports Medicine
  • Golf Biomechanic, C.H.E.K. Institute
  • Kettlebell Trainer, Level 2, International Kettlebell & Fitness Federation
  • FMS Certified, Level 2, Functional Movement Systems
  • Nutrition and Lifestyle Coach, Level 1, C.H.E.K. Institute
  • Advanced Metabolic Typing® Advisor, Level 1
  • Weight Loss Specialist, National Academy of Sports Medicine
  • Youth Fitness Specialist, Level 1, International Youth Conditioning Association
  • Nutrition Coach, Level 2, Precision Nutrition
  • Fitness Nutrition Specialist, National Academy of Sports Medicine
  • Olympic Lifts Instructor, International Youth Conditioning Association
  • Training For Warriors Instructor, Level 2
  • Adult CPR/AED