NSS employs 9 certified fitness professionals, with 76 years of combined training experience. Amassing 11 collegiate degrees and 20 top-level certifications, the team at NSS has made it their goal to stay on the cutting edge of the fitness industry through education and continued professional development. Learn more about each member of our fitness professional team below.
Mike Hawes, BS, CSCS
As a former trail ultra runner Mike understands and appreciates the process of setting a goal and then building a bridge back to where clients are currently at; in essence, reverse engineering the pathway for clients to find success towards whatever their aspirations may be!
Away from the gym, Mike enjoys hunting, attempting to keep his lawn green, and the lake.
Mike and his wife Jennah live in Alexandria with their sons Sawyer, Lincoln, and Everett.
Dustin Schlichting, BS, CSCS *D, Z-Health, RPR 2
As a lifelong learner, working with the #NSSfamily members to achieve their wildly diverse goals allows Dustin to continue to fill his bucket as he shares his knowledge and learns new skills to facilitate that process.
Outside of the gym Dustin enjoys hunting, reading, and taking naps.
Dustin and his wife Becky live in Alexandria with their daughters Lila and Ava.
Chris Ludwig, BA, CSCS, YFS-1
As a former high-school and collegiate athlete, Chris is all about celebrating the little victories. Stronger is stronger, and no matter what you’re doing, getting stronger is worth celebrating.
Outside the gym Chris lives and breathes waterfowl hunting and football, as well as dabbles in deer hunting.
Chris and his wife Kate live in Osakis with their daughter Abbi and sons Thomas, Drew, and Ryker.
Dawn Coauette, BS, CSCS, NASM CPT, FAS, TRX FTC, RPR 2
With her love of teaching and passion for health and fitness Dawn, provides a supportive training environment where the unique and individual needs of all clients are valued and met. Dawn specializes in the 50+ population and enjoys helping the inactive become active again.
In her free time Dawn enjoys being active outside and snuggling up with a good book inside.
Dawn and her husband Chad live in Alexandria with their daughter Kamryn and son Cyler.
Sabrina Marthaler, BA, CMA, NETA-PT, GGS-1+
Sabrina is a personal coach AND our administrative specialist, managing everything from client billings to payroll to website updates to supply orders to fundraisers.
She credits NSS with changing her own life for the better in every possible way, and loves that she can use her specific talents to help us change more lives.
Her favorite thing about coaching is helping people to change fitness from a chore, to an enjoyable habit that they look forward to.
She spends her spare time running trails with her dogs, reading, and planning her next visit to Minnesota’s beautiful North Shore.
Connor Koebernick, BS, NSCA-CPT
As a graduate from Minnesota State University Moorhead with a degree in Exercise Science, Connor has a passion for the fitness industry. Connor was a defensive assistant for the MSUM football team and has experience working with people from all kinds of fitness backgrounds.
In his free time Connor enjoys biking and watching sports with his friends and family.
Connor currently lives in Morris, MN.
Kaylee is a dedicated and passionate personal trainer with extensive experience
in weightlifting, particularly in the domains of Olympic lifting and powerlifting.
Her years of dedication to the sport have deepened her understanding of effective
training techniques. Through her own journey, she has discovered that weightlifting goes beyond physical strength – allowing her to embrace the mantra that "strong is beautiful".
Outside of the gym, Kaylee enjoys working on art commissions, cross country
skiing, chess, and spoiling her cat.
Joanna Green, BA, NASM-CPT
Joanna has had a passion for wellness and fitness since she began running cross country in high school. She credits that experience with leading her to a degree in exercise science and wanting to continue learning more since then.
Her more recent passion is helping moms, prenatal and postpartum, feel good about themselves. Outside of the gym, you can find her getting together with friends, spending time with family, or watching football or baseball, depending on the season.
Joanna and her husband Blaine live in Alexandria with their sons Isaiah and Thomas.
Megan Lauthen, BS