Team NSS

NSS employs 8 certified fitness professionals, with 61 years of combined training experience. Amassing 12 collegiate degrees and 25 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
Mike Hawes, BS, CSCS, USAW
 
Mike graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead in 2006, receiving Bachelor of Science degrees in both Exercise Science and Athletic Training.
 
Professional certifications include:
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA)
  • Certified Sports Performance Coach (USAW)
  • AT Ret. (BOC)
  • First Aid and CPR/AED certified (AHA)
 
Mike is wholly committed to helping clients and athletes thrive through the philosophy, mission, and goals of the programs offered at NSS... (more)
Dawn Coauette
Dawn Coauette, BS, CSCS, NASM CPT, FAS, TRX FTC, RPR 1
 
Dawn graduated from the University of North Dakota with an Elementary Education Degree.   She continued her studies at Alexandria Technical and Community College to graduate with an Applied Science degree in Health and Fitness in 2012.   
 
Professional certifications include:
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA)
  • Certified Personal Trainer (NASM)
  • Certified Functional Aging Specialist (FAI)
  • Functional Training Course (TRX)
  • Reflexive Performance Reset Specialist Level 1 (RPR)
  • First Aid and CPR/AED certified (AHA)
 
With her love of teaching and... (more)
Chris Ludwig
Chris Ludwig, BA, CSCS, YFS-1
 
Chris graduated from Concordia College of Moorhead, MN,  with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Exercise Science in 2014.
 
Professional certifications include:
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA)
  • Youth Fitness Specialist Level 1 (IYCA)
  • First Aid and CPR/AED certified (AHA)
 
Chris has a great enthusiasm for health and fitness. He loves to bring out the best in people, and wants to see people get stronger, in whatever aspect of life it may be. Whether it's an inch or a mile, progress is... (more)
Sabrina Marthaler
Sabrina Marthaler, BA, CMA, NETA-PT
 
Sabrina graduated from College of Saint Benedict in Saint Joseph, MN, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management in 1999.
 
Professional certifications include:
  • Certified Management Accountant (IMA)
  • Certified Personal Trainer (NETA)
  • Kettlebell Specialty Certification (NETA)
  • First Aid and CPR/AED certified (ARC)
 
Sabrina is a personal coach AND our administrative specialist, managing everything from client billings to payroll to ... (more)
Dustin Schlichting
Dustin Schlichting, BS, CSCS *D, USAW, Z-Health, RPR 1
 
Dustin graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead in 2006, receiving Bachelor of Science degrees in both Exercise Science and Athletic Training.
 
Professional certifications include:
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with Distinction (NSCA)
  • Movement Integration Specialist (Z-Health)
  • Movement Reeducation Specialist (Z-Health)
  • Certified Sports Performance Coach (USAW)
  • Reflexive Performance Reset Specialist Level 1
  • AT Ret. (BOC)
  • First Aid and CPR/AED certified (AHA)
 
Dustin's expertise and passion for... (more)
CJ Erickson
C.J. Erickson, MS, BA, ACSM EP-C, SFG II, FMS, PMF Level 1
C.J. graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Health Fitness in 2009. He continued on to receive a Master of Science in Exercise Science and Health Promotion from the California University of Pennsylvania.
 
Professional certifications include:
  • Certified Exercise Physiologist (ACSM)
  • Level 2 Certified Kettlebell Instructor (SFG)
  • Functional Movement Screen Certified Exercise Professional (FMS)
  • Primal Move Fundamentals 1 (Primal Move)
  • First Aid and CPR/AED certified (AHA)
 
C.J.'s passion for health and fitness... (more)
Katelynn Prestidge
Katelynn Prestidge, AS, NSCA-CPT
 
Katelynn graduated from Alexandria Technical and Community College in 2015 with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Health and Fitness.
 
Professional certifications include:
  • Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA)
  • First Aid and CPR/AED certified (AHA)
 
Katelynn started her health and fitness journey just 4 short years ago, training at the high school gym in Roseau, Minnesota, where she lost 80 pounds by training with a best friend every day before work. She went to visit ATCC to learn more about their Health and Fitness Specialist degree, and... (more)
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Brandon Walvatne, AS, NSCA-CPT, CNC, FAS
 
Brandon graduated from Alexandria Technical and Community College with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Health and Fitness in 2019.
Professional certifications include:
  • Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA)
  • Certified Nutrition Coach (ISSA)
  • Certified Functional Aging Specialist (FAI)
  • First Aid and CPR/AED certified (AHA)
Brandon has a great passion for health, fitness, and the great outdoors. He loves working with people from all walks of life, to help bring out the best in each and every person. ... (more)