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Meet Our Coaches

According to a study published in the American Society of Training and Development (ASTD) Journal, individuals who have an accountability partner or coach are up to 95% more likely to achieve their fitness

and health goals compared to those who try to go it alone.

Thriving Lives Fitness Mission

Thriving Lives Fitness is a boutique coaching experience centered around the goals and needs of each individual client. We prioritize relationships, getting to know what motivates you, and peeling back the layers of how and why you struggle to maintain a consistent, balanced, healthy lifestyle. ​We do this by taking a comprehensive approach with mental & emotional health, fueling your body with it's particular needs, and creating a movement mindset.


Meet The Team

The Thriving Lives Story

In 2015 I had my second knee surgery, retired from baseball, decided to move to Maryville, MO to finish my education at Northwest Missouri State, competed in my first bodybuilding competition and started dating the woman that would become my wife 5 years later. 

After I competed in my first bodybuilding competition (placing 1st in novice and 2nd overall), I had a lot of friends and acquaintances reaching out to me for help losing body fat and building muscle. At first I was helping a few friends for free while turning down most of the other people. Nikole (girlfriend, later wife) had the amazing idea that since I had no job while she was 4 years into her career, maybe I should start helping these people who were reaching out as a way that I could start affording date nights and the like. 

Well, I started helping people and about a year later I officially started, Thriving Lives Fitness. After graduating from college, I went on to teach elementary PE for 5 years and at the end of the 2023 school year I left teaching to pursue Thriving Lives full-time. So what started as a side hustle for some date money has become a full-time business where I've helped over 600 (as of August, 2023) people change their health and the course of their lives through lifestyle & nutrition coaching, and personal training. 

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