MAC provides a healthy and relaxing environment, allowing each member to reach his or her personal best.
Montana Athletic Club Personal Trainers are highly trained, nationally certified and results oriented. Whether you are new to exercise, have limitations due to health complications or compete at a high level athletically, we have just the trainer for you.
Working with a Personal Trainer is one of the most effective ways to improve your overall health and fitness. A personal trainer will coach you, monitor your progress, and fine-tune your program. You will learn the best way to use equipment with correct form and technique. Individualized programs that are sport-specific help you improve your performance level. Our Personal Trainers will help you:
- lose weight and improve cardiovascular health
- improve strength and muscle tone
- improve flexibility and endurance
- improve balance and coordination
We encourage MAC members to speak with our trainers to set up a program that is customized just for you. If you are just visiting and need a refresher, our trainers are excellent at providing this service.
Gigi is LeMond Cycling Instructor certified, ACE Personal Trainer certified, and has taught various classes at M.A.C. since 2002. She has experience in elderly care, physical therapy, and various women’s issues. She advocates safety, as well as aggressive, result-oriented training. She can help you transform your body and reach your goals.
I work with the full spectrum of clients with quite varied needs (weight loss, more energy, better moods, better sleep, getting off medications…) and help put them on the path to their health and wellness goals with tailored nutritional and lifestyle strategies.
Janis is a Board Certified Holistic Health and Nutrition Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and the American Association of Drugless Practitioners.
Craig suffered a traumatic brain injury in 2010 and worked to overcome and then succeeded in turning the injury into a positive experience. Craig’s hard work and dedication to fitness and commitment are evident in his professionalism and genuine concern for his clients. Craig has come full circle embracing his expertise in sports and sports injury.
Craig and his boys live in Bigfork. Active in our community, Craig coaches wrestling, football and baseball. His interests include: outdoor exercise, weight-lifting, skiing, hiking, biking and, most importantly, playing with his two sons!
Contact Craig for a customized personal training program that will be easy to follow, and results that are quick and sustaining.
Like most people, Diane has to discipline herself to exercise. But she loves what it does for her and how it makes her feel. Her favorite activity is running outdoors in the fresh Montana air. She and her husband have four children and she spends every spare minute with them.
Diane Van Buren
Terri has earned professional certification as both a Personal Trainer and Certified Strength Coach through the NCSF – NCCA Accreditation. Her experience with injury prevention through proper form, with the understanding and ability to bring clients of all fitness levels to their potential, are valuable traits she offers. Functional fitness to include HIIT training, body weight exercises and strength/conditioning are her areas of focus and expertise.
Terri’s participation in and support of fitness have been a constant; however, an accident resulting in a broken back, six months of paralysis and a two year physical rehabilitative journey are the impetus for her immense passion and experience in the benefit of maintaining fitness. Terri earned her BS degree in Business Administration, then her MBA; she previously enjoyed a career in corporate business. A number of years ago she pursued her passion for fitness and changed direction.
Enjoying life on the cherry orchard with her wonderful husband, she is also a mother and proud Grandma. She enjoys training herself and others, a paddle-board with her husband, an occasional Spartan race, or hiking a local trail. She enjoys offering a variety of training programs that are specifically tailored to you and your needs. She cares enough to be a tough little trainer but also insists on including a good laugh!
Ione is passionate about leading a fit and healthy lifestyle, inspiring others and she is passionate about enhancing the quality of lives of the people she encounters. She
teaches swimming lessons, and coaches the swim club at the MAC. She offers personal training both on land and in the pool. She is known for helping people stay motivated throughout their fitness journey and specializes in transforming their health and body through fitness and proper nutrition. Ione’s Fitness Philosophy: “Attitude is Everything”. You are in the hands of a Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor that is going to help you get the most out of every single session and class and who will
give you the accountability and support you need.
I worked as an addictions counselor for 18 years, I’m a certified personal trainer with the American College of Sports Medicine, and a Wellness coach, trained with Wellcoaches School of Coaching.
Though they don’t give out degrees for it my greatest challenge and joy has been the privilege of raising five amazing daughters. Who are all healthy and loving all that life has to offer here in the Flathead.
I’ve lived in and loved the Flathead valley for 33 years, where I enjoy mountain biking, kayaking, hiking and cross-country skiing. I want to see others have a level of fitness and health to enjoy this area, and if they like, the great outdoors of Montana!
Cord designed and directly supervised the fitness training program for Mrs. California 1992 in preparation for the 1993 MRS. USA. Pageant, which she won. He served as her personal trainer throughout her reign as MRS. USA. Cord has also trained numerous tennis pros from the tennis staff at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado. And, he has lectured about and taught sea kayaking on both the east and west coasts.
He has lectured extensively on health and fitness throughout California and Colorado and has taught classes in certification workshops for the American College of Sports Medicine. For 23-years, Cord wrote a weekly fitness column entitled “Fit & Healthy” for the Pikes Peak Courier newspaper, which serves all of Teller County and parts of El Paso County in Colorado. He has also been published in numerous health and fitness magazines over the years.
Cord has over 40,000 hours of hands-on personal training experience working with both the physically fit and the physically challenged. He has extensive experience designing functional fitness and core conditioning programs for those who are training to improve the quality of their life. Cord has also trained professional, recreational and scholastic athletes as well as clients training for specific athletic events, such as climbing Fourteeners, the Pikes Peak Marathon and Ascent, mountain and touring cycling events and a variety of endurance contests.
Today, Cord’s interest is in – but not limited to – designing and implementing programs for Pre-Surgery and Post-Rehab joint replacement clients as well as clients with auto-immune disorders, chronic pain and movement issues. He has worked with numerous clients over the years with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Chemical Sensitivity, Epstein Barr, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, Myasthenia Gravis, Diabetes and Cancer.
Cord prides himself in being conservative in his training approach and interactive while training his clients. He is dedicated to educating his clients in the arena of health and fitness and living a healthy lifestyle. Cord is passionate in his pursuit of continuing education to ensure that his clients have access to the very latest health and fitness information and expertise. He sees his job as a personal trainer as designing, implementing and motivating his clients in safe and effective client-specific fitness programs.
Cord, his wife Lizzie and their dog Annie Fanny relocated from the mountains of Colorado to Bigfork on May 1, 2020. When asked “How are you doing,” his immediate response is “I woke up today in Montana, so I’m good.”
Snow was a firefighter reserve for Heartland Fire and graduated from paramedic school, (EMSTA Class #3).
He trained in advanced prehospital life support, (medical and trauma), fire suppression, rescue and wildland operations. Third degree burns and a subsequent hospitalization, including multiple skin grafts from a training fire led to his departure from the emergency medical field. Wade loved being a firefighter, helping others in need and emergency medicine.
In the years that followed, he founded, owned and operated a personal training gym, Jump Start Fitness, LLC, for over 10 years in southern CA prior to relocating to Bigfork, Montana. Wade dedicated his life in assisting his clients' transformations of their mind-body-spirit complex. JSF was initially a mobile business of portable weights and equipment for individualized training sessions. It grew into a private, commercial-leased, store-front studio. Training programs were specific to client goals, skill levels and took into account injuries and limitations. Nutrition, inspiration/motivation, musculoskeletal stimulation and cardiovascular training concepts were the primary focus.
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