How Did We Get Here?

Our Partnerships

 
 
 

Why Use Freedom Fitness Trainers?

 
 

 Meet Our Team

Our parent company Dynamic Fitness Management (DFM) was founded in 2006 by Chad Remley. At which time we started grooming trainers and finding out how we could make the biggest impact in their careers. From this point on our main focus has been to provide the best customer service in the industry. In 2019 we rebranded to Freedom Fitness to expand the number of lives we positively impact.

We currently have partnerships with 9 gyms in the greater St. Louis metro area. Our role within these partnerships is to create a caring, intelligent and successful training staff.

See what our gym partners have to say about us:

We have great pride in our in house education program that is offered to our trainers. Our goal is to turn every trainer into a consummate professional. We do this by offering a variety of workshops and in house certifications for our trainers. We ask our trainers to complete our Dynamic Training Certification course. Where they are taught the most effective ways to get clients results, build relationships, stretch and program workouts. We also offer various customer service workshops that further help trainers grow their business. As well as specialty certifications including boxing, Olympic lifting, power lifting, programming, nutrition and more. Lastly, we require our trainers to have a nationally accredited personal training certification or a Degree in Exercise Science.

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BILLY ADKISON

Certifications:
NASM CPT, NESTA

About Billy:
I
spent most of my life playing sports. In 2007 I broke both of my legs and hip from racing motocross. While stuck in a wheelchair for several months I became very involved with fitness and working out to rehab myself. I loved fitness so much, coupled with my desire to help others, I decided being a personal trainer was what I wanted my career to be in. Since being certified and starting with Freedom Fitness in 2008 I have had the privilege of changing so many lives. I enjoy motivating others every day to become the best version of themselves.

Why FF:
I enjoy working for Freedom Fitness because of the group of genuine people that are a part of this company. We all love to help people and truly care for our company like it is our own.

 
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EVAN MILLER

Certifications:
B.S. Exercise Science, CPT-ACSM
Powerlifting Prep Certified

About Evan:
I became a Personal Trainer in Feb 2016 because I genuinely wanted help people see themselves in the mirror the way that they perceived themselves in their own mind. In August 2018 when I became a Director I discovered that my underlying passion was actually Coaching. Personally I enjoy Powerlifting over any other form of exercise, I compete in the 90kg Open weight class.

Why FF:
Freedom Fitnees provides me the freedom to train however I see fit. Leadership, Management, Ownership of the company. Educational opportunities and of course being recognized as a human being, and not a unit on a spreadsheet.

 
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RYAN BENSON

Certifications:
BS- Exercise Science, NSCA-CPT

About Ryan:
Ryan graduated from Lindenwood University with a BS in Exercise Science in 2013. Ryan's background is extensive in the realm of fitness, working with clients of all ages and experience levels. Upon beginning his coaching career, he was appointed Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at St. Mary's High School. Over the next two years (2014-2015) he worked with high school athletes of all kinds, from swimmers to football players and many things in between. Aside from his strength coach experience he has been in the personal training business since 2013. After 4 years of personal training he honed in on his skills to help mentor over 20 successful trainers in the Saint Louis area.

Why FF:
A cheesy as this sounds, the "FREEDOM". We are all so different and individualized and our company has always been built on the foundation of continual learning.

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BRANDON COX

Certifications:
M.S. Exercise Physiology, B.S. Exercise Science

About Brandon:
I'm married with 2 daughters. I've recently taken a slight interest in golfing. I love strength training and corrective exercise strategy. I believe that through helping people develop healthy eating habits, and exercising regularly regardless of their goals, it can help people not only change their lives, but heal them in ways they wouldn't expect.

Why FF:
I like that Freedom Fitness gives me an avenue to help people. I like that this company not only develops their trainers to the fullest extent, but also does everything in its' power to benefit the client.

 
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JEFF GUSTAFSON

Certifications:
B.S. Exercise Science

About Jeff:
Fitness fanatic but powerlifter at heart, husband to the most beautiful wife, father to the cutest son, amateur brewer, Marvel junkie, craft coffee enthusiast.

Why FF:
Fitness is not just something I do, it's a way of life. I'm blessed to work for a company that allows me to help others live that life too.

 
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RYAN HODAPP

Certifications:
Nasm CPT

About Ryan:
I enjoying meeting people from all walks of life. Watching them reach a potential they would only think about is why this job makes it so easy to do. I like to show people the true limits of the human body while building a mental toughness to push through any obstacle.

Why FF:
Clients

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CHRIS HEWITT

Certifications:
NASM CPT, Fight Fit Certified

About Chris:
I've been with FF/DFM for over 7 years. I consider myself lucky to be able to have such a positive impact on people's lives. I couldn't have asked for a better company or group of trainers to help lead. There have been dozens of client success stories that I'm proud to have helped accomplish. I played college baseball at Lewis and Clark, which made me realize how much I enjoy the team/group atmosphere as well with being around fitness. I'm a big sports fan, with the Cardinals and Blues being at the top of that list. I've been happily married for over two years now. I have two dogs that are a handful, but I wouldn't have it any other way.

Why FF:
Being able to be around motivated and like minded people, who care about the health and well being of others is something I love most about my job. The trainers, clients, and everyone involved with the company all have the same goal in mind. Create the highest quality product, with great customer service for everyone.

 
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KERI MERKEL

Certifications:
NASM, ISSA, TRX , Nutrition Specialist, Women's Fitness Specialist, Senior Fitness Specialist, MMA Conditioning Specialist

About Keri:
I am 51 years young and have 2 amazing daughters. The youngest is a senior at University of Kansas and the older one lives in Boulder, Colorado. In my spare time I'm a homebody with 3 crazy dogs. I love to cook, garden/landscape, hike, bike, run, and do track workouts.
My passion for fitness started at the age of 6 when I started gymnastics. I still use a lot of my acrobatic skills in my workouts and love TRX and body weight exercises mixed with weight training. I try to workout at least 5 times a week because it's important to practice what you preach!

Why FF:
The opportunity to work with like-minded trainers and directors that are in the business of helping others and changing people's lives through fitness and the amazing clients and people we work with every day.

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TY GREEN

Certifications:
Nesta certified personal trainer

About TY:
Fitness, The Outdoors, and Hamster wrangling are my passions.

Why FF:
Freedom Fitness is an opportunity for me to help people achieve a better quality of life through fitness. Doesn’t get much better than that.

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DANIELLE HAYDEN

Certifications:
B.S. Exercise Science, Fight Fit Certified, Trainology 1 & 2, Muscle Systems Specialist

About Danielle:
I have been coaching fitness for about 10 years, and a Personal Training Director for a little over 7 years. Aside from the education I already have I am constantly working on other certifications to stay fresh in this ever changing industry. I like to work side by side clients through all the highs and lows that can come with a fitness journey. I like working with clients that have many different types of goals including weight loss, mobility issues, strength, getting lean, etc. From at home workouts, to a fully equipped gym, I believe training isn’t about making someone’s life fit into fitness, but instead about helping fitness fit into someone’s life.

Why FF:
Freedom Fitness has a collaboration of leaders and trainers that collectively have decades of knowledge. There are so many people out there that need our help, but may feel like there is no hope for them. Whatever someone is dealing with, we have most likely seen it and love to help. The community we have here at Freedom Fitness is so welcoming too! We focus on results and service, and you can feel that passion the minute you walk into our facility.

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NICK WIBBENMEYER

Certifications:
B.S. Business and Psychology. NESTA certified personal trainer.

About Nick:
I have been in the fitness industry for over 13 years. I have stayed with it because I love helping people change their lives to a healthier and happier life style. Being able to give people the ability to get out and fully enjoy life is the greatest feeling ever. In my free time I love to spend time with my family! I also love being outdoors. From hunting, fishing, hiking, to simply doing work in my yard.

Why FF:
Freedom Fitness is a place that allows me to train (and direct) individuals on a very broad spectrum. There is no "one way" to train! Here I get the freedom to implement the style I feel best suited for each client. I also have a support network that allows me to handle any situation thrown at me. It feels good to be a part of a family and not a business!