Owner/Coach Amy Klein in known for her motivation skills. “I want to know what motivates every athlete here so I can hit those triggers when they are in the gym,” she says. “I want to know what their favorite music is, what their favorite movements are, what they hate. Yes, it’s a bit extreme, but these things matter. They are the things that can make or break a workout, and they are important!”
Before Opening Upper Limit, Amy worked as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor for more than 16 years. She was a national bodybuilding competitor for 7 years and holds the 2015 Arizona State Women’s Masters Division first place in Olympic Weightlifting.
Yoga Instructor Chantal Steggs enjoys the challenge of meeting her students where they are and offering options to guide each one into a deeper practice one step at a time. “Also, I cherish the opportunity to laugh at myself in yoga!” she says. “Sometimes, we don’t have to take ourselves so seriously.”
Chantal was a fourth grade teacher for four years, so you’re sure to catch her calling the bathroom the “potty” and using silly, made-up words. Today, she says “I’m so thrilled to be teaching at Upper Limit. Seriously, everyone is so nice!”
Yoga Instructor Michelle Fitzsimons says the first time she took a toga class, she was the one in the back of the class that the teacher pointed out as doing down dog all wrong. “I didn’t take another yoga class for 5 years,” she says. Then, a kind teacher taught her the most important principle of yoga – to let go of judgement, expectation, and competition. “I have been teaching yoga for 11 years now with the intention that yoga is for EVERY body, size, shape, age, ability,” she says.
Coach Michael Prangner “did not wake up like this.” He says, “I changed my lifestyle for this. I work out late for this. I changed what I eat for this. I sweat for this. I made this, and this is worth it!”
He’s passionate about helping people succeed and change themselves with a healthier lifestyle. “I love to see my members (my family) do things they didn’t know were possible for themselves and to reach goals they have never reached before,” he says.