Our Trainers

Alecia Bucksa (Owner)

Alecia’s passion for sports and fitness began at an early age. She grew up in the gym because her dad was a high school basketball coach. She participated in athletics throughout high school and continued with a commitment to fitness after that.

Alecia started kettlebell workouts in 2011 because she wanted to add strength to her daily routine. She was tired of simply feeling “weak”, but traditional weight training wasn’t appealing. After getting certified to teach kettlebells in April 2013, the opportunity to purchase the kettlebell studio was presented to her. Alecia bought the studio on October 1, 2013, and was able to make her passion her “job”. She is excited to continue providing a place for people to come and get effective workouts that keep them coming back for more!

 


Ashley Baker

Ashley is originally from Waukon, Iowa, which is where she first became interested in kettlebells. She trained for about a year before deciding to become certified. Becoming certified was one of the most intense, extreme and joyful adventures of her life. Ashley has been certified through RKC and NETA. Kettlebells has changed the meaning of working out. It is an overall experience, that helps you physically and mentally. She has instructed at the Chickasaw Wellness Center, the YMCA in Waterloo, Kosama in Waterloo, and personal training on the side. Ashley also has instructed TRX band classes. She feels honored to become part of the B. Fit Studio and looks forward to assisting you to reach your fitness goals!

 


Alison Elwood

Alison fell in love with kettlebells and the B. Fit Studio “Family” over 3 years ago. When she first joined the gym, she was skeptical of the group exercise format. Soon she found the challenge, variety and group support was exactly what she was looking for.

Alison has been certified in NETA Kettlebells, TRX and is NETA Personal Trainer Certified.

Alison is passionate about building strength both physically and mentally, which she attributes to the core principals of group kettlebell training.

One of her favorite aspects of being a member and trainer at B. Fit Studio has been the countless new friendships that she has made over the years.

 


Jessica Lennon

Jessie is HKC certified and started instructing classes at B. Fit Studio in 2013. Since then, she’s had the opportunity to work with some amazing, hardworking folks. Writing new & challenging workouts is always her goal and her favorite kettlebell move is the deadlift.

Jessie & her husband Travis have three children and reside in Spillville. In her free time, she enjoys biking, yoga and running 5k’s with friends, and kayaking down the Turkey River with Coors Light. She is also a beekeeper and loves her honey bees.

 


Heidi Rockweiler

Heidi grew up trying to keep up with two older brothers who set her on the course to compete in high school and collegiate athletics. Later in life, seeking “that next level” of fitness, she discovered the kettlebell workout and never looked back.

Heidi is currently certified in the Russian Kettlebell Challenge (RKC) as well as the Kettlebell Institute (KBI) in both level one and two. She thoroughly enjoys leading challenging classes in both kettlebells and spin/indoor cycling, tackling new adventures, introducing both athletes and non-athletes of all ages to the sport of triathlon, and assisting people in reaching their true fitness potential!

 


Kim Holthaus

Kim is a kettlebell instructor at B. Fit Studio. She’s married to Kelly Holthaus and they have three kids. Kim is also an at-home mom, a licensed nurse, and a coach for youth baseball and volleyball.

She received her NETA certification to teach kettlebells in November 2015 and joined the team immediately after! She was a member at B. Fit Studio for three years prior to getting her certification to teach. There were many reasons why she wanted to become an instructor at B. Fit Studio, but the number one reason was because of the atmosphere and the ever-changing workouts. Each class is set up and designed to give you a challenging workout, focusing on strength, cardio and core.

She has always enjoyed being active through sports and fitness. Kim played various sports throughout her high school career and she still loves to participate in volleyball, softball, golf and more.  When it comes to being competitive and active, she’s all over it! Kim loves to challenge herself physically and mentally. That’s what’s great about kettlebells and B. Fit Studio. We will give you the tools to become stronger and successful in many ways.

Kim’s two favorite kettlebell moves are bicep curls and presses. She also loves loaded squats, push ups, battle ropes and planks. Her favorite music to workout to is from Thunderstruck radio on Pandora. She loves her music loud and needs music that will push her through a tough move or when she is nearing the end of a workout and her body is spent. AC/DC, Eminem, Quiet Riot and some rap and hip hop are some of her favorite tunes to get her motivated!

If you are willing to dedicate 45 minutes of your day to B. Fit Studio, she promises the reward will be worth it. It’s okay to challenge yourself and to go out of your comfort zone. It’s okay to feel like you’re getting your butt kicked – because you will! But you will also get stronger – guaranteed! It won’t happen the first week. It won’t happen the first month, but if you dedicate yourself 3-5 times per week to getting stronger and fit, Kim promises you will love the results in just a few months time! Battle ropes used to be the death of her. Now she grab the biggest/heaviest rope there and slam them to the ground. All you have to do is start. Come join us and let’s do this!!


Chelsey Kramer

 

Chelsey became a NETA kettlebell instructor in July of 2016. This is her first certification as a group fitness instructor and she is excited to be part of the B. Fit Studio family. In her occupation as a physical therapist, she treats, trains, and educates individuals to rehab from their injuries rather than guide them through recreational fitness. She was seeking a way to help the community in a different way by promoting good health and well-being, as well as use her knowledge of the human body in a different context. This aspiration led her to become an instructor at B. Fit Studio.

A little more about Chelsey….she is originally from Dyersville, Iowa, where she grew up with her parents and two brothers. She went to Wartburg College for undergrad and University of Iowa for graduate school. She currently is dating a Decorah native/Luther alum, which has led her to this quaint town of NE Iowa. In addition to teaching, she loves partaking in many outdoor activities, including biking, hiking, kayaking, volleyball, and softball. You can also find her next door from B. Fit Studio at Reefuel joining in the fun of cycling and yoga. Chelsey enjoys art-related hobbies, such as painting, woodworking, making home crafts, and recently learned how to quilt. She loves watching Hawkeye football and basketball.

To end with some fun facts about Chelsey. Her favorite bell move in our workouts is a thruster, as it incorporates multiple muscle groups. Her favorite workout is Ring of FIRE! Her favorite music to workout to would probably have to be the decade of the 90’s. Brings her back to growing up! DISCLAIMER: Despite being a Wartburg alum, don’t count her out as a Norse fan quite yet as blue and white are becoming more plentiful in her wardrobe. Proud supporter of the Knights, Norse, Vikings, and Hawkeyes 🙂


Kim Schmauss

Kim has followed an exercise regimen most of her life. She began kettlebell training at B. Fit three years ago and quickly fell in love with it. The strength training coupled with the great cardio workout that kettlebells provide is not only a great way to stay in shape but can be a complete body transformation tool as well.

Here passion is watching the people she trains reach their full potential both physically and mentally through their workouts. She is TRX and NETA certified and loves what she does.

Come experience the benefits at B. Fit and realize your potential.