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MyStart is your very first step on the path to better health, no matter what your current fitness level. Our highly trained and certified professionals provide a free biometric and biomechanical assessment when you join the center. With this assessment as a baseline, our staff recommends a customized training program, dietary changes, flexibility exercises, and much more!

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There is no time for ease and comfort
It is time to dare and endure

Winston Churchill

Center Features

Cardio Studio
Cardio Studio
Precor Treadmills
Precor Ellipticals
Precor Adaptive Motion Trainers
Stairmaster
Precor Stationary Bikes

Cardio Studio

Functional Training Area
Functional Training Area
TRX
Bands
Raises

Functional Training Area

Free Weight Area
Free Weight Area
Dumbbells
Bench Rack
Bench Press

Free Weight Area

Group Exercise Studio
Group Exercise Studio
Stability Balls
Regular Classes
Yoga

Group Exercise Studio

Selectorized Equipment
Selectorized Equipment
Strength Training
Variable Weight
Targeted Resistance

Selectorized Equipment

Towel Service
Towel Service
Complimentary
Fresh Towels

Towel Service

Personal Training
Personal Training
Professionally Certified
Experienced
Certified Health Coaches

Personal Training

Laundry Service
Laundry Service
Laundry Loop
Ready Next Day

Laundry Service

Private Shower Stalls
Private Shower Stalls
High-End Amenities
Soaps, Conditioners, Lotions
Hair Dryers

Private Shower Stalls

Online Health Possibilities Questionnaire
Online Health Possibilities Questionnaire
Behavioral Analysis
Positive Outlook
Inspirational Questions

Online Health Possibilities Questionnaire

Physical Activity Programs
Physical Activity Programs
Intraoffice Competitions
Cholesterol Reduction
Race Away the Fat!

Physical Activity Programs

Flu Shots
Flu Shots
Nurse-Administered
No Registration Required

Flu Shots

Health Fairs
Health Fairs
Free to Attend
Multiple Vendors
Innovative Products

Health Fairs

Nobody who ever gave his best
regretted it

George Halas

Center Photos

Meet our Coaches

Vanessa Theis

General Manager
B.S. University of Minnesota
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
Cerfitied Yoga Instructor
American Heart Association CPR/AED
Vanessa is an experienced personal trainer and group exercise instructor. She has worked with a wide variety of individuals, ranging from young athletes to seniors. She has also worked through many different fitness domains including weight loss, strength & conditioning, balance & flexibility and endurance training. Vanessa strives to provide classes and workouts that help each individual reach their full potential to improve their overall health.

Gregory Gray

Fitness Director
B.A. Kinesiology with a minor in Psychology
M.B.A. with concentration in healthcare management
NCEP CPT
CPR cert.
I believe in a push/pull method of strength training to improve the capillary density. Fitness is a combination of cardiovascular conditioning, muscular strength, flexibility, and nutritional needs being met. They all are significant in achieving a higher level of fitness along with positive feedback such as affirmations.

Randi Karlinsky

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
B.S. Dietetics, M.S. Dietetics
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist
ACE- Certified Health Coach
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
Certified WERQ Instructor
My nutrition philosophy focuses on food being the fuel that keeps our body’s performing at its optimal level. My nutrition prescription focuses on whole foods while limiting packaged and processed items as much as possible. Most importantly, I became a dietitian to make the world a healthier place by helping people help themselves!

Some people want it to happen
Some wish it would happen
Others make it happen

Michael Jordan

Membership Rates and Packages

Corporate Rates Available

Annual Contract

$55/mo
  • Initiation Fee: $50
  • Keycard Activation Fee: $10
  • Daily Guest Fee: $15
  • Permanent Locker: $30/month
  • Free Daily Locker Usage
  • Complimentary Towels
  • Full Amenities

Month-to-Month

$55/mo
  • Initiation Fee: $100
  • Keycard Activation Fee: $10
  • Daily Guest Fee: $15
  • Permanent Locker: $30/month
  • Free Daily Locker Usage
  • Complimentary Towels
  • Full Amenities

Personal Training Rates

One-on-One

  • 30-MINUTE SESSIONS
  • 1 session: $40
  • 10 sessions: $380
  • 20 sessions: $700
  • * Introductory package: 5 sessions- $125 (first-time clients only)

Group Training

  • 30-MINUTE SESSIONS
  • 1 session/week: $75/month
  • 2 sessions/week: $115/month
  • 3 sessions/week: $150/month
  • * Minimum of 2 participants/session and maximum of 5.

Executive Upgrade

  • 30-MINUTE SESSIONS
  • 6 sessions: $200/month
  • 12 sessions: $360/month
  • Unlimited sessions: $500/month
  • * Permanent schedule, 3 sessions/week.

Nutrition and Wellness Packages

Wellness Packages

  • Online Accountability: $100/month
  • Weight Loss and Healthy Lifestyle Management: $170
  • Disease and Condition Management: $175
  • Sports Performance: $148
  • Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) Testing: $45

Consultations

  • INITIAL CONSULTATION: $70
  • FOLLOW-UP CONSULTATIONS
  • 30-MINUTE SESSIONS
  • 1 session: $38
  • 5 sessions: $160
  • 45-MINUTE SESSIONS
  • 1 session: $46
  • 5 sessions: $220
  • 60-MINUTE SESSIONS
  • 1 session: $60
  • 5 sessions: $280

Additional Services

  • Menu Development and Grocery Planning: $150/week*
  • Group Nutrition: $75/person
  • Online Accountability: $100/month*
  • *Initial consultation required

Those who do not find time for exercise
will have to find time for illness

Edward Stanley

LifeStories

Shannon L.
I’m down 80 pounds from a year ago and I cannot wait to see the look on my doctor’s face when she sees me and the progress I've made.
Complications from Type-2 diabetes contributed the death of my mother and grandmother. With that family history I've known for years that I was at risk and my weight added to that risk. Yet, for years I failed to heed the warnings.

Last year, that changed. My doctor's report went from "pre-diabetic" to "borderline and at your next annual physical you will be diabetic and we will start you on medication." That was the wake-up call I needed. I was determined that even if that happened, it would happen with me fighting it every step of the way.

I immediately made one change at a time. I’ve tried to get control of my health before but always jumped in with both feet thinking “all-or-nothing”. The efforts always failed and I always gave up. Incrementally, first I cut easy-to-cut sugar (like tea, coffee, soft drinks and desserts). Then I started logging food and tracking blood sugar. Then I changed how and when I ate carbs. Next came morning walks. Two months in I was seeing some pretty great results with about 20 pounds down but I knew I could do more.

I finally walked in to the LifeStart Fitness Center at work, something I joined when it opened years before but only used a time or two. I met with our Manager and Dietitian, Kristin, to discuss nutrition. She encouraged me to meet with Colin, the Fitness Director. After the first meeting with Colin, I was hooked. His enthusiasm and encouragement got me excited. Despite many gym memberships through the years, I’ve never been excited about fitness. I signed up for personal training three days a week, started a variety of group classes and found myself going at least once a day, often more. I love that right there at work I can do personal training with Strength, HIIT and endurance goals and have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of fun classes including aerobics, dance Pilates and yoga. Each aspect of the program provides a different yet critical part to my success.

It has now been a year since that doctor's appointment and I’m down 80 pounds. The results of my follow up appointment were wonderful! A year ago I was borderline diabetic and had been pre-diabetic for years. As of my annual check-up last month, not only am I not borderline diabetic (or full on diabetic as my doctor had predicted), I’m not pre-diabetic at all! My fasting glucose and A1C numbers were all within normal range. My blood pressure was also a lot lower and she has me on a 3-month plan to wean off of blood pressure medication. I really owe my life to the team at Laitram’s LifeStart facility.
We have many more LifeStories to share. Click here to view more stories of LifeStart members that have overcome adversity and reached their health goals!

Do you have a LifeStory to tell? Click here to submit your narrative of how you achieved lasting change, for example, by losing weight, building strength, or reaching a health goal. If we feature your story, we'll give you a LifeStart insulated bottle and a LifeStart t-shirt. And we'll enter you in a raffle to win a free Apple Watch at the end of the year!

More importantly, your story could inspire thousands of other LifeStart members to supercharge their own efforts to live life well!

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