Our Team



Fave exercise: Olympic barbell lifts. Fave food: pizza, tacos, anything chocolateWhen she’s not training she’s: doing CrossFit, at home with her husband and 2 children, and definitely NOT cooking.Coaching style: I love to inspire people to do things they didn’t think they would be able to.  That is what connected ME to fitness, and I love that path of self-discovery!Things you didn’t know: She’s been in 2 fitness competitions and run a marathon but didn’t discover fitness until her 30s.  She is a nutrition nerd but hates cooking. 



Fave lift: “Any version of a clean, also deadlift, even though it gives me butterflies every time.”
How did you get into fitness? “Been into fitness my whole life... mostly have always loved running.  Got into lifting weights after my third child Chloe was born.  Fell in love with feeling strong.”
More about the Kersktra family: “I have a husband, Brian, and 3 Kids Cole (16), Clara (14), Chloe (12).
Cole loves fishing and the girls are competitive swimmers.”
Fave food: “Beef, rice, and broccoli. I'm a simple girl!”
Instagram: @maggie.Phoenix1


Christy is a NASM-certified personal trainer. She loves working with both men and women and is passionate about transformations of all kinds: weight loss, strength gains, and mental/emotional improvement. She believes that amazing changes can happen in the gym with the right coach!

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Kate is a NASM-certified personal trainer. She loves working with clients of all ages and abilities. She is an avid weightlifter who is passionate about helping clients overcome previous injuries and limitations. Kate loves sharing her knowledge with her clients to help them achieve their full potential.

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Nicole is our resident yogi! In addition to teaching classes here at Phoenix, she runs her own practice. Nicole makes yoga accessible and fun. Her focus on restorative yoga at Phoenix is the perfect companion to your workout routine.



Stacy is a Crossfit CF-L1 coach.  She is passionate about helping individuals develop a love of fitness by finding what works for them and customizing programming to meet their needs.  She views fitness as something we do for long term health and quality of life, not just aesthetics, and gravitates toward functional fitness.  She loves working with people that are just starting their health and fitness journey, but also really enjoys helping seasoned athletes who want to push themselves and become more competitive.  Her favorite lift is the clean!



Crystal is our resident weightlifter-extraordinaire.  She has competed in numerous weightlifting competitions and specializes in all things powerlifting and olympic lifting.  She loves photography, cats and all things Disney.  She is CF-L1 certified.


5020 E Beltline Ave NE, Suite 105
Grand Rapids, MI 49525


(616) 287-4474


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