The Team

Megan Berner, ACE Personal Trainer

Growing up I had always been active, enjoying the outdoors as well as playing team sports in middle and high school. I really developed my passion for health and fitness when I started college at UW-La Crosse. I earned a B.S. in Exercise and Sport Science with an emphasis in Fitness in May of 2018.

During my time at UW-L I completed field experience work at Fitness Lying Down so it’s very exciting to be back “home!” When I was in school, the more I learned about fitness the more I realized how important nutrition is.

Because of this in the fall of 2018 I will be working towards earning a degree in dietetics at Viterbo University. Not only do I want to help people become stronger and move efficiently, but also educate them on how to fuel their bodies. I want to help people become the best version of themselves. I love spending my free time cooking or doing anything outside with my husband Kraig and our dog Taz.

Sam Glade, NSCA-CPT

I have been involved in fitness and sports all of my life. I was an avid baseball player all the way up until and during college at UW-La Crosse. I am also an avid snowboarder, and spent most of my time in the winter out on my board.

I love getting the chance to work with people. I love being able to build connections with the people I work with, whether that be clients or co-workers. That’s why I chose to come to Fitness Lying Down. They have a very unique way of looking at exercise, and they take the time to personalize the experience and really get to know their clients.

I will be continuing my studies at UWL while working at Fitness Lying Down. After completing my degree in Exercise and Sport Science, I will be pursuing a career in Physical Therapy and earning my doctorate in graduate school.

Shelly Linskey, ACSM CPT

I grew up with 5 brothers, so one could say that my fitness journey began competing with them. I have always enjoyed sports and as a 3-sport athlete I never had to think about “fitness,” it was just a part of my life.

After graduation from college, I had extra time and money so it was easy to stay active mountain biking, kayaking, etc. Then I got married and started having kids … 1, 2 … 6! As a busy mom of 6 (now with a mom body) I tried to stay active with a gym membership, videos at home, etc., but I felt uninspired and bored.

Then a personal trainer friend of mine lost his job and I asked him if he would train me in my basement. That was 2014, and Cory Cripe has been my trainer ever since! Fitness Lying Down has been my gym home where I have learned that fitness can be effective, efficient, and fun!

I am/have been a coach for years: a phy-ed teacher, a group fitness instructor at the Y, and now am an American College of Sports Medicine certified personal trainer thrilled to help people with their fitness lying down here at FLD and at the YMCA!

Anthony Dix, Co-Owner

I have a passion for teaching and coaching. I’m very fortunate to combine those passions with a love for fitness as Co-owner of Fitness Lying Down.

Over 5 years ago, I was dissatisfied with the fitness options in the La Crosse area and created Coulee Region Boot Camps to help others maximize their fat loss and fitness goals while not spending countless hours in the gym. Those years have allowed me to coach thousands of group sessions and help hundreds of people.

While I do believe in high intensity training and hard work, quality movement takes priority over intensity. Quality is always more important than quantity.  No matter what your goal is (fat loss, injury prevention, strength, etc..) a foundation of graceful movement will always help you reach that goal more efficiently, enjoyably, and safer. I am also certified in the Functional Movement Screen (Levels 1 & 2), as well as a Youth Fitness Specialist and High School Strength and Conditioning Coach through the International Youth Conditioning Association.

Cory Cripe, CSCS Co-Owner

I have been interested in lifting weights, exercise, fitness, etc for most of my life. This interest led me to earn a B.S. in Exercise and Sport Science from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse with an emphasis in Fitness and a concentration in Strength and Conditioning in 2001.  Along with my university education, I also am a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA CSCS), FMS Level 1 Certified though Functional Movement Systems, and DVRT Master Instructor.

There have been (and still are) many experiences in my professional, and personal, life that continuously form me into the fitness professional I am today. Much of my personal experiences are shaped by my faith and relationships with the people in my life – I am blessed to have a beautiful wife of 13 years and three wonderful children: Sophia (11), Oliver (8), & Ruth (5).

Overall, my blogging goal is that I may share with you fitness thoughts, reflections, ideas, ramblings and that you may walk away with a little more insight into the fitness world and your personal workouts may have a different shape and movement to them!