Manager

Leo Venteicher

Leo started with Prairie Life in 1993 as the Facilities Director. He previously worked at a local Property Management Company, serving as the Service Supervisor. In 2007 he retired from Basketball Officiating after 25 years. Leo is married with two children and three grandchildren. He enjoys basketball, racquetball and running, and is learning the game of golf. Please feel free to stop by and say hello.


Trainers

Daniel McCarthy, Fitness Center Director

Daniel Mccarthy takes a well-rounded approach to fitness. He believes in working on strength, endurance, flexibility, and nutrition together to be the best you can be. He likes challenge and does not believe in the word "can't". When not in the gym, you are likely to find him training for or running an obstacle course race. He believes in leading from the front and pulling his client along to the next challenge. His favorite methods of training are High Intensity Interval Training and functional body movements with resistance.

Susan Randle, Assistant Fitness Center Director

Susan hold a Bachelors Degree in the Arts and her fitness certifications include NASM-CPT, ACE-Group Fitness, Free Motion Stages Cycling, and BBU Pilates Mat Reformer. Susan started working for PLF in 2007 just after moving back to her hometown of Omaha after living in Alaska, Arizona, Utah and Oregon. She has a passion for outdoor adventure, all things fitness and travel. Susan gets clients motivated my encouraging them to take risks and try new things.

Heather Dall

Heather has a BA from Creighton and an MPA from University of Nebraska Omaha. Her certifications include ITCA-Certified Triathlon Coach, USTA-Tennis Couch, IMBA-International Mountain Bike Association, and WSI-Water Safety Instructor. Heather has been involved in the fitness industry since 2006. She enjoys working with anyone looking to improve their fitness level whether it be in a specific sport or to live an overall healthy lifestyle. Heather enjoys competitive pickle ball, running in 5k, 10k, and half marathon events. She has competed in Sprint, Olympic, and Half Ironman triathlons, as well as off road biking and running events.

Stacy Houck BS, NASM, ACE Group X

Stacy has a BA in Business and Marketing and she holds certifications with NASM-CPT, ACE-Group Fitness, Pilates Reformer, and Free Motion Stages Cycling. Fitness has been a major part of my life, for as long as I can remember. From high school sports, to the college track team, and now teaching group fitness classes and personal training. Exercise is my passion- and I want to help my clients find their passion. Being healthy and fit has such a positive impact on our everyday lives. It is my goal to encourage clients to reach their goals and find an activity that they enjoy doing. Stacy loves to workout in the fitness center and always welcomes her clients, members, and friends to join her to push each other for that extra effort. When I’m not personal training, teaching spin or bootcamp, I am training for the next Sprint Triathalon or spending time with my twin boys and family.

Sue Ludvik BS, ACE-CPT, BBU Pilates

Sue has a degree in Education and has been in the fitness industry for 20+ years. Her certifications include ACE-CPT and Balance Body Pilates. She grew up with Asthma and was unable to participate in Athletic activities. Luckily, she grew out of most of her breathing difficulties and became an active participant in many sports in her early 20s. Because of this, Sue understands what it’s like to face an active lifestyle with restrictions. With her degree in Education, she has the unique ability of being able to breakdown difficult aspects of movement. This allows an individual to capitalize on Functional Movement and good postural alignment whether it be in daily life or performing a challenging exercise. Sue has 4 children and understands the chaos of family life and the challenges of time. Exercise, whether it be through weight lifting, cardio or Mind-Body Pilates is important to be able to face these aspects of a balanced lifestyle. She can help you achieve this balance.

Brenda Kelley BS

Brenda has been in the fitness industry for 17 years. She has her Bachelor of Science degree from Wayne State College. She received her BS in Exercise Science and Wellness. While in college Brenda was also a 4 year letter winner in basketball for the Wildcats. Areas of Specialization: • Weight Loss • Strength Training • Midlife Fitness/ Health for Women • Sports Specific Training She enjoys working with Clients to establish realistic and attainable goals. She motivates clients by making it “personal”. She provides a service that focuses on the individual and his/her needs. Together, we develop a program that addresses their goals that can be adapted as progress is made.

Kathleen Solem, Director of Group Fitness, Pilates

An ACE Certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor she has over 30 years experience in the fitness industry, designing programs and developing class formats-as well as training and coaching individual clients. She integrates a variety of disciplines in her training including Functional Resistance training, Somatics, Yoga, Pilates, Franklin Technique and Dance. Essential to her approach is promoting and prioritizing kinetic awareness and a mindful approach to movement-so increased strength and agility also result in better balance, posture, core and muscle function, and improved movement patterns. Kathleen is comprehensively certified (CPT) by the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA), RYT 200HR Registered Yoga Teacher, and 300HR through Prajna Yoga. As a Balanced Body Faculty member since 2008 and author of a variety of workshops, she presents education and training courses for Fitness Professionals locally and nationally.

Dayle Nervig BS, ACSM, AEA, BBU Instr.

I have always been active in a variety of sports and became involved in competitive swimming in college. I have 30+ years of experience teaching swimming and safety skills to children and adults. As a parent I coached youth soccer for 12 years and led Boy and Girl Scout physical activities. After joining the Prairie Life Fitness staff I became involved in Water Fitness and enjoying teaching people how the properties can provide a complete and effective workout for people looking to crosstrain or may not be able to exercise at their desired level on land. As a person who has had arthritis for more than 30 years I know how important it is to be able to have exercise options available for everyone to be able to stay active. In the past two years I have begun to working closely with the Omaha Triathlon and as a sponsor, bringing triathlon training to PLF for both adults and children. Having worked on my Masters in Fitness Wellness Management at UNO, I was introduced to exercise research and I am always encouraged by the strides being made in science behind the exercises for everyone’s ADLs, activities of daily living. Exercise and healthy life styles need to be available to people of all ages and conditions.

Briana Siegert

Briana comes to us from Vatterott College with a degree in Personal Training. She also has her certifications in NASM and CPR/AED. Briana is one of own newest Personal Trainers here at Prairie Life! We are so excited to have her with us! Briana focuses on strength training, weight training, crossfit, and weight loss. Briana herself competes in Crossfit competitions and it is amazing to see her do some very complicated lifts during her workouts! Her goals this year are to make it to the regional crossfit competition as well as get better at cardiovascular conditioning. Briana enjoys powerlifting, coffee with her pup, and laughing as much as possible. Contant Briana today to set up your Jumpstart Training Session!

Stephanie Bell MS, NSCA-CPT

A family history of cancer and cardiovascular disease, along with my own health awakening, fuels my passion to help others embrace their bodies and take control of their health through the power of healing foods, an active lifestyle and a positive mindset. In 2008, after experiencing weight loss and an inability to recover from hamstring tendonitis, I was diagnosed with early stage III adrenal exhaustion and severely low hormone levels. Through expert guidance and a lot of research, I decided it wasn't just time to clean up my diet, but time to respect and appreciate my body with adequate sleep, proper nutrition, smart exercise and happily embracing all of my imperfections. I have been in the fitness industry for 10+ years and I am constantly expanding my knowledge in order to empower my clients with the tools they need to increase energy, feel confident in their own bodies and lead happier and healthier lives. I am a certified Corrective Holistic Exercise Kineseologist (CHEK) Practitioner, IKFF Kettlebell Instructor, NSCA-CPT, Precision Nutrition Coach, Metabolic Typing Advisor, Laser Life Coach and Holistic Nutrition & Lifestyle Coach.

Jodi Mackie ACE-CPT, Pilates Instr.

Jodi's fitness certifications include ACE personal trainer, ACE group X, BBU Pilates instructor, and RYT 200 Yoga Instructor. Jodi has worked in the fitness industry for over 20 years.

Raider Rhotenacher

Raider has been in the fitness industry for 15 years. He has a Bachelor of Science in finance from the University of Nebraska. He is an ACE certified personal trainer. He enjoys training all levels of strength and fitness including bodybuilding, Olympic lifting, cross fit and circuit training with a special emphasis on diet and nutrition.

Chelsea Benson

Chelsea Benson is a graduate of Wayne State College where she completed her Bachelor's degree in the Exercise Sciences. Chelsea has extensive, hands-on experience in the personal training industry with her time at Wayne State College, as well as her recent internship with Scott's Training Systems in Chandler, AZ. She has worked with clients of all fitness levels including; athletes, pageant contestants, and individuals new to the fitness world. Her goal as a personal trainer is to teach clients the importance of fitness and keep them motivated. She also enjoys hiking, watching football, and the outdoors.

Christian Ramon

Christian started out his career in training at the University of Nebraska at Omaha in the exercise science program. He graduated December 2014, but has been training for the past 2 ½ years. Throughout his time training he has worked with a very wide variety of clientele ranging anywhere from weight loss and lean muscle building to special cases such as athletes, stroke patients, individuals with thyroid conditions, and diabetics. Christian has certain specialties he really exceeds in when working with individuals and getting them to their goals which include weight loss, muscle building, sport specific athletes, and competitors of any sort. He is a former athlete himself playing football at the collegiate level and uses his motivational skills to help people get to where they want to be. If you are ready to get the results you want come set up a jump start with him today!!

Beau Fisher

Beau Fisher is an experienced educator with his training certification through the International Sports Sciences Association. He has spent the last few years traveling across the US and enmeshing himself in the varied cultures and communities that color the States. His approach to fitness focuses on achieving a balance in one’s lifestyle, promoting functional strength and flexibility. Leading a health and happiness are deeply intertwined; if you are not happy, you are not healthy, and caring for your health will make you happy. Set up a training session with him today and see if he can help you find a routine that brings some lightness to your life.

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