Meet our Trainers

Wil Fleming

Wil Fleming is the Co-Owner and Director of Athlete Performance at Force Fitness and Performance in Bloomington, Indiana. His systems of athletic development have helped countless athletes achieve to their highest levels and have helped countless others on their journey to great performances.

Wil Fleming earned All-State honors in multiple sports while competing in high school. He went on to attend Indiana University to pursue track and field. His career culminated at the collegiate level with Wil earning All-American status in Track and Field. A graduate of Indiana University, Wil received his bachelor’s of science in Nutrition Science. Wil is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist, as well as holding his credentials as a Youth Fitness Specialist from the International Youth Conditioning Association.

Wil’s experience as an athletic performance coach includes athletes of all ages and abilities, including those just starting their pursuit of athletic achievement , NCAA All-Americans, high school state champions, and Olympians.

“I am really excited about the systems we use and even more excited about the results that they continually produce. State champion, all state and even all world performances are dreams in many facilities, but at Force Fitness and Performance, this stuff actually happens.

Every time an athlete walks through the door to begin their first day, all I see is the potential they have to be the best athlete I have ever coached, and I am prepared to give them my best effort to ensure that is a reality. That is what drives me everyday”

- Wil Fleming

Ryan Ketchum

Ryan Ketchum is the premiere weight loss and fitness expert in the Bloomington area, bar none. 50 lbs, 60 lbs, 100?s of inches lost. These are not uncommon occurrences when it comes to the training system Ryan has developed and employed countless times for his grateful clients.

Ryan’s expertise in the field of weight loss and fitness came about from using his years of training as an athlete and the incredible knowledge he gained from his own experiences combined with his education as a kinesiology student at Indiana University, to transform his own body from 330 lbs to 220 lbs in just a year’s time.

This incredible transformation which Ryan undertook, required tremendous will power and self confidence, both qualities that Ryan instills in all his clients.

Ryan’s expertise does not end with weight loss- his functional fitness programs are employed by some of Bloomington’s finest adult athletes, and his tactical strength programs are utilized by the Bloomington Fire Department to train their incoming recruits.

Ryan has personally designed workouts for 100?s of success stories and hopes that you will be the next one on the list.

“I look forward to helping people meet and then defeat the challenges that stood in my way for so long. I want to be the catalyst for dramatic weight loss, for improved fitness, for accomplishing life long goals.”

- Ryan Ketchum

Amber Leonard

Amber Leonard works with Force Fitness’s adult clients and is an exceptional trainer at not only motivating clients but getting the most out of the client during their sessions. Amber enjoys helping people to modify their lifestyle to achieve optimal health, wellness, and fitness by providing support, motivation, education, and guidance.

Exercise is physical, mental, and emotional therapy that allows individuals to push through their personal obstacles to reach the goals they have set, and this is exactly the way in which Amber excels . Amber pushes clients hard to focus on proper mechanics and performance of exercises but always keeps the environment positive and strives to know each individual client. Amber is great at keeping things in perspective for our clients to help them get to where they want to be, while making sure they work hard in the gym, are consistent with nutrition, and are persistent in reaching the goals they want to achieve.

Amber graduated from Grand Valley State University in 2009 with a BS in Exercise Science and will graduate this Spring from Indiana University with a MS in Kinesiology, majoring in Physical Activity, Fitness and Wellness, and minoring in Public Health.

Amber has worked with all ages and fitness levels in various exercise settings, coached figure skating, done wellness coaching, exercise testing and prescription, assisted with the development of an indoor triathlon event, facilitated triathlon training programs, interned with the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids in corporate wellness and with the Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce, and is currently teaching physical activity labs at IU.

“The best thing about working at Force has been getting to know our clients and watching them grow and change from the inside out. They work incredibly hard to get the results they want and deserve which creates an amazing environment for everyone at Force. It’s been extremely rewarding to see so many of them change their lives and health for the better. They are awesome!”

- Amber Leonard

Scott Gray

Scott Gray is a tremendous young coach and Force Fitness and Performance is excited to have him be a member of the team.

Scott developed an passion for fitness and strength training while developing as an athlete himself. Scott was an all-state football player and state champion at Lowell High School where he played running back. After his outstanding career in high school Scott moved on to Butler University to play football. Again Scott was able to separate from his peers and was named as All-Conference as a member of a record setting Butler offense. At Butler Scott studied Exercise Science. He furthered his education as an intern at IFAST in Indianapolis, IN- Named one of America’s top 10 gyms. This experience is invaluable to Scott as a Coach.

Scott brings innovative approaches to training and a vast knowledge of corrective exercise, strength, and speed training to help adults and athletes reach their goals.

“I have learned that many people want to train hard -and there is a time and place for that- but there is a lack of training smart. I aim to help athletes and adults “train smarter not harder”, to help them achieve results they didn’t know were possible.”

- Scott Gray

Rod Root

Rod Root is a Strength and Athletic Development Coach at Force. Rod is currently working towards his undergraduate degree, studying Kinesiology with a concentration in Fitness, and plans to graduate from Indiana University in 2013. Rod carries a strong passion for fitness, whether that translates to on-field performance from our athletes or the improved health of our adult clients. Rod holds credentials as a Youth Fitness Specialist from the International Youth Conditioning Association.

From young athletes building confidence in the gym, working their way onto the varsity squad, or landing an athletic scholarship, to adult clients shedding pounds and inches he or she thought could never come off, Rod and the staff at Force are determined to help guide individuals toward the results they desire.

“There is nothing more rewarding than to witness someone reach personal goals he or she never thought possible. Force really maps out the journey that is fitness and performance, but the individual still has to ‘get-behind-the-wheel-and-drive’ his or herself. To see a person’s hard work pay off in the form of the results they seek is truly inspiring and keeps me passionate.”

- Rod Root

Matt Myers

Matt Myers is a Strength and Conditioning Coach at Force, with a focus on adult training, adult program design, and group metabolic training (aka “bootcamp”).  Matt has an “eye” for movement that allows him to quickly assess and correct, ensuring that clients are effectively and safely achieving their goals.  His positive attitude and attention to detail help clients get the most out of each session.

After receiving degrees from the University of North Carolina in Japanese and Physics, and teaching abroad in Japan for two years, Matt realized his true passion was helping others improve their quality of life through fitness.  He started training clients in Japan and hasn’t looked back.  Since then, he has received certification through the American College of Sports Medicine and CrossFit.  He continually seeks out new education and learning, and has been to specialty workshops on Kettlebells, Mobility, and MovNat.

After years of experimenting with different training modalities, programs, and regiments with varying success, he is proud to be a member of a Force Team that focuses on getting real results for people through safe, effective, and efficient training based on each person’s individual needs and goals.

“My mission is to help people move without pain, play without fear of injury, and live with vibrant health.  Training should not just produce great physical results, but confidence, perseverance, and respect for what our bodies are capable of.  As a coach, there is nothing more rewarding than seeing clients go through this transformative process.”

- Matt Myers

Matt one day hopes to become the next American Ninja Warrior.

Branden Price

Branden Price – I started my fitness training path in a different manner than most. I began training in martial arts when I was 9 years old and never looked back. I have spent my life training and perfecting my own personal skills and training others in how to best understand their bodies and how to best use them to accomplish their individual goals. When I first came to Force it was not as a trainer I began as a client hiding in the back of the boot camp room. I was tired of the same old gym routines that I had done over and over for years with the free weights and exercise equipment at local gyms, I needed a change. I soon found that change at Force. After day one I realized they were a cut above the rest and would be able to provide me with the tools to reach my personal fitness goals. I signed up on day one of my first metabolic class and never looked back. I quickly began seeing results in my body and my endurance and stamina levels which was two goals I was looking to improve upon. Soon after starting, I found myself also on the semi-personal training side doing Olympic lifts and building upon my explosive power and agility. But the thing that made the greatest impacted on me is how the Force trainers truly care about the members at Force. They are a giant family with everyone helping the other to best meet their fitness goals. It was for this reason I went from a client to a staff member because I wanted to take my skills and knowledge and help apply them to help clients reach their goals and find that missing piece that they feel has been missing. I found my missing piece at Force and joining this family has been the greatest decision of my life.

“You can do anything for 10 seconds of work. I mean after all it takes longer to make oatmeal in the microwave”

- Branden Price

Hannah Jennings

Hannah Jennings

Hannah is the Client Management Specialist/Executive Assistant at Force Fitness. She is one of the first people that our client comes in contact with when they are seeking information and the person that answers client’s questions. She truly enjoys the clients experience and enjoys helping make it a great one!
Hannah first came to Force in November 2010, as a client. She was on her own fat loss journey and her passion for helping others came out as she was on her journey. She loved the family environment that she experienced as a client and she could not pass up the opportunity to join the team when it arose in July 2011. She has a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, which she received because she was driven to be a part of something that gave her the opportunity to help people. She is able to do this while combining it with her teenage passion, which was Olympic Weightlifting with the Hoosier Weightlifting Club.

“Force Fitness and Performance has made such a difference in my life! I was able to lose weight, gain confidence, and mentally and physically make changes, when I was a client. Now that I have the opportunity to be on the other side, my goal and hope is to give our clients a truly wonderful experience. I am truly passionate about the programs we have and I continue to get support in my own fitness journey and love my Force family!”

- Hannah Jennings

 

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