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Ryan Groshong owner at Engage Fitness

Ryan Groshong

Owner

Ryan has been a trainer and business owner of RG Fitness, LLC, in the Flathead Valley since 2012. His love for people and attention to detail, has gained him a great reputation among his peers and clients. In 2017, he established Engage Fitness with a desire to help people along their fitness journey. As a former “chunky” kid, he has experienced all of the ups and downs of trying to live a healthy and productive lifestyle.

Through hard work and a little discipline, he has been able to live a strong, healthy and productive life. “I love people, and want to give people hope!” This is clearly evident in his attitude in and out of the gym. ​Ryan and his wife, along with their two kids, spend their time playing in the sun, and enjoying the great opportunities of living in Montana.

Debbie Goodwin coach at Engage Fitness

Debbie Goodwin

Coach

Hi. I’m Debbie, and I’m a fitness enthusiast. I grew up in Livingston, Montana practicing taekwondo, and playing volleyball, but was only a mediocre athlete. When I was 16, my mom got me a gym membership, and that’s when I fell in love with Zumba. Once I graduated, I no longer had a gym membership and took a couple years off from the gym. ​ After my son was born, I got back into the gym for mental health. I was the queen of cardio.

I would go to the gym late at night for fear of judgment. After gaining confidence, I started going to group fitness classes, and started building muscle. I was short of obsessed. After a couple months of taking group fitness classes, I was invited by the group fitness coordinator to instruct Zumba. The closest place to get licensed was Portland, Oregon. I took the plunge. ​ I remember the feeling teaching my first Zumba class gave me. It was so empowering to help people, and to make their day a little bit better. I wanted to make fitness my career. A couple months after I started teaching Zumba, I got certified as a personal trainer. I have found my purpose in helping people on the preventive side of medicine. I am excited to see what the future holds for my fitness journey and helping people live a better life.

Laura Skaro coach at Engage Fitness

Laura Skaro

Coach

I am Laura and I have a passion for everything fitness. I grew up in Kalispell and played competitive soccer throughout high school and college which established my love for exercise. During college in Bozeman, I also fell in love with the outdoors. I started trail and mountain running about 20 years ago and love to compete in events during the summer. I knew the importance of strength training as well and would frequent classes at a local gym 2-3 times a week.

I became a mom in 2012 and now have 2 younger children and after staying home with them and quitting a corporate job, I decided to pursue something I was passionate about. I studied to become a personal trainer. I was in Durango, CO at the time and the local gym knew me as an avid participant so they hired me on. I taught HIIT (high intensity interval training), senior fitness, and did one on one training. ​ I am back in the valley as of June 2021 and am excited to be training and exploring here again. When I am not teaching fitness classes or training clients, you can find me off in the mountains trail running or hiking! I hope I can share my passion for movement with you!

Courtney VanBemmel

Coach

Courtney is a Montana native who discovered her love of fitness after her sons were born. Being overweight and not having energy, didn’t allow her to play, enjoy, or keep up with her kids. After losing 65 pounds by changing her nutrition habits and attending group training, she can truly say she leads a happy, healthy life she loves.
The manager of the gym she was attending encouraged her to become a group fitness instructor. So she did! Through that experience, she discovered her passion for helping others succeed by taking control of their health and improving their quality of life. She then received her certification as a personal trainer and is excited to learn and grow in her profession, love on people, and help make a difference in others lives. When Courtney is not in the gym, you can find her homeschooling her kiddos, gardening, camping, or traveling around the state with her husband and two sons who race motocross competitively. Let’s get moving!

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