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Our Trainers

Our Trainers


Here at Inspire Fitness we have gathered a team of the most educated and experienced Personal Trainers in the United States.
Whether you are looking to lose weight, body-sculpt, improve performance in your favorite sport, or simply feel better about your health and fitness, we have the trainer for you.

Chad Kroll

Owner & Certified Personal Trainer

Chad is originally from Portland, Maine. He has always led an active lifestyle, and personal training is his life’s passion.

With over 20 years of experience in cities such as Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and now Austin, he has had the opportunity to change and inspire many lives.  He has vast experience in many facets of fitness, including the psychology of making life changes, weight loss, strength training, cardiovascular rehabilitation and routines, fitness and bodybuilding shows, pre-natal/post-partum fitness, aqua sessions, nutrition counseling, and injury rehabilitation.

His certifications include American Council on Exercise (ACE), National Health Club Association (NHCA), Aerobic and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), and CPR/AED through American Red Cross.

He competed in the 2014 Adela Classic Bodybuilding competition (Light-Heavyweight division), and is an IFBB bodybuilding judge.

He enjoys working with all people to promote a healthy lifestyle and to assist them in achieving their personal goals.

Steve Juengert

Owner & Certified Personal Trainer

Steve grew up in Englewood, New Jersey.  He has a B.A. in psychology from the University of Illinois, where he also competed in varsity gymnastics, representing the U.S. in South Africa and Japan, and winning the Big-Ten conference championship on still rings in 1986.  Steve has also competed in the Men’s Lightweight bodybuilding division of the Texas State Naturals in 2011 and the Texas Shredder in 2012, placing 3rd in both contests.

Steve has been certified as a personal trainer by the American Council on Exercise (A.C.E.) since 1992, by the Equinox Fitness Training Institute Equistretch program (1996), P.A.C.E. (People with Arthritis Can Exercise) 2000, and has vast experience in flexibility and performance enhancement training, including contest prep for fitness competitors.  He specializes in Biomechanics and movement analysis.  He believes that functional training and calisthenics are excellent tools for achieving total fitness, regardless of age.

Steve enjoys playing tennis, basketball, 5-string banjo and piano in his spare time.

George Romiti

Owner & Certified Personal Trainer

George was born and raised in Scranton, Pennsylvania. During his youth he played a wide variety of sports, and always kept active.

After initially pursuing a degree in law enforcement at Lackawanna College, George decided to take on a greater challenge by enrolling in the military.  After the difficult training was completed, he was immediately deployed to Iraq, where he spent the next three years.

As a Sargent, one of his most important mandates was maintaining the fitness level of his men to insure their success. After receiving an honorable discharge, George turned his attention to becoming a certified Personal Trainer.

George earned his certification from the Personal Fitness Training Association in Round Rock. George specializes in weight loss and muscular development.

His goal as a trainer is to share his expertise in order to empower his clients to achieve their individual fitness goals. “Pain is temporary. Pride is forever.”

Dave Goodin

Certified Personal Trainer

Dave Goodin, known in the bodybuilding world as the Texas Shredder, was born in Victoria, Texas. He is an IFBB Pro Bodybuilder, the promoter/director of the Texas Shredder Classic IFBB and NPC Bodybuilding Contests in Austin, and a regular columnist for Iron Man Magazine.

After graduating from the University of Texas with a B.S. in Physical Education, and a M.Ed. in Exercise Physiology, Dave taught and coached in Texas public schools for 9 years.

Dave joined a gym after graduation and has been competing in bodybuilding competitions since 1983.  He has won 3 state, and 9 international titles in drug-free bodybuilding.  He has also won 5 state and 1 national title in powerlifting, and briefly held a drug-free world record.

Dave started his personal training career in 1994, and has successfully worked with clients of all fitness levels, from complete beginners who are just trying to get into shape, to world-class physique athletes who want to excel in their chosen field.

Dave enjoys playing guitar and singing, and spending time with his two daughters.

Brooke Pederson

Licensed Massage Therapist & Certified Personal Trainer

Brooke was born and raised in Texas.  She grew up with a passion for dance and was trained in ballet, lyrical, tap, jazz and contemporary.

Through this training she became aware of the importance of massage therapy for overall health.  She received her education in massage from the Lauterstein-Conway Massage School in Austin, Texas in 2007.  Brooke is trained in hot stone, chair massage, myofacial release, sports massage, Swedish, and the Lauterstein deep tissue technique.

Brooke is also a licensed Aesthetician.  Brooke further expanded her expertise in human health after joining Inspire Fitness.  She is now a certified personal trainer as well.

In her spare time she enjoys spending time outdoors with her three children and many pets.

Cynthia Reed

Certified Personal Trainer

Cynthia is originally from Lynchburg, VA and relocated to Texas in 1994.  She has an Associates Degree in Medical Assisting and worked in the health care industry for almost 20 years.  In 2010 she decided to make a change to be healthier and lost over 50 pounds.  She learned quickly that her journey involved so much more than losing weight, and was truly about making a lifestyle change.  She did not know at the time that she was inspiring others around her to do the same. She has embraced her calling and desire to help those around her take a leap of faith to join her on this journey for a healthier life. She enjoys helping others break barriers and discovering their inner strength.  Her approach is to help determine what causes a client to have setbacks and find ways to choose healthier alternatives all while developing new habits.  We learn together and become better together.

Cynthia has two sons and a dog named Slippers.  She enjoys reading, music, spending time with friends and family, and riding her Trike.

Kristie Kwan

Certified Personal Trainer

Kristie was born and raised in Texas.  She has her Bachelor of Arts degree from Baylor University. Her first priority has always been her family and she has been blessed with the opportunity to stay home and raise her three children over the past 11 years.  She has always been passionate about Health and Fitness.  After 20 + years she decided to go after her dream of becoming a Personal Trainer.  She loves encouraging people and creating personalized weight training exercises to meet each individual’s goals. Whether it’s “toning up”, training for an event, losing that last 5-10 pounds, or losing much more to regain a healthy heart, Kristie is here to help. She believes health starts from within and is excited to begin this journey with you.  Her certifications include American Council on Exercise (ACE), and CPR/AED through the American Health Academy.

Kristie loves being a wife and a mother to boy/girl twins and a younger son, as well as their fur-baby, named Bruiser!  She enjoys working out, traveling, cooking, spending time with family and friends, & relaxing in her back yard.

Jamie Armstrong

Certified Personal Trainer

Jamie is certified as a Personal Trainer by the American Council on exercise (ACE).  She was born and raised in Austin and has a B.A. in marketing from Texas Tech University.

Jamie has always led an active lifestyle and she thrives on the healthful benefits that a good workout and proper nutrition provide.  To Jamie there is nothing more precious than the relationships we develop with those around us and she is deeply passionate about helping others reach their fitness goals.  She is a mother of three children and enjoys spending time at the lake, swimming, snow skiing, hiking and doing other outdoor activities with her husband and kids.

Matt Brightside Evans

Breath Coach / Qi-gong Instructor

Matt is a qi-gong instructor and practitioner studied with many masters and elders.

As a student of Qi-gong he has traveled the world learning many traditions and forms. Trained for many years to bring powerful, healing, empowering and transformative techniques. As a breath coach he takes training to a new level.

James Coatney

Certified Personal Trainer

James has participated in a wide variety of sports including weight training for over 25 years. Having a strong enthusiasm for life and fitness has enabled him to pursue a career in personal training, allowing him to help others enjoy life through physical activity. He holds certifications through both the National Personal Training Institute (NPTI) and the National Exercise and Strength Training Association (NESTA).
James played college football at Lutheran College where he chose to devote his time and passion to strength training and bodybuilding. His areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, bodybuilding, strength, toning, and firming, and sports specific training.
James understands how nutrition, resistance training and cardiovascular activity play an important role in our everyday lives, and that feeling good about one ’s self is where it all starts.

Lascelles King

Certified Personal Trainer

Lascelles grew up in Pottsville PA. He’s always been active, former college football player and power lifter.

After a serious car accident, Lascelles thought his lifting days were over and gained weight. After seeing a video that changed his thinking, Lascelles went back to the gym.  Lascelles was able to lose over a hundred pounds and compete in a bodybuilding show, and he still competes. He then began helping people with exercises when they would approach him in the gym. When they received compliments it made Lascelles happy. That’s when he decided to become a trainer.

Lascelles loves researching nutrition and learning new ways to workout.

Jacqueline Penna

Certified Personal Trainer

Jacqueline Penna is a native Texan who has always had a passion for fitness. She played several sports early on through High School including Track and Volleyball. After school she wanted a new challenge that would help her stay active and break limits, especially after witnessing some family health struggles.

Jacqueline got into Bikini Body Building competing 6 times over the course of 3 years and earning her Pro Card in 2018. She prides herself in helping all clients whether they are competitors or lifestyle.

She is NASM certified Personal Trainer and specializes in Fitness Nutrition and Weight Loss.

In her spare time she enjoys traveling, listening to podcast, hanging out with family/friends,  and spending time with her husband and two pets.