Our Trainers

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Meet Our Team of Dedicated Wellness Coaches

Here at Inspire Fitness Personal Training in Cedar Park, Texas, 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.

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Chad Kroll - Owner and Certified 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 enjoys working with all people to promote a healthy lifestyle and to assist them in achieving their personal goals.

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/postpartum fitness, aqua sessions, nutrition counseling, and injury rehabilitation.

His Credentials

Chad’s certifications include the American Council on Exercise (ACE), National Health Club Association (NHCA), Aerobic and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), and CPR/AED through the American Red Cross. He also competed in the 2014 Adela Classic Bodybuilding competition (Light-Heavyweight division) and is an IFBB bodybuilding judge.

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. He now specializes in biomechanics and movement analysis. He believes that functional training and calisthenics are excellent tools for achieving total fitness, regardless of age. Steve also enjoys playing tennis, basketball, 5-string banjo, and piano in his spare time.

Awards and Certifications

During his university days, Steve represented the U.S. in South Africa and Japan and won the Big-Ten conference championship on still rings in 1986. He 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), People with Arthritis Can Exercise (PACE) 2000, and has vast experience in flexibility and performance enhancement training, including contest prep for fitness competitors.

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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.

Abby Lindemann - Certified Personal Trainer

Abby is one of the few Austinites (born and raised) on our team. After graduating from Texas A&M, she quickly got involved in the fitness industry. Her first fitness competition was the year after giving birth to her first daughter, Kirsten, in 2004. Since then, she has done more than 25 contests and has won several of them. She is now a great motivator to others, as well as to her three children.

In her spare time, she enjoys being active by lifting weights and doing cardio outside with her kids. Moving the body every day just feels good to her. She wants to show other women that taking time for one’s self is healthy, not selfish. This is known as self-care. Abby enjoys working with women and men of all fitness levels to help them accomplish their fitness goals.

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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.

She prides herself on helping all clients, whether they are competitors or people who want to have a fit lifestyle. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, listening to podcasts, hanging out with family and friends, and spending time with her husband and two pets.

Competitions and Specializations

Jacqueline got into bikini bodybuilding, competing 6 times over the course of 3 years and earning her Pro Card in 2018. She is now a National Academy for Sports Medicine (NASM) certified personal trainer and specializes in fitness nutrition and weight loss.

Karen Gordon - Certified Personal Trainer

Karen is originally from Seattle, Washington. She was not an athlete as a kid, but starting
running with her older brother as a teen, and soon realized the mental and physical benefits that
came with being in shape. She ventured into weight training, which helped her greatly in future
athletic endeavors. At Stanford University, she was on the Crew team, and later had an
extended career in the high-tech industry.

Now a Certified Personal Trainer, Karen loves to share the joy and sense of accomplishment
that comes with having strength & stamina to spare in all her activities. She joins her children
swimming, hiking and biking, and is an accomplished triathlete. She believes a little bit of
commitment to fitness reaps confidence and rewards in all aspects of life.

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Austin Garner

Austin Garner - Certified Personal Trainer

Austin was born in Florida and raised in Texas. After graduating from
high school he spent years jumping from job to job without any real plan
in mind. During Covid-19 he decided that it was time for him to make a
change. He would use this time to lose over 90 pounds and grow a
passion for fitness. He wanted to make the path to weight loss and a
healthy lifestyle attainable for anyone who wanted it. He is now certified
through ISSA not only in personal training, but as a nutrition counselor as
well. He now helps others with the same transformation process he has
been through himself. In his free time he enters gaming competitions,
builds computers, plays saxophone/guitar, and spends time with friends.

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.

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Let Our Wellness Coaches Help You Out

Our team of professional trainers is more than happy to guide you toward living a fit and healthy life. Contact us today!

Let Our Wellness Coaches Help You Out

Our team of professional trainers is more than happy to guide you toward living a fit and healthy life. Contact us today!

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