Kimberly Elliott Hangartner
Elite Trainer, Co-Owner
Hi, I’m Kimberly. I’m married to the wonderful other half of Alpha Elite, Andrew. I can best be described best by three things: coffee, doggies, and tank tops. I love being outdoors. My favorite places are mountaintops and beaches. A walk with the dogs on an overcast morning is the best way to start my day–but only after I’ve finished the first cup of dark roast.
I grew up out of shape. At a very early age I developed a negative body image and was very self conscious and, at times, in a dark place. When a freshman in college, I chose to make a change. I joined a martial arts studio and a gym and became empowered and confident. I conquered my struggles with my weight and body image through my confidence in myself and not because of the pressures of society or my peers. I turned my experience into a job at a corporate gym where I launched my career and met my future Husband. As a team we turned our gym on its side; starting our own studio was a dream come true.
The studio is my baby, well, the dogs are my babies, but the studio is a close second. I am a female that trains like a male; I’m loud, I’m aggressive, and I don’t watch my language. I care so much about my Elite Family, but I’m not afraid to give it you straight. Cut the excuses, they get in your way, and I’ll confront you on it. It comes from a place of love though. I’ve been there and I want to help you get past it. Lets get there together.
Elite Trainer, Co-Owner
Hi, I’m Andrew and I’m one half of the leadership team here at AEF and married to the lovely other half. Catch me outside of work and I’m probably at home with the wife and the kids (aka, the dogs). I love being a home body; coffee in the morning and binge-watching tv shows on Netflix are some of my favorite hobbies. I’m a big fan of live comedy and recently got back into snowboarding. I love yoga and meditation and feel that it is an essential part of my ongoing project of personal health and wellness. I strive to walk the walk, so to speak, and practice what I preach to my clients.
In 2010, I was a typical out-of-shape guy wanting to make myself better. I signed up for a group training class at a corporate gym. Little did I know that it was my future wife’s first ever class. The transformation changed me inside and outside. Up until then was a food server and very bored. I wanted to do something rewarding, so I took a pay cut and began working at the gym. I wanted to help others change their lives too. Kimberly and I became an awesome team and soon I was coaching my own classes. My passion for helping others showed and I was loving it.
I am upfront and no-bullshit. I wont feed you lies to keep you around. I want you to know I’m your friend, your big brother, your family, and sometimes your bad guy. I want you to experience the joy in your journey. And I make it fun because even if you don’t love the gym you can still have fun. I also set an example for my trainees. I’ve participated in Crossfit and Sports Physique Competitions. Why? Not for the glory, but because I believe we must always test ourselves, push ourselves beyond our limits, and step outside our comfort zone.
Hi, I’m Jan and you’ll find me at AEF supporting the team as our myotherepist. I’m a proud mother of two awesome daughters, including AEF’s own Kimberly! Out of work you’ll find me soaking up life! I’m often seen hiking all the time and sunbathing beside the pool. I’m a big fan of movies of all kinds! My weekends are usually unplugged and full of good movies and a home-cooked meals.
Fitness has been a passion of mine all my life. Though I’ve worked in marketing for over 20 years, I decided to chase my passions and attended the National Association of Sports Medicine to become certified in Personal Training in Myotherapy. Making people feel better and helping them conquer ailments while becoming stronger is 100 times more rewarding than anything I’ve done in the past.
I work alongside the team to help identify and improve the muscular health of our trainees. I care for you like my own family. Sometimes a strenuous workout can reveal tight muscles from bad posture or past injuries. I’ll help you overcome them so you can get back to pushing yourself on gym floor.