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I started personal training out of Excel in 2005 and took over ownership in 2014.  I am certified through American Fitness Professionals and associates.

Beginning a workout routine can help to change your lifestyle, not just a quick, short-term fix. I know that it can be especially hard to stick to your fitness goals when you are trying to do it all alone. I am here to help you reach your goals - I enjoy helping others to become fit and healthy.


I believe that working out doesn't have to be something you dread, it can be fun too. Fitness is a key component of not only a healthy life but a happy life.


Thorsten Straub


Fitness and helping others achieve their fitness goals is truly my passion in life.  When my daughter was younger, I would occasionally volunteer in her class at school - and it was during this time that I developed a passion for helping others.  Prior to this, I had been very involved with exercise/health on a personal level for over 20 years.  I decided to combine my enthusiasm for fitness with my passion for helping others and become a certified personal trainer.  I will take the time to listen to your specific goals, and help you establish a realistic yet ambitious workout routine.  


I am an ACE Nationally Certified personal trainer and have over 8 years of professional experience. I am 100% committed to helping you achieve your health and fitness goals!




I'm a fitness enthusiast who loves to help others become the best versions of themselves. Health is an essential component to living your best life. The healthier you are, the more confident and successful you become.

I've always been a physically active individual, but I never took to exercising or working out until 20 plus years ago when I began to experience depression and anxiety. I needed something that would boost my self-esteem and give me the confidence I needed to believe in myself.  A friend of mine suggested that I should start working out with him, and I took him up on his offer. Lo and behold, I discovered the emotional and mental effects that exercise has on ones psychological and physical make-up. And as they say, the rest is history. Since then, I’ve been training my mind and body, and putting together workout programs to help others to achieve their specific fitness and health goals.

I'm a National Exercise Training Association (NETA) certified personal trainer with over 20 years of fitness training. I came to Excel in May 2022, with the goal of enriching the lives of others. My motto in life is, “Health is Wealth. And the best investment is in yourself.” So, it would be my pleasure to help you become a healthier and wealthier you.



Before finding Excel, I was frustrated about wasting time and money in search of a trainer. I was looking for someone willing to provide the knowledge and creativity to customize my workouts. Excel is attentive to my personal goals and specific needs, which makes me feel like I am their only client!! The results have been amazing.



Excel Training has made a very big difference in my life. I have never liked to work out, but Excel creates a program that is easy to follow - and it works. I appreciate the fact that they always come up with new and interesting workout programs - tailored just for me. I am much healthier and in better shape now. I highly recommend Excel Training.


Every Wednesday and Friday morning when I walk through the door at 6am I am met with friendly smiles and positive, encouraging attitudes!  Routines change from day to day so my body is constantly being challenged and I never get bored!  The trainers at Excel are extremely reliable and educated. It is hard to imagine my life before side planks and wall squats!  Give it a try, you will love it!


Excel Personal Training

6014 W. Vliet

Wauwatosa, WI 53123

Tel: (414) 861-6201

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