I come to Excel with a college degree from UW-Madison and 4 years of experience. I am a certified personal trainer through the 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 A.C.E nationally certified personal trainer and come to Excel with 3 years of professional experience.  I am 100% committed to helping you achieve your health and fitness goals!



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!