What are the benefits of joining a community-based fitness gym?

First and foremost, American Strength and Performance offers the best value for your money, compared to any other type of gym. The primary reason is that we are locally owned and operated, and the goal of the members of our community-based gym is to provide help, support, and encouragement for each other. You’ll find the environment more welcoming and less intimidating.

Further, you’re getting your workouts programmed and lead by a certified coach and expert on a daily basis. Rather than walking into this gym without a plan, we’ve already written one for you and will lead you through it with the group each day!

At the end of each workout, you’ll receive a unique report card that tracks your progress. We also take snapshots of your workout every day and store them in our system. This is nice because it allows you to compare your progression from week to week so that you know when you’re making gains, and when your body may require some recovery.

A community-based group fitness gym is also better for your health than being at home physically inactive. There are many studies that have shown that individuals who exercise with others and share their thoughts are less lonely and suffer from depression less which has a direct link to physical health.

When it comes to making your lifestyle shift, you’re going to be in a group of people that are on the exact same page as you. You’ll get accountability from other members are also Coeur d'Alene locals (who also want and need to make progress!). It’s a fun, social atmosphere where everyone is striving for the same goals!

Finally, another benefit of joining a local community-based group fitness gym is that it will help you stay in shape for anything since you’re getting a variety of new workouts regularly and constantly bettering yourself!

Through our experience of working with thousands of Coeur d'Alene locals at American Strength and Performance over many years now, there are some other benefits too! You’ll find yourself going to the gym more often, you’ll feel better about yourself and your confidence will grow. This all typically leads to weight loss or a healthier lifestyle overall!

Feel free to contact us anytime with questions on how we can help you make a lifestyle shift! I hope this article was helpful in encouraging you to get involved with our group fitness classes.

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Will Quisol

ISSA Personal Trainer

Hey all! I am currently offering martial arts training/group fitness! I offer a karate-inspired cardio workout, bo/jo (staff) instruction, and a creative striking class! In the creative striking class, we will go over a variety of different techniques. Everything from spinning kicks to twirling a bo and more! We will then use these techniques to create your own open form! No experience necessary!
I was born in the SF Bay Area but have lived in the Inland Northwest for about 10 years. I’ve always been an athlete and have competed in soccer, point sparring, cross country, and baseball.
I started training in Kajukenbo Karate at age 11 and achieved the rank of black belt. With this rank, I had the honor of teaching my own classes for about 5 years. I also have experience in sword, kama, bo, and Kung Fu. I am currently engaged and am a proud father of my 3-year-old son, Daniel. On my spare time, I love hanging out at the lake with the family, running the Centennial Trail, watching kung fu movies, and making homemade salsa. My goal in starting Quick Kick Fitness is to empower individuals and give them the skills they need to defend themselves while providing a fun place to learn!
Contact me via email if you would like to set up a class or if you have any additional questions. Classes are designed for all ages and are fun for the whole family!
Zoom sessions are also available!

Instagram: @quickkickfitness



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Nicole Dundas


Nicole is excited to dive into the fitness world as a personal trainer! Nicole grew up in the gym training as a competitive gymnast. After 11 years of gymnastics, she went on to earn a B.S. in Exercise Science in college and currently coaches gymnastics at Avant Coeur Gymnastics in CDA. At Cedarville University, Nicole was a captain of an Ultimate Frisbee club team, created strength programs for the team, taught group fitness, and interned for a CrossFit gym as well as a Sports Performance gym. She enjoys anything fitness related, whether it be weight training, climbing a mountain, cycling, skiing, or playing ultimate frisbee with friends. She has hiked Scotchmans Peak multiple times and recently climbed Borah Peak­— 12,662 feet. She looks forward to climbing the eight more 12ers in Idaho in the future. When Nicole is not at the gym, you may find her outside doing something fun or curled up with a book.

Cody Drake


I am a Coeur d’ Alene native and have been here since 2003. I went to highschool at
Coeur d’ Alene high school and graduated in 2015. Since I graduated, I enlisted into the
Army in 2016 as a Cavalry Scout. While I was in the Army, I developed a love for
physical fitness and learned more about the physical and mental benefits of working
out, including different styles of working out. When I got out of the Army in 2021, I
decided to get my personal training certification through the National Academy of Sports
On the side, I am a lacrosse coach for Coeur d’ Alene High School and I love to do
anything outdoors, ride anything with a motor in it, and travel around the country.
My passion is seeing the mental and physical accomplishments people have through
the love of fitness; in my opinion, personal training is the most gratifying job. The best
parts about being a personal trainer are the relationships I end up having with the
people I am training and seeing the sense of accomplishment in their faces when they
complete their goals, there is nothing better.
You can reach me at,

Marcia Heglie

Group Class Leader

Marcia’s passion for fitness came a little later in life at the age of 35 after making a decision to change her life style and be a better steward of her body. She has been at American Strength and Performance since it opened in May of 2022. Marcia is a member turned group class leader and is enthusiastic and energetic.
She enjoys the accountability of a group class and the comradery with the members. Marcia will encourage and support you to help you reach your personal fitness goals whether it is just showing up a few days a week or trying to hit new personal records.
Marcia was born and raised in Coeur d’Alene and still lives on her family’s farm where she grew up. She is a wife, a mother of two fantastic kids and a Gigi (grandmother) to Bentley. When she’s not at her full- time job or the gym, you might find her out hiking or spending time with her family.

Megan Kelley

Group Class Leader

Megan is a group class leader at American Strength and Performance. She brings energy and excitement every morning to her group. Megan is a mother of 2 young kids and knows what it’s like to balance kid duties and gym health. Megan takes you through each movement and makes sure you are able to perform before moving on.

Megan has her own business of personalize cookies with Batter and Dough LLC when she is not at American Strength. “Spending my time at the gym, improving myself and helping others helps me keeps my life well balanced.” “If you are looking for balance in your life, please come to American Strength and Join us.”

Megan is a Graduate of California State University Sacramento and also holds her Master’s Degree. She is married to Fred Kelley and has two children, Gunner 5, and Paisley 6.

Debbie Brewer

Massage Theripist

I am a licenced massage therapist with 20+ years of experience, specializing in Deep Tissue Rehailitative Massage. I combine various modalities, including myofacial release, trigger point therapy/accupressure, sports massage, and gua sha, I am committed to providing personalized care to each client, tailoring my tretments to address specific concerns and soft tissu issues, relieve pain and increase physical and emotional well being.
I take a while-body approach to pain management and healing, so I also will be offereing central nervoud system/Vagus nerve reset techniques


CrossFit Level 1 Certification

Dakota Cross/ Redeemed Fitness

ISSA Personal Trainer

I’m a fitness and outdoors enthusiast. Lifestyle consists of hunting, fishing, hiking, fitness, and enjoying the life God gave us with my family of Five.
I started Redeemed Fitness to help others reach their full potential in health and fitness.
I know life can be busy, and with so much misinformation and contradicting information on the internet, it can be overwhelming when you are trying to get started. That’s why I’m here to simplify it for you. By not only helping you reach your goals through fitness and nutrition, But helping you learn so it can become a life-long change with good habits.


ISSA Personal Trainer

Fred Kelley


Fred Kelley is the Owner and Trainer at American Strength and Performance. Fred started American Strength and Performance on May 1st, 2022. Prior to leading ASAP Gym Fred worked as an independent trainer. Fred Coached College Football at San Joaquin College, Sacramento City College, Sacramento State, U.C. Davis, and Humboldt State University. During his time at the the various colleges he held positions as a Special Teams Coordinator, Tight Ends Coach, Offensive Line Coach, Linebackers Coach, Offensive Coordinator and Recruiting Coordinator.
Fred is an active member in the community. He has been a teacher at Lake City High School teaching Physical Science, English and Creative Writing since 2021. Fred is a member of the Coeur D’Alene Chamber of Commerce and has coached with Coeur D’ Alene High School Football Team. He works independtly with Lake City Figure Skating Club as their strength coach.
Fred is married to his wife Megan and has 2 children. Paisley 6, Gunner 5.


M.S. Kinesiology
Sport Performance B.S. Sport Science


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