Meet Your Trainers

Erica Wald

Founder and Co-owner
BS Biochemistry, University of Kansas
Certified Personal Trainer, NASM
Specialities: Body Transformation, Bride & Groom, Pre/Post Natal

Erica has been involved and influencing Denver's Fitness community for over 7 years now. She built the business from the ground up working solely with brides for the first half of her career. Her before and after portfolio is extensive and speaks for itself. However, her true belief is that physical results are a bi-product to the mental results her clients obtain. Erica works with her clients on building their confidence and speaking only positively about themselves. Lasting transformation should incorporate the mind and the body. No workout is like another when you train with Erica. The most common comment her clients say about her is that they NEVER do the same workout twice. You will be constantly challenged and leave feeling stronger every workout. We all have a habit of underestimating ourselves and Erica strives to help people break this habit.

Erica was born and raised in Minnesota, went to college at the University of Kansas and settled in Denver, CO. She grew up with Midwest values but never quite fit in long term. She was taught independence at a young age so the first thing she did when she graduated was venture south. While at KU she fell in love with the body (and college basketball). Eventually, after graduation, she found her forever home in Denver, CO and met her now husband and business partner. Their dynamic is magnetic and will make you feel right at home. It's rare to see Erica without a smile on her face so if you're in need of some positive vibes she's a safe bet!

TJ Wald

BS Business Management-Marketing-Intl Business, Minot State University
Certified Personal Trainer, NASM
Specialties: Body Transformation, Strength and Core stabilization, post injury/rehab strength training

Tj has 6 years of experience in the business field with a long background in customer relationships on top of a year in the fitness industry. He strongly believes that building relationships and connecting with his clients is just as important as the physical aspect of training. Creating a bond with his clients has proven to be a path towards long term success both mentally outside of the gym as well as physically within the gym! Tj is a NASM CPT that specializes in strength training while combining high heart rate interval training and body transformation. He also has experience in building strength post injury following, or in combination with, rehabilitation stages. Tj believes that a good personal trainer can motivate, coach, and create positive thinking in and out of the gym-- he wants to create a healthy addiction for clients and push them to believe that they can do more.

Tj was born and raised in North Dakota, and went to college at Minot State University. He made the move to Colorado in the summer of 2014 and settled into his home here in Colorado with his wife and business partner, Erica. He has a strong passion for fitness and sports and loves his hometown Colorado teams, Broncos-Nuggets-Rockies-Avs! He also enjoys snowboarding, park games, concerts and traveling with family and friends.

Katlyn Zirkelbach

MS Nutrition Sciences, Eastern Illinois University
BS Nutrition and Dietetics, Indiana University
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Certified Personal Trainer, NASM

Katlyn is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Personal Trainer in the Denver, CO area. She provides nutrition counseling to individuals in a one-on-one setting and has been successful working with healthy lifestyle changes, weight management, gut health, food sensitivities, autoimmune conditions, and thyroid disorders. In addition to her nutritional work, she provides customized online and in-person training services. Her philosophy focuses on achieving results by healing the body from the inside out. Nourishing with whole foods, exercise, and self-care that empower others to take control of their own health. Each approach is made to fit the individual’s body, goals and lifestyle.
Katlyn helps those who have put their needs on the back burner for too long take the first step. She knows what it’s like to want to make changes but feel weighed down by stress, time, or simply not knowing where to start. She is committed to teaching you how to make yourself a priority, and will provide you the support and accountability to see your goals through… and have fun doing it! She loves bringing a team environment to her sessions and classes and building a community of like minded individuals. She can promise you will never feel alone on this journey.

Jesse Springer

Jesse is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer with a BS in Exercise Science and Psychology from the University of Sioux Falls where he played football for four seasons. After graduating college, he worked for two years as a physical therapy technician where he learned how to use exercise to facilitate healthy movement patterns. Thanks to his time in physical therapy and college athletics, Jesse now specializes in strength and athletic development, body transformation, and corrective exercise.

Jesse takes a holistic approach to training with an understanding that fitness extends far outside of the gym. Having learned from positive psychology research that a positive outlook leads to success, it is his mission to help his clients view their fitness journeys as an opportunity for both physical and mental growth instead of as a chore. Viewing fitness through this new lens allows his clients to develop a relationship with fitness outside of the gym that will lead to lasting results

Olivia Woods

BS Kinesiology, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
NASM Certified Personal Trainer

Olivia is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer with a BS in Kinesiology and a minor in Exercise Science from Cal Poly SLO. Her passion for fitness emerged through her love of running at the age of fifteen, and developed by pursuing other interests in backpacking, snowboarding, and of course, lifting weights! She helps create realistic and effective plans of action that a client enjoys working towards and feels confident in, based upon their goals. Olivia aims to inspire her clients to push their limits inside of CFS, but to also educate them in science-based research and a skillset they can take outside of CFS to better their lifelong journey. Her approach towards fitness is geared towards not only the physical aspects of exercise, but the mental and soulful ones as well.

Meredith Munden

ACE Certified Personal Trainer
Visual Art Studies, The University of Texas

Meredith is a certified American Council on Exercise (ACE) personal trainer where she focuses on aspiring, challenging, and encouraging her clients to build strength and confidence within their training sessions. Meredith grew up in Dallas, TX swimming competitively starting at the age of 5 years old. She won many awards and was granted swimming scholarships around the US. Meredith attended The University of Texas as a Fine Art Studies major and recently moved to Denver, CO to follow her passion. She was inspired to join the fitness industry after reflecting on the value and lessons she learned through her swimming career as well as working with a Personal Trainer of her own.
Meredith provides customized in person trainings as well as virtual online sessions where she focuses on strength, conditioning, and weight loss programming. Her fitness lifestyle taught her that hard work pays off and a positive attitude helps achieve your goals.