Our mission at Impulse is to serve our community by providing a world-class training experience that will EDUCATE, MOTIVATE, and EMPOWER our clients to achieve positive and permanent life-changing results!
CHAD WAGLER | Send Email
Chad Wagler is a graduate of Kent State University where he earned a degree in Business Management and also was a 4-year letterwinner and Captain of the Varsity Baseball team. After college he was drafted by the Houston Astros in the 2006 MLB Draft and played 4 seasons in their minor league system. Chad has held many coaching positions since his retirement. He currently has the privilege of working at Walsh University as the Cavaliers Pitching Coach.
ASHLEY GERRARD | Send Email
Ashley came to Impulse as a graduate of Bowling Green State University with a degree in Exercise Science. Her focus and attention to detail allows her to coach correct form allowing for a better quality and more effective workout. Her mission is to educate you on the importance of taking the proper steps to a healthy lifestyle regardless of where you are starting at. Ashley will encourage you to realize your true potential and assist you in safely achieving your individual goals. She would like to help you become the best you yet!
TRAVIS COBLENTZ | Send Email
Travis is a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). He started his journey at Impulse as an intern in 2014, and he has fallen in love with the positive culture at Impulse. Along with his CPT certification Travis is currently studying for his Corrective Exercise Specialist certification through NASM. Travis is an avid slow-pitch player and loves to help previous athletes get back to their prime. He enjoys working with clients and helping them to progress to the next level of fitness and wellness by tapping into their hidden strengths.
COURTNEY BUTTERFIELD | Send Email
Courtney's mission in life is to share her gifts with other people, and to show them how great they can be. She feels beyond blessed for the moments shared with her clients over the years, and realizing nutrition is only a part of their journey. The counseling Courtney shares encompasses cognitive behavior therapy- making sustainable positive lifestyle changes and eliminating ‘diet approach’ thinking to eating. Her heart is full when clients discover parts of themselves they didn’t know were there. Courtney's educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Akron, completion of the Coordinated Internship Program through Akron, Certified Sports Nutritionist, and Certified Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise.
KRISTIN SCHLABACH | Send Email
Kristin Schlabach is a certified personal trainer thru AFAA (Aerobics & Fitness Association of America) and is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science at Kent State University. She has a passion for helping people believe in themselves and overcome any self-doubt or fear of failure that stands in their way of getting into the gym. She wants to help you become confident in yourself through exercise and healthy eating so that you can feel your best and live your life to the fullest.
KIM WAGLER | Send Email
Kim began her career as a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She then graduated from Malone University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Adult Fitness and a minor in Community Health. Upon graduation she found herself as the owner of Impulse and a part of an amazing team of health professionals. Her intention was to simply get people in shape which quickly evolved into a passion for helping people gain back control of their lives. As her mission grew so did her team, her facility size was quadrupled, and soon she was joined by her husband, additional trainers, therapists, and a dietician. Together they have created a positive training experience where everyone can achieve incredible and lasting results. Kim brings passion, expertise, and honesty to a new level as a fitness coach and leader in the fitness industry!
JOSH MCKINNEY | Send Email
Joshua McKinney joined the Impulse team when he began his internship in 2007. That same year, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from the University of Akron. Joshua continues to master his craft as an innovative coach in the fitness industry and has since introduced Impact Training and 30 Minute Specialty Training to better serve the Impulse family. His experience has allowed him to work with a broad spectrum of people from young athletes looking to gain an edge in their game to individuals who have struggled losing weight their whole life. Joshua believes his purpose is to serve others and uses his God-given passion and encouragement to inspire others to become better.
CHRIS BORON | Send Email
Chris graduated from Walsh University with a Bachelor's Degree in Communications and a Master's Degree in Education. She joined Impulse as a client in 2013 as an overweight, out-of-shape and depressed person looking to get healthy. With consistent workouts and cleaner eating, better health poured into her life along with an 80 pound weight loss. She was asked to join the Impulse team in 2014 as a Guest Relations Coordinator. Her most important role at Impulse is making people feel at home by being able to relate to the struggles of getting your health under control. Chris's compassion and empathy for each client helps them see their potential through her own story. She has experienced all the different service options offered at Impulse, and she is able to give honest insight as to what programs would be in the best interest of each client. Her role at Impulse is continually evolving and now involves everything from finances, to marketing, to most importantly...taking care of our clients!
EVAN FERWERDA | Send Email
Evan has been a professional in the fitness, lifestyle and sport performance industry for over 6 years coaching numerous general fitness and athletes in order to improve their physical health and performance as well as nutritional lifestyle choices. He has worked with individual clients to achieve fitness goals as well as leading large group training. Evan spent the 2015-16 season working with the Ohio State Football strength and conditioning staff in Columbus. Evan graduated from Malone University in 2011 with a Bachelors degree in Exercise Science. He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).
MICHELLE STRATTON | Send Email
Michelle has been with Impulse for 4 years, in that time she has been in charged with multiple responsibilities. Her primary position, and the one she is most passionate about, is the Community outreach she does with other businesses. Recently, Michelle decided to go back to school and get a Massage Therapy degree. This has always been one of her passions, on a way to help others.
Michelle believes in the body's ability to heal itself and utilizes her expertise to assist in this process. She received her Massage Therapy licence from Miami-Jacobs Career College. Through compassionate and careful listening she address physical issues, by gently ushering your body toward its own natural healing abilities. She strives to make each session meaningful for your life that day, guiding your body toward balance and relaxation. Michelle, loves to educated the client about their body and help achieve the goals of each individual. She will be continuing her education and strive to learn more so she can provide you with the best results, for what your body will needs.