The Viking Team
Oyvind Gulbrandsen has been an elite personal trainer in the Denver area for over 20 years and has a reputation as one of the best. His clients include Professional Athletes and people who want to get the most out of their training. Oyvind started VPF in 2009 in order to offer his clientele the best services.
Josef Talbert, CSCS
Josef Talbert has been involved in the fitness field for over 20 years. He received his BA in Kinesiology from U. of Northern Colorado, where he was also an athletic trainer. Joe has built an extensive list of clientele that has included professional and collegiate athletes as well as the general population. Group training is his main area of expertise and has developed the V|P Small Group Training brand.
Caleb Smetzler has excelled at sports his whole life. As a two sport college athlete (football & baseball) Caleb has a passion for fitness. He has worked with clients ranging from type 2 diabetics suffering from obesity to NFL football players, and ages ranging from 8 to 69 years old.
Carson Lemon is passionate about fitness. He has the drive and commitment to help clients reach their desired goals. Carson's experience ranges from rehabilitation to college athletes to the everyday person. He is committed to the athletic enhancement and general fitness for healthy and active lives. Carson received his B.S. from Colorado State University with a major in Health and Exercise Science
Steve Mach has been an elite personal trainer in Denver for over 20 years. Steve has worked with both Professional Athletes as well as those who have never set foot in a gym. He specializes in pre & post- rehabilitation, sports conditioning as well as general fitness.
Kelly Gulbrandsen has been in the fitness industry for over 10 years. She graduated from CSU with a major in Health & Exercise Sciences with a concentration in Health Promotion. She is a Performance Enhancement Specialist through NASM. Kelly is also certified through the Peak Pilates training system. When training her clients, Kelly believes its all about balance. Pilates and weights go hand in hand to help unilaterally develop a strong body.
Kelly studied Exercise Science at University of Wisconson-La Crosse. Has worked in universities, health clubs and resorts since 1987. Passionate about all areas of health and fitness. ..with certifications in Corrective exercise, pre-post natal and restorative yoga. I believe we can all get better and stronger with stability before strength. Thrilled to be at Viking... best gym , best trainers ...best people!
Lana is a Colorado native who has been personal training for 22 years! She received her BA in kinesiology from Western State University where she ran cross country and track! She offers 1 on 1 training as well as small groups, TRX training, Trigger Point, Group Classes and Speed and Agility training! Lana believes that a well rounded lifestyle includes an exercise regimen that keeps you interested and feeding your body with foods that make you feel good! Consistency is the key to making change!
Chase Nealon has been a successful health and wellness professional and coach for over 10 years. He has created a unique training style mixing yoga, martial arts, Ayurvedic nutrition and sports performance to help his clients get to there goals and live a better life. In his years as a trainer and coach he has worked with all walks of life ranging from beginners to Olympic athletes. With certifications in performance training, massage therapy, nutrition, and yoga he offers a well rounded approach that clients say "is one in a million".
We’re going to pump you up! Strengthen and tone your body by letting one of our certified pros teach you proper form and different fitness routines. This will help to improve endurance, build muscle mass, rev up your metabolism and develop maximum strength. Your beach body will thank you.
Join one of our trainers for an hour of unique exercises to tighten and strengthen your body. This type of training allows for a wide variety of exercises that works every muscle group. Core Training will improve all fitness areas by emphasizing coordination, balance and core strength.
It’s More than Sit Ups
David has been a successful business owner and strength & conditioning specialist for over 30 years. He has created an effective training philosophy, coupled with Muscle Activation Techniques therapy, to assist clients in reaching their fitness and performance goals. David has worked with many professional athletes on the PGA Tour, the NBA, the NFL and the MLB. He also conducts sports-specific training programs for high school and collegiate athletes.
Dee has been in the fitness industry for over three decades and works with all types of clients including those needing basic corrective work, struggling with pain and has coached specialty athletes including:
PGA Tour playing pros;
Pro Downhill/Enduro Mountain Bikers;
Olympic-medal winning-professional snowboarders,
Professional motocross racers,
High school and collegiate golfers.
So no matter who you are and what you struggle with Dee has a personalized solution to help you improve!
Rob has worked in the industry for over 20 years and is famous for his boot camp style of teaching.
Devin is all about Movement and Exercise! He received his bachelors degree in Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Northern Colorado. He then worked as a chiropractic assistant where he learned so much more about the body as a WHOLE. He then would take this practical knowledge into the realm of Movement, Exercise, and Fitness because of his sports background and passion to be a strength coach. Devin has since then been in the fitness industry for over 6 years, and has worked with everyone from athletes, to kids, to the elderly. His greatest motivator is to help others find a life of health and longevity through fitness.
PEOPLE are my MISSION, FITNESS is my PLATFORM.
Heather Rakowski has been in the fitness industry for over 15 years. Heather started her career teaching at Hot Mamas Exercise as a group fitness instructor. She then moved to Club Greenwood where she taught numerous classes such as: Boot Camp, HIIT, Barre, CVI and PWRFit.
Heather holds the following certifications:
NASM - Certified Personal Trainer
NASM - Fitness Nutrition Specialist
AFAA - Primary Group Exercise
Schwinn - Indoor Cycling
ACSM - CVI
Definitive Barre Fitness