As a part of the Battle Buddy Program, you get to choose your Trainer to work with you personally for the next 30 days of your Program. Increase your chances of accomplishing your goals by up to 90% by adding an accountability partner! Each FTW Cadre Member is a Certified Personal Trainer and a Military Veteran, First Responder or family member of one. They have been in your shoes and know how difficult it is for our Military and First Responder community to balance their demanding jobs and busy lives, all while trying to stay healthy and fit so they can perform best for their physically demanding jobs.
Stephanie Lincoln is a former Army Captain. She is an AFAA Certified Personal Trainer and holds several group fitness certifications. Her personal style to fitness is mainly the use of high intensity intervals, for short, but efficient workouts. She loves burpees and detests leg day, but does it anyways. Her motto is “Fit to Fight” because although she may not wear the uniform anymore, she should still be in peak shape and be ready to respond to any situation. She also is an Eating Psychology Specialist and specializes in helping people with the hardest part of the weight loss journey, the mental barriers and self sabotage that we engage in that get in our way.
Coach Tommy is a former S.W.A.T Member. He knows how important a First Responders personal fitness level is to their safety and ability to respond to whatever the shift may bring. Coach Tommy uses tried and true methods for athletes and performance-based professionals such as military personnel, S.W.A.T., and firefighters to build lean and toned muscle. Coach Tommy's Life Change Bootcamp program consists of 30-minute daily workouts, using only body weight. Want to workout with Coach Tommy? Are you committed to your true potential? Coach Tommy's "Life Change" Bootcamp Workouts are launching this month exclusively to Fire Team Whiskey Members!
Phillip Michelsen has been working as a Correctional Officer for 13 years. Phil received a wake up call when his father passed away from years of abuse to his body by means of alcohol and food. Phil, although active, was already taking taking blood pressure and cholesterol medication and eating horribly. He realized he was headed down the same path as his father. He started his own health journey and became Certified in Group and Personal Fitness Training. Phil joined Fire Team Whiskey because he wants to share what he has learned. Being a Corrections Officer, he knows first hand how easy it is to use food and alcohol to deal with the stresses the job. He wants to help other Corrections, First Responders and Military Members find a way to be healthy, both inside and out.
Billy Capps is a Corrections Officer and Certified Personal Trainer with a specialty in Martial Arts Training. With a high stress job and no fitness or health standards as a Corrections Officer, at the age of 33, Billy was overweight, smoked, had bad eating habits, diagnosed with diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. In the next 2 years, Billy had 2 heart attacks and 9 stents put in! Given not one, but 2 chances to live, Billy decided to get his Certification in fitness and change his life. Billy had to learn the importance of nutrition and fitness the hard way. He has dedicated his life to helping others prevent reaching the point of being faced with death because of their poor nutrition, fitness and lifestyle choices.
Alaina Hartley is a Certified Personal Trainer, college athlete and military family member. She joined Fire Team Whiskey as a Trainer inspired by an encounter life guarding a water training with a local Fire Department. She realized that these Firefighters were relying on her to save their lives if they should begin to drown. She realized that the men and women she was supposed to call in the case of an emergency were turning to her to save them if they proved to be poor swimmers. She realized that our communities were not serving our local heroes the way we should be and wanted to be part of the change. She was inspired as a Fitness Trainer to help First Responders get the health and fitness resources they need to help themselves, so they could better help us. Alaina is very passionate about giving people a chance to better themselves, but also about giving them the resources and guidance needed to get there.
Alex Mirailh recently retired from the Navy and is passionate about helping Military Members work smarter, not harder to achieve their health and fitness goals. Alex knows too well from his own experience that focusing on work can dig you into a hole that is very hard to get out of. While serving as a Navy Recruiter, Alex became overweight, unfit and unhealthy. For the first time in his career, he failed his body fat requirements and suffered the career consequences of this. It was a wake up call for him and he researched the best and healthiest ways to lose weight and get fit. He joined Fire team whiskey as a Cadre Member to share his fitness routines that got him in the best shape of his life. Click on Alex’s picture to hear his story.
Jim Wolter is a First Responder spouse. Jim’s personal fitness and health journey started when his father was hospitalized in 2018. Jim was angry with his father for not taking care of himself, but in truth, he was afraid, because he knew that he was following in his fathers footsteps. He had recently turned 40, had put in a good amount of weight was tired all the time. He knew that if he continued on this path, his 4 children would one day be in the same situation as he was with his own father. Jim had a friend who had experienced amazing results with the Fire Team Whiskey Program, so he took a chance and signed up. 10 months later, he is in the best shape of his life and his blood work results reflect that he is now in impeccable health. Even better, his whole family joined him in this journey and have never been fitter and healthier. Jim was inspired to get his Certification in fitness and help others turn their lives around. Jim’s approach to Training is a partnership and accountability system: he wants to learn from you as much he can and in turn he feels this will make him a better trainer for all of those he is helping through Fire Team Whiskey.
Eric Strom is a Captain in the MN Army National Guard and is a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Eric is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and brings that knowledge and his passion for health and wellness to Fire Team Whiskey. Eric has always been health aware, but not always health active. After failing multiple Army Physical Fitness tests, Eric knew it was time to do something different. He began taking his health more seriously in 2018 and has had significant results since that time with eating keto and incorporating CrossFit and running into his life. Eric uses a combination of high intensity, CrossFit style workouts, proper nutrition, and mental wellness to maintain balance in his busy life. Eric uses meditation and mindfulness as part of his Warrior Wellness.