Owner, N.S.C.A-CPT*D, Functional Aging Specialist, Integrative Corrective Exercise Instructor, Delay The Disease Parkinson's Fitness Program Certified Instructor
My name is Jacey Gengenbach. I am a certified personal trainer, one of the top three finalists for the 2015 Trainer of the Year Award, and am passionate about my job!
I have been in the health/fitness industry for twenty-two years; when I started working in the physical therapy department of the hospital in my hometown. I then moved to Omaha to pursue my education and I worked as a student athletic trainer for the Creighton University Athletic Medicine Team. I had the opportunities to work as the assistant trainer for women’s soccer, co-trainer for women’s softball, and head trainer for men’s baseball. I worked with all Creighton athletes performing preventative and rehabilitative exercises, treatments, and modalities. My interest was piqued early on and I continued to pursue my career where I could always be connected to people and their wellness.
After Creighton, I worked as an exercise specialist at the Pinnacle Club. My clients ranged in ages and abilities. This position gave me great experience working with apparently healthy people to people with injuries, chronic diseases and conditions, mobility concerns, etc. A real emphasis was put on fitness assessments, exercise programming, and exercise prescription for the members.
I also enjoyed my time working as an independent personal trainer for The Workout, Inc. and later for Fitness Works. Again, these positions afforded me multiple opportunities to work with a varied client base, expand my skills and techniques, and develop specialized classes for strength training in women, exercise technique for those with cancer and going through treatment for cancer, and strength and balance classes for persons with Parkinson’s Disease. Also, I had the opportunity to go into people’s homes and set them up on home exercise programs.
These places where I have worked and the positions that I have held, have been stepping stones to get me where I am today! My passion comes from daily interactions with clients and the differences that I make in their life.
I am certified with distinction by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (since 2000). I work with all clients on cardiovascular fitness, resistance training (muscle strength & endurance), flexibility, posture, and balance/coordination skills. I tailor the clients’ exercise programs, based on medical history and assessments, to meet the clients’ needs and goals. Thus, each client’s program is individualized and monitored closely.
In 2005, I started training my first client living with Parkinson’s Disease. She is what sparked my interest in exercise and Parkinson’s Disease. I am proud to say, 11 years later, she is still going strong with her exercise sessions with me. I have been teaching exercise classes for people diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease since 2007. It is an honor to be affiliated with the Parkinson’s Health Development (PHD) program since its creation. I teach four Parkinson’s Disease specific exercise classes per week for the PHD program. I am a certified instructor in the Delay The Disease Parkinson’s Fitness Program. At the time of this certification, I was only the third person in Nebraska to have this training.
I am honored to be the first person in Omaha, Nebraska to have earned the Functional Aging Specialist certification and am the first Integrative Corrective Exercise Instructor in Omaha.
Inclined to proactive treatments and soothing methods, my clients thrive in their physical abilities, find comfort within their own bodies and are empowered with the skills I teach them.
My name is Ashley Gelhaus. I love everything health, fitness, and nutrition and am excited to work as an exercise specialist at Fitness & Beyond. I graduated from Creighton University with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science in May of 2018. I am certified through the American College of Sports Medicine as a personal trainer. My passion is promoting health and fitness, working with people, and helping people meet their goals to live a happy lifestyle physically and personally.
My name is Alex Tenuta and I am currently an undergraduate student studying Exercise Science on a Pre-Physical Therapy track at Creighton University. I am originally from Chicago, Illinois, where I grew up and discovered my passion for helping others through health and fitness. I am a contracted Cadet in the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Program at Creighton where I am training to receive a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Army when I graduate. I am most interested in sharing and developing my skills as an Exercise Specialist with the Fitness & Beyond community. I recently joined the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a member while I work toward my NSCA-CPT Certificate. In the near future, I hope to earn credentials as a Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitator (TSAC-F) and a Functional Aging Specialist (FAS). I will do this to better equip myself to help those I serve alongside the Fitness & Beyond Team. Nothing makes me more excited than to see others grow stronger, happier, and healthier!
My name is Grace Rauh and I am a senior Exercise Science major at Creighton University. I am working towards getting into an Occupational Therapy Program. I am a member of the Creighton’s Women Crew team. I am certified by the American College of Sports Medicine as a personal trainer. I love working out and I enjoy helping those around me fall in love with it, too.
My name is Michael Albright. I am a senior Chemistry major at Creighton University and I am excited to be pursuing my passion for exercise and health at Fitness & Beyond. I am aware of many of the benefits that physical health can lead to and I continue to learn more ways in which my physical fitness can positively impact the rest of my life. I hope to share this wisdom with others and help all members of the Fitness & Beyond team to achieve similar holistic benefits from their physical health.