Advisory Board

Dave Wilton

daveBetween massage therapy and personal training Dave has been working with the human body for almost 10 years. Every day he wakes up and asks “how can I serve my clients the best way possible.” With that question has led him into an endless journey of self exploration and education. David’s passion for learning is one of a kind. Since he did not have a formal college education due to four years serving our country as an army infantry solider.  He now has dedicated thousands of hours studying and traveling to ensure he has the most up to date knowledge for his clients. He has a way with others that has produced countless success stories with hundreds of people. Over the last five years David has become the head trainer at Complete Fitness Results. He also has become one of the top large group instructors in the country. His rare gift helps him orchestrate groups more efficiently than anyone. He marries the worlds of doing it right and having fun like a Mozart conducting a perfect symphony.  If you ever have the pleasure of meeting Dave it is an experience that you will not soon forget. When you are ready to make a change for yourself David has the life experience and knowledge to take you to the next level.


  • FMS
  • RBC
  • TFW


Dean Carlson

ab_deanAfter staying active by playing competitive sports through high school and into college, followed by time in the US Army, Dean took up the highly competitive sport of recreational eating. It was a strict adherence to this regimented lifestyle that not only allowed him to become a champion coach potato, but also 80 pound fatter than he is today.

After a serious wake-up call spurred him to get off his butt and back into shape, Dean pursued his training credentials and subsequently opened Get Fit NH in 2008 with his business partner (and coincidently wife) Nancy. Under Dean’s leadership Get Fit NH has been recognized Best Gym in Southern NH from 2010 to 2014, and Dean has also been recognized as Best Fitness Trainer 3 times in that same period.

Dean credits Get Fit NH’s success in large part to the continuous drive to do what it takes to get his clients better. Clients walk in the door to lose fat, build muscle, and feel great. Pursuing the FMS credential and implementing Smart Group Training into his training facilities was a logical progression into not only getting his clients better, but moving the training industry forward by implementing protocols that are respected and understood by physical therapists, orthopedic physicians and other allied health professionals. 


  • Certified Personal Trainer – National Exercise and Sports Trainers Association
  • Youth Conditioning Specialist – Levels 1 and 2, International Youth & Conditioning Association
  • Functional Movement Systems Certified Specialist
  • Precision Nutrition Level 1 Coach
  • Certified Kettlebell Athletics
  • Certified TRX Instructor
  • Certified Training for Warriors Coach – Levels 1 and 2


Jared Markiewicz

ab_jmarkJared founded Functional Integrated Training in Fitchburg, Wis., in June 2012. He has since helped hundreds of clients from all walks of life look, feel and perform better.

He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2007 with a bachelor of science degree in kinesiology with an emphasis in exercise and movement science. Jared has spent nine years as a personal trainer and continually educates himself to provide the best service he can to his clientele, which ranges from five years old to 74.

He is truly passionate about changing the scope of high school strength-training programs. Jared works to develop lifelong athletes who are strong, supple, agile and well conditioned.

He has coached dozens of athletes who have competed at the collegiate level and prides himself on giving all of his athletes knowledge and values they can use the rest of their lives.

As his career continues, Jared wants to extend his reach well beyond the athletes he coaches by educating fellow strength coaches so they can better prepare the athletes with whom they interact.


  • Bachelor of Science, Emphasis in Exercise Science – University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Certified Personal Trainer – American College of Sports Medicine
  • Level 1 and 2 Specialist – Functional Movement Systems
  • Certified Golf Fitness Instructor – Titleist Performance Institute
  • Level 1 Sport Performance Coach – USA Weightlifting
  • High School Strength and Conditioning Specialist – International Youth Conditioning Association
  • Youth Fitness Specialist – International Youth Conditioning Association
  • Youth Speed and Agility Specialist – International Youth Conditioning Specialist


Jim Laird

ab_jimJim Laird has been working as a Strength and Conditioning Coach helping clients achieve their goals since 1997.  He has 4 years of Division One coaching experience and over a decade of working with clients in the private sector.  He has worked with everyone from housewives who just want to look good and feel good, to professional athletes in the NFL, LPGA, and MLB; his most notable client being Scott Downs who is currently with the Chicago White Sox and is going on his 13th year in the MLB.  Jim has helped dozens of young athletes achieve athletic scholarships to Division 1 schools and also trains a team of female Powerlifters, The Miss Fits. You can read about their experiences and successes, including state and national records at their blog,

As an elite level Powerlifter, Jim pushed his body to the limit for years, and now understands the difference between working out to be healthy, and working out to achieve a high level performance goal, and he want to help others do the same. Jim has a reputation for two things: getting more results from less work, and getting his clients both strong and healthy.  Jim’s motto of “Training Smarter, Not Harder” has earned him the respect and recommendation of numerous orthopedic surgeons and physical therapists.


Johnny Fukumoto

ab_johnnyYou can find Johnny in the Great White North (Winnipeg, Canada to be specific) at the helm of Fukumoto Fitness, a safe and smart group personal training facility that prides itself on a culture of celebration, education, family, exercise regressions, and guaranteed results.

Smart Group Training has been woven into the fabric of his ‘anti-gym’ over the past few years after sensing a strong need for more ‘think first, move second’ and ‘move well then move often’ in his city.

His passion for helping people gain self-confidence through teamwork has brought him into the world of obstacle course racing, and he encourages his clients to set movement, performance, and recovery goals along with body composition goals (which is only one piece of the puzzle).

He met Steve after driving 28 hours one weekend to improve his craft, and then connected with Jared the following year.  They’ve been bouncing ideas off each other ever since!

He is honored to be a part of the SGT Team.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology and Physical Education (Wilfrid Laurier University)
  • Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology  – Certified Personal Trainer (CSEP-CPT)
  • Functional Movement Systems Level 2 (FMS2)
  • Dynamic Variable Resistance Training Level 2 (DVRT2)
  • Agatsu Kettlebell Certification
  • Contributing Author to the “Group Training Playbook” (2013)
  • Fitness Ambassador Lululemon
  • Creator of the “Fuku-Roller”
  • Named to the Uniter Newspaper’s 30 Under 30 in Manitoba (2012)


Justin Yule

ab_justinJustin Yule is the President & Chief Fitness Officer of Fitness Revolution in Chanhassen, MN.  He also serves fitness professionals worldwide as a business coach and subject matter expert for Fitness Consulting Group.  Justin is the he creator of two of the best selling business-building products for fitness professionals, Client Cash Machine and Instant Fitness Copy.

Justin holds a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education with a Concentration in Adult Fitness from Cortland State University in New York.  He is also a certified personal trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine, and holds multiple specialty certifications including Metabolic Training Expert, Kettlebell Coach, Resistance Band Training Specialist, Functional Movement Systems and more.

Justin has been helping clients achieve their health and fitness goals since 1997, and became a Best Selling Author in 2011 with his contribution to Total Body Breakthroughs.  In addition, he has been nominated as one of the top Rising Stars in the Fitness Industry, and was featured in USA Today as a member of the World Fitness Elite.


ab_lucyLucy Hendricks is a graduate of the Lexington Healing Arts Academy Personal Training program. She has her FMS certification and is also a certified Restorative Breathing Coach. She is a bright, young coach who, at the age of 22, has already had the opportunity to study underneath great coaches and physical therapists like Jim Laird, Lois Laynee, Mike Robertson and Bill Hartman.

Lucy’s journey into personal training and her passion for helping clients started with an internship with Jim Laird four years ago, and she hasn’t looked back since. For the last two years, she’s been an integral part of the J&M Strength and Conditioning team, working with hundreds of clients each week, making a huge impact in all of their lives. Lucy is very passionate about helping clients look better and feel better thought good movement and sound nutrition, and is excited to continue expanding her knowledge in the years to come.


  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • Restorative Breathing Coach
  • Functional Movement Systems Certified Specialist