Wade Barden started training in karate at 10 years old and started to assist in teaching at 13. After much dedication, he earned his black belt by the age of 14. Achieving 3 Grand Champion titels. Once reaching the rank of 3rd degree black belt, he switched gears and pursued Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Muay Thai, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. While he achieved multiple marks and trained multiple MMA champions, Wade decided to focus solely on BJJ.
Wade earned his BJJ black belt after 5 years of training and was the youngest to achieve it in the state of Wisconsin on December 1st, 2011.
Now training under renowned Black Belt Shawn Hammonds, Wade has grown even more in his BJJ ability and achieved the rank of first degree on his Black Belt.
In addition to his martial arts background, Wade is also a Certified Personal Trainer who has been helping individuals achieve their personal and sport specific goals for the past several years.
“I love teaching martial arts; it’s what I was made to do. I enjoy learning from everyone I train, including my students. My goal is to teach everyone who steps on the mat to the best of my ability and share all my knowledge. I want all of my students to be better than me one day.” -Wade Barden
Ashton Barden fell in love with the fitness industry the moment she first stepped foot into a gym 10 years ago. Ever since then, she has been persistent on continuing her experience and knowledge to help educate and motivate others to live a healthy lifestyle.
As she continued to expand her experience in the industry, she developed a passion for competing naturally in Bodybuilding as a Figure Athlete. In her most recent competitive season with her coach Lisa Feran, she earned 1st place in her height divisions at two competitions as well as 5th place in FitBody. She continuously works towards competing every couple of years to keep a healthy balance mentally and physically.
Ashton has been working professionally as a personal trainer/coach since 2012. In this time frame she has worked with a wide range of individuals with many different goals in mind:
- Strength/muscle building
- Weight loss
- Injury prevention/post physical therapy
- Building healthy habits
"Everyone's body is so different from one another. I strongly believe in avoiding any "cookie cutter" methods and taking the time to help you understand your body and its needs. It's important to know that achieving your goals will take time and a lot of hard work, but it's also important to learn how to enjoy the journey." - Ashton Barden