Our coaches:

Boom provides a better fitness experience through our coaching staff. Their certifications and experience rival top big city gyms, but are available to you in small town Iowa. These individuals are the heartbeat of the gym and spend every day working to help people like you reach their fitness goals.


Tanell grew up on a game reserve in South Africa. Growing up, she and her dad would go to the gym together, and although she was tall and skinny, Tanell had big dreams of becoming a body builder. Tall and skinny paid off big in a different way when she began a professional modeling career at 16. She traveled the world working for top brands with modeling agencies in Italy, Germany, South Africa, United States, and London. She experimented with many different workout and health routines throughout her career and has a unique insight into the body image clients strive for. Today, Tanell is a mobility expert with advanced training in Yoga-Tune Up®, Crossfit, and Ashtanga yoga. Her focus on anatomy and truly fixing mobility problems through Yoga-Tune Up® is an incredible asset to all athletes ranging from the Cleveland Cavaliers to members of the Fairfield retired community. She spends her weekends traveling the country teaching other coaches ways to improve the health and performance of their clients. She is a nationally published health and fitness writer.

  • Yoga Tune-Up® Trainer
  • Certified Wellness Consultant
  • Crossfit Level 1 Trainer (2013)
  • Crossfit Mobility Trainer


Ti founded Boom fitness in 2011 with a desire to help people become healthy, capable, and happy through fitness. That vision has grown into a thriving fitness community in Fairfield. Ti’s passion for Olympic Weightlifting has brought a technique driven weightlifting program to Boom members. In his pursuit to become a better coach, he’s traveled and trained with the best including Olympic gold medalists at the Chinese National training center. His dedication to learning and emphasis on technique helps Boom members safely reach their athletic potential.

  • Crossfit Level 2 Trainer
  • Crossfit Level 1 Trainer (2011)
  • Chinese Olympic Lifting Method
  • Outlaw Barbell
  • Crossfit Olympic Lifting Trainer


Kristi graduated with her exercise science degree in 2000 from Iowa State University. She spent the next three years working as a personal trainer and working at wellness center specializing in cardiac and pulmonary rehab patients in Florida. Kristi continued her path of personal wellness when she moved to Iowa doing sprint triathalons and half marathons. 
Kristi’s path brought her to Boom Fitness in 2013.  Her expertise helped Boom create the Masters program, designed to help members of our age 45 through 70+ community be healthy and capable through fitness. Her incredible ability to nurture her students and lead them from their current fitness level to their new goals is a valuable asset to the community. Her passion for helping her students and personal training clients reach their health goals has created phenomenal success stories.
  • Exercise Science Degree – Iowa State University (2000)
  • Crossfit Level 2 Trainer (2016)
  • Crossfit Level 1 Trainer (2013)
  • Crossfit Mobility Trainer
  • Crossfit Endurance Trainer


Daniel’s physical journey started at about age 14, when he discovered the martial art Aikido. He studied on and off for about six years. During that time Daniel started realizing that we can accomplish much more than we know in the physical realm simply by putting a little effort into being aware of our bodies. Since then he has explored many forms of physical training including traditional gym weight lifting, Olympic lifting, kick boxing, jiu-jitsu, gymnastics, circus arts, and crossfit. He has arrived at what he believes to be the most effective training method. Functional fitness is able to incorporate strength and conditioning into one workout while still addressing the functional aspects including flexibility, agility, accuracy, balance, and coordination. The result is results. Speed and power. The ability to live life better. He has seen greater results achieved faster with this program than with any others he has come in contact with. Daniel loves to see people accomplish something they never thought they could do and is very inspired by the fact that this is a long term program. His goal is to create healthy, fit people who can live long happy lives and stay functional.

  • Crossfit Level 2 Trainer (2015)
  • Crossfit Level 1 Trainer (2012)
  • Cross Gymnastics Advanced Trainer
  • Crossfit Kids Trainer
  • PowerMonkey Gymnastics Training
  • Outlaw Barbell


Michael became a Boom coach after falling in love with the constantly varied, high intensity functional movement approach to fitness. He’s always enjoyed physical activity, including baseball, football, basketball, weight-lifting, karate, swimming, volleyball, rock climbing, gymnastics, floor hockey, dance, and triathlons, and has found that regular strength and conditioning training at Boom has taken his fitness to a whole new level. His favorite part of coaching is watching athletes overcome mental barriers to do things they never believed they could do, then taking those feelings of achievement, confidence, and capability into everything they do in life.

  • Crossfit Level 1 Trainer (2013)

Part Time Coaches

Great coaches who share their knowledge with us when schedules allow:

Rachel: Rachel graduated with her masters in public health and has dedicated herself to becoming the best athlete she can be. She shares that passion with Boom students.

  • Masters in Public Health (MPH) with a focus on Health and Wellness

Huma: Huma is completing her bachelors of arts in exercise science and is on track to begin medical school. In her spare time, she is a college athlete, coaches, and squats more weight then most people twice her size.

  • Crossfit Level 1 Trainer

Robert: Robert has been a lifelong athlete and teacher. As an All-American football player he excelled on the football field. Instead of pursuing a career in the NFL, he put his brain to work and became a lawyer. He left a career at a commercial bankruptcy firm on Wall Street to become a teacher in Iowa. He is back to being a lawyer, but still finds time to teach in the gym and give the “young guys” a run for their money in our workout of the day.

  • Crossfit Level 1 Trainer