Meet the Team Who Made It All Possible

Get to Know the Coaches

Alex V.

Alex V.

(Personal Training Manager)


  • B.S. Exercise Science/Minor in Sports Medicine – Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • M. Ed. Applied Kinesiology – University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Alex has been a strength and conditioning coach and trainer since 2012. He started his career as a Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Hortonville High School in Wisconsin. Wanting to continue his education, he then pursued his Master’s Degree at the U of MN. There, he interned with the strength and conditioning coaching staff, working directly with the Gophers athletes. After receiving his M. Ed., he wanted to pursue a different path into personal training, and that is when he ended up at Tone2Day in 2016!

Alex personally enjoys powerlifting, Olympic lifting, and cycling for his own training. He has competed and coached in multiple powerlifting meets and plans to compete in an Olympic lifting competition in the future. He also enjoys brewing his own beer, snowboarding, frolfing. Apart from these physical activities for fun, he also enjoys playing computer games.

Kyler E.

Kyler E.

(General Manager)


  • B.S. Exercise Science/Minor in Biology – Concordia College, Moorhead
  • M.S. Clinical Exercise Physiology – College of St. Scholastica, Duluth

Kyler graduated as an undergrad at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. Shortly after, he interned at the Sanford Health POWER Center, working with weight loss clients, youth sports athletes, and semi-professional athletes. Wanting to further his education, he then pursued his Master’s Degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN. Immediately after grad school, he worked a couple of different positions in the medical field as a Clinical Exercise Physiologist in Cardiac Rehab and a Pacemaker Technician in a medical device clinic.

He soon found his passion for personal training in 2016 when he worked at Life Time Fitness in Lakeville, MN, where he had a few different positions as a Metabolic Technician, Personal Trainer, Assistant PT Manager, and Small Group Instructor. In 2021, he came to Tone2Day to continue educating and training the members of our community!

Kyler personally enjoys Olympic lifting and Crossfit-style training, and he continues to compete in Crossfit competitions year-round. In his downtime, you might see him play golf, volleyball, and a random pick-up game of hockey. He also loves petting dogs and watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S.


Members can join our facility at any time! Although most of our programming and sessions follows specific training phases throughout the months and year, they are designed to not only benefit the variety of goals of our current members, but also allow flexibility for those who join us at their own convenience.

Absolutely not. We would love to be a big part of your health and fitness journey, whether it is at the beginning or in the middle. Our mission is to educate and progress you. So, if you are new to fitness or are a veteran “fitness-er”, we are confident that we can offer valuable education, guidance and coaching to everyone who wants to see progress and learn…period.

We have an ‘Open Availability’ schedule for our Semi-Private sessions. This means that we have many class times available in the morning, early afternoon, and evening for you to roster yourself in, as long as the session has not already been filled (maximum of 5 members per session). For Private 1-on-1 sessions, it is up to the coach and client to find times/days that align with both schedules since the bulk of our schedules are reserved for Semi-Private sessions. Lastly, for the Group Classes, there are set times during the week for these (please check the ‘Schedule Availability’ tab).

For both Semi-Private and Private 1-on-1 sessions, you pay a monthly membership for the current month. Depending on how many sessions you wish to attend each week, we have contracts for 2x/week (8 per month) or 3x/week (12 per month).

---The Group Classes are available for you to attend for free when you sign up for a program (Semi-Private or Private 1-on-1). Currently, these group classes are not offered as a separate membership, but more for those current members who want/need something to complement the current program they are already paying for.

---*Cancellation Policy: If there ever comes a day when a current member has to cancel their membership, we ask for a minimum 30-Day Notice. Any recurring monthly membership payments after this 30-Day window will be stopped.

We want to make your experience with us more than just a gym to workout at! Although your health and fitness goals are a top priority, we strive to have an accepting, motivating and friendly community that will help make your experience enjoyable. Here are just a few things our community and coaches are doing for our members:

  • Private Facebook Group: Every member in our gym is invited to join our private FB group where members and coaches share funny posts, motivating updates, personal accomplishments, educational resources, gym/facility updates, etc. Even if you do not see everyone in person, we all can still share relevant information with each other to keep the momentum going.
  • Weekly “Coach’s Corner” FB Live videos: Coach Alex and Coach Kyler post a weekly video in our private FB group, talking and discussing about topics that our members have shared interest in. Previous topic examples were:
    • Hip flexor stretches and mobility techniques to help with low back pain
    • Proper deadlift form and cues
    • Protein and how to figure out the correct daily intake for you
    • What cardio should you be doing based on your goals?
    • Why is muscle tissue so important, and how do I attain it?
    • How do you enhance the way you Recover?
    • Random ‘Myths’ for us our coaches to bust
    • Many, many more!
  • COMMUNITY: There are many things that go into building a strong community. Specifically for Tone2Day, our members form strong friendships, attend each other’s important life and social events, cheer for those completing a race or fitness event coming up, and help each other with their own personal goals. We have even had our own members hold seminars for everyone to attend!


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Judy B.

I wanted to improve my health, lose fat, gain strength and muscle and reduce my chances of bone density issues.   I have a chronic disease that can affect my bone density negatively.

So far, here are SOME of my successes:

  • I am stronger at almost 55 than I have ever been in my life.
  • I can deadlift 280#!
  • This additional strength helps me every single day.  Being strong is not only helpful but empowering.

In conjunction with my strength training, I have also addressed my nutrition.  As a result, I have lost 65# and significantly reduced my body fat.  Some factors that have helped me:

  • Options: private training, semi-private training, flexibility, plenty of options for dates/times
  • Knowledgeable and amazing trainers who care about everyone’s goals and well-being
  • An incredible community of like-minded people who support one another.  Seriously the best group of people - trainers and clients.

If you are curious on what to expect, these are it: Fun/Progress/Coaching/Community/Results. I have belonged to many other clubs / gyms. This is the first time that I’ve truly felt like I belong.  I’ve felt this way during my entire time and journey. This is truly my happy place and these are my people.


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Cara H.

Before I joined Tone 2 Day, I was a stressed out mom of two who wanted to exercise regularly but couldn’t figure out how to make it fit in my schedule and actually get results. (Ironically, I was working as a health coach!) 

I would start and stop with a variety of different gyms, classes, and videos. Nothing stuck. 

I knew I needed something: time efficient, guided by professionals who understood my goals and would keep me safe, and FUN!

I decided to invest in Tone 2 Day more than 4 years ago and I am the strongest and healthiest I have been in my adult life. I finally found a gym community to help me stay motivated and achieve my goals

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Cindy D.

At 53 years old, I realized what I had done in the past to stay in shape was just not working anymore.

To come across a gym that was targeting women my age for strength training and nutrition, I had to check it out.  I was not sure what I had gotten myself into but quickly realized the benefits of this gym.

January of 2020, I hurt my back and landed in the ER and could not work out for weeks.  When I returned to the gym, the coaches created a personalized plan for me to gain my strength back and protect my back at the same time.  Within 5 months I was back to lifting and my back and core is strong!!  I went from never lifting weights, to deadlifting 225 lbs. and competing in a Powerlifting competition in March 2022!! I now have a goal to continue with strength training and to deadlift 250 lbs. I will be signing up for another Powerlifting competition. And yes, I am 58 now!!   

The knowledge and support of the coaches, the camaraderie of the other clients, and the positive atmosphere has me going on 5 years. I feel strong, confident and a lot less stress! 

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Karin I.

What brought me to Tone2Day? My friend Rochon back in 2019...she looked more than great!

Since joining, I have had a better understanding of what my goals are. They used to be (in this order): Yoga enhancement and strength, walking, skiing, and Tone2Day strength improvement. Now, I have added some new goals which include horse riding and muscle memory (core, RDL's, core...and more core lol).

If I were to make a list of factors that have helped me at Tone2Day, they would be:

  • The (ENTIRE) community
  • Being able to do this with my daughter when she is home from school.  Together – but separate.  LOVE THIS!
  • Allowing me to finally (!) get to a point where I want to improve (finally documenting personally where I am)
  • Attending Saturday 7:30am HIIT class

If you are new to Tone2Day and want to know some specifics:

  • The coaches (Alex and Kyler) know what they are talking about
  • I would not be where I am strength-wise, after two knee replacements last year – if it were not for Tone2day. 
  • I have never felt as strong as I do now at any point in my life
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Tracey D.

Back in the heart of COVID, summer of 2020 - I talked to a friend who went to Tone2Day and LOVED it.  She talked about Alex, the structure, the people - she encouraged me to try it.  The timing was perfect.  I was 6 months away from turning 50 - and was planning a surgery around the same time that would undoubtedly set me back for a few months.

The gym was awesome - welcoming and unassuming.  The clients all were amazing and excited to see me join.  This was so different than other gym experiences I had in the past. I strangely looked forward to going in at 6am and felt bad the days I was unable to go.  I got strong.

I was feeling great as I turned 50 and was able to move forward with my surgery.  Alex was instrumental in offering support and guidance at home while I recovered.  He then welcomed me back to the gym slowly increasing my work until I was completely back on track. I was terrified and Alex assured me we would work slowly and get there - even slowing me down when I felt I could do more.

I've joined other gyms - worked with other trainers - but the people at Tone 2 Day - the environment as a whole - is just awesome.  We encourage each other - work hard together - and struggle together.  Being back in shape is the greatest gift I could give my family - not just myself.