We are bmf…

We are a passionate, diverse, and badass community that seeks fun, physical challenges, and a healthy lifestyle. We’re focused on transforming our lives; mind, body, and spirit. We’ve got each other’s backs. We push our limits. We conquer our goals. We are BMFers!

WHAT WE BELIEVE

We believe real relationships can be nurtured and realistic expectations can be met through our progressive group fitness classes.

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We Are Part of A Fitness Family

We walk the talk every day because we’re working on our own fitness journeys. We challenge ourselves just as much as we challenge our members.

2

Love, Compassion and Acceptance for All

Every member of our community is on a different fitness journey. No matter what size, age or shape you are, we set realistic goals. We help determine what approach works best for you.

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We’re Committed to our Community’s Health and Wellbeing

We provide the nutrition and fitness knowledge that you need and offer accountability. It’s why our members are happy and well.

Come visit one of our BMF classes and experience why our members love working out together, learning that there’s a better, more realistic, and sustainable way to eat, move and live. Learn to love the person you see in the mirror.

The Driving Forces
Behind BMF Fitness

 

Kelli Barrett and Amy Ortmann: Co-Owners of BMF Fitness

We founded BMF because we wanted to show everyone that fitness could be fun! We wanted to show that the cookie-cutter gyms had it wrong!  We wanted to teach people that there’s a more realistic and sustainable way to fuel and move your body. 

We wanted to show that Group Exercise and Personal Training could be revolutionary and progressive.  In our studios, we offer brand specific classes and custom training programs.

What we want you to know is that there’s a place for every person, regardless of their fitness level, a place where you can be seen, empowered and encouraged to become better everyday.

OUR HISTORY

BMF COACHES

KELLI BARRETT

CPT, CGFS

I’ve been passionately involved in the fitness industry 13+ years. My realistic approach to exercise and healthy eating has been very successful for myself and for my clientele.

AMY ORTMANN

CPT, CGFS

My mantra as a group fitness specialist and personal trainer can be summarized in four words: “We Are All Athletes”. You don’t fit into a box, so why should your workout program? Be open to defining your own potential.

LAUREN PERKINS

CGFS

Growing up I was completely unathletic and did my best to avoid exercise. That way of life worked just fine until I was a broke grad student with a wardrobe full of clothes that didn’t fit me anymore. That’s when I vowed to made a change.

BMF COACH BIOS

Kelli's Story

I have been passionately involved in the fitness industry for the past 13 years. I am a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. I hold certifications in kickboxing, group fitness, weight training, and indoor cycling. As well, I studied Nutrition at the University of Houston. However, my real experience in health and wellness has come through my own journey. I know what it is like to struggle with weight – in January of 2007 I weighed in at my heaviest – 231 pounds. I know what it is like to try and juggle a full-time job and family responsibilities all the while desperately trying to eat right and find time to exercise. I know what it is like to give up and resolve to just being unhealthy and unfit. What I also know, is that it is never too late to change your life!

My change began in 2007 when I joined a local gym. The group fitness classes there helped me to ease back into an exercise routine that I could live with. By May 2007 I had been encouraged by one of the instructors to get certified to teach cycling. After a bit of hesitation, I went for it! I became certified and began teaching. After only 5 months, I became the Group Fitness Manager for the gym. Group Fitness is my first love in fitness – I look forward to every class, every night, and to teaching every member! Becoming a personal trainer was a natural progression for me – now I can work one-on-one with clients to help them reach their health and fitness goals.

My realistic approach to exercise and healthy eating has been very successful for myself and for my clientele. The workouts I give are tough but fun, the meal plan I recommend is healthy and delicious!

Personally, I love to cook, entertain, and listen to music. I have competed in a few triathlons and would love to train for a marathon someday. I work hard to maintain my healthy lifestyle and I am blessed to have two beautiful sons that motivate me every day to be the best that I can be!

Amy's Story

My love for fitness started at a young age and blossomed during college.  As a Division I athlete at Boise State University, I excelled on the field as a goalie and off the field as a Student-Athlete Representative for my conference.  After multiple injuries and subsequent surgeries sidelined my soccer career, I pursued other student leadership roles on campus and in the community.  My work off the field, undoubtedly, gave light to my passion and desire for helping others.  Upon graduation and my return to Texas, I began working at a local gym.  Every day became an opportunity to connect with members and influence their journey to a healthier life.

In 2015 I became certified in Group Fitness and Personal Training.  In Group Fitness, there is a beautiful dynamic of teamwork that unfolds; whereas, with Personal Training there is specialized care and attention for each client.  My approach to either spectrum is the same.  Fitness and wellness must be realistic – while the session should take you outside of your comfort zone, above all – they should be fun, safe, effective, and make you feel better.  For me – every training session is an opportunity to share encouragement, positivity, education, and love.

To do what I love with the people that I love is an honor. I am proud to be a coach, but I am even more proud to be a BMFer.

Believe. Shine. Remain Fearless. You, are your own athlete.

Lauren's Story

Growing up I was completely unathletic and did my best to avoid exercise.  That way of life worked just fine until I was a broke grad student with a wardrobe full of clothes that didn’t fit me anymore.  With much encouragement from my brother, I signed up for a 5K. Within a year I went from thinking running 3 miles would be impossible to complete a half marathon… and I was hooked on running.  The discipline, the personal competition, and the camaraderie of the running community- I loved it all! It was the first time I realized exercise could be enjoyable. However, after 5 years of being very involved in my local running community and over training to the point of being unhealthy, I walked away to start a family.

Motherhood is what changed my perspective on fitness.  After living purely in survival mode of raising sextuplets for a couple of years, I realized I needed exercise for my mental well-being as much as the physical.  I started taking group fitness classes to not just burn some calories and get stronger, but to have time to do something for myself and interact with adults. I believe when we take care of ourselves physically, mentally, and spiritually we can better care for our people… and just be happier healthier humans in general!

Once I began taking classes, group fitness quickly stole a piece of this runner’s heart.  In 2017 I got certified as a Group Fitness Instructor. I love having the opportunity to share what I’ve learned and encourage others on their own journey to wellness whether I’m taking a class or coaching! Especially all the moms out there who struggle with making time for themselves. You’ve got to take of yourself so you can be better for the people you love.

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