We believe health should always come first. Because of this, we are very open with people in telling them we will take them down the safest, healthiest road possible to reach their goal (which almost never is the fastest road), but one we believe offers sustainability, empowerment, balance and hopefully, good vibes a long the way with focus on self-love and positive self-talk.
We have witnessed too many people take the extreme route to diet which almost always ends in disordered eating, negative self-talk, exhausted and in some cases– health issues both physiologically and psychologically. Quite frankly, it’s just not worth it to us to entertain people with their unrealistic goals and we’d rather be honest upfront in detailing what they will need to do to reach their goal and how long they should expect it to take.
During the process we focus a lot of attention on all aspects of your life, including: performance, energy levels, measurements, how you are feeling mentally, physically, and emotionally, how your clothes are fitting, progress photos, and weight loss. If you are eating the right amount and getting stronger and faster you will be making aesthetic changes. Overall, the number one determinant of those who are successful and those who are not is consistency!
As you may or may not know we are the first “IIFYM” based trainers out of the state of Utah, but we use our philosophies and methods with people all across the world. Although many of our programs provide meal plan examples the first 6-weeks, our intent is not to “spoon feed” you through your entire program. We believe in educating and empowering our clients to make long term lifestyle changes. It is important for you to understand that while we will be an ally in your journey and will provide a thorough “road map” to your goals, we expect you to take initiative to think, read and try for yourself.
We believe health should always come first. Because of this, we are very open with people in telling them we will take them down the safest, healthiest road possible to reach their goal (which almost never is the fastest road), but one we believe offers sustainability, empowerment, balance and hopefully good vibes along the way!
At Fitbliss, we work collaboratively as a team of 11 coaches and one licensed therapist to bring you the best experience possible. In our view, 12 smart, passionate, experienced professional fitness and mindset experts are better than one.
Lynndsey Eldridge is the founder of Fitbliss Fitness. She started the company in 2012 under the basic premises that health and fitness should feel good and that the principles used to achieve those goals should be science-based.
She and her husband also own our home gym, Big Mountain Barbell in SLC, UT.
Lynndsey competes competitively in bodybuilding and powerlifting, loves to travel and is passionate about helping women to become stronger and more confident than they ever thought possible.
Anneke Cannon (pronounced like Monica without the M) has been a NASM certified trainer and USPA powerlifting coach since 2013. She has competed in powerlifting, NPC bikini, and recently completed a Master's of Business degree from the University of Utah. She lives in Salt Lake City with her husband, Ryan, and son, Miles.
Anneke’s main goal with all of her clients is to help them to see the true strength that each and every person has inside of them. She believes that you can achieve anything that you set your mind to if you just work for it!
Sami G Clements lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with her husband, Tanner and son, Walt. Sami is a NASM certified coach, has a Bachelor’s of Science and a Master’s Degree in Education. She is one of the founders and creators of the Fitbliss Barbell Club.
Sami is a nationally qualified NPC bikini competitor and also competes in powerlifting. Her main goal with each of her clients is to help them to not only reach their goals but to find sustainable methods for long term success that will leave them happier, more confident, and stronger than ever.
Chantel Hall is a wife and mother of two beautiful children. She is a lifelong athlete who ran track in college and has since earned her IFBB Bikini Pro status.
Chantel is passionate about health and fitness and promises clients that she will do everything in her power to help them achieve their goals and learn how to adopt a lifestyle that helps them to become and STAY healthy.
Having Chantel as you coach means you have someone on your side who may want your success even more than you do.
Taylor Vigil is the Head Barbell Club Coach and Athlete Advisor for Fitbliss Fitness. She is a certified NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist and is a student at the University of Utah working on her Bachelor of Science.
Taylor holds 16 World, 30 National, and 22 State Powerlifting Records and has a phenomenal eye for technique. You will see her often in the Form Feedback group giving helpful tips to our lifters. If you're local, you may even have the privilege of doing a one-on-one form session with her in the gym.
Taylor is dedicated to making sure each of her clients finds their own passion for strength training while balancing a happy and healthy lifestyle!
Megan Forrest is a NASM and CrossFit Level 1 certified coach who specializes in building self-love/confidence, fat loss, Olympic weightlifting, powerlifting, NPC contest prep, and endurance training.
Meg is strong, educated and experienced coach and while she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table as a coach, it is her undeniable passion, patience, and empathy that make her a truly one of a kind coach.
Natalie Suazo is a mother of two children, competitive athlete and educated coach. She holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Utah and is currently studying to receive her Master of Science in Sports and Conditioning Performance.
Natalie competes as an Elite powerlifter in the USPA and previously competed in the NPC Bikini division. Whether your goal is body shaping or strength training, Nat has your back.
Aly Duffin graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Utah in 2007. Her fitness journey started after her pregnancies with her 2 beautiful sons. She is a NASM CPT and Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certified Coach.
Aly became a Fitbliss coach to teach, inspire and empower women to take action in accomplishing their fitness and nutrition goals. Her experience has shown her that with hard work, consistency and a little sweat, you can accomplish your goals while maintaining balance.
Sharon Halpin specializes in NPC competition prep coaching and is one of our posing and polishing specialists. Sharon has an eye for the little details that can take a competitor to the next level. She is an IFBB Pro in the bikini division.
Sharon became a Fitbliss coach to help others avoid the unhealthy coaching that she experienced before finding Fitbliss.
She is passionate about sharing her knowledge with her clients and aims to make a difference in their lives!
Katie Baretela is known by anyone who crosses her path for having an upbeat, enthusiastic demeanor and attitude. She has a way of making aspiring Fitblissers and her clients feel comfortable, at ease and excited about their goals.
Katie is a retired gymnast and nationally qualified NPC Bikini Competitor. She coaches clients in person and online.
Ainsley Wall is our team therapist. She offers mental health therapy to our clients and counsel to our coaches when they are helping clients through challenges. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology in 2010 from the University of Utah. She later attended University of Southern California and graduated with a Master of Social Work in 2014.
Ainsley incorporates mind/body connection and various relaxation techniques in her therapeutic approach. She has seen positive outcomes for clients who utilize a nutrition and exercise program.
She does in person and secure online therapy sessions. She offers a discount to our Fitbliss athletes.
I love the approach that Fitbliss takes with their clients. I have been able to discover a way of eating that I will be able to do for a lifetime and am able to celebrate small victories over and over!
I would recommend the trainers to ANYONE even if you're just looking to be healthy and not to compete. They truly care about their clients and give them the tools and knowledge they need to be successful with whatever their goal may be!