OUR TEAM

Adam Petropolis - Owner/ Head Coach

ADAM PETROPOLIS

You see; I’m what you might call a “process guy”. I like to look at the big picture, break it down to it’s parts and discover the principles that govern the end result.

This ideology is summed up by one of my favorite sayings… “Methods are many; principles are few.  Methods may change, but principles never do.” In short, if you understand the WHY (principles), then you can apply a different HOW (methods) and still achieve a desired WHAT (result).

To that regard, there are many methods to exercise and nutrition, yet all of them follow the same set of principles.  Hopefully, with my experience, I can expose these principles to you so that you may find your preferred method to Achieve your optimal STATE of FIT!

A little about me…

  • Born Tucson, AZ
  • Married (Rene), Two Kids (Austen and Stella), One Dog (Mac)
  • 19 years Fitness Industry Experience
  • BS Exercise & Wellness, Arizona State University… GO DEVILS!!!
  • NESTA Certified Personal Trainer
  • CrossFit L1 Trainer
  • APEX Nutrition Certification
  • DotFit Nutrition Certification
  • TRX

See Adam’s Personal Transformation HERE

Rene Petropolis - Co-Owner/ Assistant Coach

RENE PETROPOLIS

My journey to health and fitness has humble beginnings. I was never an athlete and working out was foreign to me.  It wasn’t until I had my first child that I realized my lifestyle- lack of exercise and unhealthy eating had taken its toll on my body and my mental well-being.  Before my son’s birth, I had gained 60+ pounds. I was tired and lost. I was able to lose most of the weight but only the way I knew how, by restrictive eating. After I had my second child I knew something had to change- I had to change. The way I was eating to lose weight was not optimal and still left me feeling terrible. I had no strength or energy and now had two children under 2.  I started with a gym membership and soon realized I needed to be pushed, I needed the accountability so I hired a personal trainer and shortly after began tracking my food. It Changed Everything!

I have a passion for helping others as well as creating recipes and meal ideas for a healthier lifestyle.  Yes, food and folks. haha.  My love for both led me here where I can do the most good. Your success is determined by what you are willing to give.  I believe a balanced and happy life is one that gives more than takes. When you give yourself fully to change you will be amazed at the results. I’m here to show you how to enjoy the process, not just the outcome. It is worth it and so are you!

  • NESTA Fitness Nutrition Coach

See Rene’s Personal Transformation HERE 

Dana Klose - Assistant Coach

My journey to a healthier version of myself started 8 years ago.  I had never been athletic. I didn’t exercise regularly nor did I worry about what I ate on a daily basis.  At the time; I was on the go a lot. So, I didn’t think I had to worry all that much about what I ate or how active I was.  Boy, was I wrong.

After turning 30 my weight start slowly going up.  I didn’t notice it right away, but believe me it was happening.  My husband and I made a decision; it was time for a lifestyle change.  So, we signed up at a local gym (Studio Fit/ Now Fit Society) and signed up for the Pat Tillman 5K.

I had never ran that far in my life nor had my butt kicked in the gym like I was daily at Studio Fit.  I became obsessed.  I also hadn’t noticed how bad I felt until I started feeling better.  So the exercise plan was in motion, I was making progress but my diet was still not in check.

I tried everything from Low Carb, Low Carb/High Fat, lose weight quick plans and super strict plans with no room for slip ups.  Every week, I meal prepped and was really focused on things until Friday evening. Then, I would quickly derail all the effort and progress I made earlier in the week.  My weight was a roller coaster of up and down.  It wasn’t until I was introduced to Copper State Fit that my journey took and major turn for the better.

Flexibility and accountability were what I had been missing.  The results and changes to my mindset and body were amazing!  My performance at the gym was also improving.  Hitting PR’s and my endurance was up as well.  During my transformation I decided it was time to make a career change.  I had found this new passion for health and fitness. I had an intense desire to share and help others on their journey to a healthier version of themselves.  So that brings me to the here and now.

I am currently a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer and NESTA Fitness Nutrition Coach. I am working on completing my NASM Personal Training Certification. I am also learning from the experts in these fields by doing an Internship at Fit Society and Apprenticeship with Copper State Fit.

  • NESTA Fitness Nutrition Coach
  • NASM Personal Training Student
  • CrossFit L1 Trainer