APEX ELITE TRAINERS

our certified team of trainers are here to help you reach all your fitness goals -- no matter how big or small.

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Garet Butikofer

Personal Trainer and Co-Owner

Garet grew up playing football, wrestling and rugby and has since competed in body building, CrossFit, strongman and powerlifting which has contributed to his extensive experience in training athletes.

He received his Bachelor of Science from BYU - Idaho, and is a certified master level personal trainer through ISSA. Garet specializes in strength and conditioning and trains both men and women in strongman.

He enjoys every aspect of fitness and whenever he's not at the gym, you can find him being active with his dog, family and friends.

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Grace Tisdale

CrossFit and USA Weightlifting Coach

Grace grew up playing volleyball and started her lifting career in CrossFit over three years ago. Since then, she has earned her CrossFit Level 1 trainer certificate and her USA Weightlifting Level 1 and 2 coaching certifications.

Grace has competed in Olympic Lifting for two years with a splash of strongman and powerlifting. This year she competed in the North American Open series in and plans to compete in the National Under 25 Championship for Olympic lifting as well as the Super Total competitions.

She specializes in training the olympic lifts; snatch and clean and jerk as well as general strength and fitness. She coaches Apex' group training classes in addition to one-on-one personal training and team training. When she's not training you can find her hiking and camping.

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Michelle Budet

Strength and Conditioning Coach

Michelle grew up playing every sport under the sun in Texas but found a love for long distance running in college and power lifting in grad school. She received her Bachelor's and Master's of Science in Kinesiology from the University of North Texas. After earning her Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification through the reputable NSCA, she has worked as a strength coach in South Dakota, New York and now here in Idaho.

As a competitive power lifter she specializes in helping all individuals increase their overall strength and develop a love for movement and exercise. She's SO happy to have relocated to Idaho where she can hike regularly and join in on all of the adventures this state has to offer.

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Sam Waite

Personal Trainer

I jumped at the opportunity of becoming a certified personal trainer because our bodies are important. Keeping them healthy is important!

Fitness and athletics have always been a huge part of my life, as I played collegiate volleyball and continue to coach it. Becoming a trainer opened my eyes to how important FEELING strong and in control of our bodies is to our everyday lives, no less to sports we play. I want to help you FEEL strong, physically and mentally.

I want you to conquer the fears that are keeping you in your comfort zone. I can’t wait to help you simplify what it means to be healthy and fit without the fear and extremes.