Your Motivators

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Matt Priess
Owner, NCCPT Certified Personal Trainer/Class Instructor

Matt has proven himself time and time again in the face of overwhelming odds. Through 13 weeks of torment and stress he finally earned the title of United States Marine.

He Served Honorably from 2004 to 2008. He did a tour in Fallujah, Iraq. Upon return to the states Matt was very intrigued by Lincoln’s horrible obesity rates.

In his heart and soul he decided to pursue fitness to the fullest. In just a few months Matt became a Certified Personal Trainer and enrolled in the Health and Human Performance program at Union College to further his education. As a father, his priorities are his 2 beautiful baby girls as he strives to live a healthy lifestyle to raise his daughters and teach his clients, educating them on being healthier for themselves and their families.

Matt is Lincoln’s local fitness expert. He is actively featured on Channel 8’s Midday Forum, Channel 10/11’s Morning Report, as well as having a monthly fitness forum in the Star City Sports section of the Lincoln Journal Star newspaper.


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Nichole Gardner
Regional Manager/Kids Fit Coordinator

Nichole has always struggled with her weight and self-image.  Finally, in August of 2014, she decided to give bootcamp a try.  Once she started, she found a gym where she was more than just a number and a face in the crowd.

She found a place where everyone cared about her successes and also helped her rebound from failures that happened.  It’s a home away from home, where you can achieve your goals with the help of the trainers and staff!
In August of 2015 she was brought on as assistant and has helped the business grow. She loves to see everyone with their successes and helping them get their questions answered. She truly enjoys being a part of such a great team and a gym that is truly geared towards seeing clients succeed and celebrating them. Once you are a part of the fit fam, you can’t leave!


James Dickerson

Head Trainer/Certified Personal & Group Fitness Trainer

James had never been able o sit still ever since he was a baby and quickly developed a passion for sports. He continued to play on many different teams and high levels across the board. This passion for sports and exercise continued to develop as he decided on an Exercise Science major for college by 6th grade!

James continued on to study exercise science at Union College with a minor in personal training. He became a certified personal trainer and also began to work with Husker student-athletes at the University of Nebraska Lincoln. James specializes in one on one olympic lifting technique and kinesiology. However, his passion for people and community setting led James to start coaching at F4L with his energy and passion radiating through to help inspire and motivate his clients.

James continues to have a passion for sports, playing ultimate frisbee, softball, football and basketball city leagues while also being the two time Student Athlete of the Year at Union College, yet he still enjoys the challenge of improving his heath both mentally and physically everyday.


Brook McCluskey

Certified Personal & Group Fitness Trainer

Brook participated heavily in high school sports and has always had a competitive spirit when it comes to athletics. When she attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2014 she soon discovered a passion for exercise and nutrition. She now studies Nutrition, Exercise, and Health Sciences as well as Dietetics and Business.

During her Freshman year, she started training in the weight room for her physical and mental health. She rapidly developed a passion for weight lifting and began competing in powerlifting competitions in May of 2016. She currently holds three Nebraska USAPL powerlifting records in her weight class. She is also a powerlifting coach for the Nebraska Barbell Club at UNL.

Brook is an ACE Certified Personal trainer and is devoted to helping others in and out of the gym. She specializes in weight lifting techniques such as supersets, compound sets, and periodization systems for optimal muscle and strength building. Working out, staying fit, and eating healthy are huge parts of Brook’s life and she is always eager to answer questions clients have about such topics. Brook’s motto is that, “with persistence and patience, anyone can turn their limitations of today into the strengths of tomorrow. Each day is a new day to be a better YOU.”


Walker Fisher

Certified Personal & Group Fitness Trainer

Waller got into fitness and health because he was heavy as a kid and was following the footsteps of his father and family. Everyone on his fathers side of the family has struggled with weight/diabetes and other health related issues. In early high school Walker decided to make a change for the better!

Along with wanting to make a change to simply live better he also got into wrestling and still wrestles for Concordia University at this time! Wrestling requires very physical and demanding exercise and strict eating. Walker’s change for fitness and health has helped him push further into his wrestling career and excel in his sport.

At Concordia University Walker is currently studying fitness and pursing a double major in coaching and wrestling. As Walker started to pursue this field he knew he needed to work in a field related setting and upon many attempt – Fit4Lincoln became home! As soon as Walker taught his first class he fell in love! Walker loves fitness training and in the future would love to personal train and open a multipurpose gym for wrestling, lifting and other activities.


Chris Elbe

Certified Personal & Group Fitness Trainer

From: Schaumburg Illinois
Graduated from Schaumburg High School in 2012
Graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln In December of 2016
Bachelors in Nutrition and Exercise Health Science
3 sport athlete in high school, (Baseball, football, basketball)
He has been around athletics his entire life and plans on staying near them with his future careers.

He admits to being a very hands on learner and takes constructive criticisms very well. Chris has always been taught that it is best be coachable, that way – you can learn new things about yourself while learning new ways to get a specific objective done.
Chris always welcome a challenge. “With a challenge, comes the opportunity to prove to yourself you can rise above any obstacle. No matter the challenge, it is always better to make an attempt at it than not one at all. Without taking chances at new obstacle at hand, you will never know what you are capable of. The more you challenge yourself, the more you realize you are capable of.”

One of Chris’s favorite quotes is by the great architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. He says:
“Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change”. Always know what you are capable of and embrace it.


Jeremy Miller

Certified Personal & Group Fitness Trainer

Jeremy has had health and wellness as a part of his life for as long as he could remember. He grew up playing every sport he could get his hands on. He found himself being undersized for football and didn’t want to be held back from doing well playing in high school. That is when he caught the fitness bug and loved that all you have to do is work hard and eat right and you can change your body for the better.

Through high school, Jeremy dabbled in many sports but focused on football and track. He ran a short career of track in college which was ended prematurely from an injury. He studies at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. He studied Nutrition, Exercise Health Sciences for his undergrad and is now working on finishing his Masters of Business this coming fall.

Jeremy is a certified personal trainer, with a passion of helping people reach their fitness goals. He specializes in High Intensity Interval Training for optimal muscle building and fat loss. Working out and staying fit is huge in his daily life, anything from weight lifting, running, playing sports, or participating in bootcamp. Jeremy said: “The great thing about bootcamps is the community aspect of working together through tough workouts towards your fitness goals, but also creating relationships along the way”.