About me

Personal Bio

Rich Punzenberger

A little about who I am, why I do what I do, and the philosophy that creates results.

My Philosophy
My philosophy is that everyone has the ability to achieve their goals. It's not motivation or desire that is their limiting factors but fear of the unknown. We will work together to find that inner fire. My job, as a coach, is not to inspire you to your goals but to guide you to aspire to what you can be. You are the one who has what it takes to get there, and I want to give you the opportunity to show you the way.
Overcoming Challenges
Everyone has their challenges. My greatest challenge came when I was diagnosed with exercise induced asthma. I realized I could take a few paths. One path was that I could do absolutely nothing and hope for the best. The second path I could take was that I could do nothing other than take the meds that were prescribed to me. The last path was that I could learn as much as I could about the disease and go from there. I chose the last path. I decided to listen to my doctor and do as much research as I could. What I learned was that exercise and nutrition can help alleviate a lot of symptoms. Watching what I ate and exercising daily let me build up to not only get off of the medications but get to a level of fitness I didn't know was possible. My goal was to run a marathon, which I was able to do on several occasions, and then I went on to compete in triathlons.
My Focus
My focus during my education has been with nutrition, physiology, and how the body moves (otherwise known as biomechanics). Remember, nutrition is what you are made of so it starts there.
My Credentials
I currently have several certifications and have held many others. Currently I'm a NASM Certified Personal Trainer (CPT), Performance Exercise Specialist (PES), Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES), Fitness Nutrition Specialist (FNS), Sport Nutrition Specialist (SNS), MMA Conditioning Specialist (MMACS), Precision Nutrition Pn1, and USA Track & Field Level 1 Coach. In the past, I've held certifications in USA Cycling and USA Triathlon. My education is never done and will constantly grow.
Make it Happen!
Now that you know a little about me, I'd love to learn more about you. Let's get started on the next step in your fitness journey. Please e-mail me at [email protected] or call 262-247- 6423 .
Your path to a healthier future starts now!