INTRODUCING Momentum Fit Incorporated

Meet the fitness experts ready to help you achieve your fitness goals at our gym.

ABOUT Momentum Fit Incorporated

Our gym team of fitness and nutrition professionals are invested in your health. We make every decision with our members’ well-being in mind. Achieve your goals with us!


Marie Merritt owner of Momentum Fit Incorporated


Marie Merritt

In 2005, Marie embarked on a life-changing mission - to empower individuals to take control of their health and live fulfilling lives filled with movement and freedom. Her vision was simple yet profound: by helping people move better, they would move more, rediscovering the joy of an active life.

Driven by her passion and fueled by continuous learning, Marie earned her prestigious National Board Certification for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBC-HWC) through the NBHWC in 2022. This rigorous certification signifies Marie’s commitment to upholding the highest standards in the field, ensuring her clients receive the most informed and effective guidance on their wellness journeys. As Marie’s vision evolved, so did her team. Together, they built Momentum, a welcoming space where individuals are invited to embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery. Here, they can work on their physical and mental well-being, be present in the moment, and receive invaluable support from a compassionate and knowledgeable team. At Momentum, the philosophy is simple yet powerful – “building bodies from the inside out.” They understand that true health encompasses not just physical fitness but also optimal nutrition and a supportive environment. By emphasizing the crucial role of nutrition in performance, recovery, and overall well-being, Momentum ensures each program is holistically tailored to individual needs. Empowerment is the cornerstone of Momentum’s approach. They believe in guiding clients to discover their own intrinsic motivations and equipping them with the tools and knowledge to make sustainable lifestyle changes. This client-centered focus ensures that every individual feels supported and empowered throughout their wellness journey. Momentum is more than just a fitness center; it’s a sanctuary. It’s a space where clients can shed the outside world’s distractions and focus wholly on their goals and aspirations. Here, they are free to explore their potential, discover their strength, and ultimately, achieve the vibrant, fulfilling life they deserve. With Marie’s unwavering dedication and the supportive team at Momentum, countless individuals have embarked on transformative journeys and discovered the joy of a life filled with health, movement, and freedom. Their story is an inspiring testament to the power of passion, knowledge, and a supportive community in facilitating positive change and empowering individuals to reach their full potential.

Klodi Muskaj coach at Momentum Fit Incorporated


Klodi Muskaj


Klodi isn't just a trainer; he's a maestro of movement, connection, and motivation. His superpower is evident in every interaction: genuine kindness, a captivating smile, and a passion for empowering individuals to move better.

Whether he’s guiding a client through a challenging workout or sharing a warm conversation, Klodi’s genuine care and infectious enthusiasm fill the gym. But Klodi’s expertise goes far beyond mere charisma. He holds a Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology, equipping him with a deep understanding of the human body and its response to training. Additionally, he’s a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with Distinction (CSCS*), a prestigious credential that signifies his advanced knowledge and ability to design effective programs for various fitness goals and populations. This distinction assures clients that they are under the guidance of a highly qualified professional who prioritizes their safety and success. For Klodi, fitness is more than just building muscle or achieving a specific physique. It’s about creating a sustainable, enjoyable journey towards self-discovery and well-being. He empowers each client with the knowledge and tools to move with confidence and freedom, both within the gym walls and beyond. With over a decade of experience at Momentum, Klodi has become a cornerstone of the community. His dedication to education ensures his clients are equipped to make informed choices and navigate their fitness journey independently. He transforms the often-intimidating world of fitness into a space of fun, encouragement, and personalized support. Klodi’s passion for helping individuals achieve their best extends beyond the physical realm. He believes in fostering a sense of community and belonging, creating a supportive environment where clients feel comfortable exploring their potential and reaching their full potential. Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or a complete beginner, working with Klodi is an experience that transcends mere physical training. It’s a journey towards self-empowerment, guided by a compassionate expert who believes in the transformative power of movement and connection.

Marquis Edwards coach at Momentum Fit Incorporated


Marquis Edwards


Marquis is more than just a trainer; he's a master of movement, healing, and empowerment. His superpower lies in his compassionate nature, meticulous attention to detail, and unwavering belief in the human body's potential.

You can typically find him in the gym, working alongside clients, guiding them to surpass their perceived limitations and unlock their full physical capabilities. But Marquis is not just passionate about physical fitness; he is a dedicated healthcare professional. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Health focusing on Kinesiology, granting him a deep understanding of human anatomy and movement mechanics. This knowledge, coupled with his licensure as a Massage Therapist (LMT MA 102507) and certification in Active Release Techniques (ART), makes him a uniquely qualified expert in treating pain, improving mobility, and optimizing athletic performance. Marquis’s expertise allows him to create safe and effective training programs specifically designed for young athletes. He understands the unique needs of growing bodies and tailors his approach to help them develop proper movement patterns and optimize their athletic potential. Additionally, his experience in treating post-rehabilitative injuries enables him to design programs that promote healing, recovery, and a safe return to activity. Marquis believes that movement is essential for optimal health and well-being. By combining his fitness and massage therapy expertise, he helps clients achieve their physical goals but also experience relief from pain, improve their overall well-being, and unlock their full potential for a fulfilling and active life. Marquis Edwards is not just a trainer but a multifaceted professional dedicated to empowering his clients to unlock their full potential. His expertise in movement science, his passion for healing, and his meticulous attention to detail make him a unique and valuable resource for anyone seeking to optimize their health and well-being through movement.

Coach Cathy Smallwoods


Cathy Smallwood

Empowering Group Fitness and Building Community Cathy Smallwood, NASM CPT, embodies the belief that progress, not perfection, is the key to a fulfilling fitness journey. Her motto, "It's not about being the BEST, it's about being BETTER than you were yesterday!"

Reflects her dedication to helping individuals reach their full potential, one step at a time. Cathy’s true power lies in her ability to ignite the spark of motivation within groups. Her infectious energy and engaging presence create an atmosphere of empowerment and encouragement, where individuals push their limits and celebrate their progress together. With over a decade as part of the Momentum community, Cathy has witnessed countless transformations. Her passion lies in helping people move their bodies in ways they never thought possible, fostering a love for movement and a positive association with the gym experience. Beyond her technical expertise as a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Cathy’s impact extends to the very fabric of the community. Her unwavering willingness to help others creates a warm and supportive environment, where everyone feels valued and motivated to reach their goals. A workout with Cathy is more than just a physical experience; it’s an opportunity for growth, laughter, and connection. You’re guaranteed to leave feeling energized, challenged, and empowered to continue your journey towards a healthier and happier you. Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or a complete beginner, a workout with Cathy Smallwood is an investment in your physical and emotional well-being. Her passion, expertise, and genuine care will guide you on your journey towards a healthier and happier you.

Cortney Welch coach at Momentum Fit Incorporated


Cortney Welch


Cortney embodies Maya Angelou's powerful statement, "Nothing will work unless you do." Guided by this belief, she empowers individuals to embrace their own agency and embark on a transformative journey towards a stronger, healthier life.

Cortney’s true superpower lies in her ability to meet people “where they are.” She possesses an innate understanding of individual needs and creates a safe, supportive space for personal growth and development. Her infectious joy and genuine warmth radiate through every interaction, fostering a sense of connection and community within the gym. With a solid foundation in science and a passion for movement, Cortney’s expertise as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) ensures she delivers safe and effective training programs. This prestigious certification from the National Strength and Conditioning Association signifies her advanced knowledge of exercise physiology, injury prevention, and program design. Cortney’s approach extends beyond mere physical training. She understands the intricate connection between physical strength, mental well-being, and social engagement. Her programs are meticulously crafted to address the individual’s physical needs while also promoting mental clarity, resilience, and a sense of belonging. Cortney’s passion for movement and her unwavering commitment to her clients’ well-being make her an invaluable asset to the Momentum community. Whether you’re seeking to improve your physical strength, boost your mental resilience, or simply cultivate a healthier lifestyle, Cortney will guide you with expertise, compassion, and genuine joy.

Loanna Diaz coach at Momentum Fit Incorporated


Loanna Diaz

NSCA CPT, GGS Pre & Postnatal Specialist

Loanna embodies the belief that motivation is the spark, but habit is the fuel that drives lasting change. She ignites a passion for fitness in women, particularly those navigating the transformative journey of motherhood, using exercise as her powerful tool.

With a strong foundation in science and movement, Loanna holds the prestigious National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) credential. This certification signifies her proficiency in exercise design, program development, and safety protocols, ensuring she delivers effective and personalized training plans tailored to individual needs. But Loanna’s expertise extends beyond general fitness. As a GGS Pre & Postnatal Specialist, she possesses a deep understanding of the unique physiological and emotional changes women experience during pregnancy and postpartum. This specialized knowledge allows her to design safe and effective exercise programs that address the specific needs of this population, helping women regain strength, flexibility, and confidence while navigating this transformative period. Loanna’s approach to fitness is not solely focused on aesthetics; it’s about empowering women to feel strong, capable, and confident in their own bodies. She believes that health and well-being are attainable at any stage of life, and she guides her clients towards building a solid foundation for a healthier future. Loanna’s dedication to women’s health and her unwavering support have made her a trusted and respected member of the Momentum community. Whether you’re a pregnant woman seeking guidance or simply someone looking to improve your overall fitness, Loanna will guide you with expertise, compassion, and a genuine desire to see you succeed.

Kent Campbell coach at Momentum Fit Incorporated


Kent Campbell


Kent lives by the wisdom of Theodore Roosevelt: "Comparison is the thief of joy." He approaches health and wellness with a refreshing focus on personal growth and the inherent joy of movement, dispelling the notion of fitness as a grueling competition.

Kent’s passion for helping others is evident in his every interaction. He brings a genuine kindness and warmth to his work, creating a welcoming and supportive environment where individuals feel comfortable exploring their potential and embracing a healthier lifestyle. Armed with a Bachelor of Science degree and the prestigious Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS*) credential from the National Strength and Conditioning Association, Kent possesses a deep understanding of exercise physiology, program design, and injury prevention. This distinction assures clients that they are receiving the highest quality of care and guidance. But Kent’s expertise extends beyond the world of general fitness. He holds a Level 1 Certification from USA Weightlifting, demonstrating his proficiency in teaching and coaching Olympic weightlifting techniques. This allows him to help individuals of all skill levels develop proper technique, build strength, and enhance athletic performance. Kent’s philosophy is simple yet powerful: health and wellness should be fun! He believes that the journey to becoming stronger, more resilient, and pain-free should be enjoyable and enriching. He encourages his clients to celebrate their progress, embrace challenges with a positive attitude, and rediscover the joy of moving their bodies. Whether you’re looking to improve your overall fitness, manage pain, enhance athletic performance, or simply rediscover the joy of movement, Kent Campbell is here to guide you with expertise, compassion, and a contagious enthusiasm for health and well-being.

Coach Sara Williams


Sara Williams


Sara embodies the belief that "movement is a medicine for creating change in a person's physical, emotional, and mental states." As an Exercise Physiologist certified by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM-EP).

She dedicates her expertise to empowering individuals living with chronic disease, pain, or injuries to regain control of their bodies and improve their overall well-being. ACSM-EP is a prestigious credential signifying advanced knowledge in exercise science, physiology, and program design specifically tailored for individuals with chronic conditions. This ensures Sara possesses the specialized skills needed to create safe, effective, and individually tailored exercise programs that address the unique needs and limitations of each client. Sara’s passion lies in helping individuals overcome challenges posed by chronic pain and illness. She believes in the transformative power of movement to not only increase longevity and improve health, but also to boost confidence and reduce pain. This passion inspires her to help more people every day and make a lasting impact within the community. Sara’s dedication, expertise, and genuine care create a supportive environment where individuals with chronic conditions and pain can feel understood, encouraged, and empowered to reach their full potential. Whether you’re seeking relief from pain, improved mobility, or simply a healthier lifestyle, Sara’s personalized approach and unwavering support will guide you towards your goals.

Melissa Hartman coach at Momentum Fit Incorporated


Melissa Hartman


Melissa embodies the belief that "fitness is a process, not a product." She is a passionate advocate for the transformative power of exercise and its impact on physical, cognitive, mental, and emotional well-being.

Armed with a Master of Science degree and the prestigious American College of Sports Medicine Exercise Physiologist (ACSM-EP) certification, Melissa possesses a deep understanding of human anatomy, physiology, and the science behind movement. This advanced knowledge enables her to design safe, effective, and personalized exercise programs for individuals of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. Melissa’s journey began as an athletic trainer, where she honed her skills in preventing and treating injuries in athletes. However, her passion for preventative care and empowering individuals led her to pursue personal training. This shift solidified her belief in the holistic benefits of exercise, extending far beyond physical fitness. Melissa’s approach is driven by the philosophy that “exercise is medicine.” She believes that movement can be a powerful tool for overcoming physical limitations, improving cognitive function, boosting mental well-being, and fostering emotional resilience. Her programs are meticulously crafted to address individual needs and goals, ensuring that each client embarks on a personalized journey towards optimal wellness. Whether you’re an athlete seeking to optimize your performance, an individual recovering from an injury, or simply someone looking to improve your overall health and well-being, Melissa Hartman is here to guide you with expertise, compassion, and unwavering support. She believes in the transformative power of movement and is dedicated to helping you achieve your full potential.

Katie Bolte coach at Momentum Fit Incorporated


Katie Bolte


Drawing wisdom from Buddha's timeless words, 'To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise, we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear'.

Katie embodies the profound impact of fitness on the holistic self.

Her belief resonates deeply in the holistic benefits of movement, reaching far beyond physical appearance to encompass mental clarity, emotional resilience, and an unwavering sense of confidence. As a National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT), Katie harnesses her expertise to craft bespoke exercise programs tailored to individual needs and aspirations. Her approach transcends traditional fitness paradigms, weaving a potent connection between physical activity and mental well-being. Katie champions movement as a transformative force that fortifies the body and nurtures inner strength and self-respect. She firmly believes that investing in our physical health reaps manifold rewards, fostering enhanced mental focus, stress reduction, and an overarching sense of empowerment. When physical fitness converges with mental clarity, Katie Bolte stands as your ideal guide. With her expertise, compassion, and unwavering faith in the transformative power of movement, she paves the way for your journey to a healthier, happier self, empowering you to unlock your full potential.

Coach Blayne Zaleski


Blayne Zaleski

Meet Blayne Zaleski, a dedicated professional steeped in the world of health and fitness. Armed with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health with a specialized focus on Kinesiology, Blayne's academic foundation delves deep into the mechanics and principles governing human movement, anatomy, and exercise physiology.

His expertise is further fortified by esteemed certifications, including ACSM-EP (American College of Sports Medicine – Exercise Physiologist), NCSF PT (National Council on Strength and Fitness – Personal Trainer), and USAPL coach (United States of America Powerlifting Coach). These qualifications collectively epitomize a commitment to comprehensive understanding, application, and innovation within the realm of fitness and wellness. Blayne’s professional journey embodies a rich tapestry of experiences. From mentoring elite athletes at the pinnacle of their performance to providing rehabilitative support for stroke survivors navigating their path to recovery and assisting individuals from diverse backgrounds striving for holistic wellness, his breadth of exposure underscores a profound inclusivity and personalized approach to health and fitness. This diverse background has cultivated within Blayne a steadfast belief that health and fitness are intrinsic rights accessible to all individuals, irrespective of their initial fitness level or background. His mission transcends conventional training approaches. Blayne aims to empower individuals to surpass self-imposed limitations through meticulously curated, evidence-based functional strength training programs. His methodology extends far beyond immediate fitness objectives; it’s about instilling enduring lifestyle changes that yield sustained, long-term benefits. Blayne’s guiding principle emphasizes that each exercise, each meticulously crafted session, contributes not merely to immediate physical gains but also to cultivating a life teeming with vitality and resilience across all facets. Enlisting Blayne as your personal trainer isn’t solely about physical transformation; it’s about embracing a holistic journey towards robust health and well-being. His expertise and an unwavering commitment to your progress ensure a path where dedication, perseverance, and triumph converge to sculpt a life enriched with strength and wellness.

Coach Mackenzie Perttu


Mackenzie Perttu

"Every result is a lagging measure of the habits that precede them," -James Clear, Mackenzie believes in the transformative power of consistent effort and the support of a strong community.

Her educational journey has been instrumental in shaping her approach to health and wellness. She holds a Master’s degree in Kinesiology, which provided a rigorous foundation in human movement, exercise physiology, and biomechanics. This knowledge base allows Mackenzie to design safe and effective training programs for individuals at all fitness levels.

However, her thirst for knowledge doesn’t stop there. She is pursuing a Ph.D. in Kinesiology, which delves deeper into the science behind exercise prescription, injury prevention, and performance optimization. This ongoing pursuit allows her to stay at the forefront of the field, constantly adapting her methods to incorporate the latest research and best practices.

Beyond academics, Mackenzie is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS). This certification emphasizes functional movement patterns, ensuring that her clients achieve their fitness goals and develop a strong foundation for overall health and well-being.

Her experience spans the community. She has worked with athletes of various ages and backgrounds, mainly specializing in basketball, volleyball, soccer, and softball/baseball, as well as everyday humans who are athletes of life.

But Mackenzie’s most rewarding aspect isn’t just witnessing physical transformations. It’s the connection she builds with each client. Celebrating milestones together and fostering accountability within the supportive community we create-that’s where her true passion lies.

Mackenzie is here to guide and partner with you in achieving a healthier, happier life. Let’s invest in your well-being, one step (or rep!) at a time.


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