Meet Our Team – Grayling Fitness Center

Meet Our Team

At Grayling Fitness, we work every day at being the best team possible for our members. You will work with all of our Team at some point while you are working out here. The programs we are designing will be developed based on your goals. Each program will change every 4 to 6 weeks and our team will always be striving to bring our best to your day. Check our team members' bios below. If you have have any problems or questions in regards to your training program or schedule, please do not hesitate to contact us.



Born and raised a "Michigan Man," Richard has been in the fitness industry for most of his life.  He comes from the old school style of learning; by exploring the process and always believing in the thought that opening your mind to new ideas and learning is a never ending journey.  With over 25 years of experience competing in bodybuilding shows, Richard has the extensive first hand knowledge of what it takes to lead a healthy lifestyle, coupled with his formal training through studies in exercise physiology, massage therapy and performance nutrition.

During his career as a fitness coach, Richard has worked with a variety of clientele;  from the professional level, to the general population of all age groups.  Always learning and growing is reflected in our core values at Grayling Fitness Center.

"If it is important, do it every day, if it isn’t, don’t do it at all."

~ Dan Gable, Olympic Gold Medalist.



Laura has been a Grayling Fitness member since 2008. She has been in the service industry all her life, working in mortgage sales, and a lifetime caregiver to everyone who has had the fortune to cross her life path. Laura join the Grayling Fitness team as "the cleaning lady” if the vacuum is on, she is in the building.

She is now our Team Coach for SilverSneakers one of our largest group training workouts she leads one of the longest running SilverSneaker classes in Michigan. Energetic and Ageless, she brings the sense of humor to fitness that’s priceless.

Laura has been an “Up North” transplant for 16 years.  GFC helped her get a first place finish in her very first Warrior Dash, ever and in overcoming a few fears in the process!