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Achieve Personal Fitness

Achieve Personal Fitness (APF) is a local fitness training and nutrition coaching practice owned and operated by Catherine and Michael Andersen since 2008. APF delivers continued support, motivation, education, fun, and results-oriented programming. They believe in making the community a healthier and happier place by providing clients with the tools to achieve a healthier, more physically fit version of themselves—no matter what their current fitness level. APF offers fitness training and coaching for individuals and groups. These services include personal training, small group training, Adventure Boot Camp, nutritional consulting, and corporate wellness training.


Coach Catherine Andersen

Catherine Andersen is founder and co-owner of Achieve Personal Fitness since 2008. Catherine is a NESTA (National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association) certified Adventure Boot Camp instructor, a certified personal trainer through NSCA (National Strength & Conditioning Association), and a NESTA fitness nutrition specialist. She is currently working on becoming a Lifestyle Weight Management Specialist through NESTA, as well as a NSCA Certified Special Population Specialist.

An athlete herself, Catherine earned professional status in the fitness industry in 2007 at the USA Championships in Las Vegas. She is an IFBB (International Federation of Bodybuilding & Fitness) Professional Figure competitor and is the first Figure Pro in Wisconsin.

She attended the University of Arkansas Little Rock on a college basketball scholarship, graduated with an International Business Degree, and went on to get her MBA from Cardinal Stritch. Catherine’s technical and scientific knowledge comes from years of continued studies in Human Biomechanics and Performance, Nutrition, Sports Psychology, Human Physiology, Neural Linguistic Programming, and Kinesiology.

Catherine currently lives in Shorewood, Wisconsin with her husband and business co-owner Michael.

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Coach Michael Andersen

Michael Andersen graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a degree in Criminal Justice. He has been a police officer for the City of Brookfield for over 25 years and is currently training to become a Certified Personal Trainer.

Michael holds numerous certifications, which he utilizes as a police officer: Defensive Arrest Tactics Instructor, Taser Instructor, Simunitions Instructor, and High-Risk Traffic Stops Instructor. He is also certified as a Trainer with the WI Department of Justice.