Hey there! I'm Mike

I am the founder of Pillar Coaching Services, a fitness and nutrition coaching service. I love reading, writing, and playing video games. When I'm not helping people get and stay in the best shape of their lives you can find me napping, thumbing through a book, or moving my body. I live in Iowa with my girlfriend and golden retriever.

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Liz has been an exerciser all her life. At three she began dancing. She also played softball and ran track until she went to school at Iowa State University where she studied and graduated with a degree in journalism.

Liz found a love for running long distances and completed several half marathons including the Des Moines half marathon and Dam to Dam. After her first child was born Liz began working with a personal trainer and lifting weights. She immediately fell in love with the feeling of being strong and her confidence began to soar.

Liz has been working with Mike since 2012. She learned barbell training and competed in a local weight lifting event. She also learned how to eat. After some years of practice, she decided it was time to move on from her corporate job and look into doing something she loved – being a fitness and nutrition coach.

Liz trains clients from her home gym in addition to coaching nutrition. Liz lives in Urbandale with her husband, daughter, son and pup.


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Bridget’s fitness journey began by prepping and competing in a figure competition in 2014. She won her pro card in her second show after losing 25 pounds of fat.

After competing in bodybuilding, Bridget moved on to powerlifting where she obtained her goal of a 400 pound deadlift. She started working as a certified personal trainer in 2015. In 2018 Bridget start her own training business  teaching barbell movements. She began working with Mike and Pillar Coaching Services in 2017 where she helps people learn to master their nutrition. Bridget loves cooking and reading in her free time. She also enjoys staying active with Mike and their Golden Retriever, Sunnie.

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