Skilled Professionals

Our wellness center is home to skilled professionals that are passionate about helping you accomplish your individual health and wellness goals. Whatever your reason for working individually with an Exercise Specialist, rest assured that we’ll prescribe an effective program that motivates, inspires and most importantly achieves results. “Feeling good feels really good”!

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J. Bryan Dixon MD
Medical Director | Sports Medicine and Non-Surgical Orthopedic Specialist

Dr. Dixon is driven by the transformational power of physical activity to improve health and wellness across the lifespan. He specializes in non-operative orthopedics and sports medicine at Advanced Center for Orthopedics & Plastic Surgery in Marquette, Michigan.

Board certified both in Family Medicine and Sports Medicine, Dr. Dixon has a special clinical interest in muscle injuries, sports concussion, and sports ultrasound. He has written extensively on non-surgical orthopedic topics, including a recently published book on calf injuries. (Muscular Injuries in the Posterior Leg: Assessment and Treatment, edited by J. Bryan Dixon).

Dr. Dixon helped develop the collaborative sports medicine outreach program, Sideline 2 Sideline, which expanded and coordinated sports medicine services to eleven high schools in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. He was appointed by Governor Rick Snyder to two consecutive terms on the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health, and Sports. He has been a team physician for Northern Michigan University and the United States Olympic Education Training Center. Dr. Dixon traveled overseas as a USA Team Physician and served as medical director of local, national, and international athletic competitions.

He received his Doctor of Medicine from Michigan State University and participated in the MSU family medicine residency training in Marquette. Dr. Dixon completed a fellowship in sports medicine and served as the assistant team physician at University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN. Dr. Dixon is Clinical Associate Professor at Michigan State University, in the College of Human Medicine.

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Cheryne Clements
ACE-CPT | Exercise Specialist

“I am a graduate of Northern Michigan University with a Bachelor’s degree in Management of Health and Fitness. I have been involved in the fitness world for almost 10 years. My areas of interest include weight management, strength, and functional training.  My philosophy on exercise and well-being is that exercise leads to self-confidence which in turn leads to a happier and healthier life filled with healthier choices. The belief that “exercise is medicine” is something I am a firm believer in. Exercise is the one prescription that can prevent and treat a number of disease states with an unlimited refill – getting people to buy-in and capture that awareness will be my number one priority.”

 

SPECIALTIES

  • Weight Management
  • Strength Training
  • Functional Training
  • ACE | Certified Cancer Exercise Specialist

 

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

  • BS, Northern Michigan University
  • American Council on Exercise | Certified Personal Trainer

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Dawn Evans
ACSM-CPT | Membership Services Coordinator

“I am a graduate of Alverno College, Milwaukee, Wisconsin with a degree in Professional Communication and Management. As a student at Alverno, I was very involved with the Athletic Department as an assistant in the Student Activities staff where I encouraged our students to get and stay active through a variety of activities on and off campus. My enjoyment for physical activity led me to run 5 half marathons and pursue certifications in a variety of Les Mills fitness programs. I enjoy bringing fun, energy, and excitement into the programs I create. As an ACSM-CPT, it is my goal to work with the purpose of movement. By focusing on my client’s abilities, we will establish goals that are attainable and that can be maintained. Self-care before health-care is a vital component to living your best life. I am excited to help you learn healthier habits that will lead to a happier lifestyle.”

 

SPECIALTIES

  • ACSM

  • Certified Personal Trainer

 

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

  • BS, Alverno College | Milwaukee
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Lauren Spranger
NSCA-CPT | Exercise Specialist

“As a native of the beautiful Upper Peninsula, I love engaging in my surroundings and exploring the great outdoors. In 2012, I took my love for movement to Northwestern College in Orange City Iowa, where I competed in track and field, earned All-American Honors, and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. As a collegiate athlete, as well as someone who is navigating the winding road of Type 1 Diabetes, my passion for guiding others towards a life without limits comes from personal experience. My goal is to empower others to take health into their own hands by adopting sustainable practices in diet, exercise, and well-being that support their personal goals, thus opening up the door to physical and mental vitality.” 

 

SPECIALTIES

  • NSCA | Certified Personal Trainer
  • IIN | Integrative Nutrition Health Coach
  • ACE | Certified Cancer Exercise Specialist
  • Metabolic Strength Training for Fat Loss

 

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

  • BS, Northwestern College