The Team

The values of our facility is instilled in all of our team members and facility members.  We pride ourselves on results and that’s what we deliver each and every day.

Jordan Rudolph
Owner, Head Fitness Coach, CPT

Jordan holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse where he majored in physics with a biomedical concentration.  His schooling and 2 semesters of research on ACL tear frequency in females provided Jordan with a background geared towards biomechanics.  His passion for movement quality and better living led him down a path towards personal training rather than physical therapy.  It was clear that personal training was his true calling after he started training part-time at a local gym here in La Crosse.
Jordan is the founder of Unity Fitness, La Crosse’s first true training facility that helps people move better, feel better, and look better by specializing in weight loss, movement, and performance.   Jordan originally created Unity Fitness as an online coaching program aimed to unify the health and fitness goals by creating customized workouts and meal plans for its members.  This ultimately led to creating a facility that not only held on to these values, but also added community and hands-on coaching and support to help unify health and fitness.
Jordan has worked with over 200 clients and holds numerous fitness certifications and specialties which include Precision Nutrition, TRX Suspension Trainer, Golf Fitness Specialist, and more.  He specializes in fat loss, movement, nutrition, and golf performance and has been featured in the IDEA Fitness Journal.

 

Mandy Haugstad
Manager

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Mandy runs the ship that is known as Unity Fitness.  She holds a Bachelor’s of Science from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse where she majored in psychology and minored in biology.  Her passion for fitness was truly unlocked when she began personal training a few short years ago because she learned that you can have fun with exercising along with the improvements that it has made on her life.  Mandy brings excellent operational management skills as well as a creative mindset and insight to our team.

Alex Friedman
Fitness Coach, CPT, USAW-L1

Alex is currently attaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse. He is also in the midst of attaining a minor in Nutrition and has already finished a minor in Business Administration. Alex wrestled 4 years at UW-L and has experience coaching strength and conditioning at UW-L’s Sports Performance Center and at the High School level.

Alex has a strong background working with both collegiate and high school athletes. He is a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and a Level 1 Weightlifting and Sports Performance Coach certified through USA Weightlifting.

Alex’s primary goal is to provide a positive, effective atmosphere, where anyone can gain the strength to achieve life changing goals. He brings compassion and motivation to the UF Team. Alex aspires to further the world of Fitness by providing the best programs, training, and energy to every workout, while enabling personal progress mentally and physically.

 

 

Kayla Sandvik
Fitness Coach, NASM-CPT

Kayla holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Winona State University, where she majored in Kinesiology and minored in Coaching.  Kayla attained her CPT through the National Association of Sports Medicine (NASM), and started her journey as a fitness coach with Unity Fitness in November of 2017. Currently, Kayla is working towards a career in Occupational Therapy, and plans to graduate from Western Technical College as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) in the Spring of 2019. Health and wellness have always been a passion of Kayla’s.  Helping individual’s find their path towards maintaining, adapting, and/or improving their overall mind and body’s wellbeing is something she strives to do on a daily basis. That’s a big part of why she chose the career paths that she has. One of her favorite quotes in life is one by Oprah Winfrey, “Step out of the history that’s holding you back, and step into the new story you are willing to create.” She hopes to inspire individuals in the health field the way this quote has inspired her. With that said, she plans on maintaining her certification through NASM and continue working as a fitness coach even after beginning a career as a COTA, as she feels this profession is some of the most rewarding work an individual can do.

Matt Haberl
Physical Therapist, DPT, OCS, ATC, CSCS, FAAOMPT 

Professional Picture singleDr. Matt Haberl is a Physical Therapist, Athletic Trainer, Strength and Conditioning Specialist and professional educator. He graduated from Simpson College in Indianola, IA in 2004 with his Bachelor of Arts in Athletic Training and Exercise Science. While at Simpson College he was a part of the playoff contending Simpson Storm Football Team and became Certified in Strength and Conditioning through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Interested in continued pursuit of further professional growth he went on to the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program graduating in 2008. Here he had the opportunity to complete a clinical internship at the United States Coast Guard training and treating our cadets as they went through their summer boot camp training.

Dr. Haberl then completed his Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency Training in 2010 and his Fellowship in Manual Therapy with Evidence in Motion in 2012. He now specializes in neuromusculoskeletal (a tongue twister!) rehabilitation and prevention of injuries. He offers a unique perspective to restoring an individual’s optimal pain free movement with the use of the Functional Movement Screen, Selective Functional Movement Assessment, integrating a variety of different manual therapy techniques including functional dry needling, joint manipulation and mobilization, hands on and instrumented assisted soft tissue mobilization complimented with a variety of corrective exercises with the use of a variety of tools (TRX, Kettle Balls, Sports Bands, Med Balls, Foam Rollers, etc.)

In addition to seeing individuals at Unity Fitness he also treats patients at a local healthcare facility. There he sees a variety of patients from acute low back and neck pain and sports related injuries in a vast array of patients from youth sports to semi-pro athletes and our middle age working population.

Outside of the sports rehabilitation and enhancement he does specialize in more persistent pain populations including chronic low back pain, neck pain, headaches and migraines, fibromyalgia, complex regional pain syndrome ect.

Dr. Haberl’s moto in life is “Move Freely, Move Often and enjoy every minute of it!” Come get moving today.