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, Lead Lifestyle Transformation Coach, CFSC, Pn2, TPI Fitness Instructor Level 2, SFG1, DVRT L2, World OCR L1

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, Pn1, SFG1

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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.

Emily O’Connor

Lifestyle Transformation Coach,NSCA-CPT, Pn1, SFG1, XPS

Emily holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse where she majored in exercise and sports science and minored in nutrition and business administration. Following graduation in May 2016, she completed an internship with USAA in Colorado Springs, before ultimately returning to the La Crosse area.

She has a large background in group exercise instruction and personal training while working at a variety of onsite wellness centers. In addition to holding certifications as a Health Coach and in Precision Nutrition, Emily is a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

She began her journey with Unity to continue to share her love of health and fitness with the members of the La Crosse community. Her primary goal is to encourage people to build lifelong healthy living habits that fit within each individual’s lifestyle, while supporting each other along the way.

Kayla Sandvik
Lifestyle Transformation Coach, OTA, NASM-CPT, 

Kayla holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Winona State University, where she majored in Kinesiology and minored in Coaching.  in the Spring of 2019, she became a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) from Western Technical College.  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.   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 well-being 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.

Kasie Von Haden
Lifestyle Transformation Coach, NASM-CPT, Pn1, Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach

Kasie has a bachelor’s degree in English from Viterbo University and a master’s in education degree from Iowa State University and has spent much of her professional career working with college students in campus programming, leadership development, and academic advising. While this isn’t a traditional pathway to personal training, the experience she has with helping others set goals, use resources, work through challenges, and celebrate successes have all contributed to her coaching experience.

Kasie’s enthusiasm for wellness also hasn’t been “traditional.” Her interests began after she made her own lifestyle changes and saw just how powerful nutrition and movement can be not only for our physical health, but for our mental, emotional, and spiritual health as well.

She started at Unity Fitness as a participant in a structured nutrition and workout program in 2017 and has been a member ever since. Through her involvement and newfound interests in nutrition, she earned her Nutrition Precision Nutrition Level 1 certificate, and with the encouragement and support from the Unity coaching team, also earned her CPT. She feels very fortunate to be a member and coach in the FitFam and is grateful to have the opportunity to support members both in and out of the gym.

Amber Patterman
Lifestyle Transformation Coach, NASM-CPT
Amber holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse where she majored in Exercise Sports Science and minored in nutrition and psychology.  She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology. She plans to work at a hospital in the Cardiac Rehabilitation setting.
Following graduation of her undergrad in May 2017, Amber completed an internship with Performance Athletix in Eden Prairie, MN.  She was able to gain experience working hands on with professional and semi-professional athletes.  Following her internship, Amber stayed in the Minneapolis area where she worked as a personal trainer and virtual health coach for a local gym.

She began her journey with Unity to continue to share her love of health and fitness with the members of the La Crosse community. Amber believes that no matter where you are beginning, you can always work towards a healthier, happier, and balanced lifestyle.

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