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Meet the Edge Fitness Coaches


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Brian Fischer

Brian has devoted his entire professional career as a fitness coach and massage therapist to impacting the lives of others by working alongside his clients and athletes, helping them to take their next steps on their journey towards better health, fitness and performance. Brian believes that everyone can become a fitter and more athletic version of themselves, no matter how unfit or athletic they are now.

Brian works hard to appreciate the value and importance of a fit lifestyle, for himself and those he works with. And as a still competing athlete of daily living who manages chronic back and knee issues, a business owner and entrepreneur, a husband, and father to two wonderful boys, Brian understands the challenges that people face trying to fit fitness into their everyday lives. He uses these experiences and extensive knowledge to provide outcome-based coaching in movement, recovery, nutrition and mindset to help develop training programs and massage therapy sessions specific to the needs and wants of each client and athlete he works with. Brian would love the opportunity to help coach, educate and inspire you to live, move and feel better, so you can do the things that you want and need to do in life!



  • BA – University of Northern Iowa – Exercise Science, 2003

  • MS – Texas A&M University – Sports Physiology, 2006

  • NSCA - Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS, since 2006)

  • Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT, since 2002)

  • StrongFirst Kettlebell Instructor – Level 2 (SFG 2, 2014-20)

  • Functional Movement Screen Level 2 Certified (since 2017)

  • Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certified (since 2017)

  • Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC – Level 1, 2018)

  • Licensed Massage Therapist, State of Iowa (LMT, since 2004)

  • Certified in Orthopedic Massage and Bodywork (since 2012)


Laura Wilkerson

Laura has been involved in the Health and Wellness industry for three years. After achieving her own fitness goals, Laura became passionate about promoting a healthy lifestyle for others. Through hard work, dedication and self-discipline Laura experienced firsthand the benefits of leading a healthy lifestyle. After multiple achievements including winning a 10-week body transformation challenge, completing multiple Full Tough Mudders and participating in several organized races; Laura decided to go to college to build a career in helping others.


Laura is NASM certified, with an AS in Advanced Personal Training and Exercise Science.  She is continuing her education by pursuing a BS in Professional Fitness Training and Exercise Science.


Laura (married, mother of four) is accustomed to a busy life. With a positive attitude and can-do mentality, Laura has been able to not only maintain her own healthy lifestyle but has inspired others to do the same.


“Happiness and positivity are contagious, those can both be achieved with dedication to a healthy lifestyle. I have experienced it firsthand and am eager to help others to achieve their own personal goals and happiness.”

-Laura Wilkerson


  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer (2019)

  • Functional Movement Screen Level 1 Certified (2019)

  • Bryan University, AA in Advanced Personal Training and Exercise Science, May 2019

  • Bryan University, BS in Professional Fitness Training and Exercise science,

  • Precision Nutrition Level 1 Nutrition Coach (PN 1, since 2021)

  • DVRT Level 1 (since 2020)

Peyton Coffin

Peyton is  a very motivated, ambitious, and persistent individual, and her clients can always count on her to make sure they remember why they started. Fitness started as a lifestyle for Peyton at a young age. Before coming to Edge Fitness, Peyton was a Track athlete at Briar Cliff University where she earned her degree in psychology. Her love for psychology is a lot like her love and passion for fitness as they both enable her to help others reach their full potential.

Growing up, Peyton played numerous sports, competed in many athletic events, and, to keep trying to become her best, she has recently decided to train for the American Ninja Warrior competition. Her dream in life is to be the best version of herself at whatever she decides to do, including helping you become your best! This is why Peyton decided Personal Training was the right path for her to take. Peyton loves being able to help people see past their limits and be with them every step of the way to reach their goals. But her dreams don’t stop there. 

Aside from trying to excel in her own fitness and personal training career, Peyton hopes to one day become a fitness model and a fitness influencer. Peyton has always believed that if you can dream it, you can be it and the only person that is standing in the way of your success is you. Part of what has helped to shape her life and who she is as a person is that her mom passed when she was younger. Before she passed, she taught Peyton that age, weight, race, and gender is not all of you, but a part of you. Everyone starts at different fitness levels. Peyton believes comparing yourself to others is not worth the headache because you’re in your own race. She knows no fitness journey is going to be linear, there are going to be ups and downs, but you only truly lose if you stop trying. We are all our own hardest critics, and her goal as your Trainer is to help you see your strengths when you can’t and show you the path when you don’t know which way to go. And to help you avoid the potholes of excuses that come along the way. She hopes she can help you take your next steps here with her here at Edge Fitness!

 Keep striving for your dreams and remember “Don’t wish for it work for it” – Peyton 

  • BS, Psychology, Briar Cliff University, 2019

  • American Council on Exercise, A.C.E Certified Personal Trainer (since 2020)


Emily Beranek

Emily has recently become an active member of the health and wellness profession. She always obtained a desire to aid people in achieving their goals. Emily is an Iowa state Licensed and  AMTA and NCBTMB certified Massage therapist. After a long wait to obtain her license due to the COVID-19 pandemic, she is very eager to begin a journey in helping others obtain their wellness goals. Emily is a dedicated listener and problem solver. Her desire is to help clients, of all backgrounds, reduce body stress, increase their range of motion, and manage pain for chronic conditions. 


Emily was born and raised in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Being a hands-on learner, Emily has picked up many skills over the years, which she enjoys exploring in her free time. She has dabbled in crafts and fashion, home renovating, mechanics, and landscaping. On her lazy days, you can catch Emily, playing video games or indulging in Disney movies or true crime documentaries. Emily has a very colorful personality bringing positivity and spunk to those around her and she would love to help you with your needs. Schedule an appointment today by texting (319)521-1220 or calling (319)298-1234.

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