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Garrett Stangel MA, ACSM-EP-C/EIM-2, ACE CPT/CMES/HC

Health and Performance Coach

Health and fitness is and always has been Garrett Stangel's passion. It has served as a way for him to discover his strengths and weaknesses, to cope with stress, and to experience life firsthand. As a United States Marine he helped to get and keep Marines in fighting shape. Since his time of service he has managed health clubs for Bally Total Fitness, operated corporate fitness centers for Quad Med, LLC (Quad Graphics), coached high school football, trained for the YMCA, and co-owned Horizon Health and Fitness in Middleton, WI.

Today Garrett is an adjunct faculty in the Exercise Science Department at Carroll University, a master trainer for the American Council on Exercise teaching various continuing education workshops; a master trainer for Lebert Fitness; and is owner, trainer, and coach for Balance Fitness and Wellness LLC. Garrett has trained as a bodybuilder and as a mixed martial artist and has competed in football, powerlifting, volleyball, Ironman triathlon, and obstacle course races.

He believes that the greatest moments of our lives are when we are challenged to the limits of our capabilities. As a health and performance coach, his mission is to help you to clarify your vision of your best self and challenge you to take action through exercise, nutrition, and lifestyle modification. No excuses!


  • B.S. in Kinesiology from UW-Milwaukee
  • M.A. in Education from Marquette University
  • Certified Personal Trainer - American Council on Exercise (ACE)
  • Certified Medical Exercise Specialist - ACE
  • Certified Health Coach - ACE
  • Certified Exercise Physiologist - American College of Sports Medicine - (ACSM)
  • Exercise is Medicine Level 2 Certified - ACSM
  • Wellcoach- Wellcoaches
  • First Aid/CPR/AED - American Heart Association