MEET THE TEAM

Exercise physiologists are allied health professionals who specialize in strength and conditioning for athletic or highly active individuals. We retrain biomechanics and functional movement while achieving strength, weight-loss, and performance goals. 

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MIRA RASMUSSEN

President and Founder

ACSM EP-C, NASM-CES, SFMA, FMSC, FMT

Mira Rasmussen is an exercise physiologist, functional and corrective exercise specialist, holistic nutritionist, and founder of Fitness Beyond Training studios in central Texas. Her mission is helping people redefine exercise, so they thrive in it and overcome barriers in training, whether it's their passion or means to a goal.  She specializes in functional and corrective exercise as a foundation for athletic performance, general fitness, and weight management. 

Mira earned her degree in Exercise and Sports Science from the University of Utah and is a certified Exercise Physiologist through the American College of Sports Medicine. She is driven to continuously advance her skills in movement behavior and human performance.  Mira advocates for wellness by serving on the Obesity Action Coalition education committee, writes for Your Weight Matters Magazine, and speaks at community events and national conferences. Her work has been referenced on CNN.

Angelie Juaneza holds a Master of Science in Education with an emphasis on Exercise Physiology as well as a Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise and Sport Science from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. She has consistently participated in an active lifestyle. Angelie participated in gymnastics for 10 years before she took up tennis in junior high. She played competitive tennis all throughout high school and gained Champ rankings before heading off to college. She was fortunate to play at UMHB all 4 years and held the role of team captain her senior year. She now participates in Crossfit, actively paddleboards, and just enjoys being outdoors!

 

Angelie has a fire and passion for helping other become the best version of themselves through health and wellness. During her graduate studies, Angelie committed her free time in the Human Performance Lab at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor as a research assistant. During her time there, she became proficient in administering and analyzing body composition scans as well as metabolic testing. Her experience in the lab has helped her guide clients towards achieving their personal fitness goals. One study she played a role in explored the anti-inflammatory effects on joint swelling which tends to become prominent as our bodies age. She believes it is important to stay up to date with the health and fitness field as things are always changing and growing. 

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ANGELIE JUANEZA

Exercise Physiologist and Health Fitness Pro

ACSM EP-C, NASM-CES, SFMA, FMSC, FMT

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Casey Burchfield

Exercise Physiologist and Health Fitness Pro

NASM CPT, FMSC, FMT

Casey Burchfield holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Allied Health with a track in Pre-Physical Therapy. She’s experienced in both in-patient and out-patient rehab and sports training. Her coaching experience includes competitive gymnastics for youth athletes and weight training. She has written nutrition programs for other competitive athletes ranging from jiu-jitsu to track. Casey has played a wide range of sports and continues to box, play soccer, run, and rock climb. Casey has a strong belief in functional movement and weight training to aid in performance and long-term injury prevention.
 
She believes that training should vary greatly from person to person. What works for one person’s body and lifestyle, will not work for another. And thus, her programming is specifically tailored to fit each athlete’s needs. Along with training, Casey emphasizes the importance of nutrition in physical and mental well-being. While there is a magnitude of scientific data and research in existence, she is continuously staying up-to-date with the newest peer-reviewed information on athletic performance and functional movement. 

Max is a certified personal trainer who specializes in functional movement. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology along with a growing variety of certifications. Max struggled with his weight throughout his childhood into early adulthood. He uses this experience to help others achieve their goals in body composition. His time in the military produced wear and tear on his body that eventually manifested into pain. Years of learning and performing movement-based corrective and rehabilitative exercises led to his recovery and yielded knowledge of building strength while maintaining function. Max believes in having a learner mindset – being open to new information is key to creating new connections and progressive knowledge. 

“Exercise should not be a chore we do a certain number of times per week, but should be incorporated into our lives the same as working, sleeping, eating, etc. Movement can be performed in many environments once you learn how to move your body well.”
 

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Max Berteaux

Personal Trainer and Functional Movement Professional

NASM CPT, FMSC