MEET THE TEAM

Exercise physiologists are allied health professionals who specialize in training for athletic or highly active individuals. We identify compensatory movement patterns and retrain biomechanics through motor learning, strength training, and sports conditioning to unleash the athlete within.

MIRA RASMUSSEN

President and Founder

ACSM EP-C, NASM-CES, SFMA, FMS

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 to exercise, whether its 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. "Using these methods everyone can overcome weakness to achieve their goals.  Let's optimize movement to improve the human experience!"

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 in advanced continuing education and develops her skills ongoing.  Mira advocates for wellness by serving on the Obesity Action Coalition education committee, writes for Your Weight Matters Magazine, 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 Lead Educator

NASM-CES, SFMA, FMSC, FMT

RACHEL WRZUSZCZAK

Health Fitness Professional and Nutrition Coach

NASM-CES, SFMA, FMSC, FMT

Rachel is a Certified Personal Trainer and Nutrition coach who holds a Master's degree in Applied Exercise Science with a concentration in Human Movement. Rachel was a softball athlete from ages 5 through 19, was fortunate enough to play for the Kentucky state all start team, and still enjoys competitive physical activity such as Crossfit or running half marathons. In her free time, she enjoys taking her daughter for runs, watching sports with her family, and drinking coffee. 

 

Among her many fitness & health beliefs, she is a firm advocate for being lifelong learners. Our bodies are constantly adapting to life, and that is something we should be extremely proud of. 

 

Rachel believes that exercise is so much more than just going to the gym, or going for a run, it is also necessary for your mental health. Her mission is to help individuals find freedom through movement and to have the healthiest lifestyle possible. 

Justin is a Certified Personal Trainer and a Nutrition Coach. He is currently pursuing a dual masters degree in Applied Exercise Science: Strength & Conditioning and Sports Nutrition. Justin has played sports since the age of 5. Starting with football and bringing in basketball and baseball later on. Throughout high school Justin excelled in football and basketball becoming captain on both teams, making all section teams and the all star team. Justin went on to play football in college at Alfred University. He competed in championships every year and in his senior year was voted captain by his teammates and made the Empire 8 conference 1st team defense. 

 

Now Justin is pursuing all things health and fitness. His competitiveness still drives him to compete physically, in sports like Strongman, and to become a leader in the field. Gathering certifications from NCSF, NASM, NFPT, USAWL and FNx; he is on the search for the best information out there and has the mindset to improve it. Through his years of studies he has found gaps in approaches to health and fitness. His mission is to pull from the best and create an approach to fitness, nutrition and lifestyle that will take athletes to the next level, the healthy way. 

JUSTIN COLLEN

Health Fitness Professional

NASM: CPT, NCSF: Strength Coach, USAWL1