MEET OUR TEAM
Meet our hand-picked team of experts, both passionate & professional with a UNITED goal of helping you reach your highest potential.
MEET THE TEAM
Matt WellsProgram Director
Matt graduated from BYU-Idaho with a bachelors degree in Exercise Science. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the (NSCA). For the past 15 years, Matt has dedicated his time to learning, practicing and diving deeper into the health and fitness industry. He spent several years at the University of Utah as a wellness director and certified master personal trainer, gaining knowledge and becoming an expert in the fitness industry. Matt is a stickler about form, safety, and variety with his training style. His expertise is in modifications for all fitness levels and customizing weight loss and fitness programs for all ages, injuries, and fitness levels. Matt also specializes in strength training, and competes in power-lifting. He is a natural motivator and leader and has a sincere passion for seeing others achieve their goals. Matt has an in depth background in nutrition and creating realistic meal plans for weight loss, building muscle, and overall lasting wellness. In his free time, you can find Matt exploring the mountains or working out.
Laird SwensenAssistant Program Director
Laird Swensen studied Exercise and Sports Science at the University of Utah and then went on to get a degree in Nutrition Education from Weber State University. He obtained his CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) through the NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association) and USAWL1 through USA Weightlifting. His vast experience training all walks of life has led to a unique compatibility and expertise to assist people in finding what works best for them, working side by side to guide (not carry) them to their goals. That being said, his attitude is one that will motivate you to do you best and understand the individual differences of the people he works with.
Ashley HenryActivities Coordinator + Yoga Instructor
Ashley has her bachelors in Social Sciences from Westminster College in Salt Lake City. Ashley has been in the wellness industry for over eight years and she has her 200 hour yoga training certificate and specialized in hot yoga. She loves working with clients of all abilities and teaching them the benefits of stretching, meditation, mindfulness and yoga. She is an expert with modifying yoga positions to fit everyone, regardless of fitness level. Ashley is passionate about helping people find their strength and peace through the different outlets and methods of health and fitness, especially in the outdoors on hikes while exploring nature. You’ll find Ashley hiking in the mountains, traveling, and playing with her pups every chance she gets.
Maggie Van GulikUnite Master Trainer
Maggie graduated from the University of Utah with a Degree in Kinesiology and a minor in Nutrition. She then went on to obtain her Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Her knowledge and experience has aided her to shape programs that not only form a solid base, but allows for progressive advancement within personal exercise careers. She is passionate about health and strives to create a positive and motivating environment for everyone involved. Her participation in working with various different workout climates has generated an attitude that allows for personal growth while giving individuals the opportunity to find their own ‘why’.