Orange Shoe Personal Fitness

Wade Ritchie

BS, CSCS | Owner, Fitness Professional

Wade is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville with a bachelor’s degree in Health Promotion. He received his Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. During his time at UW-Platteville he excelled as a Varsity Track and Field Athlete. Wade is Trigger Point certified, Functional Movement Screen certified and TRX certified. His passion for athletic and physical performance has been a driving factor in his life. Wade is committed to helping individuals reach their health and fitness potential through personalized fitness programs and customized coaching that balances the demands of life and fitness.

Q: Why did you become a personal trainer?
A: I became a personal trainer to help change people’s lives by utilizing my passion for living a healthy and active lifestyle. I truly believe a person who is fit lives a more fulfilling life.

Q: What has been one of your favorite client experiences?
A: I had the pleasure of training a client who lost a total of over 100 pounds over the course of 3 years and really altered his life in a huge way. His transformation was amazing to be a part of.

Q: What is your proudest physical achievement?
A: I climbed a 14,000 ft mountain and biked 65 miles the next day.

Q: Why do you love Orange Shoe?
A: Orange Shoe is the perfect environment to capture an energetic and motivating atmosphere where clients and trainers can work very hard to achieve goals and still have fun in the process.

Orange Shoe Personal Fitness

Joe Bruno

BS, ACSM | Fitness Professional

Joe is a certified personal trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine. He utilizes his CrossFit Olympic Lifting Coach certification along with 13+ years of experience to motivate his clients and find a proper exercise program to progress his clientele to their potential. Combining his knowledge of weight training and bodyweight exercises with his TRX Suspension Trainer certification, he has a vast library of challenging movements to keep you interested and your body adapting. His efficient approach to training provides clients with a top-notch fitness experience that maximizes their time. Joe enjoys helping people of all ages reach their various goals while creating a fun and rewarding atmosphere.

Q: Why did you become a personal trainer?
A: All of my life I’ve been very sports oriented and fitness was a large aspect of my training. Seeing the benefits of a well written training program drew me to the field of personal training. Seeing success in the eyes of my clients is the most rewarding feeling to me.

Q: What has been one of your favorite client experiences?
A: My favorite client experience has happened a number of times. I enjoy helping the clients that “hate” exercising find enjoyment and satisfaction in exercise with the right training experience.

Q: What is your proudest physical achievement?
A: Completing the Spartan Race

Q: Why do you love Orange Shoe?
A: I love helping others find their potential and achieve goals. Orange Shoe has the same vision and gives me a place to work together with a team of trainers who share that passion.

Orange Shoe Personal Fitness

Steven Sobolewski

BS Kinesiology, NASM | Fitness Professional

Steven is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. He received his Personal Training Certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Steven was a high school wrestler and golfer while also participating in weight lifting. Weight lifting became one of his favorite activities to challenge him self and increase his fitness level to a higher level. With his love for weight lifting and his experiences in and out of the gym Steven’s goal is to help others accomplish their fitness goals any way he can.

Q: Why did you become a personal trainer?
A: I loved weight lifting and I wanted others to enjoy the gym as well.

Q: What has been one of your favorite client experiences?
A: I was able to work with a self conscious young man that had similar weight problems as I did when I was younger. We were able to not only help his weight problem but also increase his self esteem!

Q: What is your proudest physical achievement?
A: Transforming my body from what I was when I was younger to what I am now.

Q: Why do you love Orange Shoe?
A: Orange Shoe is a gym for the clients and their goals/needs. It is a gym of no judgement and fun! Orange Shoe is why I wanted to become a personal trainer!

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