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Joanie Fit

K9 Fit Club Master Instructor

Joanie began her career in fitness 15 years ago, after discovering all the amazing benefits of having fitness as part of your life every day – not only for better health but for happiness and stress release.  Joanie is the Owner Joaniefit, LLC and holds many certifications, ACE, AFFA, Turbokick, Insanity, PIYO, American Kickboxing Association, Rocksteady and of course proud to be a Master Trainer for K9 Fit Club!


Joanie’s philosophy is to always motivate, encourage & challenge clients to reach new levels.

Joanie has represented several companies

  • Sponsored Athlete for Athleta Clothing
  • Featured in television commercials for Turbokick
  • Featured in K9 Fit Club’s – Sit Stay & Get Fit!

Currently while running her Wilmington Delaware-based business with 360 clients and 3 corporate contracts, Joanie is also working as a provider for American Council of Exercise. Joanie developed a certification program, Above the Core, which trains instructors in the art of building their own successful, dynamic fitness careers!

Joanie is a mom of 5 and proud to say she is in her 50’s and loving it!

Mary Erschen

K9 Fit Club Master Instructor

K9 Fit Club Certified Master Trainer, Founder of FidoFit, Canine Wellness & Exercise Conditioning Gym, Owner K9 Fit Club @ FidoFit Born and raised in Oswego, N.Y. Graduate of Potomac Horse Center in Gaithersburg, MD with a Horse Masters Instructor & Stable Management Degree.

Mary has three years of equine work study in Europe including England, France and Germany, focused in Dressage. She was employed at Clairborne Farms in Paris, KY working specifically on breaking yearlings. Claiborne Farms is where Secretariat stood at stud and Seabiscuit was trained. She instructed for Central Kentucky Riding for the Handicapped, Lexington, KY.

Mary was also employed at the University of Kentucky Research Lab as a Level 4 Animal Lab Technician working with various species including canines. Mary attended Carlson College of Massage in Stone City, IA, becoming a Certified Massage Therapist. She completed over 800 hours of continuing education since graduating, CEU’s / Paul St. John method of Neuromuscular Therapy.

In 2004, she co-founded with her husband, Mark, Shampoodles, an Iowa-licensed holistic dog grooming service. In 2008, Mary co-founded FidoFit as a mobile business with her husband, Mark.

In 2009 she opened Iowa’s first licensed indoor canine gym & structured exercise doggie daycare. Mary is an American Red Cross Pet CPR/First Aid Instructor and was a recipient of the American Red Cross Everyday Hero Award Animal Rescue in 2012. In 2014, Mary became a K9 Fit Club Certified Instructor and in 2015, became certified as a K9 Fit Club Master Trainer.

Vikki Gialamas

K9 Fit Club Master Instructor, W.I.T.S. Certified Personal Trainer, AFAA Certified Group Exercise Instructor, K9 Fit Club Master Trainer, CPR and First Aid Trained in Humans and Dogs

Victoria has been a certified Personal Trainer for six years and enjoys motivating and educating others on the importance of staying physically fit. Her clientele has varied a great deal, such as, young adults looking for sports training, individuals looking for pain relief and corrective exercises and simply those just looking to lose weight. She meets with clients to discuss their goals and then designs the best possible program that will fit their needs.

Vikki has attended many nationally recognized conferences and workshops with top trainers to stay up to date with her education in group exercise, personal training, and nutrition. She is a member of the IDEA Health and Fitness Association, an organization that provides resources for fitness professionals and provides access to the most current and innovative trends in the country. Vikki has also been a certified Group Exercise instructor for five years. She started her instruction in basic resistance training. She has since expanded her expertise to Pilates and indoor cycling. Pilates is by far her favorite area to share through her classes. Pilates provides numerous exercises and movements to increase your core strength while learning how to stabilize your muscles. Pilates also uses a certain breathing technique to control and relax the body. Pilates is very beneficial in helping people through rehabilitation, since there is no jumping or impact and the exercises can be easily modified based on level of ability. In 2015, she attended the BASI Pilates Mat Certification program in Chicago. BASI takes the traditional Joseph Pilates’ exercises and applies more of a kinesiology approach to them by studying more of which muscles are being used during each movement and why they are important in that given exercise. Vikki uses the BASI method and also enjoys introducing props, such as the Pilates Ring, BOSU, Stability Balls, small inflatable Pilates’ balls, etc. to her classes to add a fun creative way to challenge your core.

In 2014, she was given the opportunity to expand her list of classes to K9 Fit Club and bring together her love of dogs with her fitness passion. This is a unique class in the fact that we can experience a great workout for ourselves and allow our canine friends to join in with us. Our dogs are a great accountability partner because they are always willing to please. K9 fit club has provided Vikki with some wonderful new friendships and has broadened her horizon in other areas of fitness. She is very excited to share this new style of class with others and create a new path for some that might have not found their way into the fitness world yet!

Gabriela Hosakova

K9 Fit Club Master Instructor, NASM CPT, NASM Fitness nutrition specialist, K9 Fit Club Master Trainer, Spartan SGX certified coach

Gabriela is a Personal Trainer and fitness nutrition specialist with a track record of designing, monitoring fitness programs and nutritional plans created for individual needs. She is energetic with a persuasive ability to motivate and inspire clients with diverse physical fitness levels and abilities. Additionally, Gabriela has a knack for encouraging life-changing habits to guide you to a better YOU. Prior to this, she was competitive in muscular and athletic competitions.

Throughout the years she has been dedicated to personal athletic achievements; the progression to personal training to give back and help others was a natural. Her clientele is very broad based. From beginners, with very little or no background in fitness or nutrition, to designing intense workouts for the advanced athlete, including those who need special training for competition or athletic events, she enjoys working with all levels of fitness and skill.

Gabriela’s first step is to understand what the goals are and create a program to match the goals. The next step is to stay true and strong to the program. She helps clients get their goals in place and together, executing a plan to make their physical dreams come true. She has the ability to motivate and inspire clients regardless of physical fitness level and abilities and encouraging life changing habits.

In her free time she enjoys exercising, running, practicing yoga, reading, cooking, traveling, exercising with dogs, volunteering and spending time with my family and friends.

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K9 Fit Club is a lifestyle company dedicated to creating good health, fitness and wellness of dogs and their people. K9 Fit Club’s proprietary programs offer the time-saving aspect of working out with your dog while in a fun, safe and controlled environment.

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The first place for friendship and bonding between dogs and people. The most trusted resource for a happy and healthy lifestyle for your dog. The number one spot for dogs and their people to gather together.

Phone: 844-K9FITCLUB
Email: woof@k9fitclub.com
Address: 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

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