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About Us

Heather Nusbaum, certified personal trainer
Heather Nusbaum

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Heather Nusbaum is a Certified Management Accountant, Exercise Physiologist, Licensed Massage Therapist, MELT Instructor, and Master Trainer with NASM & ISSA. In 2013, Heather created Paws for Fitness a program to incorporate canines in the workout process. Over the years, this program has become a therapeutic modality within the training protocols of Nutree Fitness.

As a Therapist and CEO, Heather’s goals are to improve others’ quality of life and help them exceed their goals.

How did Heather go from Accounting and Business to Exercise Physiology? At a young age Heather was diagnosed with ‘Dysfunctional Knees’, this was a label that was attached to describe being in pain 24/7. This pain continued for the next 15+ years. After gaining weight due to age and inactivity, she realized that something had to give in her early 30’s. On her own she picked up and modified a box program and within one year had completely removed all the knee pain she’d suffered for the last 15+ years.

Over the next few years, it became apparent that Heather could ‘get smarter’ and help other people do what she had accomplished by accident, improving their quality of life and moving toward a pain free existence. In 2014, Heather and her husband Eric decided to create Nutree Fitness and focus on individuals who needed to get out of pain without creating more pain for themselves and helping other individuals in self-care businesses to not be taken advantage of.

Today Heather and Eric own 3 businesses focused on helping others to become their best self. Nutree Fitness’s focus is still to help individuals who are broken due to biology or life to improve their quality of life. Individuals who are in chronic pain, have a history of injuries, and/or need a general corrective movement plan. What better way to help people than to make their pain go away...

Alysia Perkins
Alysia Perkins
Hello, my name is Alysia Perkins. I am a certified personal trainer and youth trainer, also qualified in TRX suspension training. I have always enjoyed helping others and love motivating others to unlock their true potential for being healthier.

I ran track for 12 years and know the struggle of going from being a former athlete, to being a mother, and fighting to lose the baby weight; or just being able to eat what you want and not having to watch what you eat. As a mother of three, I know that sometimes the body will bounce back, but I also know that sometimes it doesn’t. In my own experience of battling weight, I found that it was difficult to change old habits while expecting different results. I have been on my own fitness journey for 3 years and am always working on me.

As we get older and our bodies change with time, we have to change the daily routines of poor fitness and eating habits. I believe we are all beautiful inside and out and are not meant to look the same. As a trainer, I am here to help you find that healthier you which is still beautiful. Fitness does not have to be stressful or dreadful. It can be fun and a good stress reliever. As a Nutree Fitness trainer, I am here to assist you with your goals of changing to a better, healthier you!

Tawni Lay
Tawni Lay
Tawni Lay is a lover of health who learned to live a healthy life to heal her mind, body and spirit, when she was going through a difficult time in her teens and 20’s. She is a Yoga practitioner of 20 years, Yoga teacher for 10, Reflexologist of 10 years, and a Reiki Practitioner of 13 years. She became a Reiki Master/Teacher in the Summer of 2016.

Idaho born and Texas raised, Tawni began Yoga out of a search for something to give her relief from depression at 16 years old. She attended a Yoga class in Killeen, Texas, and fell instantly in love with the practice and its ability to give her more energy and self-confidence.

At the age of 23, after searching for a Reiki master teacher for 3 years after learning about Reiki and it’s healing benefits, Tawni happened upon information about a local master, after visiting a local spa. She shortly became certified, and began using Reiki to give people relief physically, mentally and spiritually.

By the age of 26, Tawni became a Yoga teacher, certified by her first teacher from Killeen, Sevika Linda Ward, in Integral Hatha Yoga. This practice is very traditional, and includes Sanskrit chanting, postures, meditation and some pranayama. Tawni began teaching this style at the local community college, Central Texas College, in their continuing education department. In that same year, Tawni also became a certified Reflexologist, and was privately trained by a German woman who attended Reflexology school for 2 years in Germany. Over this last 10 years, she has been able to give many people relief from physical and mental pain, with Reflexology.

At the age of 28, Tawni was hired on Fort Hood at the Warrior Combat Stress Reset Clinic, where she worked for 7 years, helping soldiers with PTSD heal through Yoga, Reiki, and Reflexology. She was able to help over 1,000 soldiers in that 7-year period. She began a 500-hour Yoga teacher training in 2012, while she was still working at the clinic. This new training is Viniyoga, Foundations for Yoga Therapy, which Tawni has greatly appreciated due to its intelligent design. She was able to help the soldiers with the new training in a much more effective way.

This led Tawni to continue her education in Viniyoga, and become a Yoga Therapist. She began Yoga Therapy training in the Summer of 2016, and almost completed. She is now offering discounted Yoga Therapy sessions, until she is certified. Tawni enjoys passing down the knowledge of these natural healing methods, and loves helping others find their own health, with them.

What our clients say about us -

"Ms. Nusbaum will intently listen to your goals and medically related physical limitation(s). She will design a realistic, challenging, and rewarding program to meet the needs of trainee. She is a true professional in every sense of the word." - B. H.

"Heather really makes [class] so fun that you don't even realize how hard you are working." - C. D.

"Heather has been a essential part of my sucess in competitive sports. I enjoy every session and see results. I’m a fan of this trainer, Thank you!" - A. L.

"Heather has vast and detailed knowledge of each specific exercise; she does a great job of explaining how to perform the repetition but also knows exactly what muscle group(s) each one targets. She is also a great motivator, mentor and coach with a friendly personality and an awesome sense of humor. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn, laugh and get into sharp all at the same time. She is always on time and can work around any complex schedule." - J. M.

"Since beginning my training with Heather back in May, I've gone from a sz.14 to a sz 10. I've lost 3ins from my bottom, 4 ins around my waist, and my bra sz from 38 to 34. Heather is very motivating and encouraging; she's truly inspired me to remain on the road to health and a nutritional lifestyle." - A. K.

"Great trainer who is very knowledgeable and fun to be around." - A. M.

"I love Jo, she cares, and is so patient, yet encourages me to give my workout my all. I've learned a lot from her and well as feel empowered to continue with my exercise goals. Thank YOU!!" - A. L.

"I don't normally sweat, but with you no matter how long we work out, I always sweat."

"I enjoyed working with Heather because I knew I could look forward to fun and a much harder workout than I'd do on my own. She has a very intimidating way of helping you push your own limits - with undeniable results."

"I'm a retired 53 year old woman. I have had a difficult time finding a comfortable workout routine due to medical conditions…Heather has worked so carefully to create an exercise program that challenges me without causing a flare in my pain level… No matter what your fitness goal, I am certain that Heather will be more than able to help you get there."

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