Meet Our Team

Bob Budai

Bob has been involved in fitness and sports for over 30 years, and has been a certified personal trainer since 1993.


University of Michigan

  • Master of Physical Therapy
  • Bachelor of Health Science

Michigan State University

  • Bachelor of Exercise Science

Bob has further received the following Certifications/Credentials:

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) - Orthopedic Certified Specialist

National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) - Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist

National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) - Performance Enhancement Specialist, Corrective Exercise Specialist, Certified Personal Trainer

Gray Institute - Certification in Applied Functional Science

Russian Kettlebell Challenge (RKC) - Level 2 Certified Kettlebell Instructor, Assistant Instructor

National Sports Performance Association (NSPA) - Certified Program Design Specialist

StrongFirst (SFG) - Level 2 Certified Kettlebell Instructor

American Institute of Fitness Educators (AIFE) - Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Kickboxing Instructor

Program for Athletic Coaches Education (PACE) - Certified Coach

Jump Stretch - Certified FlexBand Instructor

Crossfit - Level I Certified Instructor/Trainer

Fitness Anywhere/TRX - Suspension Training Instructor

Agility Training Institute - Certified Speed and Agility Trainer

International Kettlebell & Fitness Federation (IKFF) - Functional Movement Specialist Advisor, Certified Kettlebell Trainer

RMAX International - Tacfit: Tactical Fitness Field Instructor, Circular Strength Training (CST) Certified Instructor

International Youth Conditioning Association (IYCA) - Youth Fitness Specialist

USA Weightlifting - Sports Performance Coach

Training for Warriors - Level 2 Certified Trainer

John Brookfield - Certified Battling Ropes Coach

Tacfit Survival Jiu Jitsu - Level 2 Certified Instructor

World Moodukwan Tang Soo Do Association - Black Belt

Additionally, Bob has had more extensive study with many of the top experts in the fitness industry, including:

J.C. Santana, Mike Boyle, Steve Cotter, Mike Clark, Gray Cook, Gary Gray, Alwyn Cosgrove, Pavel Tsatsouline, Ed Thomas, Scott Sonnon, Alberto Galazzi, Erwan LeCorre (Movnat), Original Strength, Todd Durkin, Martin Rooney, Diane Vives, and Stuart McGill; as well as others within the field of health and rehabilitation.

As an athlete, Bob has practical experience competing in numerous sports, including: Martial Arts (Tang Soo Do, Krav Maga, Target Focus Training, Tae Kwon Do, Jiu Jitsu, Aikido, Kendo, Kickboxing, and others), Endurance Sports (Adventure Racing, Marathon, Triathlon, Kettlebell/Girevoy Sport), Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, Wrestling, Powerlifting, Golf, Lacrosse, and Baseball (Coach).

Bob has a strong passion for teaching, and has instructed/presented at various levels on numerous subjects; taught various fitness and health classes; and served as a consultant for multiple organizations (including sports teams, law enforcement/SWAT, personal trainers/strength coaches, and gyms/health clubs).

Email:        Phone: 248-390-8363


Johanna Funk

Johanna has been living the "Functional Strength" lifestyle since February 2007. Beginning as a client, Johanna showed an early interest in kettlebell training as it produced significant results in her fitness beyond other programs she had used. Her interest grew to kettlebell sport (GS) competition and she placed first in the 2007 Great Lakes and Cross World Meets respectively; impressively snatching the 12 kg (26 lb) bell 178 times at the Great Lakes, and 148 times with the 16 kg (35 lb) bell at the Cross World! She then achieved the "Iron Woman Award" at the 2008 Cross World Meet by lasting 10 minutes in all events (Jerk, Snatch, and Long Cycle). Most recently, Johanna achieved Candidate for Master of Sport (CMS) ranking in the Long Cycle Event (83 reps with 44 lb bell in the 53 kg weight class) at the 2010 Mid Michigan Kettlebell Invitational. Johanna became a certified kettlebell instructor through the Russian Kettlebell Challenge in October 2007, and maintains her interest in using kettlebells as her primary training source. Additionally, Johanna has a special interest in nutrition and diet, is kettlebell certified through the IKFF and IKSFA, is a certified battling ropes coach (John Brookfield), certified flex band instructor (Jump Stretch), has undergone TRX suspension, Original Strength, and Movnat training, and is currently attaining certification as an NSCA personal trainer.

Email:        Phone: 810-599-2332



Kaitlyn Polonis

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Matt Switney

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Tracy Shore

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