Wise Women Fitness

About Wise Women Fitness

Our Mission

Education. Motivation. Support.

Wise Women Fitness is passionate about helping women! Our mission is to educate, motivate, and support you with professional and exceptional service enabling you to reach your health and fitness goals and reclaim the vitality, energy, and well-being that you once had.

Beauty is about radiating joy and health at any age!

Wise Women Fitness


Our Studio

As soon as you walk through the doors you will feel at home and among friends. Our high energy trainers and staff are here to give you that extra dose of confidence to keep your energy flowing throughout your workout at the studio.

Whatever fitness track you’re on, we have everything you need at Wise Women Fitness.

Popular Wise Women Fitness equipment includes:

  • Treadmill
  • Elliptical
  • Stationary Bike
  • Kettlebells
  • Free Weights & Barbells
  • Suspension Trainers
  • Resistance Bands
  • Medicine Balls
  • & More

Our Core Values

Passion & Service

We LOVE health and fitness and we are dedicated to sharing this joy by serving women in the community.

Do No Harm

Through age-appropriate programming and assessment, our promise is to keep every woman safe from injury.

Compassion, Dignity & Respect

These are the fundamental aspects of our service. Every woman deserves nothing less.

Inspiration & Discovery

We are committed to inspiring every woman to rediscover herself and to be the VERY BEST version she can be.

Meet Our Team

Wise Women Fitness

Lynn Valaes

ACE Certified Personal Trainer,
Certified Post-Rehab Breast Cancer Exercise Specialist,
Certified MenoFitness Trainer,
Balance Progressions Specialist


My Story: As a 35-year fitness fanatic and a former runner, my love of teaching and fitness naturally led me to a career in personal training and studio ownership. Wise Women Fitness is my “WHY”.

After 25+ years in the corporate world, the last 15 of those as a paralegal, I woke up one day and realized that I felt a huge void in my life and the work I was doing did not feed my soul. I knew that I was meant to do something bigger and more meaningful, but what? I had always dreamed of being a teacher, but responsibility and bills led me to the corporate world. Fitness continued to be the one constant in my life since discovering aerobics and running in the ’80s. After much soul-searching and self-reflection, I had an epiphany that I could teach others and share my love of health and fitness. Eureka! I would become a certified personal trainer! From the very first client session, I knew that I had found my calling. Having a brick and mortar storefront was a seamless transition just 18 months after that first client session. This process reinforced that I was on the chosen path to my “why”. Choosing to work exclusively with women brings me tremendous satisfaction. As women, we crave connections because we feel that nobody understands a woman better than another woman. Having an all-women studio allows me and my staff to facilitate in cultivating those very connections we crave.

Being in service to others, sharing my enthusiasm, optimism, and support with others brings me great joy and personal fulfillment, and I have never once looked back on my corporate life.

I have made it my mission to help women of ALL shapes and sizes experience first-hand how exercise and healthy nutrition can transform not only your body but your mind as well. I will guide you as you make simple, small changes to your lifestyle and you will feel alive, healthy, and vibrant again!

I hold a personal trainer certification through the American Council on Exercise, I am a certified Breast Cancer Exercise Specialist through the Pink Ribbon Program, a certified MenoFitness trainer, a Balance Progressions Specialist, and CPR/AED certified through the American Heart Association. We are a fully insured facility and welcome real women of all shapes and sizes who are ready to commit to getting healthy!

Melissa Brockman

The Cooper Institute Certified Personal Trainer,
ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist,
ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor,
Certified Silver Sneakers Instructor,
Zumba Instructor,
Pre/post-Natal Exercise Design.


My healthier life began over 26 years ago, after entering the Air Force in 1992. I was very fortunate to have a mentor who helped me to realize my potential and what could be achieved with guidance, support, and encouragement. The Certified Personal Trainer class at The Cooper Institute solidified my resolve to involve myself with organizations and people who wanted to help others do the same. I decided I also wanted to expand my reach by becoming an AFAA Group Exercise Instructor. This allowed me to see clients 1 on 1, but also offer classes for those who enjoyed the group experience.

After earning a Masters in Sports Admin and Management and the Exercise Physiologist Certification from ACSM, I partnered with DOD to ensure AF members were mission ready. I soon realized that it was becoming harder to focus on me. I worked too much, ate lousy, worried about my daughter, spread myself thin volunteering, organizing projects, and managing the household, and then stressed over it all. I needed to take a step back.

Luckily, the timing was perfect and a year after my son was born, I rejoined the workforce, but this time I modified my schedule and took time out each day for me. It worked! I was happier and in turn, life was happier. Now that doesn’t mean that every day is perfect, but I find that most days are AWESOME. I guess what I’m trying to convey is, I understand because I have been there. Every day is a new day and if you didn’t make the most out of yesterday, then today is YOUR day. I have seen the benefits of exercise, eating well, and stress-reducing methods first hand. I want to pass what I have learned to help others. You and I will work together to develop a fun but functional program that will improve your quality of life. I also have specialized experience in Pre-Post natal, active older adult, post-physical therapy programming, and Parkinson’s exercise.

Wherever you are on this ride called life, remember one thing, you’ve only got one shot at it. Do good for others each day, but remember to do something good for yourself as well.

Wise Women Fitness
Wise Women Fitness

Terrie Diaz

ACSM and NPTI Certified Personal Trainer


I was always very active and competitive as a young adult. After being diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis in my early 20’s this experience motivated me to become healthier, stronger, as well as more educated on how to manage the disease.

I decided to pursue a career as a personal trainer so I could inspire and help others overcome their limitations in order to achieve their personal best. It has given me a purpose that many people will never have the chance to experience professionally.

My years of training and being health conscious have shown me you must be consistent and dedicated in the pursuit of your personal goals. There is no quick fix or magic pill. Performing the correct exercises with effective workout programs and a healthy diet will allow you to get into great physical condition no matter what your age or current fitness level may be.

I’m very passionate about what I do and would love the opportunity to help new clients as they start on their fitness journey. I will be dedicated to showing you how to look and feel your best and we will have an enjoyable experience getting there. It’s never too late for a new beginning in your life.

Tatiana Gondelman

NASM and NPTI Certified Personal Trainer
NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist


I was born and raised in Chicago before moving to Israel at the age of 18. My interest in health and fitness began soon after the birth of my first child when I found myself more than a hundred pounds overweight and depressed. I was determined to take control of my life, deciding to take a holistic approach to my health including nutrition, exercise, and mindfulness.

While in Israel I studied holistic health and raw food detox, giving classes on healing chronic health issues using whole foods as well as providing personalized coaching.

Upon returning to the states in 2017 I enrolled in the personal training program at the National Personal Training Institute to complete my degree as a Certified Personal Trainer. Shortly thereafter continued my studies and received a nationally accredited certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Once I started working with clients I realized that my passion was in the field of corrective exercise so I continued my studies and recently completed my certification as a Corrective Exercise Specialist through NASM. In this capacity I am able to assess and treat the movement dysfunctions of my clients, allowing them to move more freely throughout their daily lives with more confidence and less pain.

I love working with beginners as well as those returning to exercise after a hiatus, helping them achieve better movement patterns and alignment. This way the work they do in the gym is translated into a more functional and productive life.

The best part of my job is forming a close connection with my clients, empowering them to achieve their goals in a safe and supportive environment.

Wise Women Fitness
Wise Women Fitness

Denise Knutson

Certified Athletic Trainer, 200 RYT Yoga Instructor


Bio Coming Soon

Jamalee Blacketer Montgomery

Business Support


As a proud mother of 4 active and athletic children, I thrive in an environment that promotes health, wellness, and a sense of community. My background in entrepreneurship, combined with my customer service, business management, and property management experience make me a great fit for the Wise Women Fitness Team. I am also a certified life coach who is passionate about mental health and fitness, and I regularly hold speaking engagements focusing on empowering women of all ages. I’m so excited to join the Wise Women Fitness team of wonderful women that I see empower other women daily! I’ll continue to be there to help encourage and remind women to love themselves first on this journey called life!

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Since 2013, Wise Women Fitness has been providing women with a unique personal training experience that is not only empowering and supportive, but one that offers a true all-women studio; a safe place you can all your own.