About Us


Our Mission


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 wellbeing that you once had.

Beauty is about radiating joy and health at any age!


Our Core Values


  • Passion & Service.  We LOVE health and fitness and we are dedicated to sharing this joy by serving women in the community.
  • Inspiration & Discovery.  We are committed to inspiring every woman to rediscover herself and to help her to be the VERY BEST version she can be.
  • Compassion, Dignity & Respect.  These are the fundamental aspects of our service.  Every woman deserves nothing less.
  • Do No Harm.  Through age-appropriate programming and assessment, our promise is to keep every woman safe from injury.

Our Team


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Lynn Valaes

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Owner, 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!


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Melissa Brockman

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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.


Terrie Diaz

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The National Personal Training Institute 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.


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Cassidy DeJaco

     

ACE Certified Personal Trainer, ACE Fitness Nutrition Specialist/Sports Nutrition for Health and Performance, ACE Orthopedic Specialist, ACE Senior Fitness Specialist

Credentialing:  Level 1-10 USA Gymnastics Coach (USAG), Level 1-6 U.S All-Star Federation Competition Cheer Coach (USASF), Certified USAG Safety, Zumba Basic


I am a proud Air Force spouse, mom of an energetic 7-year-old boy, and dog mom to our yorkie-poo Dash! My journey into health and fitness began with my career as a competitive gymnast. I competed at the highest levels of gymnastics and later transitioned into cheerleading where I won many state and national titles on some of the most renowned teams in the nation. I was even on a reality show for my HS cheerleading team but shh! Please don’t look it up on Lifetime as it’s very embarrassing!

Since giving birth in 2011 my fitness regimen HAS changed and I moved into the world of functional fitness! I trained for marathons and competed in elite obstacle course racing with my husband, and I qualified for the Obstacle Course Racing World Championship two years in a row.  I placed second in the female division of Alpha Warrior (the military version of American Ninja Warrior) before transitioning into bodybuilding. I competed in the bikini division for one year placing in the top 10 of my first Pro/Amateur show. I now compete in the Fitness division and run races with my family for fun!

While I’m a competitor at heart, I have worked with a wide range of clients who have all taught me something new. I have a passion for nutrition and I love to empower and educate women to take control of their mind and body. I believe community is the foundation for a meaningful experience where members connect with like-minded individuals who share a passion for living a healthy lifestyle!  I’m excited to be on this journey with you!