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Body First Fitness Staff

Body First is dedicated to having the best fitness professionals on staff. We provide a variety of services offered by trusted, knowledgeable, professional, and experienced staff that are the best in their field. As part of our fitness program Body First fitness professionals include personal trainers, fitness instructors, and acupuncturists. Our fitness staff and our health professionals can help you achieve your fitness and wellness goals.


All Body First personal trainers are certified. In addition Body First encourages all our therapists to complete continuing education on a regular basis. Our Personal Training Staff has experience working with a wide variety of clientèle including:

  • Elite, professional, collegiate, and high school athletes
  • Tri-athletes and runners
  • Coach potatoes who want to get fit
  • People with previous injuries

Kimmie Beneke

Kimmie Beneke

Personal Trainer

B.S. Kinesiology/Athletic Training, McPherson College.
American Council on Exercise Certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor
American College of Sports Medicine Member

additional certifications include: Sports Nutrition/Body Composition, Schwinn Indoor Cycling Certified, and more

Specialities include: Personal Training, Boot Camp Fitness, Spinning,

Learn more about Kimmie


Rena Soller

Personal Trainer

SCW Certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor

anticipated B.S. Nutrition and Public Health, May 2017

Specialities include: Personal Training, functional training for older adults, Group Fitness

Brooke Boatright

Brooke Boatright

Personal Trainer

B.S. Kinesiology/Athletic Training, Kansas State University
American Councile of Excercise Certified Personal Trainer
American Councile Of Excercise Certified Group Fitness Instructor

additional certifications include: PiYO, Insanity, Cycling.
Currently working on 200 hour Yoga Certification

Specialities include: Weight loss, HIIT training, Group Fitness

Group Fitness Instructors

Body First offers a variety of Group Fitness opportunities including Drop In Classes, Fitness Boot Camps, Clinics, and Workshops including:

  • Group Fitness Classes
  • Mind Body Fitness

    : Yoga, Tai Chi, etc
  • Boot Camps

    and Advanced Functional Training
  • Small Group Training

  • Tennis

    Cardio Tennis, Drill Groups
  • and more
Laura ROse

Laura Rose


YogaWorks Certified

Learn more about Laura Rose

Kimmie Beneke

Kimmie Beneke

Fitness Boot Camp, Group Fitness Instructor

ACE Group Fitness Certification additional certifications include: Schwinn Indoor Cycling Certified, and more

Kimmie is also a Body First Personal Trainer. Learn more about Kimmie

Elizbeth Robinson

Elizabeth Robinson


YogaWorks Certified

Learn more about Eliabeth Robinson


Hilary Santana


PoleStar® Pilates Practitioner, Certified Pilates Method Alliance instructor

Pilates Practitioner Hilary Santana joined the Body First staff in Dec 2016. Hilary is PoleStar® Pilates Practitioner and certified Pilates Method Alliance instructor. In addition to her training in the Pilates method she holds a personal training certification and a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology for Kansas State University. Hilary has taught Pilates and provided Pilates services since 2011. Her experience includes working at the Pilates Performance and Rehab of Topeka, KS and Pilates Body NY in Fresh Meadows, NY.

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Body First Wellness and Recreation Center

3615 Claflin, Manhattan, KS 66503
(785) 587 8300 or (785) 776 6060

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