Staff and Partners

Jim Esten –  No Bounds Owner and Wellness Coach

Jim’s journey through the wellness world started in the ’70s and early ’80s as a high school and college middle distance runner. He set a few records at Princeton High School and Ripon College as a “big fish in a small pond”— a couple of which still stand after almost 40 years!  After graduating high school, Jim returned to coach runners and set down a path that would lead him into coaching young athletes in various capacities for three decades.  

Jim continues to support the goals of local young athletes but his primary work these days is with adults, focusing on injury prevention and a healthy approach to aging – mostly the over 40 set. Jim is a strong proponent of functional movement and a holistic, healthy lifestyle to turn the aging process from something to be feared into a joy to be vibrantly experienced – physically, emotionally and spiritually.

Now in his mid-50s and in the best shape of his life (in many ways!), Jim is a certified group fitness and boot camp instructor, and he has done extensive coursework in functional aging and nutrition. Jim holds graduate degrees in computer science education and ministry from Cardinal Stritch University.  You’ll find him daily developing and testing material for his boot camp classes and scouring world wisdom literature to focus his daily meditation and mindful movement practices. His latest endeavor, growing out of the Qigong practice, is TaijiFit, a flowing fusion of Qigong and Tai Chi. 

Jim resides in Cedarburg, WI with his wife Caryn and five of their eight amazing children. The oldest graduated from UW-Madison in May 2015; he has recently returned from a two-year assignment with the Peace Corps in Namibia, Africa and is now working as a cruise ship youth director. The next in line began college in the fall of 2016, attending the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. The last of his adult children is a freshman theater major at the University of Evansville (Indiana).

Training Staff

 

Jedotta Dainsberg –  Barre, Pound®, Cardio Kickboxing

When I see people coming to the gym and making the effort to improve their health through exercise, I am excited to help them maximize those efforts and achieve long-lasting results. A fitness instructor for 13 years, I hold many certifications, which include: Pound, Barre, TRX, Step, Reebok Spin, Silver Sneakers, and a black belt in karate. Basically, I can teach whatever gets you moving!

My interest in fitness began at a young age, as I observed one of my older siblings exercising and making healthy choices. Growing up, I stayed active by participating in just about every sport available. However, it was the untimely loss of my loved ones due to their poor health habits that really fueled my passion for fitness. My mission is to teach and encourage my participants to pursue an active lifestyle so that they can live long and healthy lives with their loved ones.

What participants say they enjoy most about my classes is the family-like atmosphere and personalized attention I provide. I offer modifications for participants at different levels and emphasize proper form to make sure their movements are safe and effective. My mantras are: “Listen to your body” and “Challenge yourself!” I work out right alongside my participants; if I can do it, they can too!

When I am not teaching a fitness class (or training for another certification) you can find me at home, teaching my two children, Braylen and Taelyr. A former elementary school teacher, I am now a homeschooling mom who loves taking photographs and scrapbooking the memories my husband Brian and I are making with our family.

Favorite family breakfast: Oatmeal or yogurt with granola

Favorite treat: Pretzels with mustard, washed down with a slushie (hey, you gotta splurge sometimes!)

Favorite cardio classes to teach: Kickboxing (with bags) and Pound®

Favorite toning class to teach: Barre

Personal Goal: Last year, I completed my first half-marathon in Green Bay, WI.

 

 

Josh Jensen — Sports Performance Small Group Training – Currently delivering the Dry Land Training for Ozaukee Aquatics Swim Club.  Josh also trains his Jensen Fitness clients out of No Bounds Training & Wellness Center.

Experience. A passionate commitment to excellence with compassion for you and your situation. Technical expertise.

Those are characteristics I will bring to you and your effort to improve your fitness and health, and we will do it together. I learned these skills through my academic training and practical experience at a local YMCA and via corporate training through the QuadMed system.

I have worked with all ages, all levels of interest and intensity, and in very challenging situations. I strive to teach and train as one integrated activity.

Passion for the work, compassion for the client. 

Core Competencies

  • Exercise Physiology
  • Fitness Assessments
  • Wellness Programs
  • Personal Training Programs
  • Program Design & Management
  • Education

    • Currently enrolled – Masters’ Degree Program – Concordia University
    • B.S. degree in  Exercise Physiology – Concordia University
      Relevant Coursework:

       

      • Anatomy and Physiology
      • Exercise Testing and Prescription
      • Chronic Disease and Exercise
      • Biomechanics
      • Advanced Exercise Physiology
    • Certifications
    • ACSM Certified Personal Trainer- 2009
    • Other Training & Certifications: CPR, First Aid, Oxygen, AED, Healthy Lifestyles

 

Laura Peterson —  Wednesday 6:30 pm Yoga and currently teaching the Monday night yoga for North Shore United soccer teams!  (Yoga will return in the fall!)

About 13 years ago I moved to New York City.  I started graduate school and working part-time.  I found that I needed an activity that would help me manage my stress, my mind, and my body.  This is when I discovered yoga.  Yoga was an opportunity to connect to my self and my breath.  I practiced yoga while also teaching third grade in the public school system.
 
In 2011, while I was pregnant with my first child, I attended Laughing Lotus, a studio run by Dana Flynn.  I graduated from Laughing Lotus with my 200-hour vinyasa instructor license.  I gave birth to my daughter and started working at a local yoga studio in Brooklyn called Jaya Yoga Center.  I worked as an administrator and also teaching early morning classes.  Two years later, after the birth of my second child, I received my yoga license to teach prenatal yoga, as well as my license to teach children.
 
I have since moved back to Wisconsin with my family. I currently work full time as an elementary school teacher. I am so excited and feel very fortunate to have this opportunity to continue teaching yoga to people in my community. I really believe it helps everyone’s mind, body, and soul.
 
 

Rhiannon Wilson, Yoga – (Thursdays @ 10:15 am — off for a couple months to help get the restaurant open!)

Though I’ve been a student of yoga for close to a decade, it wasn’t until my move across the state nearly two years ago that I received my 200hr certification in Vinyasa Flow through Core Essence Yoga. It has been one of the best decisions I could’ve made for myself. Having had the honor to teach yoga to all walks of life has taught me more than anything that a practice can be what you want to make of it. Besides teaching kids yoga, my favorite class to teach is a dynamic fast paced Vinyasa class where you’re moving fluidly from one pose to the next making the connection with your breath.

Through my personal journey as a student, I have found many challenges and numerous failures. Within that I have found balance and strength by allowing myself to fail, lose balance, to be okay with that and to try again. As a teacher, I find myself constantly learning from my students each and every class and it’s inspiring. My goal is to help students find their edge in a playful yet challenging way; to step outside the comfort zone and see where it takes you.

When I’m not busy teaching a class or taking a class, I enjoy spending time with my three beautiful children, my two wild dogs, and my husband.

 

 

elissaElissa Hornick  – Tuesday & Thursday 6 am Boot Camps

I have loved being active for as long as I can remember! As a child, I participated in a variety of sports all year round, including volleyball, basketball, and soccer. I continued to run track and play volleyball in high school.

I attended Bulter University in Indianapolis and recently graduated with my degree in physician assistant studies. I am so happy to be back in Cedarburg and look forward to helping others stay active and healthy!

 

 

 

Selena Esten  – Intern – Boot Camps

Selena (Jim’s oldest daughter) is a junior at Cedarburg High School.  As a starting forward as a freshman on the CHS girls soccer team, she was one of the leading scorers in the North Shore Conference. In her sophomore year, she increased her already robust goal output and was selected for First Team, All Conference Honors. On the club side, she splits time between field and goalkeeper play on North United teams (though these days, mostly a holding mid!) where she played on 3 consecutive state championship teams. Her save in a PK shootout secured the 3rd title in 2015.

Selena is a frequent participant in the early morning boot camps and does some spot coverage of classes for dad!  Her college aspirations include sports and study in a health sciences field.

 

 

Partners

 Betsy Whitcomb – Overland Design – Events and Birthday Parties!

betsyHi my name is Betsy!  My love for events and all things party began when I was a child. My fun-loving parents taught me everything I know about planning a fantastic party by throwing over the top events at venues near and far. I officially began my event planning career when putting my own wedding together in 2007. I morphed my love of details into a custom invitation company called Paper Perfection. After three years I added on full scale event planning and changed the name to Overland Design. I had been on the lookout for a regular event space to offer my clients and thus the partnership with No Bounds was formed!

I am so excited to be planning parties & events with members at No Bounds Training & Wellness Center, and look forward to being a part of your active event!

 

 

 

Bob Jeffrey – Soccer/Goalkeeping

Bob’s playing career spans over twenty years.  He started out a schoolboy football representing the county of Lancashire and went on to represent the Military football team. He was a semi – professional football player Carmarthen Town, Llanelli, Keighley,

In 2006 he started as the Head of Youth Development, Llanelli Town AFC, Wales UK. He oversaw all aspects of developing the club’s academy. From almost nothing, they have evolved to fielding teams from U8 through U19. The academy sent players to the Wales Men’s National Team and the U23, U21 and U18 national teams. Some ascended to the English Premier League. Llanelli won Wales FA Youth League Championships in 2008, 2009 and 2010, Wales FA Youth League Cups in 2009 and 2010, and the Wales FA Youth Cup in 2009.

From 2010-2014 Bob was the Coach of the Wales U18 National Team in Wales UK.  From 2012-2016 he managed Llanelli Town in the Wales Premier League for two seasons, keeping the team at the top level of professional football in the country.

Starting in 2004 he became the Wales FA Ladies goalkeeping coach, Wales UK and he was the Goalkeeping Coach for the Swansea City Centre of Excellence, Wales UK from 2001-05

He was also the Youth Team Coach in Swansea City AFC, Wales UK from 2004-05 and the Coach of Llanelli Town AFC First Team, Wales UK 2003-04. Llanelli Town was promoted to the Welsh Premier League based on results from this season. Neil O’Brien was the manager.

OTHER COACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Carmarthen Town AFC coach, 2002-03
  • Wales FA Trust U17/U19 goalkeeping coach, 2002-04

COACHING LICENSURE AND AWARDS

  • Wales FA Performance Coach of the Year, 2013
  • English FA “A” goalkeeping license, 2011
  • UEFA Futsal Level 1 license, 2011
  • UEFA “A” license, 2010
  • UEFA goalkeeping instruction certificate, 2004