Laurie Nuyens, ATC, NASM-CPT, Metabolic Specialist
Laurie earned her BS from Central Michigan University in Sports Medicine. She is a certified member of the National Athletic Trainers Association and a National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer. Laurie has worked as a full time personal trainer since 2001.
Many of her clients have changed their life with Laurie’s guidance, knowledge and support. Laurie enjoys working with those brand new to fitness and with the experienced athlete who is looking to take it to the next level. With Laurie’s education and experience she is qualified to care for people recovering from a injury, training for a specific sport or with those looking to lose weight and increase health. Laurie herself is an avid runner and triathlete. Laurie has completed various half marathons, marathons, and half iron mans.
Sandy Vu-Lundgaard, Fitness Instructor
In 2001 Sandy transitioned to competing in Ms. Fitness Competitions. Being a National Competitor she has performed and has been a guest speaker for the body building and fitness industry. Since 2002 she has also worked for MMUSA supplements as a spokesperson.
Sandy has a background in various martial art which include Karate, Ju Jitsu, Kick Boxing, and Wushu. In 2011 she acquired her CoreBox Certification and starting teaching Cardio Kickbox at Total Health Systems.
When Total Health Systems introduced the FitRanX program in 2013. Sandy became FitRanX Certified. Sandy teaches the FitRanX groups mainly at our Chesterfield location. Sandy is known for pushing her athletes and being a stickler for perfect form.
Carrie Blankertz, Certified Personal Trainer
Carrie earned her BA in 2003 from Concordia University Ann Arbor in Physical Education. While attending CUAA she took a fitness trainers course and became certified as a Personal Trainer though the American Council on Exercise (ACE). Upon graduating Carrie taught physical education to Kindergarten through Eight Grade for three years while training part-time in the evenings. After falling in love with the fitness field Carrie made a change to train full time so she could help more people reach their health and wellness goals.
In her twelve years as a trainer Carrie has enjoyed working in an array of environments from small personal training studios, gyms, corporate facilities and in-home training. She has added other certifications including Yoga Fit, Prenatal Fitness, Tabata Bootcamp, and ACE Health Coach. Carrie loves working with small groups.
When not working you can find Carrie staying active by playing outside with her two boys Nolan and Austin. She has a passion for fitness and helping others. Carrie is excited to join the Total Health Systems team.
Yousseff Bujaidar, Certified Personal Trainer
Yousseff Bujaidar, graduated from Grand Valley State University with a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Exercise Science. During his stay at Grand Valley, Yousseff was involved with carrying out and assisting in various studies. One in particular was sponsored by Muscle Pharm and tested the effects of BCAA’s on muscle soreness and overall performance.
Yousseff’s passion for sports and athletic performance drives his determination to help athletes of all ages achieve a higher level of fitness, sport specific performance, and overall well-being. Yousseff continues to be a lifelong student, learning from peers in the field and scholarly journals, in hopes of being able to offer the best possible advice and training to clients.
Yousseff currently teaches FitRanx groups at our Washington and Clinton Township, and helps the Eisenhower High School Varsity football with their strength and conditioning program.