Jacob Thomas, Owner & General Manager

B.S. in Athletic Training, Concordia University

Jacob background encompasses the full scope of health and fitness in the club setting. He has been a personal trainer, sports performance coach, group exercise instructor, sales associate, sports performance director and fitness manager.

With his experience and fitness knowledge, Jacob is able to lead all Razor Sharp departments as they strive to provide the best possible service to members.

Jacob can help you with any questions you may have about all of Razor Sharp Fitness. Razor Sharp Fitness has an amazing community of members who are active, caring and fun. Because of this, Jacob enjoys getting to know all of the members and talking to them about not only fitness, but all other aspects of the member’s life. In the time Jacob has been here, he has been able to create some great relationships at Razor Sharp and also in the Racine community.

Kate Thomas, Owner & Group Fitness Manager

B.S. in Exercise Science, Western Michigan University
Certified Personal Trainer – NASM

As Co-Owner and Group Fitness Manager at Razor Sharp Fitness., Kate Thomas embodies the Razor Sharp Fitness commitment to professional expertise in the design.

Kate has a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from Western Michigan University. With 19 years of experience in the fitness industry, she is familiar with a broad range of philosophies, fitness approaches and coaching techniques. She has worked at facilities across the United States as a personal trainer, sports performance coach, group exercise instructor, Fitness and Group Exercise Manager and Wellness Director.

Kate’s role as Co-Owner and Group Fitness Director at Razor Sharp gives her the opportunity to mentor and lead the team while educating members in support of their goals and exercise adherence.

Kate is supportive of each individuals needs and believes that while we may all have come to Razor Sharp Fitness for different reasons, the common goal is to be able to independently enjoy the lives we have for as long as we can.

Kris Leslie, Member Experience Manager

B.S. in Exercise Science M.S. in Educational Psychology, UW Milwaukee
Certified Personal Trainer – A.C.E
(American Council on Exercise) 

With 30 years of experience ranging from Group Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer, Fitness Director, and even Health Club Manager, Kris is well versed in the fitness industry. To top off her amazing experience, she has two degrees from UW Milwaukee – a Bachelor’s in Science in Exercise Science and a Master of Science in Educational Psychology.

While maintaining her role with Razor Sharp Fitness, Kris also works at Carthage College as an assistant Adjunct Professor for the Exercise Science Department. As an educator and teacher, Kris’ goal is to create awareness of how to live a healthier lifestyle, and this gives people the freedom to choose what will work best for them as individuals. Kris’ personal mission: to teach people how to live life to the fullest and be the best version of themselves. “It’s important to strive for progress, not perfection.”

Razor Sharp Fitness partners with over 50 companies in the area. Kris will be your primary contact for information regarding Corporate Membership companies, rates and details. Not to mention, Kris also can provide your team with lunch and learns ranging in a variety of health and wellness topics.

Feel free to stop by Kris’ office if you have any questions or just want to say “Hi!” She will be more than happy to help you with your fitness path!

JC Ditch, Fitness Program Manager

B.A. in Health Promotion (University of Northern Iowa)
M.S. In Human Performance: Clinical Exercise Physiology (Liberty University)

Meet our new Fitness Program Manager, JC! JC oversees the Personal Training department.

Prior to Razor Sharp Fitness, JC has worked as an adjunct professor, exercise physiologist, and a strength & conditioning coach. He is currently pursuing his PhD in Exercise & Sport Science with a research emphasis in biomechanical analysis relating to overloaded eccentrics training. He holds a Master of Science degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology and a bachelor’s degree in Health Promotion.

JC published his first book last year, “Advanced Vertical Jump Training” (2021) and holds 2 unofficial world records: the heaviest single leg pistol squat and the skater squat.

In his free time, he loves spending time with his beautiful wife (Jenna) performing Acroyoga, researching training methods, and spending time with Family. If you are in a need of any training advice or tips contact JC and his crew at [email protected] .

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