Dan is the president and co-founder of the Functional Aging Institute and a best selling author of Never Grow Old!

With over 20 years experience in the field and having trained over 2,000 clients ranging from age 7 to 94. Dan received his PHD at Purdue University in Kinesiology with a minor in Gerontology. In addition Dan leads a team of 7 trainers at Miracles Fitness which has become an internationally known and visited facility. In addition to being an international speaker on the topic of aging and fitness Dan has also been involved in research on Alzheimers and Parkinsons.


Health and fitness has always been a passion in my life. While growing up, my favorite class was P.E. and I played almost every sport that was offered. After graduating from Benton Central in 2007, I was certain that I wanted to work in a fitness atmosphere and so I continued my education at the University of Indianapolis. Throughout my four years in college, I was a full time student-athlete. I would say my biggest accomplishment was receiving the Academic All-American award for wrestling. I graduated the University of Indianapolis in 2011 with a major in Sports Management and a minor in Business Administration.


coaching, training, grilling out, camping, being with family and friends, concerts, sports of all sorts

Personal motivation:

setting a goal for myself and being able to surpass it!

Greatest part about being a trainer:

being able to make a difference in someones life and motivating them to do things they thought they could never do before

What is your definition of exercise?

Being physically active in a way that increases your heart rate.

Favorite exercise:

The sled push!

Favorite shoe brand:


Where can we find you when your not working?

With my friends and family, coaching wrestling at Harrison High School, Church, Buffalo Wild Wings

Readers Choice award winner for Best Personal Fitness Trainer in 2013


Indiana Hoosier born and raised, but Boilermaker at heart! Graduated from Purdue University in 2006 majoring in health and kinesiology with a minor in organizational leadership and supervision.
Fitness has always been a part of my life starting with sports and now evolving into staying healthy and fit to enjoy time with my family and get the most out of life that I can! Maintaining my health and fitness as I age, is motivation to keep becoming stronger and pushing to be the best version of myself. Being a mom of two, it is really important for me to be a good role model in teaching them how influential fitness and nutrition are. My son has several food allergies that have really challenged me to rediscover food and open my eyes to what we eat as a family. (Not that I don’t enjoy or indulge in an occasional slice of pizza or red wine!)

My favorite type of exercise is high intensity short burst training like HIIT’s or TABATA’s. You can get in a great workout and your heart pumping in a short amount of time! I enjoy spending time outdoors and cooking, but above all love being with my family and friends as much as possible!


I graduated from Butler University in 2010 with an Exercise Science degree. I started personal training my junior year at Butler. After graduation I achieved my certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) certification from the national strength and conditioning association.
My favorite type of exercise is to do high intensity interval training (HIIT). It’s a great way to get a good workout in, in a little amount of time.

When I am not working or getting a workout in myself I like to play golf, hunt, go to concerts, and hang out with my wife and dog.


BS in exercise science, certification CSCS


Movement and healthy eating has been an integral part of my life. From gymnastics tumbling to the soccer field to the cross country course, I have always enjoyed exercise and challenging myself to take it to the next level. I played soccer at Indiana Wesleyan University for 2 years before transferring to Purdue where I graduated from in 2012 with a B.S. in Movement and Sport Science.
I obtained my ACE personal training certification in 2011 and trained at the Purdue COREC for one year. Upon graduation, I was offered a position at Club NewTone. I improved clients’ fitness levels there for 3 years. In 2015 I moved to El Progreso, Honduras and worked in a Christian bilingual school teaching elementary kids English, P.E., and Bible classes. I returned home in June of 2016 and began working at Miracles in the fall. What I love most about training is creating an enjoyable exercise experience for the client which appropriately challenges them and helping the client move safely, efficiently and pain free. My husband and I enjoying hiking and working out together, traveling the country and world, and cooking together. One day we hope to open a BBQ and coffee restaurant.


My name is Adrienne Westphal and I am from the West Lafayette area. I am married with two small children and a recent Purdue University graduate in May 2017. I have a bachelor’s of science in nutrition, fitness and health, and I am passionate about disease prevention by helping people of all ages focus on making healthy lifestyle changes through nutrition and fitness.
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