N1 coaches include former college athletes, exercise scientists, and others uniquely qualified individuals to help you on your journey. Our team is all in. They guide, push, and inspire you every step of the way, while creating an electrifying training environment. Meet our amazing team!
FOUNDER / Performance Director
Rakim has diverse experience in training youth, collegiate, and professional athletes in a variety of settings. His experience began as a volunteer strength coach at Minnesota State Mankato where he completed his Bachelors in Exercise Science. He then went on to the University of Minnesota to pursue a Masters Degree in Applied Kinesiology. At his time at the U of M, Rakim worked with the strength and conditioning staff training the following gopher teams: volleyball, women’s basketball, hockey, soccer, tennis, wrestling, baseball, softball, swimming, gymnastics, swimming/diving, and rowing.
Group Fitness Coordinator
Nicola got her start training in a corporate wellness setting, helping individuals who sit at a desk all day increase their fitness level. This is where she gained her passion for helping people become lifestyle athletes, to encourage people to train so they can live pain-free, and so they can enjoy doing the things they love. She also has a background in yoga, both as a primary means of staying fit, and as a restorative exercise as a complement to strength and conditioning programs. Nicola also has experience as a health coach, which means she is an awesome accountability partner an can help you create habits that will maximize your potential!
Head PERFORMANCE COACH
Kunle has an extensive background in human performance both as a collegiate athlete at the University of Minnesota where he served as captain of the football team in 2014 -2018. Kunle graduated with a kinesiology degree in 2018 from the U o fM and gained experience coaching high school football at Blaine and De La Salle. Kunle’s passion is helping athletes achieve their athletic goals and pursuing their dreams. With his experience as a former college athlete as well having different opportunities in the NFL and CFL it has taught him a lot about how to train and how to optimize performance. Kunle is excited to help athletes from all sports and individuals who wants to take control of their health and performance.
PHYSICAL THERAPIST | FITNESS COACH
Dr. Lindsay Spanton, originally from Apple Valley, MN, completed her undergraduate studies at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, SD. She played collegiate softball for 4 years as a 1st baseman and catcher. After graduation, she moved to Orange County, California to pursue her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree at Chapman University in Irvine, CA.
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Bobbi’s training experience has been with a variety of different types of clients. Whether they are looking for sports performance training or just starting to learn how to lift, I develop a plan with intent on their individual fitness goals. It’s always a rewarding feeling to see a client improve past the point they thought possible!
Carolyn grew up a gymnast and went on to compete for the University of Minnesota as a scholarship athlete. She coached gymnastics, has personal trained and also taught group fitness for the past 10 years. She’s also been a social media manager and marketing coordinator.
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Daryl likes to build confidence in individuals. He is not only a fitness coach but he is also motivational speaker. Daryl will find ways that will encourage you to push yourself beyond your limits. Also, often times he like to participate in workouts with my clients so that they can see the tempo and the technique he is expecting. This is another way he pushes individuals to succeed.
With over 20 years of classroom and coaching experience, Kevin has worked with athletes at all levels, including youth, high school, and adult. He has coached athletes in multiple sports, including football, track & field, soccer, basketball, and baseball. He has his personal training certificate and has worked with adults 1-on-1 and small group settings. Kevin is motivated by watching his athletes be successful, both inside and outside of the gym. He believes there is nothing better than the happiness one gets from helping others achieve their goals and be successful.
Kyle has an extensive background in human performance both as a collegiate Track and Field athlete, as well as coaching in a multitude of settings. While at Hampton University, Kyle was a strength and conditioning intern who worked with 7 varsity sports. He also completed a sports performance internship at Velocity Sports Performance. After college, Kyle has worked as a strength and conditioning coach for multiple companies helping to optimize athletic performance for hundreds of athletes throughout the Twin Cities.
Kevin Frias Daza
PERFORMANCE COACH INTERN
Bobbi is a top-performing, licensed registered dietitian and certified personal trainer with a knack for guiding even the toughest clients to achieve nutritional, health, and fitness success. Bobbi has a never-ending thirst for the latest scientific knowledge. She draws on her deep clinical, food, and fitness background to deliver outstanding results. Bobbi believes in a compassionate approach when designing and implementing nutrition programs.