Katy Hall, MS, CSCS

General Manager and Head Strength & Conditioning Coach

M.S., Exercise and Sports Science
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist – NSCA
B.S., Kinesiology and Health Promotion
Certified Personal Trainer – NSCA
CPR/AED Certified

Katy Hall graduated from the University of Wyoming in 2013, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology and Health Promotion. Upon completing her undergraduate degree, she immediately began the Kinesiology graduate program at UW. She completed her Master’s Degree in Exercise and Sport Science, with an emphasis in Exercise and Sport Psychology in December of 2016. Katy is also a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, CSCS. While attending UW, she competed for five years for the cowgirl’s track and field team primarily as a 60–meter and 100–meter hurdler. During her time as a Cowgirl, she was able to achieve honors on the track and in the classroom as both a Mountain West All Conference team member and Mountain West Scholar Athlete. Katy is excited to be a part of Altitude Fitness because she has a profound passion for training and conditioning because of her own personal experiences and wants to share that with others. Her passion for athletics is what drives her to help others achieve their goals.

Jared Nelson, CSCS

Certified Fitness Trainer – ISSA
CPR/AED Certified – American Red Cross


Originally from Aurora, Colorado, Jared came to Laramie, Wyoming to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and Exercise Physiology at the University of Wyoming.  He enjoys living a fitness-based lifestyle, with a focus on training calistenthics and compound weightlifting. He also enjoys skiing, snowboarding, skimboarding, and swimming.  In the future he intends to expand his knowledge as a strength and conditioning coach, and maintains a constant goal of physically improving himself and becoming the most capable, functional athlete that he can be.  Jared is excited to be a part of the AF team because “I’m excited to be a part of such a well-rounded fitness community, where I can share my knowledge and help others to reach their physical potential. I look forward to bettering myself as both a coach and an athlete.”  

Josh Carlson

B.S Exercise Science
ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
CPR/AED Certified

Josh grew up in Livonia, Michigan before to Grand Rapids, MI to attend Grand Valley State University where he completed his B.S. in Exercise Science with a Health Fitness Emphasis in 2017. Since graduating he has worked at multiple different health and wellness facilities including the local YMCA and at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital working as an exercise physiologist for their weight management program. He has also spent time volunteering to help coach and instruct wheelchair and adaptive sports classes through Mary Free Bed. Josh thinks of health and wellness as a complete spectrum with physical health being an important piece. Josh moved to Laramie to support his wife who is studying at the University of Wyoming. Outside of work Josh enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, biking, and camping on the weekends. Josh is excited to join the AF team because of the culture that the facility brings to the health and wellness industry and the city of Laramie

Madeline Ewell

B.S Exercise Science

Maddie graduated from Southern Utah University Magna Cum Laude with her BS in Exercise Science where she also received her Minor in Coaching and Physical Education. Along with her degree, she also is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer. She played Collegiate Volleyball for two years. She also likes to play Volleyball, Pickleball, and going on Hikes in her free time.

Meghan Lucas

E-RYT 500 Yoga Teacher
Master Pilates Instructor

Meghan is a E-RYT 500 Yoga Teacher, Master Pilates Instructor, and Energy Worker. Her focus teaching is to help individuals establish healthy movement, mental, and energetic patterns for themselves, and she uses multiple modalities to make mindfulness, committed practice, and growth both achievable and consistent.

As a veteran she is no stranger to patience and perseverance, and she applies that to her own practice and her teaching daily. While strong movement is fun and inspiring, that’s not what it’s always about. She meditates regularly and is passionate about sharing the practice with others.
As a mountain runner and climber, she is able to cater to the needs of high-performance athletes, and also works individually with others who want to ensure they can live independently as they move forward with life.

Meghan has been teaching for a decade and has studied extensively with many teachers specializing in Pilates, functional movement, anatomy, trauma and PTS, addiction recovery, yoga for children, practice, philosophy, Sanskrit, mantra, mythology, and more.