SGT Peterson's story

Who is SGT Peterson?

A short and sweet auto-biography and life story

My name is Tim “SGT” Peterson, I grew up in south Minneapolis, I went to South High School were I played football, ran track, and made the hockey team by a narrow margin. After graduating from the open program I went into the active Air Force. There I was fast tracked promoted to Staff Sergeant and ran a crew that worked on the weapons systems of F-15 and F-16 Aircraft as well as loaded nearly ever munition in the Air Force inventory.

In between loading Air planes is where I found time to study for my personal training certifications. After being certified at UCLA I started training professionally at a few Gold's Gym's in Las Vegas. My mom got sick so I decided to come back home and where I joined the Air National Guard while I finished my degree in Business Management at the University of Phoenix. While I did this I worked at Bally Total Fitness and Lifetime Fitness as a personal training manager and personal trainer. While working at these places I set many regional and national records that still stand to this day!

I got tired or working for big soul-less companies and decided to go back into the military full time. I got hired with the Army National Guard to be a recruiter for the 2-135 Air Assault Infantry Unit in West Saint Paul, MN. While recruiting for the National Guard I was selected to coach the Varsity defensive line at South High School, 3 out of 4 of my lineman made all city! I recruited for about 4 years and after setting the national record for enlistments in one month I decided I was no longer challenged and I missed training so much that I had to go back.

I started consulting to gyms across the country with Alter Ego Fitness Group which is now known as PTLogix, which brought me to the Parisi Speed School in New Jersey were I learned a thing are two about Speed and agility training from arguably the worlds best! While working with Alter Ego I saw a park across the street and decided that it would be a great place to do a fitness boot camp. I did exactly that and well... you know the rest of the story... We are the highest ranking boot camp on a google search for Minneapolis and Saint Paul!

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Ace Certified Personal Trainer
National Academy of Sports Medicine Optimum Performance Training Course Completed
Bally Total Fitness B-Fit Certified Personal Trainer
Kwondo Certified Kickboxing Instructor
Resist-a-ball Certified Instructor
Bosu Ball Certified Instructor
Bally Total Fitness Weight Management Program Certified Instructor
Bodygem RMR testing Certified Instructor
Bally Total Fitness Personal Training Fundamental Instructor
U.S. Air Force Unit Fitness Assessment Coordinator Course
U.S. Air Force Leadership School
U.S. Army Warrior Leader Course- Certified to lead fitness program of up to 13 Soldiers.
U.S. Army Basic Non-Commission Officer Course- Certified to lead fitness program of up to 50 Soldiers.
I have trained alongside many pro Athletes. Such as Matt Birk, starting all pro center for the Baltimore Ravens, and Minnesota Vikings and Harvard
Alumni. Matt was my personal trainer / speed and agility coach for 4 months between my junior and senior year of high school.

Other notable athletes, Ryan Hoag (NFL and the Bachlorette) Craig Titus-Pro Bodybuilder, Tony Peirce-Pro Body Builder, Bobby Jackson NBA, Shawn Sherk UFC.

I have lead an American/Croatian/Norwegian, Swedish/ and Danish special forces Platoon of Soldiers, Sailors, Airman and Marines on a NATO joint operation in Norway 2008. We did winter survival training to include building and sleeping in a snow cave, skiing with large packs up and down mountains, lien to, and setting snare traps to catch food on a snow covered mountaintop!

We are planning to have 6 total locations in the Twin Cities by the end of 2011.
We will have 20 more locations in the next 10 years.
We will be the worlds leading provider of workouts in the next 30-50 years.

signed SGT Peterson

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  • October 21, 2014 - Kickboxing / Cardio Combatives 5:15PM - 6:15 PM - SGT Peterson
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    "Just because it’s called "Kickboxing - Cardio Combative's", doesn't mean you get to show up and punch each others lights out it’s a non-contact martial arts / self defense workout." - SGT Peterson We believe in do things differently; we truly believe in challenging the status quo. The way we do that is with our proven process for continuous improvement in Cardio Combative's. The name Cardio Combative's was inspired by the US Army’s Modern Combative's Program. It starts with taking a hybrid of more traditional versions of Martial Arts strikes, kicks, elbows, knees, and calisthenics from the following disciplines Muai Thai Kickboxing, Boxing, Taekwondo, Akido, Brazilian Jui Jitsu, Gracie Jui Sitshu, Shinbudo, and Karate. SGT Peterson meticulously put these together to make them more cardiovascularly demanding by adding a few of his old tricks of tricks. Participants will also learn basic training on how to take Rubber Guns and Knifes from attackers, along with how to defend your self from various threats depending on what weapons you may or may not have. The proven process has taken years of collaboration and learning between SGT Peterson and many other professional martial arts instructors across the world (US, Japan, South Korea, Brazil) Cardio Combative's is truly a unique Mixed Martial Arts workout experience. It will make a MMA veteran's hearts pound, while being flexible enough for beginners to jump right in and not feel like they are lost in the crowd. We promise that everyones hearts will feel like jumping out of your chest, and you will drip sweat like you never have before. This workout is SGT Peterson’s most cardiovasculary demanding workout that he has ever created, and is a must for anyone that wants to lose weight. This is the fastest way to drop inches and pounds. If you believe what we believe, maybe you should try a Cardio Combative's workout with us today. We make great workouts that are the most effective workout for the use of your time. The workouts and trainers will continually challenge you to achieve your personal version of excellence. We have a military inspired team building process and never leave anyone behind, and we provide our great workouts any time / anywhere (schools, parks, homes and even on a beach at the Saint Croix River - we had to take a dinghy life raft filled with medicine balls and exercise matts). If your you’re a leader, business person, athlete, military service member, mom, dad, or trainer who wants drip sweat, and get your heart pounding. If you want your muscles to burn, shake and be sore the next day, then Cardio Combative’s is exactly for you. If that’s not you, and you have a buddy this would be perfect for, the biggest compliment we could ever receive is a referral. And remember, if you don’t move you get fat, so fill out the form on the first page our call in today to get started now! Don’t wait, we have limited space. All Kickboxing / Cardio Combative's workouts are 60 minutes long. Please see the bottom of SGT for the updated workout calendar each day before your workout.

  • October 21, 2014 - Top Gun Performance School : 6:30PM - 7:30PM - SGT Peterson
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    For more info see: Competition and above only. Phase 3 workout level + only.

  • October 22, 2014 - Boot Camp 6:00am- 7:00am - Clarence / SGT Peterson
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