Meet Our Team

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!

Rakim Anim


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.


Aly McPherson


Aly specializes in comprehensive planning for clients: Body, Mind, and Soul. She not only has an extensive background in creating workout plans, but also nutrition planning and breaking mental barriers. She fully believes in creating a lifestyle to gain long-term results. As an elite group fitness trainer, she pushes clients out of their comfort zone to not only reach their goals, but to achieve more than they ever thought possible, both in fitness and in life.


Ian McPherson


Ian comes from a unique training background. Ian transitioned from a corporate career in finance and project management to the performance training world. His passion for athletics is what drove him to make this career change. His experience of limited performance training options drives him to serve as a resource for all athletes – regardless of their sport – to constantly be striving for excellence. He spent the last 3 years working with elite baseball and softball players at Starters Sports Training as the Director of Performance Training.


Lindsay Spanton


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.


Mike Pauly


Mike strives to maintain a foundation of strength and conditioning knowledge as well as injury prevention strategies to provide the athlete with a well-rounded approach to performance and strength training. Mike strives to help each athlete acheive and surpass their goals in order for them to perform at their best. Play hard, work harder!


Kyle Mason


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.


Bobbi Horner


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.

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