All of our trainers are qualified in training individuals/groups with sport specific goals to individuals that want to live a healthier and higher quality of life.  They understand that no two bodies are alike and will work with you to get fit and at the right pace.


Mara Wyttenbach


  • Sports Performance
  • Soccer Skills Training
  • Pre and Post Rehab
  • Functional Training
  • Senior Fitness
  • Pre, during and post baby training

Motto:  "Day by day growth”

My entire life I’ve been an active person.  Always looking for new ways to motivate myself and others, it’s no surprise to my friends and family that I’ve ended up here.  It’s been a dream of mine for many years to train athletes and individuals in achieving their goals on and off the field. 

  • B.S. in Kinesiology from UW-Madison 
  • M.S. in Pathology from UW-Madison
  • Certified strength and conditioning specialist (C.S.C.S.) since 2000
  • Certified in Level I Functional Martial Arts Muay Thai Kickboxing
  • Continued Education Training: Pre-Natal/Pregnancy/Post-Natal and Pelvic Core Dysfunctions  - more specifically the demands of pregnancy
  • Played Soccer for the University of Wisconsin Badgers

  When I’m not training athletes or training individuals, you can find me playing soccer, spending time with my husband, 4 daughters, and working on my 8 Miles for Water Ministry.  I also enjoy going to Bible Study and Church and being in the Word of God. 

Craig Wyttenbach


  • Functional Training
  • Personal Training
  • Group Training
  • Pre and Post Rehab
  • Sports Performance
  • Strength Training

Motto:  “Don't copy the behaviors and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think.  Then you learn to know God's will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.  Romans 12:2”

Mara and I have been looking forward to opening L.I.F.Training Health & Athletic Fitness Club since shortly after we met in 1998.  We both knew almost right away that our professional goals were a match: training and independently helping athletes attain their goals, no matter what age or fitness level.  

  •  I have trained athletes in almost all sports.
  •  Intern/assistant UW Strength and conditioning coach 1999-2000
  •  Former football player for the Wisconsin Badgers
  •  Member of the 1998 Big Ten Champion & 1999 Rose Bowl Champion Wisconsin Football team
  • Professionally trained over a thousand athletes for over the past decade

When I’m not in trainings with various teams or individuals, I enjoy spending time with my beautiful wife and 4 daughters. Also I enjoy working on our 8 Miles for Water Ministry to serve those in need and glorifying God.  

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Hayato Ikeda


  • Sports Performance
  • Soccer Skills Training
  • Olympic Lifting
  • Pre and Post Rehab Training
  • Functional Training

Motto:  Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.  Charles R. Swindoll

I have been a trainer at LIFTraining since 2016.  I have trained many athletes and clients. With athletes, I have trained many indivduals and groups in performance training and soccer skills.  One of my main goals is to enhance athletic performance, while reducing chances of getting injured.   With adult clients I have trained many wide ranging adults, including weight loss, general fitness, greater quality of life, increased range of motion and flexibility and much more.

B.S Athletic Training from UW-Madison

  •  Intern/assistant UW Football Strength and conditioning coach Summer 2016 and 2018
  • Intern/assistant at Exos in California Strength and conditioning coach and personal trainer Summer 2017