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Jimmy "The Bull" Barnes

Head Coach/Master Trainer 

Coach Jimmy possesses a vast wealth of expertise in combat sports, fitness, and self-defense. His current status includes being a former World Ranked Professional Boxer, an undefeated Pro BJJ fighter, and a Pro MMA fighter. He also boasts an impressive 28 years of experience as a skilled wrestler, with a track record of coaching youth, high-school, and collegiate athletics.
Throughout his career, Jimmy has played a pivotal role in the development of athletes in various sports such as football, hockey, wrestling, boxing, and Jiu-Jitsu, helping them reach the pinnacle of their potential. His journey has taken him to some of the world's top promotions, including LFA, NSC, F2W, TopRank on ESPN (2x), and Showtime Boxing.
Jimmy's personal transformation story is remarkable. Initially weighing an astounding 375 lbs and suffering from health issues, he managed to shed over 120 lbs in just 4-5 months through a combination of motivation, clean eating, and exercise, ultimately reclaiming his health.
Coach Jimmy is celebrated for his practical knowledge based on extensive experience, which he leverages to provide exceptional instruction to his clients. His clientele is a testament to his impact, with numerous individuals who have experienced life-changing transformations under his guidance. He also has extensive experience in running boot camps, fitness classes, and various other training programs.
Furthermore, Jimmy holds certifications as a Personal Trainer, Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Nutrition Coach, Weight Loss Specialist, and Youth Fitness Specialist. During his daytime role, he serves as a Bodyguard, having received specialized training in protection and self-defense. He also has a background as a Correctional Officer.
Notably, Jimmy is a dedicated single father, caring for his four-year-old twin boys, Gunnar and Hunter, as well as his eleven-year-old daughter, Jillian.


Dakota Goad

Assistant  Head Boxing Coach

Coach Dakota is a seasoned boxing veteran with extensive experience spanning many years, and his invaluable coaching abilities are a pivotal asset to the FSTC team. His approach is characterized by meticulous attention to detail, making him a step-by-step coach who systematically refines every facet of your game. His dedication to the process and his ability to break down techniques and strategies set him apart.
Dakota's coaching prowess extends to his collaborative work with Coach Jimmy "The Bull" Barnes, further enhancing the team's depth of knowledge and expertise. It's worth noting that Dakota is a USA Boxing Certified Coach, underscoring his professional qualifications and commitment to maintaining the highest coaching standards.


Willow “Wonder Woman” Stangeland 

Assistant Coach/ Little Bulls

2x State Champion, 2x Regional Champion and 2x National placer (2nd, 4th) with a National Ranking. Willow will bring excitement and her amazing vibrant goofy attitude that will light up a room. She loves teaching kids and grooming youth to become the best they can be in and out of the ring! Willow assists by teaching Little Bulls Boxing and Comp Team practices. 


Personal Trainer/Class Instructor

Amanda is deeply passionate about fitness and finds immense joy in witnessing individuals conquer their goals. Her personal journey, which has seen her shed a significant amount of weight, has fueled her desire to give back to the community. Her own transformation has provided her with a unique perspective and an unwavering commitment to helping others achieve their fitness aspirations. Amanda's dedication to empowering people and supporting them in their fitness journeys is the driving force behind her desire to make a positive impact in the community. As a certified personal trainer, she also takes charge of our morning and fill-in boot camp classes, ensuring that participants receive top-notch guidance and motivation to reach their fitness objectives. Her leadership in these sessions further underscores her commitment to helping individuals achieve their fitness goals and lead healthier lives.


Denny LeGarde
Boxing Coach

Coach Denny LeGarde is an incredible asset to our program, thanks to his world-class experience and exceptional achievements in the realm of boxing. Denny's outstanding track record includes over 150 amateur fights, where he not only showcased his skill but also earned recognition as an Upper Midwest finalist on two occasions and secured an Upper Midwest championship. His seven regional Golden Gloves championships stand as a testament to his boxing prowess, and he holds the titles of both State and National Indian Champion.
In the professional boxing arena, 
Denny's remarkable performance is evident, as he won all three of his professional fights by knockout. His journey in the ring reflects his dedication to the sport and his relentless pursuit of excellence. Denny's remarkable accomplishments and unmatched experience make him an invaluable mentor and coach, providing our program with a level of expertise that is truly world-class.

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