Lucas Koenecke is a respected health, fitness and performance expert specializing in movement, human potential and positive life change.
While he is well-versed in traditional fitness modalities—Lucas is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) , holds a Degree in Exercise Science from University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and a Master’s Degree in Recreation and Sports Management from Indiana State University—he firmly rejects the conventional belief that we’re all inevitably destined for pain, reduced mobility, and movement dysfunction due to injury or age. He believes that a pain-free body that functions efficiently and with joy is everyone’s birthright regardless of age and ability.
Employing methods that he’s used to transform his own life from one plagued with injury and chronic illness to one in which he has competed nationally in Strongman Competitions and enjoys a wide range of recreational sports and athletic pursuits, Lucas is passionate about showing his clients what their bodies are capable of. Lucas suffered for years from chronic asthma, degenerative disc syndrome, chronic pain, allergies, organ failure, depression and multiple surgeries. In keeping with his personal credo of “Never Quit,” Lucas pursued education in cutting-edge research and methods to discover the most effective and efficient techniques for training and healing his body. He cured himself of both asthma and chronic pain. He eliminated his need for allergy medication. He taught his eyes to catch a ball, his muscles to lift weights and his lungs to breathe without inflammation. He continues to pursue training that allows him to reach his goals and he is passionate about sharing these methods with his clients so they can rehabilitate themselves and adapt to whatever life throws at them.
Lucas says it best himself, “I stand here today asthma free, allergy free, limited pain, strong, well balanced, clear minded and confident in my movement abilities. I am a better athlete today than I was yesterday and I will be a better athlete tomorrow because of my focus on the details that govern my body. With this knowledge and experience, I can teach my clients to make change and notice the details required for optimal health as well.”
Lucas knows that health—true health—is about choices. You can choose to believe glossy fitness magazines, the latest celebrity trend or the things you overhear at your local “big box” gym. You can keep doing the same things, employing the same methods, incurring the same injuries and having the same disappointing results. Or you can look to the cutting edge of neuroscience for proven and intelligent solutions to athletic and performance challenges. Lucas knows that fitness, movement and health are the result of taking control, creating change and seizing opportunity. He has proven, time and again, with his own health and with that of his clients, that it can be done.
Most importantly, Lucas believes in being with his clients every step of the way. “I am not only a resource for health and better movement but also a partner for my clients in this journey of improved knowledge and skill. I pride myself in offering intelligent and honest information that I utilize myself. A good leader knows the way, shows the way and goes the way.”
In addition to being a CSCS specialist, Lucas is also a Z-Health Master trainer, focusing on the neurology behind movement and health. He was a lineman for the UW-Oshkosh Titans and is a national Strongman competitor. He is an amateur triathlete, having completed multiple sprint distance and a half-Ironman. He enjoys lacrosse, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, softball, kickball, swimming, biking, baseball, basketball, racquetball, tennis, snowboarding, wakeboarding, etc.