I have worked with Barb and Scott for 4+ years. I have gotten off 10 different medications for health conditions like high blood pressure – diabetes. I have all my numbers under control and and A1C that I don’t need to be taking any meds anymore! I have lost over 60 lbs! They have helped in recovery from a major hip surgery and torn labrum. My doctors and therapist were shocked at how fast I recovered and that I didn’t have any complications. They said it was because of how strong I already was and the continued training with them that got me back to 100%! I can’t thank Barb and Scott enough for everything they have done and giving me back my health and educating me to be healthy and medication free!


For me, Protege Fitness isn’t a Gym, it’s more of a ” Improving your lifestyle center”. Being obese, it was difficult for me to even consider walking through the doors of a place I would feel most vulnerable. My trainer friends, Scott and Barb, helped me break that wall down. The sense of community, fellowship and friendship felt in that environment is what does it for me at Protege. I feel honored to belong to such a supportive and nurturing place.

Karen Paredes

I have worked out on my own my whole life and after 5 kids I didn’t think I would ever see the results I wanted. I started working with Barb and Scott because several family members had started working with them and they were getting amazing results! After a few short months I knew that I had made the right decision. Now almost 1 year later I can say that I am in the best shape of my life at 40+ and 5 kids later than I was in my 20s. A few months ago I bought my first ever bikini and wore it in Las Vegas on a trip with my husband! I can’t thank Barb and Scott enough for everything they have helped me with! There is a true family atmosphere that you can’t find anywhere else!


I have trained with Scott for over 15 years and 5+ gyms and with Barb now for 5+ years and followed them to their own facility Protege Fitness. During all the years training with them I have had to workout at other places because of living too far away. I have tried other places, trainers and classes during those times and nothing compares to training with Barb or Scott. Their knowledge, motivation, techniques and ability to always keep you pushing yourself, setting new goals and making you healthier and fitter is second to none! I train with them both in group and 1on1 sessions to get the best of both worlds! They have helped me be in the best shape of my life for my wedding and getting stronger and healthier every year! You both are the best! You can go anywhere for a generic workout or program, you come here for success! The only way you can go wrong is by not contacting them asap to meet with them to help set up a plan of action and goals.


I highly recommend this very personable small business. Barb and Scott are great trainers who work with you and keep you motivated in a positive way to get the results you seek. I’m down nearly 90 pounds and am regaining the strength, stamina, and flexibility that have been absent for the last 25 years. I am now retired and in awesome shape that I can go to the park and shoot hoops and the ability to enjoy my retirement! They both are amazing teachers and are now working with my son and my father. Both have had back and spine issues and injuries, the care and knowledge they are teaching them both is priceless.

Steve Taylor

It was 5 years ago that I was introduced to Barb through kettlebell classes at work. That introduction has had a profound, positive impact on mine and my family’s health. I kept coming back for the atmosphere and energy created by Barb and Scott. Their philosophies on exercise, diet and life were similar to mine. Through Barb’s kettlebells classes, I made friends, got in shape, had fun and got in shape!
As an RKC II instructor, Barb brings a lot of knowledge to kettlebell class and I was able to see results. It was a little over a year ago that I had total knee replacement and as part of my recovery I started taking individual sessions with Barb and I am now in my best shape in 30 years and a consolation winner at state racquetball!
Two years ago I was struggling with low energy and unable to lose weight. I talked with Scott about my struggles. Scott’s knowledge about diet and body chemistry helped me with diet changes and supplements. Following Scott’s advice, my hormone levels returned to normal and I dropped 25lbs!
The greetings, high 5’s, enthusiasm and encouragement from Barb, Scott and members create an energizing environment at Protégé Fitness Studios that helps you reach your goals.

I’m a Pro. Michael Brytowski!!

My husband Mike and I have trained with Scott and Barb for 10+ years. They have helped us both greatly with diet, movement, strength and so so much more! We have both seen great improvements in all aspects of our lives and we are so happy to know we are in better health for our retirement years now than when we first started on this journey! They have also helped us rehab after hip surgeries, knee replacements and rotator cuff surgeries. We wouldn’t have had as fast of recovery or as successful rehab if we weren’t working them. They also helped me losing weight and getting my rheumatoid arthritis under control now that I don;t have a life of constant pain. We owe to Barb and Scott than we could repay. When you work with them you know you are working with the best!!


I thought I was in pretty good shape. And then I met Scott. My fitness journey has not been the same since. I’d worked with several other trainers, but none had ever really challenged me the way Scott and Barb do. No two workouts are ever the same even though you know there’s probably definitely going to be push-ups. They know each of their clients very well, which is great (but also makes it harder to cheat on your workout since they know how much you’re capable of lifting for any given exercise). I’ve also seen them work with people at all levels of fitness from those just starting out to gym junkies (like me) and tailoring each workout to the individual and their specific goals. And there is no shortage of encouragement and positivity; no workout is complete without at least one high five, low five, or side five for everyone.

Which brings me to: The Top 5 Reasons to Try Protégé Fitness:
5) Reduce stress. Rough day at work? Significant other driving you nuts? Going to the gym gets you out of the house or the office. Plus, exercise releases endorphins, so go ahead and load up the barbell and start lifting.
4) Get stronger. I worked at UPS during college and loaded semi-trailers for 3-4 hours a night, but I can say that I’m physically stronger now than I have ever been before. I love being able to say “Yeah, I can lift that.”
3) Make new friends. Their group classes are so much fun. You really do develop relationships with the other people you see often in class. Plus, burpees are more fun when you do them together (I did say “fun”, not “easy”).
2) Gain confidence. Nothing is better for your ego than having a complete stranger approach you at the gym and tell you that whatever you’re doing must be working because “you are totally jacked.”
1) But the best reason to come to Protégé? Results. I’ve never eaten so much in my life, yet people ask me all the time how I manage to stay so skinny when I eat so much.


I started training with Barb and Scott about 2 years ago. I was having severe knee pain, shoulder issues and wasn’t getting the results I wanted by working out on my own. I spent several months looking for the right place for me. The moment I walked in and met Barb and Scott and talked with several of their clients I knew I had come to the right place. There are a lot options out there but I can honestly say that you won’t receive the passion, knowledge, care, amazing workouts and results from anywhere else. I have added muscle, lost fat and now have no knee pain (even when running) and my shoulder issues are gone and actually a strong part of my body now! Thanks for everything!!! All the other places are really just a workout of the day, if I wanted that I can download it online. I wanted education, I wanted real results and Protégé Fitness is the only choice!


I started working with Barb and Scott because my dad, mom and sister all do and love it!! I wanted to get back into shape and add muscle, stay lean and get stronger. In the first year I went from 140 lbs to 165 lbs and 9% body fat. I got strong and ripped!! I couldn’t be happier with the level of knowledge I got from them. I know the tools and education I have gotten I will be able to accomplish any goal I set for myself! If you are a guy looking at getting into the best shape of your life come to Protégé Fitness and become a Pro!


Protege Fitness Studio has the 2 best trainers/owners Barb and Scott I would not go to anyone else. I started training with Barb Lass a few years ago and the first time I ever worked out with her it took about 7 min for me to have an asthma attack ( I was in terrible shape) and now I don’t think I have used my inhaler in maybe a year. I have also lowered my Cholesterol so much without pills that my doctor was amazed and said I have amazing trainers. Everyone there is welcoming and supportive. If you want to get healthy in a fun and not intimidating environment this is the place you go.

Erin Bear Ondich

I have hired trainers on and off for the past 10 years of my life, they are the best trainers I have used. From training to nutrition education they are awesome for your goals and needs! I started with them to get ready for my wedding and they got me in the best shape of my life! I am so excited to see the next steps on my journey! Scott and Barb are the complete package! I won’t go anywhere else!

Julie Linaman

It’s the best thing I have found in years. I love the workout classes and the people. No judgment, only inspiration and motivation. I know I will accomplish my goals at Protégé Fitness! Big thank you to Rachel for introducing me to this place and Scott for kicking my butt in every class!

Kimberlie Madison Martin

Scott and Barb are amazing trainers that really care about the results you get. I have been amazed at the guidance, support and encouragement they have given me and those I know. After such a long search I know I have found m a home for my fitness.

Jeff Shuman

Where to begin………. Scott and Barb at Protege have shown me so much since I started working out with them. Everything from my diet to form to making old injuries go away. They make working out fun even when its the last thing you want to do. They always are kind, energetic, funny and make everybody feel like we are one big sweaty family. My body has changed so much because of them. More importantly I now have knowledge of what it takes to keep my mind and body healthy. Saying I recommend Protege Fitness would be an understatement. Because of them “I am a pro.” and you should be too!


Want to train with the BEST? Barb & Scott are passionate about what they do & they truly care about their clients. Regardless of your fitness level, they are there to help. Fitness goals, meal planning, one-on-one training, group classes or help with pain, health issues or injury rehab….Protege Fitness has it ALL! Thank you for all you support & guidance, Scott & Barb! You’re the best!

Candy Weisenberger

I’ve trained with Scott and Barb for 4 years. They have helped me with recovery from many injuries and control my chronic back pain. I’ve had personal trainers before, but none compare to Scott and Barb.

John Stockholm

Protege for me has been about the journey. When I joined, I knew I wasn’t looking for a quick fix- I was seeking a lifestyle change. The trainers at Protege, Scott and Barb, are friendly, fun and very approachable. They have helped develop a plan for me that is geared towards my own personal goals- a plan that is realistic and attainable. When you are at Protege, it feels like one big family that values happiness and health overall. I am so glad I joined the pride!

Sara Sahlberg

Encouraging atmosphere and incredible results! You’ll love the people, space, and trainers, but mostly you’ll love feeling healthier and stronger than before you started!

Katy Hall

I first started training with Scott and Barb when I was playing junior A hockey and they were at another gym. During that timeframe I got into probably the best shape I have ever been in my life and is currently what I’m trying to get back to.

But when I left for the season I told my dad that he ought to go work out with Scott as well. Now, during that timeframe my dad’s motivation to work out was abysmal. He had plenty of excuses of why he couldn’t or didn’t want to work out and over the past few years I’ve seen that mindset totally change.

When I see what Scott and Barb have built around the people my dad knows and his gym friends I am impressed. Committing to work out and get into shape is difficult. However, it’s much easier to do while working with these two.

John Clark

So you know you’re at the right gym when:
•it’s got all shapes and sizes of people
•they play 80’s metal/hard rock
•your trainer high-fives you about 9 times a day 
•then comes over to you while you’re making a valiant effort to do actual push-up and says, “Dude, I love seeing you come in here, you’re doing great!”

Really good people here, supportive as heck, and truly interested in what your goals are, not just trying to turn you into a beast. Sure, they’ll help with that it if that’s your goal. But if you’d just want to be fitter than you are, this is the place.

Karen Hochhalter