STAFF


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ASHLEY FRASIER | CO-FOUNDER

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING & BRANDING

Location: Element26 | Bloomington, Illinois

Ashley is a Bloomington native. She follows a strict ethos to comfort the disturbed and to disturb the comfortable. She is a firm believer in exposing unorthodox truths and being honest with people regardless of popular opinion.


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KURTIS FRASIER | co-Founder

training director // Lead Jiu-Jitsu Instructor 

Fully certified gym jones instructor

LOCATION: Element26 | BLOOMINGTON, ILLINOIS

Kurtis is a U.S Army Special Operations veteran, he was assigned 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. After an honorable discharge in 2010, Kurtis attended Illinois State University pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science. He graduated from Illinois State University in 2013. He is a firm believer in quality over quantity and commits to those he works with. 


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PAUL HURSEY

TRAINER

LOCATION: ELEMENT26 | BLOOMINGTON, ILlinois

Paul has been a certified personal trainer since 2009 and an instructor for his group fitness class “Paul’s Boot Camp” since 2012. He is excited to grow and do even more at Element 26.

He has always had a passion for fitness, desire to help his people reach their goals, and the shared belief of people > profit.

As a new dad, family is very important to Paul. The family atmosphere, values, and support are what make Element 26 a perfect fit for him.

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Nicolle IMIG

Trainer | NUTRITION DIRECTOR

Location: Element26 | Bloomington, Illinois

Nicolle is a certified Level 1 USAW and Precision Nutrition Level 1 coach. She is currently pursuing a degree in dietetics and a minor in exercise science at Illinois State University. She has always had a passion for moving her body and fueling it properly. Since coming to Element26, she was able to discover her passions - empowering others to love themselves, their bodies, and to find freedom with food and exercise. She believes a well-fed athlete is the best and strongest athlete.


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Gabriel Gudding

Jiu-Jitsu Instructor

Location: Element26 | Bloomington, Illinois

Washington state native Gabriel Gudding has coached Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for five years. An IBJJF gold medalist and a North American Grappling Association national champion, Gabriel is a fan of unicycling, experimental literature, and whitewater kayaking. A vegan addicted to Turkish Get-Ups, he is a Full Professor in the English Department at Illinois State University, where he has taught since 2002. Gabriel believes the chief value of both grappling and strength & conditioning training is that they foster the ability to bear the unavoidable with equanimity.


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Michelle Purkes Guzman

Jiu-Jitsu Instructor

Location: Element26 | Bloomington, Illinois

Michelle began training martial arts at age 36 and began competing within months. She later joined USJA as a member of the Twin Cities Judo Club. Her other passion is education. She is a teaching assistant at Sarah Raymond school of education for the special education classroom. She can't help but teach because the best part of learning things is getting to share that knowledge with others.