Meet Your Phoenix Team

Travis Grant - Founder/Trainer / Coach


I am originally from Clemson, SC. While in high school I set the school and state records for the most yards passing in a single season.  I left to attend the Univeristy of Nebraska and become a Cornhusker.  While participating in both football and track & field I set school records in the 40y dash, 55m Dash, 60m Dash, 100m Dash, 200m Dash, 4x100m Relay, and the 4 x 400m Relay.  After college I spent 10 years running for NIKE International Track & Field Team and Team USA. At different points in time I have held the world's fastest time in the 100m dash and 4x100m Relay. I have competed in 3 Olympic Trials and was an alternate in the Olympic 100m dash. Since retiring from football and track & field I have excelled in martial arts training.  I am currently a 3rd Degree Level 2 Black Belt in Taekwondo.  I am Certified as a Personal Trainer, Nutritionist, and Speed/Agility Coach. I know speed. I know strength. I know agility. I know excellence.  If you're up to my challenge, train like the Phoenix and Always Rise.

Sedric Ashley - Founder/Trainer / Coach


I am originally from Bakersfield, CA.  I have been in the fitness industry for 15 years.  I was a 3 sport athlete in high school and an All-American defensive back at Southern Oregon University where I studied Health and Physical Education.  I have also played Professional Indoor Football and had stints on practice teams for the NFL, AFL and CFL.  I am extremely passionate, experienced, and knowledgeable in all areas of functional fitness.  I coached high school basketball and track & field in California and while in Lincoln I have coached midget football.  I am also a certified kickboxing instructor.  I am Certified as a Personal Trainer. I know speed.  I know strength. I know agility. I know excellence.  If you're up to my challenge, train like the Phoenix and Always Rise.

Chyna Grant - Office Administration / Meal Prep


I am originally from Lincoln, NE and I recently joined the Phoenix team.  Travis is my dad and has "trained" me since I can remember.  While growing up in Lincoln I participated in Track & Field for South Lincoln Track and the Lincoln Jets.  As a 12 y/o I had the fastest 100m dash time in Nebraska.  That was awesome.  Come see us at the gym and don't forget our meal planning to help you reach your goals.  As always, train like the Phoenix and Always Rise.  

Joni Wernke - Certified Personal & Group Trainer


 You ready to do this?  Hi!  I'm Joni.  I'm originally from North Loup, Nebraska but now reside in Lincoln.  While in high school I participated in basketball, cheer, and dance.  I am now Certified as a Personal Trainer, Group Trainer, and Nutritionist in Weight Loss.   I hope to bring some creativity and fun to your workouts.  I love dance and high energy so you better eat your Wheaties.  If you're up to my challenge, come train like the Phoenix and Always Rise.     

Emily Reinders - Certified Personal Trainer


 Hello fitness world.  My name is Emily and I'm originally from Forest Hill, Maryland. I now reside in Lincoln, Nebraska and am so excited to be a part of the Phoenix Fitness Training Team. My passion for health and fitness drove me to seek certification as a personal trainer so that I may assist others in reaching their goals. I have been involved in sports since childhood excelling in soccer, basketball, and field hockey. My love of soccer followed me to college where I continued to play and learn the sport until graduation. Since graduating college I have sought new challenges including coaching soccer and basketball, training in kickboxing and weightlifting, and learning more about personal fitness and wellness. I now have a combined 15+ years of experience in training, competing, and learning. I am very excited to share my passion and experience with you. If you’re up to my challenge, train like the Phoenix and Always Rise.