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We know you have plenty of options for gyms in Lees Summit MO, but we are the very best life changers you’ve ever met. Professional and serious about helping you achieve your goals. Our capabilities range from extreme weight loss to professional sports performance to competition prep. Whatever your goal we can help. Because we care and this in our profession and we take our jobs seriously. There is a growing amount of people that need our help. We work to positively impact and educate as many people as we can. Changing lives and retraining your mind and body to live a healthy lifestyle forever is our mission. We vow to provide you with a life-changing experience. We guarantee you will leave Shredd feeling better about yourself physically and mentally than ever before (if you ever leave). Shredd is much more than a place to come grab a great workout. We’re a community and you’ll feel that on your first day.

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MEET OUR TRAINERS

Ryan Waters
Ryan Waters
Born and raised in Independence; Two older brothers; Two kickass parents; One amazing son; this is me, Ryan Waters. They told me starting a gym at 24 would never work. I am now opening my third location and have personally met, trained, and transformed hundreds of clients.

Ryan Waters is the owner of the hottest gym in the KC Metro area, Shredd KC, located in Downtown Lee’s Summit. Opening his first gym at the age of 24, Waters has changed the lives of hundreds of people over the last 12 years and continues to expand his business, his exemplary trainer base and his health and wellness offerings.

Waters is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Performance Enhancement Specialist and Weight Loss Specialist and has a bachelor’s degree in Business Management.  His credentials stand on their own; however, Waters is no stranger to self discipline and putting in the work himself as a former All-American Defensive End and team captain for the Northwest Missouri State Bearcats.  Post college, Waters had his own physical transformation that changed his life and fueled his drive to change the lives of others.

Waters is passionate about educating his clients and believes that is where the real work begins.  Living a healthy lifestyle is so much more than just hitting the gym everyday.  It starts with a person’s mindset and attitude and then carries on throughout the kitchen and learning how to properly fuel your body.  Waters hosts regular educational events and weekly Shredd KC Podcasts to educate his clients in effort to ensure long-term health and overall wellness.  That’s how he defines success.

As Shredd KC continues to grow, Waters has embarked on a gym culture that embodies a sense of community.  As a gym family, Shredd KC gives back to the community and local charities by hosting “work out for a cause” events where the community is invited to work out for “free” with a contribution a certain cause.  Most recently, Shredd KC donated over $2500 to a local mother battling cancer.

Waters grew up in Independence, MO and graduated from Fort Osage High School.  He’s the youngest of three boys and his fan base include both of his parents, with mom being one of Shredd’s most beloved clients and biggest advocates.  Although changing lives is Ryan’s passion, his greatest love and life’s work lies in being a father to his 8 year old son, Ry.

Ryan Waters dreams big and puts his dreams into action and he will yours too.
Andrew Slaets
Andrew Slaets
Meet Andrew! Andrew holds a Master Trainer Certification through ISSA. Andrew is a physique competitor who is passionate about helping people achieve greatness/their goals.
With three years in the industry and 6 certifications, Andrew has the knowledge to transform you into the Shredded machine you have always wanted to be!! From post-rehab exercise therapy to strength and conditioning to stepping on stage for a show Andrew is the guy to get you to your goals!
Matt Grove
Matt Grove
I’ve been personal training at Shredd for approximately two years, I received my NASM personal training certification in October of 2015 and have been training 2-3 days a week here since. Training at Shredd has been a great experience, it’s a great atmosphere for anyone looking to achieve their goals in a fun, yet challenging environment.
I’m also a firefighter/EMT at Lee’s Summit fire department where I have worked for 11 years. Exercise and fitness have always been a large part of my life going back to high school and college. I completed my degree at Missouri Western State University in 2004 with a degree in Sports Marketing and a minor in business administration. While in college I played 4 years of basketball at the NCAA level. Away from work and the gym I enjoy spending time with my wife Amanda and our 2 daughters, Mya 6 and Palmer 2, they definitely keep me on my toes and keep life interesting. Gratitude.
DeShae Mitts
DeShae Mitts
Deshae’ has a passion for designing programs that are appropriate to a clients age, body type, and fitness goals. These programs will maximize workout efficiency, improve fitness levels, increase stamina and develop an overall sense of wellbeing.
With years of experience In Nutrition and Fitness and being a Fitness Competitor Deshae’ has a motivated drive to apply education and enthusiasm in supporting clients in their Total Body Transformation Journey!
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Josh Cline
Josh Cline
Josh is a Personal Trainer with NASM and holds an Associates Degree in fitness and nutrition coaching. Josh has a passion for the fitness industry and staying informed, educated and current with the constant evolution in this profession.
He enjoys designing programs that are customized to his client’s age, body type, health concerns, and fitness goals. He insures his clients maximize their workout efficiency, increase stamina and develop overall improvement with their fitness. Josh offers personal training and custom nutrition and meal plans. He also has extensive knowledge of supplements and how they can improve and enhance his client’s experience as he guides them to successfully achieve their goals.

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