Hans Schiefelbein

Start the next season of your fitness journey with one of Madison’s best trainers!


Hans Schiefelbein:  Master Trainer

I’m happy to announce that I am the silver award winner in this year’s Best of Madison’s voting. It is an honor to help people pursue their health and fitness. I often say that it is a client’s goals + my plan + their execution that makes for such a great team and eventually great results.

This spring I encourage you to audit your health and consider the next action step to take your fitness to the next level. Maybe it’s a regular exercise plan. Maybe it’s your first 5K. Maybe it’s your fastest 5K. Maybe it’s better nutrition. Or maybe it’s stress reduction. Whatever your game plan, I’m rooting for you and happy to help in whatever way I can.

Email me today to start training!


I live in Oregon, Wisconsin with my wife Katie and our three children. In my spare time I like to run – I’ve finished five full marathons and seven half marathons. My latest hobby has been training for triathlons. I competed in my first triathlon last summer and got the bug. Lately I’ve been training a lot on TRX and kettle bells.
My undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin is in physical and health education. I earned a masters degree (also from UW) in kinesiology. I’m am a certified personal trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). My training philosophy is to work through goal-setting to help you pursue a healthy and active lifestyle. We know so much about the benefits of exercise; it’s a difficult journey alone, so I’m here to help. I work with individuals, small businesses, and clinics to prescribe exercise and coach people to achieve their health and fitness goals.

Client of the Month

I’m very proud to feature John as our client of the month for August. John has worked with me for over two years as a training client and also as a member of the FT2 Class to accomplish the goals he set for 2017. Read all about John’s journey on our blog.


“I started training with Hans to help with weight loss.  I am very impressed (since day one) with the knowledge, experience, focus and enthusiasm Hans brings to his training.  His workouts are always challenging and make me want to expect more from myself with each progressive session.  He increases the intervals and intensity of the workouts with appropriate progressions based on my growth in strength and fitness.  I achieved results within a few months – amazing! That helped me to work even harder over longer periods of time.  Through his training, I have not only lost over 35lbs, but I feel healthier, stronger and more fit than I ever have before. While I knew that Hans would help me in achieving my weight loss goal, what I didn’t anticipate was how his training would instill in me a life-changing appreciation and attitude about fitness, it is now an integral part of my life.  That is the best result of all!”

– Sue Koch

“Hans is both dedicated and caring.  He is particularly focused on adapting exercise to my capabilities, making sure I get the most out of my sessions without overdoing.  He’s by far the most capable trainer I have had—and he makes it fun and interesting, too!  I highly recommend his work.”

– Terry Kelly

I asked for your help learning to use free weights safely. My goals were to build muscle and learn ways to keep up my bone strength and density as I get older. After meeting with you once a week for 10 weeks, and training on my own 2-3 additional days a week, I can say those goals have definitely been met! I’m able to lift more weight on almost every exercise, some of them are significantly more. I can see some changes in my body and the way my clothes fit. Best of all, I am having a ton of fun doing new things, and trying new challenges.

– Rebecca Ahl

Training with Hans

  • Fill out this Health History Questionnaire and email it to me
  • Shoot me an email: Let’s find a time to meet for free at Pinnacle to discuss your history and your goals.
  • Build-your-own: Do you have a group of three to eight people and want to do small group personal training with me? Get in touch and we’ll find some time to meet at the club and put something together!

How can I help you achieve your goals?