Steve Starks

Starks was an active duty soldier for over 15 years in the U.S. Army and served in Counter Drug Operations throughout the central Illinois Area. Since 1995, he has been a Master Fitness Trainer, Youth Fitness Trainer, and a Drug Prevention Specialist.

The vision for Guardian Fitness Mobile Training came from Steve's strong belief in applying the principals of faith to one's personal life, including overall health and wellbeing. "You must first believe, then take the steps to achieve, and you will succeed."



  • IYCA Speed & Agility Level 1

  • Professional Trainer

  • Fitness Motivator & Master

  • Fitness Trainer

  • CrossFit Certified

Don Knox

Don Knox has been a Guardian Fitness team member since 2012. He is a former law enforcement officer who has worked in corporate security for the last 20 years. He is also a martial arts and self-defense instructor. He is passionate about helping team members achieve their physical and mental goals by applying sound health and fitness principles.

Jennifer Ness

 Jennifer Ness has been a member of Guardian Fitness since 2010 and a nationally certified trainer since 2013. She thoroughly enjoys guiding others along their fitness journey and helping them reach their fitness goals. Will you join us on your path to fitness?

Kristi Wethington

Kristi Wethington has been a Guardian Fitness member since 2011 and has been a certified group fitness trainer for four years. She loves to motivate clients and push them to their full potential. She invites you to come and be part of our fitness family.