Elite Fitness Lisbon was taken over by Michael Reiling in 2014 and expanded in 2017. This location offers 24/7/365 access, a dry sauna, treadmills, ellipticals, a stairmill, recumbent bikes, upright bikes, NuSteps, power racks, cable crossover, free weights, resistance machines, TRX straps, plyo boxes, med balls, yoga balls, field turf area, a TANK (push sled), battle ropes, showers, a vending machine, security cameras throughout the gym and much more! We offer no contract and contracted membership options, beginner exercise classes, personal training, and group training. Since we are under the same ownership as Ability Physical Therapy, we have the unique ability to offer free injury consults if needed by any of our members. We are also able to refer our members to a great massage therapist, at our Mt. Vernon Ability Physical Therapy clinic! 


Meet the trainers



Thomas has Personal Training experience working with clients of all ages and ability levels, as well as Strength and Conditioning for athletes of multiple ages across multiple sports.

Thomas attended Kirkwood Community College completing the Exercise Science program in the first wave of students to go through the program. Thomas works privately or in groups with athletes, and the general public. He’ll design a program specific to your needs that will not only help you meet your goals, but will keep you injury free and feeling great while making progress. He works out of the Lisbon location.

Traci smith

b.s., pta, ace-cpt

Traci’s goal is to keep people active, healthy and strong to maximize their quality of life.


Traci is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer since 2007, graduated with a B.A. in Fitness Management from Wartburg College in 2007. She then earn an Associates Degrees from Kirkwood as a Physical Therapist Assistant Degree in 2018. Traci has experience in Sport specific training, Geriatrics, Orthopedics, Functional training, weight loss, and aquatic training in all ages.  Traci works primarily at the Lisbon Elite Fitness location and Mount Vernon Physical Therapy Clinic. Traci lives in Mount Vernon with her family and enjoys spending time with family, pets and friends. 

Sydney McVay

Sydney loves working with all fitness levels and ages. She is passionate about helping clients to not only achieve their goals, but to improve their quality of life while building a personal relationship with each client. 


Sydney McVay earned her Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science at Monmouth College where she played volleyball. While still in college, Sydney interned at Elite Fitness for several weeks. She was hired as a personal trainer in July of 2021. Sydney found her love for personal training while working along side the Monmouth College athletic trainers. Her main focuses are injury prevention, building back strength after injuries, and improving clients quality of life through fitness.

Joe Klein


Joe's goals are to help you learn to make the gym a habit for a healthier life style and teach you how to workout in a safe manner to promote longevity. 


Joe is a nationally certified personal trainer. He Initially started with an associates degree of science, but recently graduated with a bachelors degree in Exercise Science. Joe started weight training six years ago and became obsessed with learning more about the human body and how it works. When he's not in the gym, he can usually be found fishing and enjoying the outdoors.

Other staff

Karin Thomas


Katie Andersen


Kiki blythe


Karin joined the Elite team in November 2019 and now manages the Lisbon location. She loves interacting with and getting to know everyone and aims to provide a safe, clean, and comfortable environment for our members. Karin enjoys cooking, hiking, swimming, hosting friends, and working out.

Katie graduated in 2020 from the University of Northern Iowa with a Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training. She primarily works in the Mt. Vernon office providing office support. She also helps with athletic training coverage at various local high schools, and helps with classes in Lisbon and Marion. Katie plans to attend Kirkwood Community College to earn her Physical Therapy Assistant degree in the coming years. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with family and friends, as well as a variety of outdoor activities.

Kiki recently graduated from Mount Vernon High School and joined our staff in August of 2021. She plans to stay in the Mount Vernon/Lisbon area for a few years and move out of state in the future. She has been working out at Elite Lisbon for a few years now! She enjoys cleaning, watching movies, taking naps, and working out.


Class Schedule & Staffed Hours


Staffed Hours:

Monday: 10:30 Am - 7:00 pm

Tuesday: 7:00 Am - 7:00 pm

Wednesday: 10:30 Am - 7:00 pm

Thursday: 7:00 Am - 7:00 pm

Friday: 10:30 Am - 5:00 pm

Saturday: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm


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321c Novak Rd.

Lisbon, IA 52253

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