Since 2019

About Us

Fit 406 Bootcamp builds strength, builds confidence and cultivates friendships. Come be a part of something BIGGER!

Brenda Hageman, Owner

Exercise was never something that I loved until I found bootcamp fitness! I was out of shape and had no energy and I knew I had to make some changes!  That’s when I fell in love with the bootcamp style workout!  I am a full time RN and I know how important exercise is in the prevention of chronic health issues that start to affect us as we age. I have been through the struggles of weight loss and weight gain and I have found a formula that works! I want to share it with you! 

April Hamrell, Owner

I have always been involved in sports and enjoy physical activity. I started participating in Bootcamp style workouts 5 years ago. I’ve noticed that exercise has helped me with my anxiety. I’m Group Fitness Certified and love cardio and strength training. I think this is why I enjoy Bootcamp style workout. It never gets boring to me and when your done you feel like you have jump started your whole body! So come sweat with me during a class!

The Best Coaches in Billings

Stepanie Roods

After many years of having the wrong attitude about exercise I tried a bootcamp style workout. That was six years ago. I loved the style of workouts so much that I became a certified group fitness instructor 3 years ago. I also have a certification in functional aging. The variations of fitness and skill levels of the clients make group coaching challenging and exciting and I love every minute of it. I’m a native Montanan, married and have 4 kids.

“Exercise is a celebration of what your body can do, not a punishment for what you ate.”

Coach Shelly Pierce

Fitness has always been a passion of mine since I was young. I was always involved with any sport or activity I could be. I don’t know why I thought majoring in Accounting when I started college would be a good idea! I quickly changed my major and graduated from MSU-Billings with a degree in Health Promotion. I knew I wanted to turn my passion for health and fitness into helping others.

I’m one of those early morning fitness fanatics and love working out at 5 AM! There is no better way to start your day and you just go before your brain realizes what is happening! My favorite pieces of exercise equipment are kettlebells and mini bands-so much versatility with both. I am group fitness certified and love spending time coming up with new moves and new ways to continually challenge clients. I love a good finisher too! One of the most rewarding parts of my job is watching clients put in the hard work day after day and seeing them accomplish things they never thought they could like that first box jump or push-up from their toes.

When I’m not at the gym, I can be found in other gyms watching my two girls play basketball or volleyball. My family loves traveling and being outdoors.

“I knew I wanted to turn my passion for health and fitness into helping others.”

Coach Jen Paulson

I grew up in the small town of Cut Bank, Montana, but have lived in Billings for 19 years now.  I am a RN Clinical Supervisor on the Medical-surgical/Neuro/Trauma unit at St Vincent Healthcare, where I’ve been a nurse for 15 years now.  I absolutely live and breathe my amazing husband Mike and our awesome kiddos Peyton (12), Hadley (5) and Trey (4). 

Growing up I was always active in sports & physical activities, but I really started to enjoy working out during my college years. After having my 3rd child it became harder to stay focused & get a workout in at home without constant interruptions or other priorities pulling me away.  That was when I first experienced and fell in love with group fitness classes.  When the opportunity to coach at Fit 406 presented itself, I didn’t know how it would fit in with my busy schedule of a part-time nursing career that I love and juggling the chaos of our three busy kids.  But I knew I HAD to find a way, because this is not a ‘job’ for me.  This is my PASSION.  This is what sets my heart on fire and fills my cup.

I firmly believe, & hope to instill in others, that working out & being active & healthy is SO much more than the way we look or a number on the scale.  It is about taking that time out of your day to invest in yourself, to work toward that best version of yourself, whatever that may be.  It is about showing up & being grateful for the ability to move our bodies in the way we do & not taking that for granted.  During our workouts I like to remind people to show themselves grace, to engage in positive self-talk & to be dang proud of the work that they are doing!  People walk through our doors for a number of reasons.  Maybe working out is your sanity, your stress relief…helping you to be a better spouse, parent, friend, co-worker, etc.  Maybe you do have a weight loss goal in mind, a body fat percentage you’ve always dreamed of, or you want to see a lab value improve so you can finally get off of those medications you’ve been on.  Maybe you want to run a 5K someday, a ½ marathon, a marathon…maybe you want to be able to do those pushups on your toes or finally get an unassisted pullup.  No matter your intentions, your goals, your desires, your dreams, your reasons for working out with us here at Fit 406….trust me when I say they matter to us.  They matter to me and I will do ANYTHING & EVERYTHING in my power to help you achieve those goals and to feel proud & accomplished, strong & motivated every single step of the way.  I will be your biggest fan & your number one supporter.  We WILL reach those goals together & we will have so much fun along the way.  Thank you to those who put their trust in us to coach you on this journey of health, wellness and fitness.  You all inspire me more than you could ever know, and I am grateful for the many ways in which you & Fit 406 Bootcamp fill my cup! 

“Being active & healthy is SO much more than the way we look or a number on the scale.”

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2135 Grand Ave, Suite B
Billings, MT 59102
(406) 894-2034