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Mary’s Fitness encourages people to make healthy choices and live healthier lives through unique programming and education.


Mary Bushkuhl fitness instructor


To empower others to architect their dream so they can live the adventure of their full potential.

My personal mission is to be a constant positive force, maintaining the highest ethical integrity and striving to always do the right thing.

The strength of what Mary Bushkuhl does lies in a deep respect for education and staying on the cutting edge of the latest research and trends in the areas of health and wellness.

She is compassionate and empathetic with an outgoing personality which allows her to get along with people from all walks of life. She also has a deep desire to help you feel better, look better and improve your outlook on life.

Mary enjoys endurance sports and any type of outdoor activity. She and her partner of 22 years, Kim, share a home with Milly, a miniature Dachshund, and Addy, a Border Collie.

Her specialties include Senior fitness; high school, collegiate and adult athletes; weight loss or weight gain programs; individuals with health challenges; programming for the menopausal woman.


  • University of Arkansas.  B.S.E. Physical Education, 1983

  • University of Arkansas.  M.Ed. Exercise Physiology, 1984

  • NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist since 1999

  • IDEA Personal Trainer since 1994

  • Advanced Rehabilitation Specialist since 1994

  • USAT Level I Coach, since 2009

  • NSCA Endurance clinic participant, 2008, 2013

  • FMS Functional Movement Coach, since 2014

  • TD Mentorship 3.5 participant, 2017

  • TD Mastermind Member, 2017

  • Precision Nutrition Level I Certified Sports & Exercise Nutrition Coach, 2018.

  • Menopause 2.0 certification





To inspire others to find joy in good health & fitness and help them go above and beyond their self-imposed limits and reach their final form.

Kilie has always had a passion for helping others, and in 2020 Kilie found the importance of fitness and health when she weighed her heaviest of 230 lb. Kilie made it a personal goal to live a healthy lifestyle through proper exercise and good nutrition. Now Kilie inspires others to make these healthy choices that'll lead them to a thriving life with fitness. 


  • LCCC 2023 Highest Honors Exercise Science & Personal Training Graduate 

  • ACE Certified Personal Trainer

  • ACE Senior Fitness Specialist

  • Brain Health Trainer Certificate 

  • Hip Stabilization for Pain Free Movement Certificate

  • Prenatal Fitness for Two Certificate

  • Active Aging Certificate

  • Weight Lifting for Women Certificate 

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