Our Team: Next Step Fitness

General Manager

Steve Preston


Front Desk Associate

Ashley Deery

Being a young adult, I have a drive to live a healthy lifestyle. From competitive swimming in high school to changing it up and competing as a National Physique Committee (NPC) Bikini Competitor, you could say living healthy is one of my priorities. I compete against myself and my only goal each time is to beat my previous self. I am studying through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) to become a Certified Personal Trainer in the near future. I am also currently enrolled in CF to graduate with my Associates in 2018. Then on to pursue my dream majoring in Nutrition at a university in Florida. My goal to all ladies out there is embrace self love and I practice that everyday because it is so vital to your happiness!

"The strongest action for a woman is to love herself, be herself and shine amongst those who never believe she could."

Front Desk Associate

McKenzi Piepenburg

Hey everyone, my name is McKenzi. I'm from Prior Lake Minnesota and moved here to Ocala Florida in 2014. When I moved to Florida I found my passion of weightlifting and crossfit. I am beyond blessed to be named 2016 regional champion for my weight class as well as qualifying for state in my first competitive year. My free time consists of family, friends, the gym and of course, helping others.

Front Desk Associate

Robyn Stalzer

My name is Robyn and I enjoy helping to better the lives of others as well as bettering myself along the way. I am a part of the O.M.B.A and also enjoy taking apart in volunteer work around Ocala in my spare time. I have always had a love for the outdoors and exploring all of the beautiful sites this world has to offer. Personal fitness is a big part of my life and I love knowing I get stronger and better everyday. I believe life is all about balance and having your mind body and soul balanced is the perfect equation for a healthy and happy life.

Kid's Club Associate

Maddison Piepenburg