Our Team

Kayte & Tim Steenberg, owners/trainers

Based out of Orchard Park, NY, Resolve Studio is dedicated to helping people of all walks of life to look, feel, and perform their best, while developing a healthy sense of self, and becoming far more confident OUTSIDE the 4 walls of the gym.

Kayte began her passion for fitness over 15 years ago, and has and incredible range of experiences.  She began her

personal training career almost 15 years ago working at Bally Total Fitness in Orchard Park, as well as Rochester, NY.  She has also trained at LA Fitness with a focus on group indoor cycling, as well as HIIT-style bootcamps.  Personally, over the years Kayte has completed the Buffalo Marathon, in addition to dozens of other area races.  She's also has a strong passion for strength training, which led her onto the bodybuilding stage as a figure competitor.  Kayte even earned an invitation to compete on the national level in Las Vegas!  Kayte as a tremendous passion for fitness, and genuinely helping everyone she meets to live the fit life with an incredible level of energy and tenacity!  Kayte's passion is contagious!

Kayte's husband Tim also began his fitness career about 15 years ago with Kayte and they worked at various Bally Total Fitness clubs together.  It's were Tim first met Kayte, and they lived happily ever after!  🙂

Tim's fitness journey started in college as he trained in various strength, powerlifting, speed and agility programs as a collegiate athlete.  He worked closely with the strength coaches and helped with team programming.  After graduating with a degree in Health Science, and then almost a decade as a Personal Trainer, Fitness Director and General Manager with Bally, he continued into the Corporate Wellness space to serve large companies in WNY to improve the health and wellness of all employees.  Tim also got on stage with Kayte in competitive bodybuilding, most notably winning the Mr. Buffalo middleweight class.  This wide range of experience led to a truly comprehensive outlook on health and fitness ranging from coaching hundreds of clients to drop body fat to fit perfectly in that favorite pair of jeans to helping people get off medications and improving chronic disease through better nutrition and exercise.

Kayte and Tim believe without a doubt that EVERYONE can change and improve their overall health and quality of life by being properly educated about health and fitness and empowered to achieve more through motivation and accountability. They are passionate about helping people become INDEPENDENTLY FIT and not dependent on a specific style, diet or system. They want to see people successful on their FIT journey long term.

Kayte, Tim and their incredible team of expert fitness professionals equip their clients with the most current and relevant information, while implementing unique, individualized programs for each person; young or old, beginner or advanced. All that Resolve Studio asks is that they have a goal to reach, and that they are COMMITTED and PASSIONATE about achieving it!

Photo Credit: Danielle Ray Photography

Danielle, trainer

I started my fitness journey without any major goal. I didn't specify a number of pounds in mind to lose, or dress size to fit into… I just remember feeling the need to move, knowing it would help me to simply "feel better". I started attending Emily's Bootcamp classes and I was instantly relieved knowing I found an outlet for grief I was coping with at the time.

For me, fitness was more of a mental journey than a physical journey. By committing myself to a program, I earned a sense of accomplishment just by attending. "Getting my blood flowing" felt great physically, and I noticed a dramatic change in my mood and my overall attitude. My confidence started to develop when I was able to beat my PR's, and I developed a sense of pride in my "goal crushing." It was amazing realizing what I could accomplish when I tried, and when I surprised myself by succeeding, I wondered where else in my life I might be more capable than I once thought I was not.

Before working out, I always had the tendency to say, "I couldn't do that." Or, "That looks like fun, but it's not really something I would be good at..." Or, "I would look so ridiculous trying that." I was also lazy when it came to exercise and I rarely went out of my way to do any sort of physical activity.

I was lucky enough to have amazing trainers that always saw me as being more capable than I saw myself. They never made me feel uncomfortable, embarrassed, weak, "ridiculous", or self-conscious. Instead, they guided me and challenged me to push myself, they built up my self-esteem, and helped develop a confidence I never had before. It was as if they could see all of my potential in front of them and they gently nurtured it out. I started to crave exercise and I enjoyed the way I felt after a long workout. I felt "better". I was lifting heavier weights at the gym so I knew I was getting stronger, but I didn't realize how much it would impact daily activities outside of the gym. Everything started to feel easier and I had more energy throughout my day. I was sleeping better and no longer needed the mid-day nap that I used to rely on to give myself a physical and mental break mid-day.

I am in better physical shape since deciding to exercise regularly, but the most powerful part of my fitness journey was the impact it has had on my self-development and mental health. Now when I am faced with a difficult situation, I have no doubt I can overcome. I am no longer afraid to try new things in fear of failure. It's amazing how "just working out" builds so much more than just muscle. I am passionate about using fitness and nutrition to aid in mental health and self-confidence.

I was lucky to have amazing, caring trainers, and what they have done for me is why I want train. I want others to know that I started the same way everyone else does.

The light of my life is my son, Michael, and keeping him busy and entertained is my favorite way to stay active. We hike often and he always counts on me to throw him on my shoulders when he needs a break. That added weight is my favorite "no equipment needed" exercise. I enjoy using time in between classes at the studio to crank the music and get my own workout in.  If I happen to have extra free time to myself, I love running up in the Boston Hills either at sunrise or sunset. The views up there are worth enduring the cardio and truly feels like therapy. I always feel so refreshed after a run. The winters here make for a shorter running season, but snowboarding and sledding with my son are how I love to sneak in outdoor exercise during the older months. (If you have ever carried a toddler up the sledding hill at Chestnut Ridge, you know that IS a workout!)

Having a child, I know how valuable time is with and without him around. When I'm with him, I want to be able to enjoy him completely, and when I'm away from him, I want to make very good use of my time, because I know it is limited. This is an understanding we have at the studio and we make great use of time for everyone involved.

Conor, trainer

My interest in health and human performance started after a serious injury in my teenage years. With the lifestyle I live and the sports/activities that drive my passion, I was faced with a realization. In order to do what I love, for as long as I can, at the highest possible level, taking care of myself needed to be a top priority. This fascination with the human body lead to my B.S. in Exercise Science, my CPT, TRX-FCT and current enrollment in Kelly Starretts Mobility 101 and CSCS courses. My need and passion to continue learning how to help others and myself has lead me to continue my education in graduate school this coming fall.

Today, my many years working in the health and fitness world has left me with a strong background in private group and personal training. With a focus on fixing mechanics and mobility improvement. I aim to optimize not only sport specific but overall athleticism, while perfecting daily movement and targeting longevity. Within the scope of performance, we all need to figure out what we’re capable of. My love for training comes from the people I’ve helped reach new heights in not only their own abilities, but lives as a whole. To be apart of someone’s efforts to better themselves is truly a gift.

While time in the gym is one piece of the giant puzzle that is your health, it’s a piece that carries over into so many facets of life. The mentality demanded from being truly dedicated to this lifelong journey is the most challenging aspect hands down. Training, therapy, nutrition, injury recovery, etcetera. These all require energy daily, and a never ending drive. It is my job to not only lead you through training, but to help establish a healthy approach and a true understanding of your health journey.

Jahna, trainer

Jahna is a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, and is passionate about helping others reach their fitness goals.

Jahna didn’t have an athletic background growing up... She developed a passion for fitness once introduced to strength training .  She was hooked on how it helped her physically, mentally and emotionally . Jahna discovered her love of exercise after pushing her body to new strengths through the help of amazing coaches who believed in her and pushed her to lift heavier than she thought se was capable of. While excited to constantly be striving to learn more , she pursued her certification. Jahna acquired a great deal of knowledge from working both as trainer and closely with trainers at various studios . She enjoys helping others spark that passion, enjoy moving their body, finding their strengths and pushing past their limits.

She graduated from UB with her BA and holds a Masters degree in Special education from Canisius College . She previously was Public School teacher in Buffalo.
She has been a member at Resolve for over two years and is excited to join as a coach!
Jahna currently resides  in Orchard Park with her husband and her three daughters. Her favorite things are hiking through nature trails, reading a good book, visiting farmers markets and going out for sushi!