About Us

The Lab is a family-owned Martial Arts and Strength and Conditioning facility providing their customers with decades of experience in the health and wellness industry.

In September of 2018 Brett took a personal and professional leap to pursue his dream of opening a Jiu Jitsu Academy and Personal Training Studio. With the support of his wife Kristen and daughters Isabella and Adalyne they collaborate to make this dream a reality.

Utilizing our experience, we strive to make a healthful and mindful impact on as many lives as possible. Whether it be through Personal Training, Jiu Jitsu, Kickboxing, Women’s Self Defense, Strength and Conditioning or Nutrition Counseling our team is committed to empowering you to live a healthier and happier lifestyle.

We are excited to share our passion and experience to help you obtain your fitness goals!  

Our Sincerest gratitude for your support!

-The Oteri’s

Brett Oteri

CEO/Owner/Head Instructor

With over 20 years in the industry and a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Brett shares with you his passion and expertise in functional strength training, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and nutrition counseling. He holds a Master’s of Science in Exercise Physiology and a Bachelor of Science in English with a passion for continued education guaranteeing his clients the most up to date research based training and nutritional information.  Brett adds to his education with level 1 certifications in both Precision Nutrition and as a Functional Movement Screening Specialist with additional certifications in Russian Kettlebell Training, and Personal Training. Author of Change Your Body Shape and The Everything Guide to Weight Training. Brett has competed in various sports at the professional level including mixed martial arts, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, wrestling, bodybuilding, and triathlons. These experiences provide him with the skills to deliver a highly versatile and functional training approach adaptable to individual needs and goals creating an efficient and effective training program.

Kristen Oteri

Co-Owner/ Operations Manager

Kristen shares the passion for health and wellness with husband Brett as the Operations Manager ensuring optimal daily functioning of the business. She has over 15 years of experience in the healthcare industry and is a practicing Clinical Nurse Leader within a local Emergency Room. Kristen is the head instructor of the Women’s Self Defense and Strength & Conditioning Program and a purple belt in Jiu Jitsu. She has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology. Kristen is in the process of obtaining a Functional Medicine Certification and is excited to offer consultations in the near future.