Who We Are

We are Todd Smith Fitness, and our Vision is to be the greatest training facility in the world! We strive to create a fun and energetic environment that is conducive to delivering serious results. We work hard to prove to every member that we take a personal stake in their health and fitness, and we care about the achievement of their goals.

Todd Smith Fitness is no ordinary gym. We are a group of dedicated professionals, with decades of experience in health and fitness. Our mission is to help you achieve optimal health. We want you to have the energy to handle what life throws at you and to have improved posture, strength, and flexibility. We want you to feel good about the way that you look. Helping our clients grow stronger, healthier, and more self-confident is our passion.

Our gym is different from the rest. Here you will feel comfortable and supported. We remove the uncertainty, the guessing, and the confusion. We know what your body needs, and we guide you into a life of vitality. If you’re tired of feeling sick and tired, we will help you recapture lost vigor, and prepare you for a lifetime of good health and wellbeing.

Meet Our Trainers

Get to know those who are committed to you and your goals.

Johnson Lawson IV

Master Trainer

(402) 998-5400

Johnson Lawson IV has been working with fitness enthusiast in Omaha since 2006. He received his bachelor’s degree in Sports Fitness in 2005 from Midland University in Fremont, Nebraska. Johnson has a personal training certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine. He is also certified by the National Posture Institute. Johnson has been competing in natural bodybuilding since 2006, and he’s won several contests. In 2014 he achieved his ultimate goal and became Mr. Natural Nebraska. Johnson currently resides in his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska with wife Jessica and their four children.

Daniel Ripa

Acquisition and Retention Manager

(402) 981-6230

A lifelong resident of Omaha, Daniel Ripa prides himself as a devoted husband and father. Dan has a strong affinity for exercise and fitness. He excelled at football and baseball while he attended Creighton Prep High School. It was there, while working with the strength coach, that Dan’s interest in weight lifting was piqued. He participated in the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Exercise Science program and completed several personal training internships at local gyms. Dan is a certified Postural Specialist, and he has extensive knowledge of nutrition and supplementation.

Richie Briggs

General Manager

(402) 649-1060

Richie grew up in Norfolk Nebraska. He loved playing football as a child. During high school, his commitment to strength training carried him from 4th string to starter in less than a year. He later became involved in the sport of powerlifting, and he continues to hold the Nebraska bench press record of 865 lb. Richie has a family history that includes type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity and heart disease, which inspired his interest in personal training. His goal is to help his clients improve themselves beyond what they think is possible.

Mckenna Kuhn

Master Motivator

(402) 998-5400

Mckenna Kuhn loves working out because it gives him physical relevance. He strives to live a healthy lifestyle, hoping to set an example for others, helping them achieve their physical fitness goals. McKenna most enjoys training his back muscles, believing the back is not only the key to optimal aesthetics, but is paramount to achieving proper body posture. Nutrition is the foundation of McKenna’s healthy lifestyle, and his favorite meal is, without a doubt, a ribeye steak with eggs. It satisfies his animal instincts! McKenna is a knowledgeable, dedicated trainer who loves helping people improve their health and happiness.

Todd Smith

Owner and Operations

(402) 998-5400

Todd Smith became interested in fitness and nutrition early in his life. He watched his family struggle with weight-gain and poor fitness, and he became determined to learn all that he could so that he could help his loved ones improve their health. Todd’s mentors included some of the biggest names in the fitness world, and he dedicated his life to learning about the human body, nutrition, and exercise. He channeled all of his knowledge and decades of experience into Todd Smith Fitness. Todd remains dedicated to helping his clients improve their health, appearance and overall wellbeing.

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