Who is Merit Fit?

Merit Fit is a Kansas City-based fitness coaching company. Founded by me, Dustin Duewel, I coach people on fitness and nutrition in person and online. I coach from City Gym, a state of the art gym located in Waldo. 


You will be fitter, stronger, and achieve more.


Your success is personal.

Success isn't driven by performing at your best one time and one time only; it's about getting better each and every day. That's why you will have a training program written to your personal needs and goals. It will drive you to becoming a better and stronger you, each day. By taking the modalities that are proven to increase human performance, I will guide you through work outs that increase your performance. 


No matter your goal, I work with specific solutions to get you there.

  • Mindset
  • Movement
  • Nutrition 
  • Recovery

Fitness performance is based on:


Here's my approach:

Fitness goes beyond looking good naked. Fitness is also about longevity, correct and pain-free movement, cognitive and emotional health, having heaps of energy, and performing at your fullest everyday. All of this blends into living a richer, fuller life. It’s about being a vibrant human. I believe in working efficiently and working hard. My clients aren’t just told what to do, they are taught specifically why they are doing what they are doing. My goal in fitness coaching is to empower my clients and teach them for the long-term; to give them fitness and nutrition knowledge that they can take with them down the road.

   About your fitness sensei.


I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise and Sport Science from Rockhurst University.

Continuing Education is important to me. I make sure to stay up on current research in the strength and conditioning field.

I also hold multiple certifications:

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist from the National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • Certified Personal Trainer from the National Academy of Sports Medicine
  • Performance Enhancement Specialist from the National Academy of Sports Medicine
  • Fitness Nutrition Specialist from the National Academy of Sports Medicine

I have been engulfed in the fitness industry for 13 years. I played soccer for 12 years, which ultimately led me to my passion for fitness. My favorite aspect of being a Personal Trainer is being part of someone’s health and fitness journey every step of the way. It is important to me that I build a strong, long-term relationships with each of my clients. 

Get in contact with me to schedule a consultation, please click here.