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Faces of Omaha 2018

April 19, 2018 by
Photography by Bill Sitzmann

Faces of Omaha is an annual sponsored publication that introduces a variety of “faces,” local industry leaders and experts, to the community. This exclusive publication was carefully cultivated​,​ so only one person and company per business category is invited to participate.

In the publishing industry, this sort of publication is known as “native advertising.” Native advertising is a unique form of sponsored content produced by editorial staff in conjunction with advertisers. The end result is an enjoyable book that has value to both the readers and advertisers.

Everyone featured in the book is truly the “face” of their field. Our sales team spent considerable time cultivating this list.

The following pages introduce more than 100 people and companies, the leaders in their respective areas of expertise, who stand ready to serve their community.  

Todd Lemke, publisher Omaha Publications

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Todd Smith

April 7, 2018 by
Photography by Bill Sitzmann

Joyous. Grateful. Cheerful. These aren’t words typically associated with fitness facilities, yet Todd Smith Fitness has managed to create a fitness environment that quickly becomes the best part of a client’s week. The Todd Smith Fitness small group training model allows trainers to closely watch clients to ensure safety. Todd Smith has been in the fitness business for over 34 years traveling the world to learn the best methods for training and nutrition. For the last 5 years Todd Smith Fitness has been voted the number one personal training facility in Omaha. 

Nutrishop by Todd Smith has been voted the number one supplement store in Omaha three years in a row. Nutrishop’s coaches listen first, and deliver life changing information and products.

The latest hit by Todd Smith is The Ultimate Workout. A high energy group setting driven by great music, lighting, and the best coaches in Omaha.

The Smith Family is committed to giving back to Omaha! Over 10,000 copies of  Be Amazing with Todd Smith “childrens books.”have been distributed locally for free.  

Todd Smith Fitness
434 N. 76th St.

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Todd Smith Fitness

April 1, 2017 by
Photography by Bill Sitzmann

Over the last 32 years, Todd Smith has been a fixture in the fitness industry both locally and nationally. Recently, Todd Smith Fitness has been a perennial first place winner in the Best of Omaha personal training center category. Smith also won first place in the Best of Omaha with his two Nutri-Shop locations.

So what makes Todd Smith so much better than everyone else? “We love our customers.We understand that the consumer has so many choices, and the fact that they chose me, is humbling. We treat each person with a great amount of gratitude. We know who we are, and we know who our customer is.”

Todd Smith Fitness focuses exclusively on the mature adult who wants to feel and look their very best. Their focus is to deliver a healthy metabolic rate, and, ultimately, great health. Smith accomplishes this by carefully teaching perfect exercise mechanics to safely stimulate the muscles. Smith also develops a personalized meal plan to create the proper environment internally to lose body fat and achieve optimal health.

434 N. 76th St, Omaha, NE 68114

402.932.5841 • toddsmithfitness.com

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High Kicks, High Goals

April 20, 2016 by
Photography by Bill Sitzmann

Think carefully before picking a fight with Katie Smith—she’s a black belt in taekwondo. Oh, yeah, she’s also 12 years old.

Last summer, Smith earned a gold medal with Amateur Athletic Union Taekwando at a national championship in Fort Lauderdale, Florida—garnering a spot on their national team to participate in the German Open in April.

She won another gold medal last summer at the USA Taekwando national championships in Austin, Texas, earning a spot with USAT on the cadet national team. That enabled her to compete at the World Cadet Taekwondo Championships in Muju, South Korea, in August 2015.

Her mother, Carmen, was in the crowd of more than 400 competitors and even more audience members to watch her daughter vie for the gold—the only girl in her weight division. Katie made it to the quarter finals.


She’ll kick your you-know-what, but as far as punching you:

“People always get confused between taekwondo and karate,” Smith explains. “In taekwondo, we don’t punch to the face. There’s more punching in karate, and taekwondo is more kicking.”

Taekwondo is a Korean martial art distinguished by its emphasis on different types of kicking; karate is a Japanese martial art focused on striking and punching, while kung fu is a collection of Chinese fighting styles that combines both external and internal exercises. Smith also clarifies that taekwondo competitions judge by electronic chest protectors to show the force of kicks and strikes, which is how a competitor gains points against her opponent. Competitions are segmented by weight divisions based on rank, age, weight, and gender.

Smith started taekwondo lessons when she was four as an activity to do with her father, Todd, owner of Todd Smith Fitness. She also has experience in judo, a Japanese form of martial arts. Her 7-year-old brother, J.T., competes as a yellow belt in taekwondo competitions.

Aside from honors classes and life as a sixth-grade student at St. Robert Bellarmine school, Katie juggles piano lessons, singing lessons, track practices, soccer practices, weekend workouts with her dad—and a social life, of course. She still fits in six taekwondo lessons a week.

“My friends think it’s cool,” Smith says when asked what her peers think. “Taekwondo isn’t really a popular sport like football, though, so they don’t really know what it is.”

I told her I look forward to seeing her on my television screen at the Olympics in a few years. A wide grin spreads across Smith’s face.

“That’s the plan.”