Instructors

Jake Artabasy

Certifications: Certified TRX instructor, TRX- Sports Medicine Certified.
Education: BS in Kinesiology with Emphasis in Exercise and Fitness- University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Currently pursuing a degree in Nursing.
Years of Experience: Teaching TRX and Cycling since 2012.
Hobbies: Running, being outdoors and staying active, golfing, spending time with my family.


Nikki Bigler

Certifications: Balanced Body Pilates Mat, Classical Pilates, Pilates Center of Boulder (expected completion August 2015)
Education: BA in Accounting & Business Administration – Carthage College, MBA in Marketing – Regis University
Years of Experience: Teaching dance and movement since 1991.
Hobbies: Pilates, teaching and taking ballet classes, golf, anything crafty, horseback riding, dressage and learning to play tennis. I also enjoy spending time with my family, dog (Elly) and horse (Hunter).
Philosophy: I enjoy introducing beginners to Pilates and working with them to utilize the method to improve their everyday life. I also like working with individuals using Pilates to enhance physical performance in sports and other activities. Pilates has wonderful therapeutic qualities for injury rehab and prevention, utilizes the mind/body connection, helps create stability and balance for those aging gracefully and is a useful supplement to anyone involved in sports such as golf or tennis.


Michelle Bustamante

Certifications: American Council on Exercise
Personal Trainer, YMCA Certified Group Fitness Instructor, Certified R.I.P.P.E.D. Instructor,
Zumba and ZumbAtonic Certified; Insanity Trainer, TRX Trainer. American Red Cross CPR/AED,
Education: Technical diplomas in Phlebotomy & Medical assistant, Milwaukee Technical College
Experience: Group fitness Instructor since 2011
Hobbies: Spending time with my family and friends, music, dancing, hiking, kickboxing, 
learning new things and being around people who make me laugh!
Philosophy: I create a positive, comfortable, and welcoming atmosphere to get members over their initial apprehensions.

Then focus on setting small, attainable goals that fit into bigger goals of becoming and maintaining the healthiest version of YOU, both inside and out.

I believe all people deserve to see what they are fully capable of, and to see this full potential they need to be challenged, get out of their comfort zone, and embrace help from others along the way. I genuinely care about helping people get comfortable and confident in whom they are-one person at a time, one day at a time.


Therese Belanger

Certifications: Mad Dogg Athletics Certified Spinning Instructor 1998. 2003/2004 certificate completions in Aerobic Base Building, profile designs and contraindications. Registered Nurse Wisconsin, CPR.
Education: BA in Nursing Viterbo - University LaCrosse, WI
Hobbies/Specialties: Children's activities, biking swimming, golfing, running and gardening.


Ben Chapman

Certifications: American College of Sports Medicine Personal Trainer, American Heart Association CPR/AED, TRX Trainer, INSANITY Instructor 
Education: BA in Biology, Lakeland College
Experience: Devise strength and cardio workout plans for athletes, triathlon coach and trainer
Hobbies: Triathlon and Ironman races, Tough Mudders, coaching wrestling, hiking, hunting, fishing and camping, discovering new ways to work out indoors and outside.
Philosophy: Whether against other people, against the clock, or against oneself, we all want to succeed. I strive to bring out that desire to reveal one’s true potential. I listen to
my client’s needs and design fitness plans that take them slightly out of their comfort zone. At that point, people realize they are capable of so much more and continue
to break through barriers. With the right mindset, you can push your limits and go beyond what you imagine is possible. Stay on the move to constantly better yourself
today and every day!


Joanne Den Boer

Certifications: Red Cross Lifeguard Training Instructor (LGI) and Water Safety Instructor (WSI)
Education: Sheboygan South HS, WI
Years of Experience: Instructing since 1988
Hobbies/Specialties: Swimming, scuba dive, competitive sailing, fishing and travel.


Cindy Dorn

Certifications: Zumba Certified, American Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid: Red Cross Life Guard/WSI, ABEE certified outdoor Education
Education: BA in Physical Education/Health/Coaching Oshkosh; Masters in Education Marian College
Experience: Retired from 31 years of teaching Physical Education/Health/Dance/Out Door Ed/CPR/Swimming
Hobbies/Specialties: Teaching Zumba, Camping, Reading, and skiing, Directing Outdoor Education at SFHS Ropes Course and Badger games.
Philosophy: I have dedicated my life to helping others find a fitness passion. Outdoor education brings a whole new avenue to people who do not like the traditional fitness routine.  Walking, hiking, biking, rock climbing, geocaching, snow shoeing, SUP boarding, kayaking and skiing are all legitimate ways to become fit and experience the outdoors at the same time. If you don't like to run or go to an exercise class, I would hope that you wouldn't give up in trying to find your fitness passion.  There are literally hundreds of options out there, you need to keep searching. Step out of your comfort zone, try something new and you just might find that passion.


Jake Frias

Certifications: American Council on Exercise Personal Trainer, American Red Cross CPR/AED, IKFF Kettle Bell Instructor, TRX Trainer, INSANITY Group Instructor, Spinning Certified
Education: BA in Exercise Science, Lakeland College, MA in Counseling, Lakeland College
Hobbies: Head wrestling coach at Cedarburg High School, mixed martial arts, running, spending time with my brothers.
Philosophy: I believe in drive, determination, and pushing the pace to achieve your goals and surpass your potential. The mental aspect of fitness as well as taking action to make it happen is key, and I provide every tool necessary to put the pieces all together. Knowing your limits is one thing, but pushing past them is where life and success happens. Whether it’s in a class, small group, or an individual setting, I will not only help you tone your mindset on fitness, but also make it happen physically.

Adam Gaedke

Certifications: Certified Indoor Cycling Instructor
Years of Experience: Avid Cycling since 2007
Education: University of Wisconsin-Stout - BA in Technology Education
Hobbies: Biking, Running, Triathlons, Traveling, and Beer Tasting


Judi Goeden

Certifications: American Council on Exercise Personal Trainer, Apex Fitness and Nutrition Specialist; YMCA Healthy Lifestyle Trainer; Balance Body Pilates Reformer Trainer; Yoga Fit; PiYo Trainer; ZUMBA Fitness & Zumba Step; TRX Trainer; Ai Chi; Kinesis Trainer; Y Cycle Instructor, Trainer of Trainers for the YMCA of the USA; American Red Cross CPR-Pro/AED 
Education: BA in Dance and Kinesiology, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Years of Experience: Instructing various wellness programming since 1985
Hobbies/Special Interests: Outdoor adventure, cycling for the mildly obsessed, spending time with my family, gardening and dancing.
Philosophy: Fitness has to be fun and have a social aspect, or it’s just exercise. Even hard effort can be a positive experience when it’s approached with the openness to learn. My training approach is to work with clients to find the right combination of physical activity, intensity, mental focus and a healthy approach to nutrition to create a personalized recipe for success. A functional approach to training is to not focus on training individual muscles, but the entire body by enhancing natural movement patterns. At all ages and levels of fitness, I believe we can all improve our wellness and live a more productive life.


Kristin Grunewald

Certifications: AFAA Certified Group Fitness, YMCA Certified Group Exercise Instructor, American Red Cross CPR-Pro/AED and First Aid certified.
Education: Wauwatosa East High School, University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh (Human Services & Professional Leadership/Spanish)
Years of Experience: Instructing since 2003
Hobbies/Special Interests: Wine & beer tastings, travel, spending time with family and friends.


Anne Hertel

Certification: SCW Group Exercise Certification.
Education: Hospice Social Worker / BA Sociology.
Hobbies/Specialties: Hiking, Snowshoeing, X-country skiing, Downhill skiing, Walking, Reading.


Christine Hicks

Certifications: American Council on Exercise Personal Trainer, TRX Trainer, IM=X Pilates Mat Instructor, NETA Pilates Reformer certified, Kinesis
Education: BS in Exercise Fitness, University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh
Years of Experience: Personal training and instructing since 1992
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, outdoor activities and watching my kids play sports.
Philosophy: I have a passion for striving to help members achieve their goals by providing a safe and challenging exercise program—all in the name of fun. I motivate people to be consistent with their exercise, help them make better food choices and provide a workout that is not a chore. The bigger picture is quality of life now and years down the road. I help people decrease their chances of getting high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, obesity and low back pain. Because of my degenerative disc disease, I have great knowledge and awareness in keeping the low back safe during every movement performed in classes or while personal training.


Erika Humke

Certifications: AFAA Group Fitness Instructor '98, NETA (formerly NDEITA) certified '92, Mad Dogg Athletics Certified Spinning Instructor '98, YMCA Group Exercise Instructor Certified, Principles of YMCA Health & Fitness Certified, YMCA Group Cycling Instructor and American Red Cross Adult CPR Certified.
Education: Green Bay Southwest '81, UW-Madison BFA 1985
Years of Experience: "Do the Hustle" was the first song I choreographed in 1979.
Hobbies: Spending time with my husband and four children. Getting a run in - no matter the weather. Photography. Enjoying my job as a graphic designer. Attempting the game of golf.


Lauren Hydock

Certifications: AFAA Group Fitness Instructor; Adult/Infant CPR/AED, Certified Cycle Instructor
Years of Experience: Instructing children's gymnastics, dance, sport skills, and karate classes since 2003
Education: International Academy of Design & Technology, Chicago, IL -BA in Merchandising Management
Hobbies: I enjoy biking, running, and kickboxing, sunbathing, hosting parties, and traveling with my husband.


Janis Jarosch

Education: Associates of Arts Degree from UW-Sheboygan Bachelors of Science Degree from UW-Eau Claire Elementary/Secondary Education and Spanish Masters of Educational Counseling from Concordia University.
Hobbies/Specialties:  Traveling, reading, swimming, golfing, exercising and teaching.


Andrea Kirchenwitz

Certifications: American Council on Exercise Personal Trainer, American Red Cross CPR/AED
Education: BS in Kinesiology with an Emphasis in Exercise and Fitness from University of Wisconsin- Oshkosh
Years of Experience: High school and college athlete, Clinical Experience in Personal Training (September-December 2014), Internship with a Personal Training Studio in Oshkosh (January-May 2015), Fitness Instructor at Planet Fitness Oshkosh (February-September 2014, December 2014-May 2015), Experience working with people of all ages and abilities to develop fitness programs that fit their specific needs.
Hobbies:Staying physically active, lifting weights, golfing, watching and playing sports, spending time with friends and family.
Philosophy: For me, exercise and fitness is an essential part of life. It serves so many purposes from reducing anxiety and stress to preventing disease and injury. With the rising obesity rate in the United States, I feel that it is important for everyone young and old to be active. It could be anything from high intensity cardio sessions or resistance training, to 10 minute basic exercise sessions to help one perform daily tasks like walking short distances or completing activities of daily living without assistance.

I feel that it is important to remember that everyone is different and there is no such thing as a cookie cutter workout. Everyone will require the exercise programs to be molded specifically to fit their lives. I enjoy and look forward to assisting clients of all ages create workout programs that consider their needs, limitations, and goals.


Joan Kramer

Certifications: Registered Nurse. American Red Cross: Lifeguard/First Aid, Water Safety Instructor, CPR/AED-Pro for Lifeguards, Supervision on a Disaster Assignments, Community Disaster Education Presenter. Client Casework: Providing Emergency Assistance.
Education: Columbus HS, Marshfield, WI. Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Nurse, BSM, MSM, Ed.D-ABD:Leadership, Learning and Service.
Years of Experience: Teaching fitness classes since 1993
Hobbies/Specialties: Fitness workouts, youth water safety instruction, administering reflexology treatments formy Healthy Essentials-Wellness business, teaching university and college students’ both business and healthcare courses, being attentive to my family’s needs; especially my only grandson, Matthew.


Kay Knaub

Certifications:  Red Cross Lifeguard Water Safety Instructor, Red Cross Lifeguard, CPR, First Aid, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
Education: Sheboygan South High School , Lakeshore Technical College- Associate Degree in  Nursing and Currently attending UW Oshkosh for BSN.
Years of Experience: Teaching water aerobics since 1982.
Hobbies: swimming, walking my dog Sammy, Traveling. Hanging out with my family and friends and spending time at my cottage up north.


Susie Kuhfuss

Certifications: Zumba, Inc., American Red Cross CPR/AED
Education: BA – Business Administration, Silver Lake College; BS – Computer Science, Lakeland College; MBA – Lakeland College
Years of Experience: Instructing since 2009
Hobbies: body-building competition training, teaching, travelling (especially to warm-weather destinations), kayaking, bicycling, healthy cooking, friends/family.


Donna Manzeck

Certifications: Aquatic Exercise Association
Years of Experience: Instructing since 1980
Hobbies/Specialties: Enjoying my family, gardening, cooking and water activities.


Sadhna Murthy

Certifications: National Exercise Trainers Association Personal Trainer and Pilates Reformer Trainer, National Wellness Institute Wellness Coordinator and School certified Wellness Program Manager; TRX trainer, PiYo trainer American Red Cross advanced CPR/AED and First Aid, ACE certified Medical Rehab Specialist focus.
Education: MS in Rehabilitation Science from India, completed refreshers at University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and Marquette University
Years of Experience: Various wellness and post rehabilitation programming since year 2000
Hobbies/Specialties: Tennis, biking, spinning, kick boxing, Pilates, camping and biking, and in winter, snowball fights and watching movies.
Philosophy: It’s so easy to just stop moving when pain and discomfort are difficult to manage. My approach to overall wellness is to enhance quality of life, keep you active and doing what you love. Through an analytical eye, I help identify and work to correct physical limitations, muscular deviation and day-today movement patterns. By incorporating a variety of exercises, you can restore your ability to function in your favorite sporting activities, and in daily life.


Margo Noworatzky

Certifications: AFAA certified group fitness instructor, Red Cross-Lifeguard training, water safety, First Aid and CPR Instructor.
Education: Wausau East HS, WI, UW-La Crosse, WI –BS in Physical Education and Health, Lakeland College, WI – MA in Education
Years of Experience: Physical Education 33 years, instructing fitness forever!
Hobbies/Specialties: Golf, Music, Swimming, Reading, Biking and Family activities.


Lynn Paulow

Certifications: American Council on Exercise Personal Trainer, IMX Pilates Mat and Reformer Instructor, TRX Trainer, Kinesis Trainer
Education: University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point
Years of Experience: Various fitness experience since 1976
Hobbies/Specialties: Passionate about teaching fitness classes that include step, rebounding, strength, cycling and Pilates. In my free time, I enjoy reading, exercising my dog and modifying recipes.
Philosophy: For 30+ years I have shown how exercise is a joy, a gift, an opportunity. I want others to get to the point where they do it for the love of it, for empowerment, for destressing, for the health of it....not to lose ten pounds in 7 days. I challenge everyone to be the best version of themselves. Exercise is as much physical as it is emotional. My passion is taking the intimidation factor out of fitness by providing a personalized touch. Once you feel comfortable with the people around you, their support and friendship can be all you need to keep motivated and accountable. Through exercise, your confidence and the ability to self-motivate improves. With proper execution, timing and progression of exercises, goals are achieved through sweat, hard work, and a desire to have fun.


Mikki Payne

Certifications: Yoga with Resist-A-Ball Instructor, ESA Certified, AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor
Education: Sheboygan North HS, WI; UW Sheboygan
Years of Experience: Instructing since 1985
Hobbies/Specialties: Digital photography


Christine Sonnemann-Gordon

Certifications: ACSM Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist, Madd Dogg Spinning Instructor, Yoga Alliance-Registered Yoga Teacher, CPR/AED and Advanced Cardiac Life Support.
Education: BS-Kinesilogy with submajor in Exercise and Fitness from UW-Milwaukee.
Years of Experience: Instructing indoor cycle since 2002 and yoga since 2006.
Hobbies: Cooking, working out, traveling and spending time with pet birds and husband.


Natasha Torry

Certifications: Mad Dogg Athletics Certified Spinning Instructor, Peak Pilates Basic Mat Certification, CPR/AED Certification
Education: Ripon College, B.A. 1998
University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D. 2001
Hobbies: vegetarian cooking, entertaining, traveling, reading, playing the trumpet.


Jen Vallo

Certifications: Mad Dogg Athletics Certified Spinning Instructor, Red Cross Lifeguard Training Instructor.
Education: Madison Memorial High School, Madison, WI; Miami University, OH – BA English Literature, UW Madison – Law School.
Years of Experience: Instructing and coaching since 1988
Hobbies/Specialties: Triathlons, photography and chasing after my two toddlers!


Jessica Vervaeck

Certifications: National Exercise Trainers Association Personal Trainer, Nationally Certified and State Licensed Massage Therapist, Kinesis Trainer and Balance Body Pliates Reformer Trainer, Schwinn Cycling, TRX Level 2 Instructor (Rip Trainer and Suspension Trainer)
Education: BS in Health Promotion and Wellness, Minor in Coaching, University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, Classic Massage Program, Health Touch Spa School of Massage, LLC
Years of Experience: Since 2003
Hobbies/Specialties: Participating in, coaching, judging and choreographing cheerleading, spending time with family, weightlifting, board games, puzzles, cooking (and eating), massage, taking continuing education classes.
Philosophy: I enjoy the bodybuilding style and crossfit style of working out. I love to lift heavy and prove to other women that they too can lift heavy, debunking the myth that they will bulk up. I also believe you have to think when you exercise. You can’t expect results if you just go through the motions. And if you are just going through the motions, then you probably aren’t lifting heavy enough! I love combining fitness and massage into one session. Exercise and massage are great for stress relief, so why not combine them? I also enjoy teaching people about active isolated stretching and proving that stretching is not bad or a waste of time. Finally, fitness is about self-care and not just what you do when you come to the gym.


John Wagner

Certifications: American Council on Exercise Personal Trainer, American Council on Exercise Weight Management Specialist, Chiropractic Wisconsin Association Exercise Rehabilitation Specialist. USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach, TRX Functional Fitness Group Instructor, PiYo Group Instructor and American Red Cross CPR/AED
Education: BA in Fitness Studies, BA in Sports Studies, Minor in Sports Management and a BA in Writing from Lakeland College
Hobbies: Spending time with my daughter Charlotte, Weightlifting, playing and coaching semi-pro football for the Sheboygan County Rebels and Manitowoc County Mariners, assistant coach for Lakeland College Football, and researching exercise and sport studies.
Philosophy:
My primary focus is to help individuals achieve the results they desire by developing a relationship that creates a positive and enjoyable environment. With primary focus on one-on-one personal training, I believe in coaching individuals through exercise and nutrition plans with proper encouragement and direction. I am comfortable working with a variety of different ages, fitness levels, and goals individuals may have. My specialties are resistance exercises and sports performance training.


Charity Wolf

Certifications: American College of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer; Aerobics and Fitness Association of America Certified Group Exercise Instructor; TRX Suspension Training/Sports Medicine/TEAM Level 2; LesMills Certified Bodypump Instructor; SPINNING Certified Instructor; Moi Cycle Certified Instructor; Wattbike Master Trainer; Soul Sculpt Yoga Instructor; AED/CPR/Basic First Aid Certified
Education: BS in Exercise Science & Health Promotion, University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh
Years of Experience: Working in various fields of the exercise & wellness industry since 2007
Hobbies/Specialties: Running, Music, Public speaking on various wellness topics, Spending time with my family, Cooking, Being outdoors in nature, Reading, Traveling
Philosophy: YOU and only you have the willpower to achieve what you’ve set out to accomplish.  However, through consistent coaching, behavior modification, nutritional counseling, and a committed exercise plan, I can provide you with the tools you’ll need to succeed.  My training style is a focused combination of educating, empowering, and encouraging.  I specialize in small and large group training that is customized to the needs of the participants.  Initial and regular follow-up assessments are performed to ensure that each session gets you one step closer to your end goal.


Jean Wolf

Certifications: CPR/AED American Heart Association, RN/BSN
Education: Kohler HS, UW-LaCrosse - BS Recreation, University of Texas - Nursing
Years of Experience: Instructing since high school
Hobbies/Specialties: Swimming, biking, walking, tennis and raising seven kids.


Tim Ziegler

Certifications: Mad Dogg Athletics Certified Spinning Instructor 2004
Education: Doctor of Optometry 1991, Illinois College of Optometry
Hobbies/Specialties: Triathlons, traveling, swimming, scuba, the beach, running and biking.


Michelle Zschetzsche

Certification: Mad Dogg Spinning
Education: UW-Madison BS Elementary Education, UW-Oshkosh MS Reading Specialist
Family: Married with two teenage sons.
Hobbies: Cooking, biking, reading, anything in or around water, and hiking with our lab, Honey.