I met Heather when I first moved to the area. I used to take her class at XSport and instantly fell in love with her and group exercise. Shortly after that, I got certified to teach group fitness classes and also started teaching at XSport. When Heather first started HG Barre classes at the old Bolander Building, I was one of the first to sign up. As a former dancer, I had been dying to try a barre class. So shortly after that, I too got certified to teach barre, and was Heather’s first hire to teach Piloxing Barre. At that time, we had moved to teach classes at The Dance Academy. It’s hard to believe that I now have been an HG employee for over 5 years!
HG is my happy place! I love getting my sweat on with the amazing members! I feel so fortunate to connect with members and just be me. I’m motivated by helping people obtain their fitness goals and feel better about themselves. We all do so much as moms that we really need time just for us! I love being part of that time for them.
There are so many, but my favorite time at HG is when we used to pack the place! I loved when we did live DJ classes where numerous instructors have all taught. Those classes are the best when we all get to exercise, sweat and laugh together. I work with some amazing instructors at HG, so when I get to teach and laugh with them, it is the best ever!
Ha! My moto is always work hard, play hard! Finding a balance between work and life is so important. You gotta have a tribe to help find the right balance.
After college, I danced for the Chicago Rush, the arena football team, and for the Chicago Bulls, as a Luvabull.
Heather is a lawyer-turned-fitness studio owner. She is a Platinum member of the Todd Durkin Mastermind Group and she is on the Board of Directors for MainStreet Libertyville.
Heather found her true purpose: motivating her community to find balanced fitness and feel great! She is ACE Certified, Yoga Alliance certified, among numerous other certifications, and a former endurance athlete.
FUSION is her sweet spot! Check out the way she blends disciplines in every class.
Jen was an endurance athlete and she is ACE Certified, Yoga Alliance certified, among numerous other certifications. Jen's calm, confident coaching style make PiYo Power, YogaSHRED, Strength & Power, and her cycling classes workouts you don't want to miss!
Lindsey is ACE Certified, Yoga Alliance certified, World of Dance U-Jam Coach, among numerous other certifications. She has show-stopping energy and a wicked body roll ... come get your goove on with her in U-Jam, POWERride, Cycle & Strength, and HOT POWERflow.
Kristin is ACE Certified and she was a collegiate basketball player. She loves an athletic-style workout! Kristin will inspire you to push out of your comfort zone every time in Peak Performance and Kettlebell Strength.
Sarah is AFAA and Schwinn Cycle Certified and she brings her BIG energy and love of fitness to every class! Check out her CycleCORE, Cycle & Strength, POWERride, and HIIT Chaos classes!
Kim is a former endurance athlete, AFAA Certified, Yoga Alliance certified, among numerous other certifications. Experience her infectious energy in Tabata Training and POWERride!
Bailey is AFAA Certified, Yoga Alliance certified and Schwinn Cycle Certified. Check out her yoga-barre fusion class, barre intensity, and find her on the bike!
Marilyn is AFAA and Schwinn Cycle Certified and she has the most welcoming smile and a fabulous playlist for every class! Look for her in Barre FIGHT, BarreBLAST, and on the bike!
Vanessa Reakes is ACE certified and working toward her Yoga Alliance certification. She has a love of moving to the beat both at the barre and on the bike! Check out her YogaBLAST, cycle classes and Bootcamp!
Cassie is Yoga Alliance certified. Her welcoming vibe and fun playlists make all of her classes feel so good … try her HOT POWERflow!
Stephanie is Yoga Alliance certified and she brings her warmth and gentle touch to HOT Slow Flow. Her classes will leave you feeling centered, restored and connected.
Rachel is ACE Certified and a Doctor of Physical Therapy and certified Pilates instructor - she is 'The Pilates PT.' Rachel loves promoting balance and wellness.
Look for Rachel to return to the schedule in September!
Kristen is AFAA Certified and a former professional dancer who brings her infectious enthusiasm to every class - you'll always get a high energy workout. Check out her BarreBlast and Strength & Power classes!
Tina is an avid cyclist, a certified SCW Group Exercise Instructor, and a certified Schwinn Indoor Cycling Instructor. Tina will crank the watts, push the flats, and you will work up a sweat!
Noel is a certified World of Dance U-Jam instructor and is a Guest HG U-Jam Instructor.