awesome instructors who care

Instructor spotlight


Hi! I'm Lindsey. People are my passion. Raising them, loving them, knowing them, their story, their goals.  That is what drew me to Group Fitness.

I moved to the area in June. I have four wonderful kids ages 11, 12, 13 and 15. I studied exercise science in college, then ended up in finance for 11 years-my “career.” I have been a life-long fitness lover and ran my first 5k in 3rd grade!


I have always been a believer and participant in group fitness. I love the community, accountability and FUN. I teach U-JAM, Cycle and WillPower and Grace. 

U-JAM was the format that opened the door to teaching. I love the message, love, peace, unity and acceptance through encouraging people to work out. We “throw” the sign language “u” to represent unity. In the studio, everyone is welcome, all walks of life, all fitness levels, all coordination levels. It’s not about learning dance choreography, though over time, you will accidentally become a better dancer - I promise! U-JAM is about breaking a sweat without even realizing you’re working out. We have fun, we laugh, we celebrate together, we’re a community at HG. 

My personal mantras are: 

Choose Joy, in all circumstances, at all times, life is just better that way. 

Today’s challenges are tomorrow’s victories, so persevere! 

Check out the class schedule and exercise with me! You'll work hard and have a great time! Hope to see you soon!"

Check out Lindsey's AWESOME, U-JAM class in this video!

Check out Lindsey's AWESOME, U-JAM class in this video!

HG Instructors

Heather Fahrenkrog

Heather (of Heather's Gym in Libertyville!) loves to blend all types of fitness disciplines in her classes. She also believes a great playlist and plenty of laughs will keep you coming back for more! Check out her Strength & Power, Kettlebell Interval Training, and Barre & Strength. Heather can also be found on the bike at HG Cycle!

Kim Yessian

Kim is an endurance athlete (triathlons and marathons!) and her favorite saying is "Burn like a pile of wood, not a pile of hay!" Kim rocks the house with Tabata Training, Strength & Power, TRX Circuit, and she delivers big power on the bike ... she also loves flipping pancakes when at home with her family! 

Kristen Sheridan

Kristen is a former dancer who brings her infectious enthusiasm to her high-energy classes such as Cardio Barre, Piloxing Barre, and her NEW class barreBELL.

Marsha Kolb

Marsha loves the "GROUP" of group exercise ... she believes that surrounding yourself with positive people to connect with is an important part of a healthy life! Check out Marsha's cycle classes where she pushes the WATTS and Barre + Strength to feel lengthened and strong!

Jen Neumann

Jen's calm, confident coaching style makes PiYo, Body Shred, Intensity, Strength & Power and her cycling classes are workouts you don't want to miss. Jen is a also a marathon coach, personal trainer, and the mother of five! 

Rachel Miller

Rachel is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and certified Pilates instructor - she is The Pilates PT. Rachel loves promoting balance and wellness.  Don't miss her classes: Pilates Mix, Barre-lates, and Mat Pilates. 

Kristin Sorensen

Kristin was a collegiate basketball player and she loves an athletic-style workout! Kristin will push you to be your best in Circuit Training, Peak Performance, and Kettlebell Interval Training.  ​

Stephanie Bersh

Stephanie brings her warmth and her gentle touch to YogaFLOW and Slow Flow & Restore. Her classes will leave you feeling centered, restored and connected.

Bailey Hall

Bailey is lovingly referred to as the "Barre Ninja" by members because of her subtle yet very effective method to make every muscle burn and shake! Check out barreBURN and barreINTENSITY.

Ana Bartoszewski

Ana is a triathlete who loves cross-training with a mix of equipment in her BOOTCAMP class. Ana likes to party on the bike in her upbeat cycleJAM class and she fires up the energy in Piloxing!

Lindsey Lee

Lindsey has a smile for all, show-stopping energy, and a wicked body roll ... come get your goove on with her in U-Jam, cycleJAM, and you'll love her new class Willpower & Grace.

Samatha Doughty

Sam loves to start each day with a cup of coffee and a downward dog ... come experience her calm presence as she puts you through a power vinyasa flow at HG Studio and her vinyasa flow following cycle on Saturday mornings!