Shape It Up…..your ass….your life…..your attitude!
SIU is all about helping YOU FEEL GOOD!!
Sweat. Love. Inspire. Motivate and
MEET THE SIU CREW
Exercise, Food, Nutrition, Parties and Fun have always been Megan's favorite hobbies!!! In 2011 Megan started Shape It Up Fitness as a way to help others enjoy making these things part of their daily life. Before opening SIU, Megan worked for Snap Fitness Corporate doing both personal training & group fitness. In 2013 she went back to school to pick up her 2nd degree in Dietetic Technology, together with her Fitness Certifications and her Bachelor's of Science in Hospitality Management she has strived to make SIU a “wellness destination!”. Her vision is to have people consider fitness a fun, social way to be healthy, she also has a love for “real food!” She believes we need to eat the rainbow and cook, she loves cooking, grilling and experimenting in the kitchen, trying to eating 5 servings of vegetables a day is a full time job. She enjoys sharing her tips, recipes and own work outs with her clients. When Megan isn't sweating or cooking you will find her on the Lake, at the golf course, with her family & friends or planning the next group event!
Cortney has been teaching group fitness for over 5+ years. She enjoys encouraging and training with all levels of fitness. She truly believes what doesn't kill you makes you stronger both physically and mentally! Along with holding a group fitness certification Cortney received her 200hr Power Yoga Certification in 2013. She loves the balance that yoga gives the body after a good workout out! When not instructing you can find Cortney running, enjoying time with her husband and family or in the kitchen working on her next healthy dessert creation that may or may not turn out! Cortney looks forward to seeing you in the studio soon!
Danielle has been a personal trainer, group fitness instructor and strength and conditioning coach for over 5 years. Her passion is to help people accomplish their health and fitness goals. She has her Master’s Degree in Applied Kinesiology with an emphasis in Sport and Exercise Science. Also, she played Division 1 college hockey at Bemidji State where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise science with an emphasis in Health and Fitness Promotion. She loves creating new ways to make exercise fun and exciting. Danielle is eager to share her love of fitness with you in the studio.
Nikki has been working in the fitness industry since 2004. Holding both the NETA Group Fitness Instructor Certification as well as a ZUMBA Certification. She enjoys working with all ages, fitness levels and fitness interests. One of Nikki's favorite motto's is 'you're never fully dressed without a smile!' Nikki enjoys encouraging others to find the FUN in fitness, she believes that when fitness is enjoyable we are more likely to not only make fitness part of our daily life but succeed in our goals, being proud of each big or small ``win`` we make along the way. When not instructing you can find Nikki trying to keep up with her two young boys, outdoors as much as possible, spending quality time with her Hubby, and dancing while folding laundry. Nikki can't wait to shake it with you in the studio!!
Jacqueline is a middle school teacher and cross country coach by day and a fitness, fashion, and family fanatic in her free time. After joining SIU in April 2016 her love for group fitness grew quickly, SIU became a haven, and all of her fitness friends became a second family. Jacqueline looks forward to expanding her role as an instructor at SIU in hopes of helping others find the same love for health and wellness.
Mandy has been a lifelong fitness enthusiast and athlete. As a collegiate track and cross country runner, her love of running and fitness evolved into a future in fitness. She holds a degree in Health Promotion and has been leading group fitness classes for over 18 years. Mandy brings enthusiasm and passion to motivate others to be the best they can be and to make fitness part of their lifestyle. When not teaching classes, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three kids.
Laura has been teaching Yoga Sculpt for over 2 years. She fell in love with yoga sculpt after her first time going to a class, and she completed her teacher certification a few months later. She loves finding new moves to use in class, and making fun playlists to sweat to. In her free time she loves cooking, being active outside, yoga, and spending time with her husband, two kids, and dog.
Meghan is a Waconia native who’s health and wellness journey has taken her all over the world teaching yoga and group fitness classes for 5 years throughout South America, the Middle East and Asia. She has experience teaching boot camp, barre, yoga sculpt, power yoga, restorative yoga and meditation. As a transformation coach, she loves helping women all over the world step into their own power to create transformational change in their lives. In class she will not only challenge your physical body through breath and movement, she will help your leave refreshed with a newfound sense of clarity.
Jessica was a professional dancer/choreographer for almost 10 years. In January of 2017, after letting life with 4 kids get away from her a little, she started on a path to get herself and her family back on a journey to health and Fitness. She changed her diet and started doing a program called POP Pilates. In September, she took a leap of faith and got certified in this amazing program that has changed her life. She cannot wait to enter the fitness world, and share this class with everyone at SIU. In her “spare time,” she is a stay at home mom to her 4 amazing children. Besides POP, being a wife and being a mom, She loves to run, read, binge watch Netflix and make homemade Italian meals for her friends and family!