About Us

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Megan VanEyll

Owner, Personal Trainer & Group Fitness Instructor

President of the studio and fitness obsessed, Megan has created SIU as a place for women to have fun sweating. After 10 years in the industry Megan has successfully helped all walks of life create healthier lifestyles through small changes and contagious energy. Her vibe is positive, her workouts are tough and her motivation is top notch. When she’s not sweating with her patrons find her hanging with her long time finance and two kids.

MEET THE REST OF THE SIU CREW

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Bobbi Jo Fischer

Group Fitness Instructor

Bobbi Jo is a personal trainer and group fitness instructor. She holds her Personal Trainer Certification through ACE Fitness and is an ACE Senior Fitness Specialist. She enjoys training with all ages and levels, but her passion is working with people over 45. Bobbi understands how the body changes as we age and how it affects the way we exercise. Exercise and movement should make you feel young and vibrant, and she can't wait to guide you to a fitter, healthier life!

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Emily Anderson

Group Fitness Instructor

Emily is an SIU groupie turned instructor. She’s obsessed with heavy weights, sweating before sunrise and drinking more water than seems reasonable. When not at the gym she loves camping and surfing the lakes with her husband and 3 kiddos.

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Cortney Minger

Group Fitness Instructor & Yoga Instructor

Cortney has been teaching group fitness for over 7+ 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 two boys (Teddy and Charlie) 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!

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Nikki Nielsen

Group Fitness Instructor

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 four young kiddos, 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!!

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Greg Swanson

Group Fitness Instructor

Became a certified personal trainer through the NSCA after graduating from Northern Iowa in 2007. Playing baseball in college lead him to his passion for fitness, which he knew he wanted to continue out of school. Over his time in Minnesota he has worked with different members of the professional sports teams as well as helping several clients lose an excess of 100lbs! His passion for fitness is apparent with the time and care he puts in with each individual, helping them reach their personal goals. He loves helping young athletes up their games and make them stronger. He is always growing and learning new techniques by taking multiple classes a year. When he’s not working he likes to spend time with his family, playing outside with his 2 active boys and doing anything in the Waconia area!

Samantha Linton

Group Fitness Instructor

Back in 2016, Samantha found that fitness life was where she belonged. She became a certified Sculpt Instructor and Personal Trainer. Since then, she's grown into other forms of workouts such as boot camp and circuit work with more to come! Sam keeps busy by spending plenty of time on Lake Waconia, walking her puppy, Blue, and camping on the weekends. SIU is a great place to find a supportive community in Waconia. My favorite thing is to see fellow SIU babes all around town!