In 2011, I decided to start running to get back into shape after having 4 children. It wasn’t long and I was introduced to fitness classes and cross training. This is where I got the idea to take a training so I could teach myself. In 2012, I took my first training and I have continued to expand my certifications since then. In 2013 I began teaching my first group fitness classes in Trempealeau. In 2014 I started teaching in Holmen, Fountain City & Arcadia and by 2016 I opened GET FIT Studio in Trempealeau, WI. In 2018, I decided I needed more useable space to accommodate the growing business and relocated GET FIT Studio to 315 Ryan St in Holmen.
In the last 6 years, I have expanded my studio offerings from one class per week to 20 classes on an average. I enjoy working with all levels of fitness and specialize in modifications to ensure all clients at various athletic abilities and ages can get the best workout possible in the same class. When I say fitness classes for everybody, I mean everyone! From ages 3-82, men women and child, I have a class for you. GET FIT Studio strives to provide a safe, clean nonjudgmental environment for all. We are a small group setting to make sure everyone gets the attention and help they need and deserve. Taking the time to ensure proper form and technique is most important to us. I have trainings on a variety of classes as I feel working the body in all ranges of motions and a wide variety of activities is best. No two classes are ever the same, nor do we repeat or copy pre choreographed routines.
In 2018 I went back to school to become a Licensed Massage Therapist. I believe strongly in self care and massage is one that I know can heal the mind and body. I graduated in 2019 from the Sue Kolve, Salon Professional Academy. I began adding massage therapy if June of 2019 at the studio. I offer a variety of techniques and appointment. Fitness and Massage go hand in hand in many ways and I am proud to offer both at the studio.
I have taken the following fitness trainings/certifications: NASM- Personal Training, Beach Body; Insanity, Piyo & Turbo Kick. Fundamentals of Group Fitness YMCA. NETA certifications; Spin Bike, Pilates Barre, Body Weight Training, Kettlebells, Yoga Sculpt, Senior Fitness, Barre Connect. SCW Yoga Certification, 101 ways to Bosu SCW, Mindy Mylrea Tabata Group Fitness Trainer, AAAISMA Pilates Instructor Phase 1, AAAISMA Mat Pilates Instructor, Barre Above Training SCW, TRX suspension training, SWET water fitness, Jenni Lynn Fitness, POUND Training.
My love for running brought me into fitness and has continued to expand the last 9 years and my goal to run a race in all 50 states. I love being a positive roll model to so many. I have convinced to many to set goals and enjoy watching them succeed and achieve them. I love to Hike, Run, ride my road bike, do triathlons, 1/2 marathons and full marathons. I am most proud of my family! My husband Jake and I have been married for 14 years and have 4 children; Austin, Maddy, Emerson and Violet. we currently have a Golden Retriever Willow and two cats Stella & Simba. Our family loves to go on vacations together and spend time outdoors. I have a very supportive family and I am so lucky to have them show an interest and all have a roll in our family business. I like to Lead by example, set achievable goals, make the most out of every day & try to always find a positive in every situation.
I have gained a new life by finding my passion for health & fitness! I hope I can help you find yours.
My name is Heather Stern. I am a wife of 12 years, mom of one little guy who started kindergarten this year and 2 four legged pals. During the day, I teach special education with an emphasis in social, emotional, behavioral disabilities.
I have been involved in fitness activities of some sort my whole life. In middle school and high school, I was a gymnast and a runner. My running career did not stop at high school and I continued to compete for UW-L in college. I was a sprinter, high jumper and pole vaulter. After college I continued my fitness adventure, but it was different than before. I became involved in classes and slowly am transitioning to a distance runner. I also have coached track and field at the high school level before my child was born.
Since my child has been born, I have gotten back to my love for running and fitness classes. I began with just attending the park and rec classes to joining Sarah’s studio. For running, I started with local 5ks and decided to try another half marathon. Since then I have done several 1/2 marathon’s, ran a full marathon (even signed up for another full) and completed a 1/2 iron man (with my sights on another).
Katie Stapleton started at GET Fit Studio in 2016 and quickly fell in love with the variety of classes and improving her strength and endurance. She became an instructor in 2019 and is excited to bring her experience and expertise to some new class formats. She has taken NETA Group fitness instructor certification and NETA Barre Connect training.
Katie has 26 years of dance experience. She took ballet at a professional academy and has served as a member and captain of pro and club dance teams. Her passion for dance includes hip-hop,, jazz, contemporary, pom and ballet. This lends directly to her barre class as well as a new format, Dance Fit. Katie lives in Onalaska with her 3 fur babies; Chaos, Anoka and Storm. She loves to paint, read, and cheer for the Vikings in her spare time.