Sherry Bartells born and raised in Austin Texas! Met my cowboy in Colorado Springs, who happens to be from Minnesota! Well you know how that story ends up. Married for 18 years to Curtis and we have three children. Madison (17), Macauley (16), and Mackenzie (16), and two dogs, Chloe (a Brittany spaniel), and Snickers, (3 lb teacup yorkie). I have been a Jazzercise Instructor for 21 years! I started in Texas, taught in Colorado Springs, and then here since 1999. I have owned evolve Fitness for 10 years. What started out as a hobby has turned into my passion! I love bringing fun and positivity to all of my classes. It is a real family run business. My husband keeps the place looking beautiful, my daughter cleans and I spread love! I love learning so I am certified in yoga and Zumba. I am always looking for that next program to add for more variety! The spice of life!! I am very lucky to have a tribe of women I call my team and my friends! I think we set ourselves apart by the way we treat our customers. I know the names of almost all of our customers! There is never ever any judgment or body shaming! Exercise should be effective but always fun! Give us one hour we will make you evolve!
My name is Allison and I am thrilled to be part of the Evolve team! I have been teaching in various capacities for over 10 years. My love of human connections and fitness led me to teach BodyPump and POUND!
I am a wife, mama, sister, daughter, friend and the list goes on and on! I spend my days chasing around my almost 2 year old, who is just as smart as she is cute, and working my arms carrying around my handsome hunk of a 6 month old!
Spreading joy and confidence to those around me is one of my many passions. My journey to fitness was a long and hard road with lots of bumps along the way. I am here to show others that if I can do it…so can you!!!!
Fitness Instructor since 2000
Family: Partner John; Boys Charley, Jack and Ryder; Furball Clover my Cavalier King Charles
Career: All things related to the Stock Market
Fun Stuff: Beer > Wine, City > Suburbs, Hiking with friends > Dining with friends
Certified Instructor since 2008
Married + 2 Kids (6 & 4) + Pixie dog (14)
Obsessions: Essential Oils, Wayne’s World, Chocolate, Yoga, singing Karaoke, craft breweries
Day Job: Accountant (boring! LOL!)
Instructor for 11 years
Teaching: 11 years
Siblings: 1 younger brother
Pets: 1 dog
Interests: soccer, hiking, traveling
Group Fitness Instructor since 2010
> 1 great husband (Brian)
> 4 awesome kiddos (Maggie, Colleen, Grace and Frank)
> 4 spoiled cats (Beannie, Shadow, Oliver, and Timmy)
> 1 crazy dog (Jameson)
> Current career – group fitness instructor since 2010. Certified in Shine Dance Fitness, Zumba, Zumba Strong, and PIYO.
> Former careers – small business owner, actuarial analyst, and math teacher.
> Hobbies – traveling with family, reading, gardening, coffee (or wine) with friends.
Zumba Instructor since 2010
I fell in love with this program in my very first class, the energy and the happiness I felt in the room was simply amazing! I left the studio feeling great and smiling. After that night I said – I wanna do this! I want to become an instructor and impact people’s lives bringing joy to them. After 5 months of taking classes I got certified. I was going through a very tough time when I found Zumba, and this fitness program and the wonderful people I met helped me incredibly to overcome those bad times! I always say Zumba is much more than a cardio exercise, it’s therapy, when you let yourself get lost in the music and feel the energy, you are giving your heart and your soul a gift. I feel very blessed to do what I do.
Certified Instructor since 2012
Kaitlin has been a Certified Instructor since 2012. She teaches Mondays at 5:45 AM (the best time ever!) and Thursdays at 4:30 PM. When she’s not teaching class, she works full time in accounting and enjoys playing the piano, serving at her church, and spending time with her friends and family.
Married to Karl, two kids (13 and 10), recent Wisconsin transplant.
When I’m not at evolve Fitness I’m – traveling, spending time with family, watching Wisconsin sports, building connections, empowering people to change lives, eating dark chocolate, and sitting around backyard fires.
I also have my Arbonne business and am a sign language interpreter.
Certified Instructor since 2016
Obsessions: Ice cream, traveling, interior design, new restaurants, new shoes, fall weather, good smelling candles, walking around the lakes and spending time with family and close friends!
Day Job: Mental Health Professional for children, teens, and young adults
My name is Kim Cooper. I have a bachelor’s degree in International Business and Aviation. I became a group fitness instructor 3 years ago when an instructor at the YMCA convinced Allison and I it might be a good fit for us!!! It turns out after being a stay at home mom for 8 years I LOVED it! I quickly found a love for teaching Body Pump, POUND, PiYo, Studio Strength & Core. I live in the Cornelia neighborhood and look forward to getting to know and Love the evolve family! I am excited to MAKE NOISE at evolve Fitness!
• Red Cross CPR/AED certified
• AFAA Group Ex
•ACE Group Ex
Certified Instructor since 2011
Obsessions: Dancing, Dinner Parties, Wine and Oklahoma Football (BOOMER SOONER!)
Day Job: IT Consultant (aka World Traveler)
– I travel almost every week for work, so my only chance to teach is on the weekends. I’ve flown over 2.6 million miles in the last 16 years and learn most of my routines while sitting on the airplane.
– My sister is a Jazzercise Instructor in Fort Worth, TX and my niece is an instructor in Lexington Kentucky! We keep it in the family!
– I’ve met my very best friends through Evolve Fitness – so it’s not just for physical health but mental health too!
Family – husband Micah, baby daughter Sanna Grace, and mini golden doodle, Millie
Work – math teacher at Hopkins West Junior High – spending my days solving algebraic equations, energized (usually) by the kids’ enthusiasm
When not at evolve Fitness or school, you might find me hanging out with Sanna, taking Millie for a walk on the Minnehaha Parkway trail, traveling and seeing new parts of this beautiful world, or enjoying the South Minneapolis sites with friends (many of whom are fellow St. Olaf alumni – Um Ya Ya!)
Certified Instructor for 8 years, REFIT® Instructor for 2 years
My name is Lora Gilb. I live in Plymouth. My family consists of my husband Craig, and my three children: Tyler who is 13, and boy/girl twins who are 10, Colby and Taya. I teach preschool two days a week at my kids’ school. I am the preschool director at my church, Meadow Ridge. I have been an instructor for eight years and teaching Refit for two years. Some of my favorite things are traveling, scrapbooking, swimming, spending time with my 3 kiddos and fostering puppies.
Fitness Instructor for more than 17 years
Health, wellness and mindfulness are important aspects in Randy Miranda’s life. He finds joy in guiding those who welcome the significance of the collective connection of mind, body and spirit. Randy believes in listening to your body and honoring where you are in the moment; to being open to feeling the gift that each practice and pose offers. He is keen about attention to detail and wants each student to learn, grow and experience success on their own terms. After all, it is not the destination, but the journey that teaches us so much about ourselves.
On the practical side, Randy became a fitness instructor more than 17 years ago, teaching Body Pump and Cycling at the YMCA. After many years playing racquetball, a knee injury caused him to re-evaluate his own fitness goals. Desiring more strength and flexibility, he completed extensive training in Mat Pilates and Pi/Yo, a fusion of Pilates and Yoga. He continued to expand his skills, receiving training in YogaFit, Tai Chi, Meditation, Reiki, Holistic Nutrition and Yin Yoga. He formerly worked for the Star Tribune for 20 years in various capacities and was the Director of Marketing and Communications for a local nonprofit for 6 years before focusing on fitness and wellness. He currently teaches at Green Lotus Yoga and Health Center in Eden Prairie, the Southdale YMCA, NuWay Counseling Center and has private clients.
Away from the studio, music, theater, reading, travel and gardening are some of the ways he relaxes. Randy does some snowshoeing, but his favorite winter activity is snuggling up in front of a fireplace and reading. He prefers warmer weather, when he enjoys being outdoors biking, hiking, canoeing, kayaking and camping. And he loves to get in a hot room for his own daily yoga practice. Randy is excited to be a part of the team at evolve Fitness. Say hello, ask any questions you might have and come give his Yoga and Pilates classes a try.
Instructor since 2015
From Portland, Oregon
English teacher at Edina High School
Engaged to RJ – getting married June 2018!
Starting going to Jazzercise with my mom when I was in high school; became an instructor 2 years ago
Loves reading, singing (especially karaoke), discovering new restaurants, and traveling
Sarah Frank Lindley
Certified Instructor since 2011
Sarah and her husband, Steve, welcomed their daughter Sadie into the world on October 1st, 2017.
Obsessions: working out with friends, baking, walks around Lake Nokomis, traveling, finding the perfect greeting card, anything with pumpkin spice
Day Job: First grade teacher
Certified Instructor for 6 1/2 years
As a dedicated Jazzercisor for 18 years, working out has been a huge part of my life. I have now been an instructor for 6 1/2 years, and love what I do everyday. I have been married to my loving husband for 31 years and have 2 children, all of whom enjoy a good work out class! My family and friends are at the core of all that I do, and my evolve family is no exception. At the end of the day, I enjoy sitting in the gazebo with my family and friends, sipping on a glass of Chardonnay.
Certified Instructor since 2016
Married for 26 years, Daughter Annabel is a Sophmore at Seattle Pacific U, puppies Arnie and Ginger
Obsessions: Golf, Scrapbooking, Travel & Food
Day Job: IT Director for Lunds & Byerlys
7111 Amundson Ave
Edina, MN 55439
5:45am – 7:40pm