Refinery instructors are certified, highly qualified, and professional individuals who have been selected by management to serve our members. You can expect a first-class experience in every class! (Not all instructors are pictured.)
Group Fitness Co-Director
Certifications: BodyCombat . BodyPump . RIPPED . Cycling
Philosophy: Exercise is a lifestyle and should be enjoyed! If you take good care of your body, in return it will make all aspects of your life better.
What participants can expect: Lots of motivation and energy which will make you work yourself harder than you otherwise would!
Group Fitness Co-Director
Certifications: PiYo, Turbo Kick, NSCA Certified Personal Trainer
Philosophy: You should find a workout routine you enjoy so that fitness is a fun part of your lifestyle. If you're not having fun, you haven't found the right workout!
What participants can expect: Expect a fun and challenging workout that leaves you feeling better than when you came in.
Certifications: BodyPump . CXWorx. BodyStep, Cycling
What participants can expect: A fun and intense workout. I want to represent Refinery and whatever format I'm teaching with the key elements of those programs in hopes of rubbing that dedication and influence off on others.
Philosophy: Set yourself up to succeed! You want to be doing workouts and exercises that you find interesting and enjoyable, while at the same pushing you to the next level. Otherwise, what you do won't become habitual and you're more likely to stop.
Certifications: Zumba Basic 1
Fitness Philosophy: There's no better way to get in shape than with a smile on your face.
What Participants Can Expect: Fun music, energetic moves, and a huge smile! You're going to leave classes energized and glad you came!
Certifications: Zumba . Piloxing
Philosophy: KEEP MOVING! Change up your workout, and try different formats every week!
What participants can expect: Students should expect a high energy, entertaining class that will allow them to escape from a busy day. I will provide motivation & guidance to help understand movements.
Certifications: RIPPED, Level 1 CrossFit, TRX, Zumba, Certified Personal Trainer,
Philosophy: You don't stop moving because you get old, you get old because you stop moving.
What participants can expect: A fun and welcoming environment along with lots of energy!
Certifications: Cycling . Certified Personal Trainer
Philosohpy: Treat exercise like you would a job, can you lay down on the job and get paid for it, I don’t think so, well that’s how you should view exercising, if you lay down on the job you don’t get paid, if you lay down on your exercising you don’t get the results of a healthier, fitter you. Come let the Refinery family get you there, we never lay down on fitness, and we’ll never lay down on you!
What participants can expect: When you attend my class, expect to have lots of fun, but also expect to put the work in (I push you to the limit), it’s my job and I love it.
Fitness Philosophy: I believe fitness is a lifelong journey. We have to start somewhere, and nobody starts from the same place. All that matters is we keep moving.
What Participants Can Expect: A blend of physical effort and mental awareness. Every class can be different, depending on how you approach it. Keep an open mind and your body will follow.
Certifications: SPINNING Certification thru MAD DOGG ATHLETICS, BICYCLE FIT CERTIFICATION I & II
Road Bike and Triathlon Bike thru Trek Bicycle of Waterloo Wisconsin (with Dr. Mark Timmerman and Michael Sylvester founder of Bicycle Fitting of Portland Oregon).
Instructed Vision Quest Coaching classes in Chicago
Philosophy: This is your time to enjoy the ride and have fun. Mind, Body and Machine become one unit!
Stay focused on your goals and you will achieve! Together we will help achieve! Let’s Spin!
What participants can expect: Intense workout with group and one on one instructing! We love interval workouts! Awesome high energy music with a great visual in the mind.
Certifications: BodyCombat . BodyFlow . CXWorx . RIPPED . TRX Suspension Training
Fitness Philosophy: Give your best. Train hard. Mix it up. Have fun. Keep moving.
What Participants can Expect: A focus on technique, but an instructor who will push you while encouraging fun. Expect to sweat!
Certifications: Cycling . BodyPump . AFAA . B.S in Kinesiology
Philosophy: You only have one body so treat it right! Anyone can make healthy changes in their life, it just takes a little encouragement and a lot of motivation.
What participants can expect: I'm an educator by nature, so please ask questions! Expect to sweat and work hard in an energetic environment. With consistency, you can expect a healthier you.
Certifications: RIPPED . P90X . Certified Personal Trainer
Fitness philosophy: Hold nothing back, results are always earned never given.
What participants can expect: Participants can expect me to push them farther and harder than they ever thought they could possibly go and unlock their full fitness potential , to get the most out of every workout, while having a good time of course.
Certifications: RIPPED, PiYo, TurboKick
Philosophy: When you are having fun, you don't mind working hard!
What Participants Can Expect: I will push you to your limits, but the music will be rockin' and you will have a blast!
Philosophy: Exercise is good for the mind, body, and soul. In yoga, all three elements are intentionally intertwined. "Yoga is for everybody and every body." Beth Shaw, founder of YogaFit
What participants can expect: Yogafit is challenging for those already familiar with yoga and accessible for newcomers too. Combining strength, balance, flexibility, and breath to create a fitness-centered yoga workout.
Certifications: BodyPump . BodyFlow . Cycling
Philosophy: “Just because I have a long way to go, doesn’t mean I’m going to quit.”
What Participants Can Expect: "I train indoors for how I ride outdoors in cycling. In BodyPump there is a fine line between too easy and too hard, I try to help people walk that line. That requires a high degree of intensity mixed with a little entertainment. And in BodyFlow there must be room to listen to your body. I try to keep my BodyFlow classes fun, fast, interesting, and moderately intense."
Certifications: Group Fitness, Zumba, Spin, Step, Kickboxing, Bosu Training
Fitness Philosophy: Fitness isn't how much you can lift but a healthy lifestyle. There isno age limit to being healthy and active. Just believe in yourself and take the first step to a better you.
What Participants Can Expect: I love what I do and I want you to love it also. I am here to help make you all you can be by giving you an energized, fun, workout and to encourage you to meet your fitness goals!
Fitness Philosophy: Work hard to play hard. If you give your workout 100% then you will see 100% of the results. Exercise works not only the body, but both the mind and soul.
What Participants Can Expect: An intense workout that will make you sweat. Instead of "raining diamonds"
(BP realease 82), you will be "raining sweat". Participants will receive a fun and energetic, but hard and intense, workout that will make them feel stronger and healthier throughout their entire
Philosophy: Setting specific fitness goals is the key to success in fitness, as well as all areas in life. Also pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone is when you achieve great things!
What participants can expect: What participants can expect is to be informed and educated on proper technique and form during each exercise. They will also receive ample demonstration and explanation to execute each exercise with perfect technique. Each participant can expect to enjoy each class and feel pushed farther than they did last time.
Certifications: TRX, BodyPump, Silver Sneakers, Head Trainer
Fitness Philosophy: You get out what you put into your fitness. My job is to get the very best out of you and I love to do it!
What Participants Can Expect: Participants can expect to be physically challenged and mentally energized.
Certifications: Zumba and Piyo
Fitness Philosophy: Keep moving. Give 100% of your energy in every workout. Rock out!
What Participants Can Expect: A fun, upbeat danca party! I will always be the silliest looking person in the room, so don't be afraid to let loose and show your moves! Let's see that Party!
Refinery Group Fitness Subs
Philosophy: I constantly set long term goals to prevent myself from becoming uninterested and simply "going through the motions." Whether it be running a half marathon for the first time, competiting in a women's a body building competition, or getting certified in a group fitness class. Share your goals with others, or make the same one with a buddy...support and encouragement are the best motivation!
What participants can expect: To have an effective full body workout and to enjoy themselves!
Certifications: BodyPump . CXWORX
Philosophy: My best piece of advice concerning fitness comes from small lemurs in the movie Madagascar: "I like to move it move it".
What participants can expect: A safe and effective workout that is for every fitness level. Come get lost in the experience of Group Fitness.
Certifications: Body Pump
Fitness Philosophy: Exercise is vital for both mind and body. Find workouts that excite you and make it a priority. You deserve it!
What Participants Can Expect: A fun, intense, and safe workout.
Philosophy: Exercise is not just going to the gym. It's a way of life.
What participants can expect: A lot of fun and some good music! At times, expect some off-key singing.