I have loved hockey for as long as I remember. I began playing in kindergarten and am still involved as a coach for the U15A girls’ hockey team in the same association I grew up playing for. The end of my hockey career after high school brought me to Farrell’s in my search for exciting, evolving, and high tempo physical activity. I was 19 when I started the program. I am now 22 and my enthusiasm for the program continues to grow every day. You will find me at Shoreview or Stillwater FXB at least once a day, possibly more, and possibly both. I could not ask for a better environment to complete my own workouts, but too also help those around me accomplish things they never knew they were capable of before Farrell’s.
Level 1 Kickboxing Instructor
Level 1 Strength Training Instructor
I joined Farrell's in May 2014, in Stillwater's first 10-week session. After I had to back off of running due to a recurring strain, I needed a different way to get my cardio. I was so excited at the completeness of the program - the focus on cardio, strength, AND nutrition and I loved the sense of community and immediate bonding of the members.
After coaching 10-weekers for a couple of sessions, I found that I was really passionate about helping others reach their Level10 in the program, so I became a strength training instructor in December 2010, and kickboxing shortly after.
When an unexpected career change came my way, I was excited to accept the opportunity to join the management team as the Location Manager for Stillwater. It is so rewarding to be able to help members every day.
I live in north Stillwater with my husband. We are a blended family with each of us having 3 kids, so we have anywhere from 0 to 6 kids with us at any given time, ranging in age from 12 to 19. We have a 5lb Havanese dog, Ellie, who thinks she is big enough to chase the deer away from our yard, but they are not afraid of her anymore! When I'm not at the gym, I enjoy spending time with my family and taking part in the many activities of our kids.
I am a level-2 kickboxing and band instructor.
I initially started at Farrell’s because of encouragement from my daughter Anne and a personal desire to never having to say, “no I can’t” to my grand kids. Now 5-years latter I have discovered that being and instructor is one of the most personally rewarding things I have ever done – For me, it’s all about making sure that every member I’m in front when on the mic, enjoys themselves and is motivated to achieve their fitness goal.
I live in Vadnais Heights with me wife Sue and we are celebrating 37th wonderful years of marriage this year. We have two incredible daughters, both married to wonderful husbands whom have rewarded us, so far, with three unbelievable grandchildren.
My favorite KB combo is jab-cross-back-fists and bands are curls and donkey-kicks. On cheat day, the first thing I reach for is pizza and on other days I just pretend that my go-to blueberries are pizza.
I used to say that my long-term fitness goal was to be the oldest Farrell’s instructor, but I think I already have achieved that. So, today my personal fitness goal would be to achieve a level of proper-form so that when Cindi and Kerrie watch me they no longer have to question why they ever allowed me to become an instructor.