Meet Our Team

Heather Yeoman

Founder

Certified Jazzercise and RYT 200 Yoga Instructor
 

Heather took her first Jazzercise class in Louisville, Kentucky in 1996 and was instantly hooked. She became a certified instructor in 2006 and started Lake Mills Jazzercise in 2007.  She also completed her 200-hour yoga training at Sun Moon Yoga in Mankato in 2014 and is a registered yoga teacher (RYT) through Yoga Alliance.

Anita Peters

Leadership Team

 

Anita became certified to teach Jazzercise in 2011 and  is also a certified indoor cycling instructor. Anita built the UFYS cycling program, including the Uptown Fitness Cycling Club. Anita puts hundreds of miles on her bicycle every year and has become a RAGBRAI veteran. Anita is also a certified yoga instructor. She retired in March of 2022 but remains on the leadership team!

    Angie Thompson

    CircuitBlast Instructor and Certified Barre Instructor

    Angie is an avid runner and circuit training fanatic. She  completed her Barre certification in 2018 and loves bringing her diverse workout training experience to the studio. Angie encourages everyone to live by her favorite quote: 
    "Do something today that your future self will thank you for."

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    Heather Yeoman

    Manager of Uptown Fitness; Certified Jazzercise and Yoga Instructor
     

    Heather took her first Jazzercise class in Louisville, Kentucky in 1996 and was instantly hooked. She became a certified instructor in 2006 and started Lake Mills Jazzercise in 2007.  She also completed her 200-hour yoga training at Sun Moon Yoga in Mankato in 2014 and is a registered yoga teacher (RYT) through Yoga Alliance.

    Anna Stene

    Owner

    RYT 200 Yoga Instructor

    Anna joined the Uptown Fitness team as a certified yoga instructor in 2020 and was soon after promoted to our yoga program manager. In 2022, Anna and her husband, Ben, purchased the studio & boutique. Anna is also known as "Mrs. Stene" by her beloved students at Forest City High School. 

    Connie Helgeson

    Jazzercise Class Manager

    Connie takes care of our morning Jazzercise customers by checking people in, making coffee and basically "taking care of business!" Connie has been a regular at Jazzercise since its beginning in Lake Mills (Sept. 2007). She is an invaluable asset to our team!

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    Carrie Moen

    Studio Maintenance

    Our studio stays bright, clean and organized because of this woman! Carrie takes such good care of our studio and has been a regular at Jazzercise and yoga for many years!

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    Rachel Olson

    Founder

    Jazzercise and RYT 200 Yoga Instructor

    Rachel became certified to teach Jazzercise in 2008 and is now the owner/manager of Lake Mills Jazzercise. She is a certified yoga instructor and a second-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Rachel loves to stay active and spend as much time as possible on her bicycle.

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    Hallie Erdahl

    Certified Barre and RYT 200 Yoga Instructor

     

    Hallie became certified to teach Jazzercise in 2017 and Barre in 2018, and loves to mix up her workouts! She works as a housing advocate for Crisis Intervention Service. To unwind, she loves working out, reading, yoga, and finding the perfect cup of coffee.

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      Luke Peters

      Muay Thai Instructor

      Bio coming soon!

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      Christine Budach

      Uptown Boutique Manager

      Christine manages the fashionable front part of our studio - Uptown Boutique. Christine has been a regular at Jazzercise since its beginning in Lake Mills (Sept. 2007). She is a first-grade teacher at Lake Mills Elementary School and her favorite hobby is shopping!

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      Thao Kieu-Mehlhoff

      Guest Instructor 

      RYT 500 Yoga Instructor

      Thao began practicing yoga in 2012 as an undergraduate student at University of Iowa and fell in love with it! She earned her instructor certification in 2020 and began teaching at Uptown Fitness & Yoga Studio (among other locations). Thao and her husband are both dentists, and own Lake Mills Family Dental. She is also a certified life coach and functional medicine coach.

      Kris Colby

      Certified Cycling Instructor

      Kris started cycling at UFYS in 2018 and fell in love with it. She became certified as an instructor and enjoys teaching classes in 2021. She promises that cycling is a great workout that anyone can do!