Studio North - dance & fitness center
Our people are among the most talented in the industry.
It would be our pleasure to put our extensive experience to work for you.
*Personal Trainer & Group Fitness Instructor
*Dance & Fitness Enthusiast
For the past 3 years I have been studying Physical Education and Coaching at the University of Minnesota Duluth. This coming fall of my senior year I will be college supervise teaching PE 1601 Aerobics at UMD, I am super excited. Currently I am working on receiving my personal training and group fitness certification through NETA, I can't wait to see what new opportunities will open up for me once I have completed these successfully. I also work at Zup's Deli and Burntside Lodge in the summers. When I am not working, I like to be on the lakes as much as possible with my family enjoying activities such as wake boaring.
Group Fitness Specialist
“Each Class Member is a Treasure!”
Studio North Connection: 10 years with Nichole!
Fitness Teaching Background
1981-1986: Taught Fitness Classes through the Ely Recreational Program.Trained by Johnnie Hyde & Anne Lincicome.
1986-1998: Started/Coordinated Community Fitness 4 nights/week at Vermilion Community College.
1986-1998: Taught One-Credit Phy Ed Aerobics Class at Vermilion Community College.
1988-1998: Taught Chair & Floor Dancing Class at Elderhostel Program/Naniboujou Lodge via Vermilion Community College.
1999-2009: Studio North Fitness Life! Step Aerobics, Kick Box Cardio, Interval,
Cardio Dance Fun, Power Pump Weight Training for Women, Safe Start Program
Training: NDEITA Certification, Presently Studying in the ACE Certification Program.
Career: 35 Awesome Years of Teaching! Retired 2008.Vermilion Community College English Instructor (22 yrs!). Beginning of Career taught In the Hibbing High School & Tower H. S.
Outside of the Studio: Music is always in my heartCabin Life is the dream-life! 3 Pups keep hubby Len & me hopping. 3 kids are all grown and off into their careers. Cannot get enough of the fresh outdoors! Love hiking, kayaking, drivin’ my Jeep! Can’t stop thankin’ God for my joy-life at the Studio & in my Hometown Ely!
Favorite Word in Fitness? “ VICTORY”
"Annie" to friends and family
Personal Trainer and Yoga Instructor
Personal Motto: Attitude is EVERTYTHING!
Fitness Practice: Rather Wear Out Than Rust Out
Yoga Belief: Self Acceptance is the Highest Practice in Yoga
Greatest Joy In Life: Watching my daughter, Chelsea, grow up beautifully!
Group Fitness Instructor
Denise has been a personal fitness and sports trainer since graduating with a degree in Sports Medicine in 1992. She has been certified as an exercise expert by the American College of Sports Medicine.
She enjoys soccer, hockey, martial arts, cycling and weight lifting to name a few.
After surviving a mountain bike crash in 2004 that lead to several back surgeries and a long recovery, she learned many ways to strengthen her core.
She enjoys coaching and volunteering for youth sports programs. She also likes working one on one with clients and teaching group fitness classes.
She believes fitness is a life style that encompasses mind, body and spirit as a whole
to achieve optimal fitness and health.