MEET OUR TEAM
HEATHER DRESSLER, CP PN1
Personal Trainer/Nutrition Coach/Instructor/Owner
Heather's approach to fitness is simple. Her advice to her clients is to keep it simple and learn to love to move. She believes in training in a manner that teaches her clients to utilize their own bodies and to be creative in any space they have. Heather feels that you can enjoy everything in moderation and reminds people to don't forget to enjoy life. Heather is a graduate from North Dakota State University and she holds a Masters Degree in Prosthetics, and has a background in Kinesiology, Biology, Physiology, and Physical Therapy. She grew up training in classical ballet, and has always been in tune with the body and movement. She loves training people and seeing changes in their bodies and their lives. Heather is Certified in Precision Nutrition Exercise Nutrition and E-RYT® 500, YACEP®. She is married to her husband Nicholas, and they have 2 boys, Kannon and Holden.
"Being fit doesn’t mean being skinny, your well being and health is what is important".
Heather has been practicing Yoga for about 4 years, and in 2019 decided to become an instructor and completed her 200 Hour YTT Certification to expand her knowledge of yoga. Heather is an active person who enjoys the little things in life, and the feeling and rush of a good workout. Heather is a Dickinson native that also loves playing Volleyball and running to stay active.
"Yoga has been a tool to keep me active and pain free. It helps me clear my mind in addition to letting me escape after a hectic day of work. My main goal as an instructor is to help you feel good both physically and mentally."
KRYSTAL IRWIN, PN1
Krystal is a certified personal trainer, group fitness instructor, and specializes in pregnant and postpartum fitness. After the birth of her son she decided to specialize working with the pregnant and postpartum population because movement (along with professional medical help) was so monumental in her own postpartum depression recovery. Krystal is the mom of one miracle little boy + two furkids, and comes to us by way of Oregon, Alaska, and Texas. Ask her what she loves outside of fitness and nutrition and she'll tell you she's a lover of true crime, scuba diving, peanut butter, and unicorns.
"I love seeing other moms, dads, and caregivers break out of their shells and do the things they didn't think they could do. I firmly believe that fitness looks different for every body and strive to make sure that no one feels like an underdog in my classes."
Megan began her relationship with fitness at a young age while taking dance classes. The light-bulb really went off in the tenth grade, when she got to do Tae Bo videos in her physical education classes. Megan began taking some yoga classes sporadically during college, while completing her Masters Degree in Physiology. Her passion for Yoga really fired up after she took a position at a medical based fitness center in Cleveland, Ohio. Megan is a 200 hour certified yoga instructor, trained in Pre-Natal and Senior Yoga as well as general Yoga practice. Megan also holds an American Council on Exercise Group Fitness Instructor Certification, Mind Body Specialist Certification, and a Senior Fitness Specialist Certification. Through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, Megan is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. She looks forward to incorporating all of her skills into each class to help students become stronger, more flexible, and more at peace.
"I believe fitness is for everybody. For example, saying you're not flexible enough for yoga is like saying you are too dirty for a shower."
Madison started yoga, mainly yoga sculpt, as a way to escape the realities of work and school and the stressors of life. She began to have an interest in teaching after a good friend of hers was certified in yoga sculpt. Madison was certified in Fargo, at Mojo Fit Studios and teaches there during the school year.
"My students inspire me and push me to be the instructor that I am today. I enjoy pushing my students to find their strengths during class."
Lindsey has always been an active person. Outside of playing sports, she started taking group fitness classes in high school. 9 years ago, she became certified in cycling. Since then, she has obtained a number of different certifications including Crossfit, Les Mills, TRX and Cycle.
"I feel overjoyed to be able to share my passion of fitness with others through classes. I love to turn the music up, kick up the intensity and sweat out the stress of a day."
Jolea Kukowski is a Dickinson native and a graduate of Dickinson State University. She received her Yoga certification two years ago to expand her own personal practice, which led to her becoming a teacher.
"Yoga to me is about Self-Awareness. It is a practice that really makes me a more mindful person. Yoga has also made me more confident."
Shannon Halvorson has over a decade of experience in the fitness industry from teaching classes, personal training, and coaching. She is a ACSM certified personal trainer and holds many certifications for fitness classes and specialties including ACSM Nutrition Specialist, ACSM Personal Trainer, CrossFit Level 1, TRX, and Les Mills.
"Growth and comfort do not coexist."