Carly Chertos, Owner
Carly is an athlete, a competitor, a coach and a certified nutritional coach. She played Division I College soccer at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; and since then has dedicated her life to health and fitness.
“I understand the importance of movement and the empowerment that is created when you dedicate yourself to something bigger than yourself.”
Carly takes pride in designing personal training sessions and fitness classes that are not only dynamic and specific; but that also keep the client engaged, entertained and operating in all planes of motion.
Samantha Jean Link, Owner
Samantha has always been a person of movement; engaging in various sports and dance. She truly found her niche in 2010 when she was introduced to the practice and power of yoga. She received her yoga certification in Bali in 2014.
“Yoga taught me to slow down and embrace the present moment in whatever that may be at the current time.”
Samantha is also a personal trainer and believes in the balance of both yoga and fitness. She knows that yoga can bring a certain peace of mind that allows a person to block out the noise and help find direction in life.
“When yoga is combined with weight training it is possible to accomplish all health and fitness goals; which can then breathe stability to all aspects of life.”
Joe Anklam, Personal Trainer
Athletics are the aspect of Joe’s life that truly have shaped him into the person he is today. As Joe grew up, athletics made him a very goal oriented person. He was, and still is today, always working to make himself more athletic, stronger, and overall healthier so that he can improve his performance in the gym & prolong his life to the fullest.
Joe began to do research and really find out how he could achieve the healthiest and happiest version of himself. This is where his love of fitness really began.
”Since my initial curiosity, I have learned so much about nutrition, different training styles and the human body. I continue to hunt for new information and learn as much as I can. This process is never ending, especially in this ever changing industry.”
Helping others achieve and exceed their goals and ultimately reach their best physical and mental health is what motivates Joe daily.
“My goal in life is to see others succeed in every way possible, and I believe my purpose in life is to help them achieve that through fitness.”
Amanda Mikesell, Yoga Instructor
“Yoga has opened my heart and changed my life for all the better.”
Amanda has four years of teaching experience and over nine hundred hours of yoga training. She studies under Donna Mosca, with influences from Kevin Courtney and ROM Dass.
She embodies an Ayruvedic lifestyle of Clean Eating meditation and consistent exercise; and is currently pursuing a degree in yoga therapy and holistic healing with yogafit.
Amanda embraces the challenge of bringing light and love to all of her students.
Kate Yanke, Yoga Instructor
Kate began her yoga practice in 2002 with a Denise Austin Yoga VHS tape, and hasn't looked back since. In 2009 she completed her first 200hr teacher training, and began teaching yoga.
Always a student first, Kate has studied Vinyasa Yoga with various teachers, but takes her greatest influence and inspiration from Trish Washburn, Meg Galarza, and Jim Bennit.
With a background in dance and competitive swimming, Kate finds herself drawn to a strong, fluid, and dynamic practice on the mat.
“ I am passionate about the benefits of movement and breath for body, mind, and spirit.”
In addition to living a yoga-centered life, Kate loves to cook, bike, surf, SUP, and spend time with her amazing daughter, Zoe, and best-friend-turned-husband, Scott.