Kansas City
Country Club Plaza

Jenny Chronister

City Gym KC

Runner, Pilates Instructor, Personal Trainer, TRX Instructor It doesn’t matter how far or how fast you run- you are a runner. That’s my favorite quote. Jenny lost 40 pounds in 2008 and found a passion for health and fitness. In 2010, she completed her first marathon, became a Stott Pilates certified instructor and began planning for a future in Personal Training. To date, she has completed 4 marathons and continues to train, finding fun and different ways to become stronger integrating Pilates, Yoga and TRX into the routine. Her favorite thing in the world is watching people realize that they are stronger and more capable than they realize. She can be found running the trolley trail early in the morning greeting every person passing by with a smile. Running is a fun... Read the profile >>

Jon Knopke

Health House

A native to Kansas City, Jon understands the lifestyle of the center-coaster and knows all too well how busy life can get. After graduating college from Rockhurst University, he spent five years in Chicago working in upper management for a major, upscale fitness company, Equinox Fitness. He met and married his wife Melanie there and moved back to Kansas City to start a family and to turn around a failing health club. During his time with large corporate gyms he witnessed firsthand what happens when a gym membership and a busy lifestyle collide. Jon saw people signing up for memberships and then being left to their own devices in a huge room full of equipment. He saw them jump on the treadmill for 30 minutes while staring at the TV and call it good. He saw others slowly lose their... Read the profile >>

Kate Lindholm

Westport Yoga

Kate has been studying Yoga since 1998, and is currently the owner of Westport Yoga in Kansas City, MO. Kate began her training in an Iyengar based school, and the grace & subtlety of that alignment-based practice still informs her teaching. Her ongoing practice has, however, led her to train in multiple traditions, including Pattabhi Jois’s Ashtanga Yoga, Bikram Yoga, and Restorative/Therapeutic Yoga. Over the past 14 years, she has been privileged to study with Judith Hanson Lasater, Francois Raoult, Max Strom, Aadil Palkhivala, and Paula Tortolano Self, among others. Since 2011, Kate has also been studying Sanskrit + The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali with Hari Midigudla, and believes strongly that a dedicated practice has been instrumental in expanding and deepening all aspects of... Read the profile >>

Michelle Derry

Woodside Health & Tennis Club

Certified Group Fitness Instructor. Sixteen Years Experience. Certified AFAA Primary Group, Madd Dog Spin, Body Pump, Body Flow, CXWORX, and Metabolic Effect Certified Nutrition Consultant (in progress). As a wife of 22 years and a mother of 3, Michelle's two decade exercise regimen has allowed her to live a rich and full life. Health and vitality have provided the foundation for managing her multiple priorities. Michelle's passion is helping others attain and maintain optimal health and vitality to fulfill their unique purpose in life. Her very approachable style, contagious energy, paired with a true desire to see others reach beyond their potential is why fitness enthusiasts love attending her classes. Michelle fuels performance with a wide range of motivational affirmations, ... Read the profile >>

Sharon Prothe

Element Wellness Spa Studio

Sharon's playful and competitive spirit are a present motivator as part of her teaching style. An active athlete since her kickball days on the playground, her athletic accomplishments range from full marathons , Olympic weightlifting , and completing a half ironman triathlon. Her true passion is balancing strength and endurance with the flexibility of yoga. The athletic movements, connection to breath, and the ability to find a time to look within inspired Sharon to be dedicated yogini. In 2009 she completed her 200-hour Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher credentials at Kansas Siddhi Yoga under the direction of Gina Caputo ERYT. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Dietetics and has studied at the Culinary Institute of America. Sharon joyfully lives her passion to inspire others... Read the profile >>