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Amelia “Bedelia” McConnell is an AFAA certified, licensed Zumba® Fitness instructor since September, 2009. She received her BS in Music Education in 2004 with an emphasis in vocal music and conducting. She taught for four years in area public schools until finding her two true callings: helping children and families as a school secretary in Verona Area Schools and as a leader in health and wellness through Zumba® Fitness. Amelia Bedelia has licenses in Zumba®, Zumba Toning®, Zumba Kids® and Zumba Kids Jr.® as well as a year of training as a Zumba Jammer Candidate. She is an independent fitness contractor with classes in Platteville, Verona and Fitchburg.
Lisa Brill is a wife, mom, exercise enthusiast, foodie, animal lover, and a gal with skin issues. Having thyroid troubles, Rosacea, and being sensitive to synthetics and many ingredients, she couldn’t find anything that was clean enough, or effective enough, to get her back on track with her skin and health. Because of this, she is also the founder and developer of Q?t Botanicals. The passion behind the brand comes from need, reality, and the confidence that is gained knowing that every product that we touch, use, and love should be be enjoyed, effective, and should contain nothing that would compromise our health or our surroundings. Lisa launched Q?t Botanicals in 2013, has a Q?t online boutique, as well as a Skin Studio in Cross Plains and a newly opened second Skin Studio in Southern California.
Casey is the owner/operator of IronGirl Fitness & Coaching in Madison, providing in-home and virtual personal training, running and triathlon coaching, and private yoga instruction. It’s her passion to help others be their best, healthy self and achieve their fitness goals. As a three time Ironman triathlon finisher, Casey knows that you can accomplish whatever you set out to do! Find you passion. Set goals. Go get it!
Shannon is an AFAA certified group fitness instructor and personal trainer in Southern Wisconsin. The owner and operator of Infitium Fitness LLC, she has been a group fitness instructor and personal trainer for the last 10 years. As Master Trainer, Program Director and International Presenter for Kettlebell AMPD, Shannon has been able to combine her love of fitness and her love of travel.
Cassy Vieth, owner/operator of Lexington Fitness in Spring Green, WI developed ForeverFit! and GentleFit! to keep aging people mobile and independent and younger people pain free and balanced. The two therapeutic classes are a huge success in her facility – because they work! She also does personal training and program development.
I WERQit twice a week at Gold’s Gym located in Fitchburg Wisconsin, Saturday mornings 10:30 a.m. & Wednesdaynights 8 p.m. $5 drop in for non-members. Open to the public. WERQ has given me the strength and confidence to hit the dance floor and along the way I’ve met some incredible people who continue to motivate me one WERQ class at a time.
Shirley Gutkowski is owner and primary practitioner of Primal Air, OMT and Breathing Retraining in Sun Prairie, WI. She’s been a dental hygienist since 1986 and has shifted her prevention/early intervention training and philosophy to breathing and airway health.
Patrick Zwank is a Chef and Culinary Operation Manager at Metcalfe’s Market which is a leader in providing the freshest local and premium quality foods to Madison residents. Previously, Patrick worked as a chef and general manager at well-known restaurants in the Madison area. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Stout where he studied Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management. With 25+ years of experience working with food, he stays busy innovating new and exciting ways to prepare fresh foods and raise the bar in deli quality and service.
Lisa Grudzielanek is a Registered Dietitian and Assistant Director of Operations at Metcalfe’s Market. Metcalfe’s Market is a fourth-generation, family owned and operated neighborhood market that’s been around since 1917. Lisa leads a team of culinary innovators who keep a close eye on food and restaurant trends and work to bring them to shoppers quickly and conveniently. Lisa utilizes her nutrition expertise at Metcalfe’s concentrating on health and nutrition trends and corresponding shopping behavior to rollout targeted food products and offerings. Lisa earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Dietetics from Mount Mary University and Masters of Science in Human Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport.
As interim Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Wright leads the Quality and Care Management Division with primary responsibilities over population health, quality, and value-based care. She has a strong interest in provider collaboration to advance care transformation. As a Board Certified internist, she also practices hospital medicine at St Mary’s Hospital, Madison, WI.
Michael Weber is the Executive Director of Sales and Client Services for Dean Health Plan and Prevea360 Health Plan. Michael has a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from UW-Stout and is pursuing a Master’s degree in Social Innovation and Sustainability Leadership at Edgewood College. He serves on the Board of Directors for Ronald McDonald House Charities in Madison and is active in numerous community organizations.
Danielle Waldhart leads the Employee Health & Wellness program at Dean Health Plan. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication with emphasis in Public Relations from UW-Whitewater and is pursuing her Master’s degree in Health & Wellness Management from UW-Green Bay. Danielle focuses on developing innovative wellness and educational interventions to engage and
inspire employees to achieve their best health.
Amanda Borleske is a Clinical Pharmacy Consultant for Dean Health Plan with 8 years of previous outpatient pharmacy experience. Amanda has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biochemistry and a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is currently pursuing an MBA- Health System Leadership degree. Her area of focus is on the Medicare Advantage Part D activities within Dean Health Plan, with a personal interest in promoting public health.
Dr. Kaveh Ghaboussi has sought out specialized training in a wide range of dental issues and technology. He has attended the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dentistry to study techniques like veneers, porcelain crowns and full mouth restorations. In addition to cosmetic dentistry and pain management he has also focused on training in oral conscious sedation and completed his certification with the World Clinical Laser Institute. Dr. Kaveh Ghaboussi regularly attends and even teaches seminars for dentists.
Recently Dr. Kaveh was just awarded his elite mastership in the American Dental Implant Association. Only 2% of dentists in the USA qualify for membership, & less than .2% qualify for mastership.
When Dr. Kaveh is not working hard being an awesome dentist, he’s enjoying spending time with his amazing wife and two great children. He enjoys cooking, soccer, and enjoying all of Madison’s restaurants and outdoor areas.
I have been a nurse practitioner in the electrophysiology department for 3 years with SSM Health Heart & Vascular Care. I work in the outpatient and inpatient setting and also care for patients in the device clinic who have pacemakers and defibrillators. Prior to being a nurse practitioner I was a registered nurse in the PACU and in heart/lung transplant.
Adrian is a graduate from UW-Madison with a degree in Kinesiology- Exercise and Movement Science as well as a second degree in Nutritional Science. He has been a the Head Coach for both Orangetheory Fitness studios in the Madison area since they have opened. Adrian has had a passion for fitness and has had roles as a personal trainer, group personal trainer, kickboxing/MMA coach, and strength and conditioning intern for the UW hockey, golf, swimming, tennis, and basketball teams for which he helped to train and develop the likes of Frank Kaminskey and Sam Dekker. When you take Adrian’s classes, you can expect to get a great workout, leaving empowered and confident about reaching your fitness goals!
Kate Mann is the Studio Manager at Pure Barre Madison Hilldale, as well as an instructor. Growing up dancing and working in theatre, physical fitness and music in combination have always been important. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin with an Acting degree in 2015 and has since made Madison her home.
Ryan Has over 20 years of experience in the Fitness Industry as a Certified Personal Trainer. He is the Head Training Specialist for Anytime Fitness of Southern Wisconsin. Ryan is incredibly knowledgeable and realistic when it comes to working with clients and their goals. He enjoys putting together fun and high intensity workouts.