These are the hosts of the Training party here at Spindle. We value quality in education, coaching ability and having a great time!
Name: Jeff Shapiro, Founder
Hometown: Milwaukee, WI
Guilty Pleasure: I take a life time out for every Green Bay Packers game. I also really love to catch a movie on a weekday afternoon when I can.
Fitness Cred: B.S. Kinesiology from University of Colorado, CSCS, SFG, FMS 1&2 and a lot of other educational workshops.
Favorite Thing About Spindle: Getting to know so many great human beings and watching them get stronger physically & mentally.
Quick FIT TIP: Just show up. Whether you are coming to our facilities or working at home, just show up.
Name: Christine O'Hagan, Partner, Director of Fitness
Hometown: Deerfield, IL
Guilty Pleasure: Not leaving the house and binging my favorite Netflix series
Fitness Cred: NSCA-CPT, Strong First Kettlebell Level 1, Strength Matters Kettlebell Level 1, Precision Nutrition Level 2 Master, Champion of the Tactical Strength Challenge Open Division
Favorite Thing About Spindle: When veteran members and newer members create bonds that expand much outside of Spindle and keep everyone motivated to keep coming back.
Quick FIT TIP: Real success comes when you look at your Fitness and Nutrition like a lifelong journey rather than a destination
Name: Leah Will, Partner, Director of Operations
Hometown: Haslett, MI
Guilty Pleasure: A nice glass of wine
Fitness Cred: American Council on Exucation Certified Personal Trainer, Functional Movement Systems certified, pre and post-natal training certified, professional figure skater, Michigan State University
Favorite Thing About Spindle: The people and community!
Quick FIT TIP: Squeeze your glutes!
Name: Brandt DeVries
Hometown: Deerfield, IL
Guilty Pleasure: Oreos, Fast and the Furious Movies, and Kelley Clarkson. Not necessarily always in that order.
Fitness Cred: NASM Certified. CPR/AED Certified. Karaoke Instructor (in progress)
Favorite Thing About Spindle: Witnessing the evolution of everybody's individual brand of awesome.
Quick FIT TIP: Bicep curls? Only if you walk everyday on your hands. #squats #deadlifts
Name: Kanomé Jones
Hometown: Little Rock, Arkansas by way of Tacoma, Washington (the state)
Guilty Pleasure: Gilmore Girls and Golden Girls and Flammin' Hot Cheetos
Fitness Cred: NASM - Certified; past group fitness instructor for formats including step aerobics and Turbokick
Favorite Thing About Spindle: I have to pick one? Let's see - the learning. I learn new things about fitness from my co-workers and new things about life from the members. It's fantastic. I feel so well rounded as an individual.
Quick FIT TIP: Do some deep breathing every day. Two minutes. Only good things will happen.
Name: Everton Davidson
Hometown: Jackson, MI
Guilty Pleasure: Starburst jellybeans...it's my life. I do what I want.
Fitness Cred: Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science. ACE certified Personal Trainer
Favorite Thing About Spindle: Members.
Quick FIT TIP: Stop whining.
Name: Kathryn Lehner
Hometown: Evanston, IL
Guilty Pleasure: Chocolate chip cookies
Fitness Cred: NASM CPT, SFG, TRX, GFM, YTU, 6 years experience
Favorite Thing About Spindle: The members and awesome community!
Quick FIT TIP: Keep your core tight and your butt strong!
Name: Lirjon Fisniku
Hometown: Elmwood Park, IL
Guilty Pleasure: Romantic comedies
Fitness Cred: ACE Certified Personal Trainer, ACE Fitness Nutrition Specialist, EXOS Fitness Specialist
Favorite Thing About Spindle: Our members—you are the heart of Spindle.
Quick FIT TIP: Be consistent and resilient in exercising, nutrition, mentality, and recovery. Without consistency in working towards even small goals and actions, then all of the bells and whistles won't matter because you first have to change your habits and be consistent with the changes before ever getting to the nuances.
Name: Bucky Buckbinder
Hometown: Arlington, TX
Guilty Pleasure: Juggling and Bouldering (Rock Climbing)
Fitness Cred: National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified. Previously a high school wrestling coach in Texas and Juggling Instructor in Colorado.
Favorite Thing About Spindle: I love that we begin fitness from the ground up. We pride ourselves in being The Masters of Fitness Fundamentals. This reminds me of wrestling. Everyday we would drill the basic moves so that when it came time to perform we would execute the moves flawlessly without much effort.
Quick FIT TIP: "Get the fundamentals down and the level of everything you do will rise" - Michael Jordan