Introducing Our FLEXpert
Team

Alyssa2

Certifications:
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
NASM Neuromuscular Stretching Certified
NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist
NASM Golf Fitness Specialist

Alyssa

Lead FLEXpert

Studio Owner

This delightful personality is more than a wife & mom of twins. She's a lifetime athlete & competitor who has experienced firsthand the need for increased performance, as well as the pain of suffering through injury. She is Stretchly's owner and Lead FLEXpert who has merged age-old stretch methodologies with a modern-day twist of luxury and service.

Alyssa found her passion for this field the moment she received her first stretch in 2019 quite literally yelling "THIS IS WHAT I WAS MEANT TO DO...". Alyssa accepted a role at a local stretch studio in 2020 and quickly earned a loyal base of customers as well as the lead position amongst her peers. With her husband (Matt), Alyssa developed a new brand, new process, and new standard of excellence that will hopefully communicate value to customers above all else. Stretchly is a product of her vision for this community and the desire to bring wellness to everyone she encounters.

ShelleySAT-25

Certifications:
MS – Applied Exercise Science
NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist
NASM Neuromuscular Stretching Certified
NASM Senior Fitness Specialist
NASM Golf Fitness Specialist

Shelley

Sr. FLEXpert

Shelley has been a life-long fitness enthusiast but developed an interest in corrective exercise after suffering injuries and undergoing 3 surgeries. She credits corrective exercise as playing a tremendous role in her recovery, which was the main reason she decided to become a certified Corrective Exercise Specialist. Shelley also works as a Clinical Performance Coach with physical therapy patients and enjoys bringing that expertise to her Stretchly clients; she frequently incorporates corrective exercise into her stretch sessions when beneficial for the client.  Shelley has worked with clients ranging in age from 11 to 99 and has a sincere passion for helping her clients achieve optimal, pain-free movement, whether they are recovering from an injury, training for competition, or just want to feel better.

When she is not working, Shelley enjoys spending time with her husband and their two dogs. She loves to mountain bike, travel, read, and hike in the mountains whenever the opportunity presents itself.

Fun fact: Shelley has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do!

Profiles_Anna

Certifications:
Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)
NASM Neuromuscular Stretching Certified
NASM Golf Fitness Specialist

Anna

Sr. FLEXpert

This pleasant personality is a Prior Lake native with a Doctorate of Pharmacy (PharmD). Yes, this girl is a full time Pharmacist with a passion for helping people in their wellness journey. When she isn’t at the pharmacy, she loves spending time outdoors with friends and instructing rowing classes at Row House.

Anna joined the Stretchly team to affect wellness proactively. While she keeps quite busy, she is extremely patient and brings a kind, personable approach to your stretch experience!

Fun Fact: Anna bleeds Purple and Gold so if you aren't a Vikings fan, please book a session with her immediately so that she can correct that too!

Profiles_Paul

Certifications:
NASM Neuromuscular Stretching Certified
NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist
ACE Certified Personal Trainer
Functional Anatomy Certified
Trigger Point Myofascial Certified
NASM Golf Fitness Specialist

Paul

Sr. FLEXpert

"I originally became interested in fitness in order to help myself live the best life possible. As I started to see the results of my hard work, I fell in love with it. The more I learned and the more I trained, the better I felt. I became obsessed with all types of training. It became obvious to me at that point, I should help people feel the way I feel and help people fall in love with their health and live their best life."

Paul is a Military Veteran and truly a 'student of the stretch'. Paul is quick to offer alternatives and recommended improvements to daily routine that will have a truly long-lasting impact. He can do this with confidence because he practices what he preaches and has proven to be a highly effective communicator for both new and seasoned stretch customers.

Stephanie

Certifications:
Masters (MS) – Exercise Science
NASM Neuromuscular Stretching Certified
NASM Certified Nutrition Coach
NASM Golf Fitness Specialist

Stephanie

FLEXpert

Stephanie has been passionate about health and fitness for as long as she can remember. She has always gravitated towards living a healthy lifestyle and loves helping others discover that even small changes can add up and lead to big results. She graduated from the University of Northwestern - St. Paul with a degree in kinesiology and a minor in psychology. She realized there was so much more to learn and went on to receive her master's in exercise science from Concordia University - St. Paul.

Stephanie grew up playing volleyball and basketball and now stays active by running (anything from 5Ks to marathons), cross-training with either HIIT workouts or strength training, walking or hiking on local trails, and will throw in an occasional bike ride. She loves stretching both to help wake her up in the morning as well as to help relax at night, and she always tries to make time to foam roll after a workout. In her free time, Stephanie enjoys spending time with her husband and friends, travelling to new places, reading, and trying out new recipes.

Fun fact: Stephanie didn't start running consistently until she ran in her first organized 5K race at age 29.

ShaySAT-25

Certifications:
NASM Senior Fitness Specialist (SFS)
NASM Neuromuscular Stretching Certified
NASM Golf Fitness Specialist
Certified Yoga Instructor

Shay

FLEXpert

Shay started her health and wellness journey in 2016 when she took her first ever yoga class. Yoga became a defining moment in her life when she decided to become a certified yoga instructor in 2019 and use her personal experience and aspire to be a bridge to the knowledge of the yoga traditions.

In 2021, Shay decided to expand on her health and wellness journey and it was then she discovered the opportunity for neuromuscular stretching and immediately became indulged in the benefits and effectiveness of the practice. Shay’s goal is to make every client feel comfortable and heard in their experience so that the goal of the client is met with exceeding expectations!

Fun fact: Shay likes to partake in outdoor activities, when weather permits, roller-skate with friends and dabble in culinary!

Connor

Certifications:
BS in Kinesiology
NASM Neuromuscular Stretching Certified
NASM Golf Fitness Specialist

* Student - Doctor of Chiropractic

Connor

FLEXpert

Connor, a Prior Lake native, started his fitness journey during his first year of college at Iowa State University. After learning about powerlifting competitions at the ISU Weight Club, he made it his goal to qualify for a national level competition. In 2018, after four prior competitions, he finally qualified for and competed in the USAPL national powerlifting competition in Spokane, Washington. Achieving his goal came with a burnt out and aching body. This compelled Connor to learn more about recovery and nutrition. Although he was already planning to attend chiropractic school, he realized how beneficial chiropractic care was for his own recovery and how he could help other people with their fitness goals. This reinforced his decision to become a chiropractor.

Now, Connor is currently enrolled in Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington to become a Doctor of Chiropractic. He has developed a holistic and scientific perspective that focuses on the natural healing capabilities of the body. Connor looks forward to using his knowledge and experience of neuromuscular stretching to expand his ability to help others.

 

Fun fact: Connor enjoys playing videogames, spending time with family, and hiking.

OliviaSAT-25

Certifications:
NASM Neuromuscular Stretching Certified
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
ACE Certified Personal Trainer

Olivia

FLEXpert

Olivia Fish grew up on her parents organic family farm to which she credits instilled a love for movement, nutritious eating, and an overall healthy way of living. After two years of the Exercise Science program at Moorhead State, Olivia decided to take a step back to reevaluate her interests. Since then she has continued her endeavors in health and wellness by becoming a certified personal trainer and is currently pursuing further education with the Nutritional Therapy Association and the NASM Golf Specialist certification. Olivia finds value in working at Stretchly because of her love for holistic wellness and social connection.

 

Fun fact: When Olivia is not working you can be sure to find her hitting the weights or spending time in the sunny MN outdoors.

Julie_8x8

Certifications:

NASM Neuromuscular Stretch Certified
CrossFit L2 Certified Trainer
NETA group fitness cert
USAW Level 1 Performance Coach
Zumba Level 1 Trainer

Julie

FLEXpert

I developed a passion for fitness and healthy lifestyle in my mid twenties.  My passion quickly grew and within a couple of years of working out at Lifetime fitness I became really involved  in CrossFit where I started coaching and competing. Throughout my fitness journey I added group fitness and USAW to my areas of interests getting certified in both. Aside from loving the fitness aspect of teaching, what I really enjoy is working with people and helping others reach their fitness goals.

I am really looking forward to my journey at Stretchly!

Jake_edited

Certifications:

NASM Neuromuscular Stretch Certified
Loka Yoga School (LYS) Breathwork Coach
Loka Yoga School (LYS) Meditation Coach

(Student) Institute of Transformational Nutrition

Jake

FLEXpert

Growing up in Prior Lake, Jake was involved with athletics and quickly fell in love with sports from a young age when he first began to play hockey.  In High School, Jake had a negative response to a medication that completely turned his world upside down and brought a new awareness to his well-being. With time and lots of trial and error, he went on a healing journey and learned the importance of living a holistic lifestyle and approaching health from every angle physically, mentally, and emotionally. This ignited a passion to help others live this way! 

Jake is currently pursuing a health coaching certification from the Institute of Transformational Nutrition.

"I love getting to work at Stretchly because I strongly believe in the mission. Stretching was a huge part of my personal healing experience so I’m very happy to get to assist others in this way!"

Fun Fact: I love to ride my long board with some good music, take nature walks with my dog, and read!

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