Meet the Instructors

Emily – Owner – Personal Trainer, Nutrition Specialist, Group Fitness

Zumba; Hip Hop Fit; Serious Circuits, Abs on Fire, Fast Fit Trainer

After 8 years of foster care and in home daycare, Emily Balow discovered her love for fitness in her spare time.  Stumbling upon Dragonfly was unplanned but not regretted and the best career decision she has ever made. Emily is fun and motivating. Join one of her low pressure, anything goes classes, you won’t regret it.

Zumba is a Latin based, shake your booty aerobic workout, that everyone must try ! This is the most fun you will ever have getting in shape no matter what your level of dance is. Shake your way to better health, more energy and a smaller dress size.

Circuits is a higher intensity class that you can ease into. You will be introduced to weights, cardio, plyometrics and calisthenics.  Don’t be intimidated! You’ll love the results

Hip Hop Fit is Emily’s creation of today’s hits with choreographed toning songs.  Less dancing, more toning!

Abs on Fire is 30 minutes of high intensity core work.

  • Certified ISSA Fitness Trainer
  • Specialist in Fitness Nutrition (ISSA)
  • Certified Zumba Instructor Basic 1 and 2
  • Certified Insanity Instructor
  • Certified AMPD Instructor
  • Certified Boot Camp Instructor
  • Rhythmic Fitness Instructor
  • Metabolic Specialist

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Katy – FastFit, Swole-Mates

Swole-Mates – FF Sub

Katy is a star Fast Fit students who has lost 100lbs and learned it a ton on her journey. She is always the first to grab heavier weights and can help you reach your goals.

Neva – Fast Fit, Hardcore

Neva was one of the first FastFitters and is now teaching others how to be strong.  She teaches Circuits as well as trains in addition to showing off her country moves on Mondays with Angela.

Molly

Meet Molly! Molly has a bright smile, a yes attitude and is a perfect fit for our Dragonfly family. Molly is a former professional salsa dancer and loves all things moving your body.“Dance is the expression of the soul! So dance like no one is watching and if someone is put on a smile and own it🤩❤️!!”

In addition to her passion to dance Molly is a registered nurse who has a Masters of Public Health and currently works as a functional nutritionist and a small boutique practice. She is a Wisconsin native but has been living in the Chicagoland area for the past 9 years. There she brought her love for dance the next level and performed with some of Chicago’s elite Latin Dancers 💃🏿 Her next stop is Dragonfly Dance and Wellness and is excited to bring us a range of different dance sport styles to heat things up this winter!

Steph – TurboKick

Stephanie got addicted to TurboKick classes in college back in her hometown of Pittsburgh, PA. When she moved to Eau Claire and had trouble finding Turbo classes she decided to get certified and share the Turbo love with her friends here.

Get hooked on the Turbo high! With cardio kickboxing and body-sculpting dance moves choreographed to the hottest music mixes, you’ll get lean and toned—and have a blast doing it! It’s high intensity offered with options for low-impact, so no matter your fitness level, Turbo is fast-paced, and totally addicting!

 

 

 

Kristen – Zumba

Kristen has been dancing to the Zumba beat since 2011 and is excited to be a new licensed Zumba instructor as of 2019! Kristen’s favorite part of Zumba is that it is exercise in disguise and that students can start with any level of experience. By the time they’ve moved to each class’s Latin and world rhythms, students often forget that they’ve gotten a total workout combining cardio, muscle conditioning, balance, and flexibility! When she is not teaching Zumba, Kristen enjoys podcasting about science and participating in community theatre.

Jen – Zumba

I’ve been a licensed Zumba Instructor since June of 2016. I have loved Zumba for much longer but when encouraged to become a teacher and take the lead I hesitated; I’m was the kid that sat in the back of the class and hoped no-one called my name. Public speaking was terrifying as was leading a group. After 6 months of putting myself out there in front of a class, I was hooked on teaching. Now you can catch me leading the party at Dragonfly Sundays at 4 pm. I’m known for being “nice” but don’t worry, the other description is “sassy” and I promise you an energetic class full of FUN.

Stacey – FastFit Sub

 “I have been a group fitness instructor for over 25 years and I love it! I have taught a variety of classes but my true passion has always been strength training involving weights and resistance.”

Stacey will be teaching Strength and Conditioning. She will also be a sub for our Fast Fit program!

Troy LaBair – Lifting

Lifting

Troy came to Fast Fit as a client and rediscovered his affinity for heavy lifting after loosing 25lbs. He has a goal-oriented approach, so come to his classes ready to make gains.

He also doesn’t care about music so make sure to pick your favorite, otherwise you may get stuck listening to a presidential biography.