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Growing up as a fit and healthy kid, staying active was easy! It wasn’t until she moved to Minnesota to attend college that Addie began to notice the ill effects of not prioritizing fitness and good nutrition. Her poor nutrition led to severe acne and an immediate 20 pound weight gain. After struggling to maintain a healthy lifestyle, her weight fluctuated over the next 5 years. She lost this weight three times and re-gained it twice before finding a permanent solution through educating herself on the topics.
Addie earned her Bachelor of Art’s degree from Hamline University then continued on to school for personal training and nutrition consulting at the National Personal Training Institute. These skills deeply impacted her own life and helped her build a career she is passionate about! Addie happily offers safe and effective personal training as a nationally certified NPTI – Advanced Certified Personal Trainer. Additionally, her skills include NPTI Nutrition Consultant and a background in Stott Pilates Matwork.
She asks her clients to learn and grow every month, so she strives to do the same. Her hobbies include biking, golfing, making and sending cards. She also enjoys cooking in batches and baking on occasion. She lies in her hammock and reads whenever possible.
Erin Erdahl, B.A., is a Minnesota native who moved to Minneapolis earlier this year after spending time in Indianapolis, IN and Denver, CO. She is excited to be back in the Midwest and continue doing the work she loves!
Erin graduated from St. Olaf College with a Bachelors of Arts in Biology and worked in immunology and oncology research full-time while working in the field of fitness and wellness part-time. She is a certified personal trainer full time that is passionate about movement and sharing that with you!
When Erin isn't in the studio, you can find her taking fitness classes and exploring the great outdoors with her husband Kent. Erin enjoys coffee, going to the lake, cooking and quilting. She loves spending time with her large extended family and her 12 (and counting) nieces and nephews.
Erin is so happy to be a part of Live Your Life Physical Therapy and hopes to meet you soon!
Michele Haider, A.A.
Michele Haider is a lifetime resident of Little Canada, MN; the third generation to live on land that was once the family farm.
Michele has more then 25 years experience in the fitness industry as a personal trainer, group exercise instructor, nutritional specialist, wellness coach and corporate wellness coordinator. Michele’s experience has developed her passion for fitness and conditioning for aging adults.
Michele earned an A.A. Degree through Century College and holds certifications from the American College of Sports Medicine, Silver Sneakers, Wellcoaches, American Council on Exercise, American Fitness Professionals & Associates, and American Academy of Fitness Professionals.
A former marathon runner, Michele now maintains an active lifestyle through running, strength training, biking, pickleball, snowshoeing, and long walks with friends.
Karen Jenson, B.A.
Karen Jenson, B.A. is originally from Cleveland, OH, earned her bachelor’s degree just outside of Chicago and has called Minneapolis her home for the past 21 years.
Karen was always “keeping up with the boys” as a kid and even played on the boys varsity soccer team in high school. She continued her soccer career on a division III team through college and played with several co-ed teams once she settled in the Twin Cities. Karen has had careers as a coffee roaster, a field operations manager, a retail sales manager and as an instructor for outside activities. Two years ago, she decided that the time was right to pursue her passion for fitness and her strong desire to help people feel better through activity. After a lot of studying and exam prep, Karen received her Personal Training certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.
As a strong believer in work/life balance, Karen spends her time away from work playing with her two children & husband, cycling, hiking, running, camping and hopes to get back into climbing soon.
From day one during my graduate studies in occupational therapy, my professors would always say “You need to have a 30 second OT elevator speech.” Five years later and I still am constantly changing that elevator speech and answering the questions: “What is it you do?” “What is Occupationa…view full article
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