Meet Your Fitbit Local Ambassadors: Minneapolis, MN

2016-09-02_MFL_Blog_730x485JoyHimleyJoy Himley

Joy is a fitness artist whose foundation is based on creating unique moves, fresh routines and energizing jams. She wants your experience to be full of energy, sweat, good beats and lots of community love. A believer in the power of community to keep us going and fuel our love for fitness, she teaches classes with Life Time Athletic across the Twin Cities and also hosts special event classes thru her website. Joy has experience leading fitness classes at exclusive boutiques, large fitness clubs and had her own fitness studio. An ambassador and community leader for lululemon Athletica, Joy has an extensive background in multiple formats including Cycle, TRX, Barre, Yoga Sculpt, HIIT, Barbell, Strength and Core and she loves to mix it up by creating hybrid formats.

Joy’s passion for health and fitness began in high school, while working closely with her brother who was training for the NHL. She carried that passion along with her corporate career in marketing and sales and simultaneously taught a multitude of fitness classes per week. Being a mother of two kids, she later decided to leave her corporate life to dedicate more time to teaching and her family.  She more recently became a certified wellness coach thru IIN and has received her real estate license in selling residential property. Joy has been featured in Oxygen Magazine, Fox 29 News, The Scout Guide Minneapolis and Edina Magazine to name a few. She is thrilled to share her many years of experience as an elite instructor and creator of class formats. Her philosophy of Progression; No matter where you start your fitness journey and making it available to everyone thru modifications and advancements is critical to growing. Joy will be your biggest supporter in whatever fitness goals you have and is a strong believer in tapping into your local support system.

Joy is humbled and honored to serve as your Fitbit Local Ambassador for the Twin Cities. You can find Joy online, and on Instagram and Facebook or catch her in a class (the schedule’s on her site).

JC LippoldJ.C. Lippold

As the kid who could never run the mile in elementary school, J.C. Lippold is passionate about creating safe spaces for EVERY person to encounter their strongest, brightest and boldest self. J.C. is a marathon runner, an E-RYT 200 Certified Yoga Teacher, [solidcore] Coach, and a man constantly fueled by the students who show up and inspire each and every day.

A Minnesotan born and bred, J.C. spent time opening up new studios, training teachers and teaching yoga all across the country before returning home in the summer of 2015. Since then J.C. has been teaching yoga full time at CorePower Yoga, coaching one of the most intense and body shaking workouts at [solidcore] and directing theatre across the metro.

In the studio, J.C. has a boundless ability to create graceful and grace filled spaces. He invites people to be present within the moment at hand and encourages students never to under (or over) estimate what one needs from their workout each day.

J.C. is ecstatic to be a Fitbit Local Ambassador as it is going to allow more bridges to be built for folks who are looking to get their steps in, be motivated and supported by one another and to connect with the amazingly inclusive and electrifying fitness tribes in the Twin Cities year-round!

A 12-time marathoner, an awarded high school tennis coach and theatre director and currently a lululemon Ambassador at West End in Saint Louis Park and currently writing his first book, The Me Tattoo: The Selfish Approach to the Selfless Lifestyle, J.C. would love to connect with you on Facebook and Instagram.

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