OUR TEAM

The support of the staff and fellow studio members is fantastic. There’s so much positive energy all around the room, I always feel welcomed, inspired, and happy to be a part of this studio. — Janan Juliff

Beth Richardson

Pilates Trainer

Beth Richardson Pilates Reformer classes MinneapolisBeth has been teaching private Pilates and group reformer classes at the studio since early 2008 after 25 years as a personal trainer and physical therapy assistant. Beth earned the comprehensive Peak Pilates certification which includes levels through advanced on all apparatus in addition to Gyrotonics full certification. She has personally experienced neck pain and subsequent fused vertabra and has help numerous clients through neck and back trouble in addition to shoulder, foot, hip and knee trouble. Beth practices Pilates in a very therapeutic manner with a special personal touch.

Sara Sherva

Pilates Trainer

Sara Sherva Pilates Reformer Instructor in MinneapolisSara is a Pilates trainer at Studio TimeOut. She is Intermediate STOTT certified in Pilates mat and reformer, and also trained for injuries and special populations. Her training is ongoing. Sara strongly believes health is a conscious lifestyle choice necessary for longevity and happiness, and that movement is the blueprint for how we interface with the world. She loves helping clients at all fitness levels move, strengthen, get in shape, and feel good in an intelligent, healthful, and body positive way. She has a BS degree in Health and Wellness with a focus in Spirituality and Healing. Sara is an herbalist, and has taught classes, led plant walks, and has her own line of herbal tonics and elixirs.

Michala Martinez

Pilates Trainer

Michala is a Private Pilates Trainer at the Studio. She is a Level 2 STOTT Certified Pilates instructor, and an Aircat Aerial instructor. She never wants to stop learning, and continues to attend Pilates workshops and is interested in the Egoscue Method. Michala holds a BFA in Dance from the University of Minnesota and is still active in the dance community through her performances with Threads Dance Project (founding member) and Alternative Motion Project, along with Production Managing Ananya Dance Theatre.

Nicole Jones Dickson

Pilates Trainer

Nicole Jones Dickson Pilates classes MinneapolisNicole is a Pilates Trainer at the Studio.  You can find her in the Pilates Apparatus studio teaching Privates, Duets, Reformer and Tower Classes, as well as Pilates Mat. She came to the Pilates method through a professional dance career and immediately felt at home in the practice. Nicole holds a Comprehensive Pilates Trainer Certification from Core Pilates NYC and continues her studies here in MN. Being a mover since birth she has traveled the world teaching dance and performing.  She holds a BFA in Dance Performance from Oklahoma City University. Nicole recently completed six years as a Radio City Rockette and is excited to call Minneapolis home once again.

Brenna Marlin

Pilates Trainer

You’ll find Brenna in the Pilates studio at Studio TimeOut. She has been an active and creative person her whole life. From her childhood basketball career to her current profession as a modern dancer and Pilates instructor, she has always enjoyed movement of all different forms. What first drew her to Pilates was its specificity and the concentration it requires. Brenna has experience working with Alexander Technique as well as other somatic practices which she likes to incorporate in her approach to teaching. She is currently working on her Balanced Body Pilates certification and holds a BFA in dance performance and choreography from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Since moving to Minneapolis in 2015, Brenna has danced with ARENA dances and is a current company member of Threads Dance Project.

Debra Valentini

Pilates Trainer

debra valentini pilates reformer in minneapolis minnesotaYou can find Debra in the Pilates studio teaching private and group lessons. She took her first Pilates class 15 years ago and soon noticed how Pilates transformed her body in a way other fitness classes never did. She is now certified as a Balanced Body Pilates instructor loves seeing her clients connect with their breath, change the shape of their bodies, and build a deep connection to their body’s own innate wisdom. Really, health and wellness overall is a huge aspect of Debra’s life, and she brings that passion to each and every interaction she has with her clients. When not at the Studio, Debra is cooking Moroccan, Italian, and Indian food, learning to play the ukulele, and spending time with her husband Martin, 2 dogs, and 4 rescue cats.

Lauren Meehan

Instructor

Lauren Meehan exercise classes in minneapolisLauren is a graduate of NYU’s elite Tisch School of the Arts where she studied drama. A former Broadway dancer and performer, she’s appeared in musicals such as WICKED, Cats, A Chorus Line, Peter Pan starring Cathy Rigby, and South Pacific starring Reba McEntire. As a dancer, fitness has always been an important part of her life, and she is thrilled to return to StudioTimeOut to combine her two favorite things, dance and fitness, while teaching Zumba, Barre, Aerial Stretch, Small Ball Release, Insanity Live, and Tabata! When she’s not teaching or performing she enjoys cooking, entertaining, fostering dogs and singing in her husband’s jazz band.

Angela Fox

Instructor

Angela Fox exercise classes in minneapolisAngela teaches Zumba at the studio. Fitness is a huge passion for Angela that began in her roots of being a performer. In addition to being a group fitness instructor, Angela is a dancer, choreographer, singer, actress, and composer in the Twin Cities area. She also teaches private piano and voice lessons and is a published composer with Alliance Publications, INC.

Meredith Wolf

Instructor

 Meredith Wolf BODYPUMP Instructor Southwest MinneapolisMeredith has been teaching BODYPUMP at the studio since about 2009, and just graduated with her Master’s degree in Business Communication from the University of St. Thomas. Bicycling is one of her greatest pleasures. Meredith regularly commutes to work by bike, and spends her summers cycling to concerts, social events and movies in the park. She enjoys exploring the great outdoors — preferably on a mountain bike — and also loves to camp, hike and kayak. She has a dream to run a marathon with each of her siblings – one down, two to go! Having graduated college with an English degree, she can easily spend an entire day buried in a good book. Meredith says, “The technologies I’m most thankful for are podcasts and audiobooks because they allows me to maintain an active lifestyle while constantly learning new things”.

Rachel Soffer

Instructor

rachel soffer exercise classes in minneapolis, MNRachel is an enthusiastic health and fitness leader who loves inspiring people to enjoy exercising body, mind and spirit. She teaches Aerobics With Soul, BollyX, and willPower & grace at the Studio, and is passionate about sharing the joy and healing power of dance and exercise. Rachel earned her B.A. in International Affairs at the American University in Paris, France and The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She earned her J.D. at William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, MN and has enjoyed practicing law as a partner at two major Twin Cities law firms. She currently works at a boutique law firm where she advises businesses including those in health & wellness, medical technology, software, sustainable products, and natural foods. Rachel loves yoga, hiking, canoeing, bicycling, skiing, sailing, star-gazing, dancing, world music, travel, tea, and enjoying life with family and friends.

David Schmit

Instructor & Energy Healer

David Schmit exercise classes in minneapolisDavid teaches BODYPUMP at the Studio. He is AFAA certified and has been teaching for 7 years. David spends most of his time running his own business (Designed Energy Savings) he’s had for over 30 years. He is also a competitive ballroom dancer and the husband of Jeanne, the owner of StudioTimeOut. He has been doing energy healing and corrective exercise for over 13 years and has recently started offering his services to studio clients. David is responsible for the beautiful physical aspect of the studio… the lighting, the air control, the mechanicals… anything physical. We would not be here without his expertise.

Liz Parker

Front Desk Staff

Liz thrives when she can be an encouraging force for others as they work to improve their lives. As someone who has experienced how powerful our physical health can be to our mental health and well-being, she loves to be a support for those who are looking to take control of their health and their lives. She has experience promoting personal growth and actualization as a Socratic facilitator for young adults. Stoic philosophy and the person-centered humanistic approach to psychology strongly influence her outlook and her work. She has taken various group fitness classes, enjoys running and biking, does weight training, and is a fan of HIIT workouts. To her, the positive environment of a studio where everyone’s working on becoming their better selves is one of the best places to be.

Lana Elaraj

Front Desk Staff

Lana works at the front desk and is one of the first people all new clients meet. She enjoys interacting with clients to make sure they have a happy experience at the studio, and she loves the energy of everyone coming through the door ready for class. Lana is passionate about health and wellness and is currently studying to be an RN. She believes it’s important we take care of ourselves physically so that we feel good mentally, and has a goal to work with her own patients one day.

Mary Perpich

Front Desk Staff

You’ll see Mary at the front desk at the studio. She is passionate about helping people live happier, healthier lives both mentally and physically. She is a big proponent of disease prevention rather than just treatment, and feels at home sharing this viewpoint with Studio TimeOut. She is active and loves exercising, especially HIIT workouts, strength training, and running, and has volunteered multiple times as a Girls on the Run coach. Mary is currently studying psychology and public health at the University of Minnesota.

Madeline Hewitt, NTC

Instructor, Pilates Trainer, Breathwork Facilitator, & Nutritional Therapy Consultant

Madeline Rosie Hewitt Pilates Classes MinneapolisMadeline teaches Barre, BodyShaping, Aerial and Private Pilates lessons. She started her teaching career at the age of 14, teaching BODYPUMP and BODYJAM. Madeline is ACE Certified in Group Fitness and certified through Aircat Aerial and Peak Pilates. She attended Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Arts (SPCPA) High School in addition to dance training with Ballet Arts Minnesota. She attended the dance program at Cornish College in Seattle. Madeline learned aerial and other apparatus at Circus Juventas and private circus lessons in Seattle. She is the creator of the fabulous sugar, gluten and dairy free triple chocolate desserts, thin mints and cauliflower crust pizza. Madeline has recently become certified as a Shamanic Integrative Breathwork facilitator. She will be directing her time and efforts to putting on weekend Shamanic Integrative Breathwork Retreats for spiritual transformation.

Lucy Hewitt, BA, NTP, FDN-P

Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner

Lucy Noel Hewitt Nutritional Therapy Practitioner MinneapolisLucy is a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner and Nutritional Therapist. She uses a foundational and scientific approach to nutrition that addresses the balance of a person’s body. Her specialty is using diet, lifestyle, exercise, stress reduction, and supplementation to bring you back to optimal health. Lucy received her BA in Biology from College of St. Catherine, her Nutritional Therapy Practitioner certification through the Nutritional Therapy Association in Seattle, WA, and her Functional Diagnostic Nutrition certification through FDN with Reed Davis. Her warm and welcoming personality creates a comfortable environment, and through diet and lifestyle changes, she helps people reach outstanding health. When she’s not working at the studio, she’s supporting new mamas as a doula and playing with her little boy.

Jeanne Marie Schmit, Pharm D

Owner & Instructor

Jeanne Marie Schmit PharmD exercise classes minneapolisJeanne is the owner of Studio TimeOut. She received her doctorate in Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) in 1986. She completed a general residency at United Hospital in St. Paul and a postdoctoral fellowship in geriatrics at HCMC, Minneapolis. She worked in the field for 14 years in the areas of academics, research and managed care before changing her career to fitness in 1999. She has been an ACE certified Group Fitness Instructor since 1993 and is certified in Pilates through Physical Mind Institute, Polestar, and Peak Pilates. She started teaching step classes in 1994 and progressed to Pilates, kickboxing, weight training, and Tabata. She is a black belt Nia teacher and has studied the work of Eric Franklin and Pete Egoscue, incorporating those techniques into her classes. Jeanne’s mission is to help people find health and happiness through exercise, diet, and life choices. She believes considering the mind, body and spirit in exercise and all daily activities brings the body toward health and wholeness. Her experience in the medical field has proven invaluable when melding westerm medicine with holistic practices. Her hope is to help many, many people return to health (or achieve for the first time) through healthy eating and lifestyle choices.