Meet our Team of elite experts
fitness, wellness, nutrition, executive coaching & instructors
Elev8 Master Coach, Executive & Nutrition Coach
Jonathan Watters' vision and passion for wellness, combined with his unique knowledge base in fitness, nutrition, biomechanics, hormone and neurological pathways are what set him in a class beyond his peers. He specializes in making his clients super humans. Executive & Nutrition Coaching, Stress Management, Mindset Changes, Strength Coaching, Sports Performance and Healthy Weightless.
Education Bachelor of Arts in History, Religious Studies and Classics - Summa cum Laude - Youngstown State University; Ohio University Alumnus; National Academy of Sports Medicine - Certified Personal Trainer, Performance Enhancement Specialist and Corrective Exercise Specialist; et al.
Additional extensive competencies in physiology, biomechanics, cardiac conductivity, basic ECG/EKG, cation exchange, hormonal and neurological pathways, lab panels, adrenal function, operating room experience, over 200 hours (and growing) of USMLE1 medical lectures and medical CEUs.
SUAN M TAYLOR KREGEL
ELEV8 LIFESTYLE & WELLNESS COACH
Suan has been in the health and fitness industry since 2005, and she become an NASM certified personal trainer in 2006. As an undergrad student, she founded the first student-run, university-clinic-funded, health and wellness program at Bradley University. After graduating with a health sciences degree, she pursued her two interests, both business and fitness. Suan has trained adult athletes for triathlons, NFL combines and everyday vitality. While building a career in marketing technology, Suan trained as a powerlifter, boxer and a competitive bodybuilder. Today, Suan's true passion is in helping her clients realize the potential that lies beyond the goal. She believes in compassionate coaching to support meaningful, sustainable, lifestyle adjustments that produce positive change while balancing the many priorities modern living requires. In her free time Suan enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family and writing her wellness blog (www.poquitaloquita.com).
Specialties: Overall wellness & fitness, lifestyle coaching, sustainable and balanced lifestyle approach
Education: Bachelor of Sciences - Health Sciences / Pre-Physical Therapy, Bradley University 2007
Elev8 Yoga and Dance Instructor
“My intention as a yoga and dance teacher is to invite people to cultivate a stronger and kinder mind-body connection. A more embodied presence helps us to feel more connected to our own inner guidance system. Through compassionate mindful movement, we cultivate a stronger awareness of our needs. The more aware we are of our needs, the better able we are to meet them. Our thoughts, emotions, and sensations are indicators that something is asking for attention. I love encouraging others to find a healthier mind-body relationship through movement. I encourage those who practice with me to find their own embodiment and empowerment, whether practicing yoga or dancing."
Education: 200 hour teacher training at Yoga Center of Minneapolis. B.F.A. in Dance from the University of Minnesota
Falling in love with yoga while studying dance at the University of Minnesota, Setia has been a yoga instructor since 2000 and offers private lessons and yoga parties. Una Setia’s yoga and dance career has ranged from more formal venues, to dancing in schools to educate students, and occasionally as a back up dancer for singers Starr and Stacy B. She also works with One Dance Company and teaches kids Hip Hop dance. She has 8 years of flash mob choreography experience and teaching for a variety of organizations including Twin Cities Film Fest, United Health Group, Great Clips, Office Max, Minnesotans United for all families, Food Freedom, Aria at the Jeune Lune, and Crave. Setia also creates custom choreography for wedding dances and flash mob proposals. She currently lives in Saint Louis Park with her husband and her son--who loves dancing to Bollywood music.
Cindi Lockhart, RDN, LDN, IFNCP
Elev8 Master Nutrition Coach, Registered Dietician Nutrition
A certified Integrative and Functional Nutrition Practitioner, Cindi has over 26 years in professional practice with a focus on Women’s Health. Her approach is to optimize one’s health and function by getting to the root cause/s of dysfunction through comprehensive assessments (subjective and objective - specialty lab testing) and coaching on a holistic lifestyle: nutrition, food, exercise, stress management, sleep optimization, supplementation, and environmental toxin exposure. In her spare time, she enjoys reading always practice-related, working out, hiking, practicing yoga, and being out in nature.
Specialties: Infertility / Pre-Conception / Pre-Natal / Perimenopause & Menopause / Menopause / Thyroid Dysfunction / Gut Health – impacts mood (depression, anxiety) / skin / immunity / Autoimmunity
Education: • University of Illinois, Urbana, IL | Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics • Brigham & Women’s Hospital-Harvard Medical Teaching School, Boston, MA | Dietetics Internship • Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy | IFNCP Certified Practitioner • Institute for Functional Medicine | Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice • Diagnostics Nutrition | Certification •Certified CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach •Wellcoaches | Certified Health and Wellness Coach •First Line Therapy Metagenics | Certified Health Care Provider •Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics | Adult Weight Management Certification
Restorative Lead Certified Massage Therapist & Yin Yoga Instructor
Megan attended the National Holistic Institute in San Francisco in 2009, where she found her calling and passion for massage. With her love of Yoga she continued her education and became a Yoga Teacher. She received her certifications at Life Power for various styles of Yoga and the Yoga Center for Yin and Mi-An Yoga. Having a love for both massage and Yoga she has created a new class called Yin Yoga + Massage; it is designed to combine the benefits of both practices. Having a Rehabilitative Specialist background, Megan also enjoys educating clients, sharing corrective exercises, stretches, and yoga poses to assist in recovery. She loves Yoga and Massage for all of its benefits, helping relieve aches, pains, and tension, assisting in the recovery of injuries and illness, reducing stress, anxiety, depression, and increasing overall wellness.
Certifications Include: Massage Therapist and Health Educator, National Holistic Institute of Massage Therapy. Connective Tissue Therapy Training, ASIS Massage Education. Pain Management & Orthopedic Massage Training with James Waslaski. Reiki: First Degree MCTC. Life Power Yoga Teacher Training. Yoga Center Yin and Mi-An Teacher Training.
Specialties Include: Massage Therapy, Yin Yoga, Restorative Practices, Pain Management
Elev8 Master coach
Alicia has 10 years of experience in the health and fitness industry. In that time she has worked for four different top fitness corporations at a managerial level. She has also been coaching track and field long, triple and high jump competitors for the past 6 years. In her free time she enjoys working out, reading, trying new restaurants in the twin cities, and spending time with family and friends.
Certifications Include: NASM Certified Personal Trainer, NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist
Specialties Include: sports performance, weight loss and physique training.
Elev8 Master coach
After a severe spinal injury, the physician told Charlie that he would never again be able to walk normally, even after surgery. Thanks to the foundational education Charlie had already received, paired with his training experience with clientele, he was able to trial-and-error a unique new set of methods to recover completely. After his rehabilitation he subsequently lost 100lbs, competed in two bodybuilding shows, regained collegiate athletic strength performance and sharpened his mind.
Education Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (emphasis in education), University of Minnesota; National Academy of Sports Medicine-Certified Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist
Additional Certs and Expertise RKC - Hardstyle Kettlebell Instructor, ISCA- Kickboxing Instructor, BBB/NASM-BOC- Spinal Specialist, Shoulder and Knee Specialist, PTA Global-Functional Training Instructor
Competent in physiology, biomechanics, lab panels, adrenal function. Attended hundreds of hours of the latest educational lectures in the industry. Proficient in American Sign Language