Meet our Team of elite experts
fitness, wellness, nutrition, executive coaching & instructors
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
Casey has been a professional in the health fitness industry since 2009, helping hundreds of people achieve their fitness goals. From working with beginners, youth, older adults, and almost everyone in between, Casey loves to blend her diverse knowledge to help guide clients. Her philosophy is simple: meet people where they are in life in order to help them learn, grow and excel. When Casey was younger, she struggled with an eating disorder but found exercise as her most healing method. Gaining physical strength helped with her mental strength. In more recent years, she has completed in Bodybuilding and CrossFit. Casey enjoys competitive sports, as well as maximizing her mental and physical well-being. She believes fitness, nutrition, and wellness coaching are beneficial for everyone.
Education: Bachelor in Exercise Science from Minnesota School of Business; Certified Personal Trainer with American Council of Exercise; Certified Nutrition Coach with Precision Nutrition; Corrective Exercise Specialist with National Academy of Sports Medicine.
Additional Education: A focus on Neurocentric Education with ZHealth Education-completing Rehabilitation Phase, Integration Phase, Sports Integration Phase, Threat Modulation Phase (deeper dive into pain science), and Strength Phase; USA Weightlifting Level 1; Functional Range Conditioning Level 1 certified.
Specialties: Body composition, weight loss, wellness & lifestyle coaching, youth instruction, pain management, rehabilitation mobility, strength, balance and vision.
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.
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
- Member, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
- Member, Dietitians in Integrative & Functional Medicine
- Member, Institute for Functional Medicine
- Member, Integrative & Functional Nutrition Academy
ELEV8 YOGA & 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.