Manager

Michelle Artis Parks Plus Fitness Center Manager

Michelle Artis

Parks Plus Fitness Center Manager

Michelle oversees all operations and day-to-day functions of the fitness center, group fitness, personal training and child care.

Michelle has been with PPFC since 2006 as a certified personal trainer, was promoted to assistant manager in 2015, and manager in 2017. She has been a certified personal trainer since 2000. Michelle was a Division I athlete in college and a multiple sport varsity athlete in high school. She is a Wheaton resident and mother of 4. In her spare time Michelle volunteers and completes races and events such as: GoRuck Challenge, Super Spartan, Soldier Field 10-Miler, and Ragner Series/200-mile relay. Of course you’ll also see her at the Wheaton Park District Race Series (Fun Run, Run for the Animals, Night Run, & Reindeer Run).

Personal Trainers

All of our personal trainers are certified in CPR, AED and First Aid. Some personal trainers also teach fitness classes, those trainers are noted with an asterisk (*) below.

Jim Brown Personal Trainer

Jim Brown

Certified Personal Trainer

Jim is certified by World Instructors Training School. He competes in Masters (age group) Track and Field and runs the sprint races. Jim currently holds a 4th-degree black belt in Taekwondo and has 20 years of participating and teaching martial arts. He incorporates his wide range of fitness experience to give his clients the best training session.

Tom Reichert Personal Trainer

Tom Reichert

Certified Personal Trainer

Tom is certified by the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America and he specializes in general fitness training. He is a retired teacher who decided to go back into marathon training and is a seasoned weightlifter that incorporates his extensive knowledge as a lifelong learner into his training sessions. Tom believes that it’s important to incorporate a regular exercise routine into your life and that this is one of the best decisions you can make.

Maddalena Tabet Personal Trainer

Maddalena Tabet

Certified Personal Trainer | TRX, Silver Sneakers, Cross Training & Exercising w/ Parkinson’s Instructor

Maddalena is a certified personal trainer through WITS. She also is a certified TRX & Silver Sneakers instructor. Maddalena has completed specialized training through Northwestern Medicine physical therapists to facilitate our Exercising with Parkinson’s classes. She loves to learn about different client needs and creating plans for them to keep moving!

Kristina Weller Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor

Kristina Weller*

Certified Personal Trainer | Spin, Strength, Cardio Instructor

As a loving mother of two young boys Kristina recognizes sometimes there aren’t enough hours in the day. Her specialty is high-intensity interval training which will tone and strengthen the body efficiently. Kristina utilizes a variety of functional exercises to enhance your fitness for everyday life. Kristina is certified by the American Council on Exercise.

Group Fitness Coordinator

Laurie Loftus Group Fitness Coordinator and Group Fitness Instructor

Laurie Loftus

Group Fitness Coordinator

Laurie has been teaching fitness classes for over 20 years and has been with the park district since 2004. She teaches all class formats. Laurie enjoys working with participants to make exercise fun and something to look forward to. She feels that inspiring music and good cueing are the basis of a great class.

Group Fitness Instructors

Kristin Bagley Group Fitness Instructor

Kristin Bagley

Spin, Cardio, Strength

Lesley Ronson-Brown Group Fitness Instructor

Lesley Ronson-Brown

Yoga, Yogalattes

Cheryl Catanzaro Group Fitness Instructor

Cheryl Catanzaro

Step, Zumba, Cardio,
Strength, Senior Focus

Denise Dimpfl Group Fitness Instructor

Denise Dimpfl

Step, Cardio, Strength,
Senior Focus, Yogalattes

Amy Hauenstein Group Fitness Instructor

Amy Hauenstein

Step, Cardio, Strength

Karen Hodges Group Fitness Instructor

Karen Hodges

Step, Cardio, Strength

Karen Johnson Group Fitness Instructor

Karen Johnson

Spin, Cardio, Strength

Laurel Salvador Group Fitness Instructor

Laurel Salvador

Spin, Cardio, Strength,
Senior Focus, Yoga, Yogalattes

Jackie Steele Group Fitness Instructor

Jackie Steele

Spin, Strength, Cardio

Kidz Kingdom Attendants

All Kidz Kingdom instructors, volunteers and staff are certified in CPR, AED, and Department of Children and Family Services Standards training. In addition, each employee of the park district must pass a background check prior to their first day of employment.

Debbie Hinckley Kidz Kingdom Attendant

Debbie Hinckley

Sheri Rovansek Kidz Kingdom Attendant

Sheri Rovansek