Hallie Hemric

Studio Owner, R.I.P.P.E.D Certified Master Trainer, Turbo Kick, Barre, Mat Pilates, Cycle

Hallie makes it her mission to create an fitness environment that is welcoming to everyone no matter where you are on your journey. Backed by a strong faith, her passion is helping others and My Tribe Fitness is her way to share her gifts and all the benefits of physical fitness with her community.

Hallie is an Accountant turned Fitness Professional and has been in the industry for 10 years. She is a Certified Life Coach, Certified Personal Trainer (ACE) and a Certified Group Fitness Instructor (ACE, AFAA, NASM). She is currently a Fitness Coach and Master Trainer. She is Mom to three amazing boys, enjoys time with her Bible and trips to Minnehaha Falls.

Amanda Johnston

Body Pump, HIIT, Cycle

Amanda began attending group fitness classes after her third child was born, and quickly discovered a passion for helping others find the best version of themselves, both inside and out. Her and her husband Jon have four children and an awesome dog, Theo.

Eric Kratt


Eric is a Human Services Professional, and is preparing to attain his Masters Degree. He enjoys group fitness classes as a stress relief, and encourages others to learn and perform at a level that’s best for them. He values his wife and children, and loves traveling.

Jen Larsen

Body Pump

Jen teaches elementary school in Forest Lake and loves watching her teenage daughter play hockey. An instructor since 2018, she enjoys outdoor activities and time with her family.

André Barros Pereira


André is currently working on his Karate Shotokan Black Belt, and became a R.I.P.P.E.D instructor in 2018. He loves the outdoors and activities that support both mental and physical health.

Jill Christenson

Turbo Kick, Core Conditioning

Jill became an Instructor in 2016 and loves the impact of fitness on both mental and physical health. She has four children and loves time outdoors and reading when she can.

Janet Dickinson


Janet is an elementary teacher and became a Certified R.I.P.P.E.D instructor in 2018, and loves the energy and challenge of the program. She and her husband have two children.

Tina Schilling

Shine Dance Fitness

Tina began her fitness journey as a participant in 2009, and started as an Instructor in 2011. She loves dance classes most of all as they never seem to feel like a workout. Tina is married, has two sons and is obsessed with curly hair. She enjoys family game nights and hiking.

KristiN DAHL

Free Style Step, Dumbbell Strength, & HIIT

Kristin has been ACE Certified and a Group Fitness Instructor for 30+years. She first started leading classes at the Recreation and Wellness Center while attending the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. Her instructor journey continued to U.S. Swim and Fitness, Life Time, Bally Total Fitness, THE FIRM and Xperience Fitness.

From 1996-2001 Kristin was the Minnesota Area Group Fitness Supervisor for Bally Total Fitness and the 9 club market. She was charged with managing 400+ classes a week and training over 500 instructors. Kristin was also a NETA national trainer.

Kristin’s goal is to provide fun, safe and effective workouts for all fitness levels. She does this through creating her own continuous music mix and choreography. Whether you are a beginner or advanced, she will make sure you leave class feeling good and successful.

Cassandra Ollila


My excitement for cycle started at the YMCA with rhythm ride, but my passion to become an instructor was when I got my Peloton. Love at first spin! Being part of a community with fitness focused individuals that want to reach personal goals. I enjoy hosting women’s connect group, my faith is a huge part of my life. I love spending time watching my son’s sports at Centennial High school and paddle boarding on our Minnesota lakes with my daughter.

Christie Pehoski

RIPPED & Strong Nation

Christie has always loved being active in both athletics and recreational activities. She loves snowboarding, paddle boarding, sailing and hiking with her husband and three children. In 2017, her love for fitness inspired her to become a group exercise instructor. Christie thinks the best thing about being a fitness instructor is, in addition to encouraging and having fun with participants in the studio, knowing that the workouts improve the participants’ quality of life outside of the studio.

Mary Thole

Body Pump

With over 25 years of experience leading group fitness classes, Mary is passionate about the life-changing, long-term benefits of resistance training, and strives to help others realize their athletic potential.
Vivien Tressler

Vivien Tressler

Strong Nation, Barre, Cycle

Teacher at heart. Vivien was an elementary school educator before being a stay at home mom. She has also worked in children’s ministry and led a MOPS group. She fell in love with group fitness as it was a way for her to have some me time. When MTF opened, she embarked on a deeper personal fitness journey for her own health and wellness and also enjoyed the connection and community it brought into her life. There is something special about moving your body for an hour class to music with other people or having accountability with exercise and nutrition goals. In 2022, she was inspired by others and felt God leading her in the direction to get certified to combine her love of fitness and teaching into a beautiful new path. In her spare time she likes to run, curl up on the couch with a good book and coffee, journal, and play with her dog and children.   


Carla Steinbring

SOULFusion, BARREFusion, WARRIOR Rhythm

Carla is a former Special Education Teacher who transitioned to the world of fitness after obtaining her certification to teach group fitness in 2018. Although she started with one class format, her love for finding movement for attendees that meets them where they are at has had her obtain multiple format certifications over the years. She specializes in low impact, yet challenging, formats, that help attendees fall in love with yoga, pilates and barre inspired classes. When Carla isn’t in the studio, she is a substitute teacher and shuttle to her three children’s many sports endeavors. She enjoys a rare night at home with her husband, kids and dog with a side of reading.

Kirsten Lockman


Kirsten has always loved fitness and fell even more in love with it after being introduced to Rhythm Ride at the YMCA. It wasn’t long before she decided to become a Fitness Instructor in 2019 & now, here we are!
Outside of Fitness, she is an Account Manager at Russell Stover Chocolates (yes, she has a HUGE sweet tooth) and a Mama to her son, Lucas. She enjoys spending her spare time with family & friends as well as traveling to new places!


Melissa Anderson

Boot Camp, Mat Pilates, and Cycle

Craig Davis


Sarah Hess

Worship Yoga!

Sarah is a business professional who is dedicated to maintaining a healthy work/life balance and is passionate about health and wellness.  She enjoys cardio, strength training and maintaining a mind/body balance through Yoga.  Sarah has a strong faith in Jesus and shares that in her Worship Yoga class through music, prayer and creating a peaceful environment that will allow you to focus on strength, flexibility, and balance.  Sarah lives in Forest Lake with her husband, her teenage son and her bulldog, Ramsey.  She loves spending time with her family, reading, hiking, and being on the lake!      

Rachel Rothering

Shine Dance Fitness

Rachel is a mother of two and a Nationally Certified Sign Language Interpreter.  She believes that regular joyful movement is a pivotal component of mental health.  In order to find consistency with workouts you have to find something you look forward to doing and people you enjoy doing it with.  Although Rachel can be seen regularly at Ripped, Rumble, or Cycle classes, dance is truly where her heart is.  SHiNE is the perfect combination of various dance styles, interval training, and toning.  Dance is a powerful medium of self expression, self love, and self confidence.  That is what Rachel hopes each participant leaves a SHiNE class feeling.