Owner + Lead Coach
Karen is co-founder and owner at Bella Strength. She brings with over one hundred hours of various fitness certifications, and nearly 18 years of instructing large, small and individual fitness classes. She has taught well over 10,000 classes to more than 100,000 people of all ages and fitness levels.
After experimenting and coaching so many different fitness routines over the years, Karen witnessed numerous overuse injuries from bad movement pattern and no real plan on how to achieve your goals. Her frustration with unsustainable results in the fitness industry grew into a deep passion to help people not only get fit, but stay fit for life.
At 40, Karen is stronger, fitter, and more confident than ever. She attributes this to eating clean, meal prepping and following a sustainably smart, simple and safe strength and conditioning program consisting of squats, deadlifts, pushes, pulls, gymnastics and proper mobility work. Karen strongly believes these fundamental movements are critical to living healthy, and they make up the foundation of the programming at BST.
Owner + Lead Coach
Jon brings with him a solid background of training and programming experience and has accumulated well over 1000 hours of training and coaching experience. He holds a number of different coaching certifications and has trained under and worked with several world renowned coaches in the strength and conditioning field, including John Wolfe, CJ Martin and Mike Burgener. Jon’s passion lies in developing sustainable results for his clients through smart, simple and effective programming and proper movement mechanics. He loves coaching, and seeing his clients push through challenges to achieve things they never imagined possible. When not in the gym training or coaching, Jon enjoys getting outdoors to spend time with his wife and two dogs; typically hiking, rafting or fly fishing.
Jena was a competitive gymnast for eleven years and also competed at the collegiate level in pole vaulting. With a passion for athletics, she decided to pursue fitness as a career.
Jena obtained her Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science and her Masters Degree in Educational Leadership for Sports Management at Winona State University in Minnesota. Jena has worked with a wide range of clients and has well over 5,000 hours of personal training experience. When not in the gym you can find Jena playing with Marshall, her puppy, hiking, or spending time with friends and family.
Junior Coach + Health & Wellness Coach + Marketing Coordinator
Meagan is Bella Strength’s newest coach, bringing with her a deep passion for movement, fitness and the human body (what she likes to refer to as your “earth suit”).
Meagan found her way into the fitness world after a life long battle with poor body image and eating disorders. Through lifting weights, finding what worked for her body, healing her relationship with food and learning to move her body for fun, not to burn off calories, she realized she could embrace and celebrate her body, regardless of it’s size. This shift caused her to go all in to help other women do the same.
Meagan is a Certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor. Outside of Bella, she teaches an old-school style aerobics class (with a modern twist + fun music) called HIGH Fitness.
In addition to fitness training, Meagan is a Certified Institute of Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and a self-love coach, teaching women how to embrace their bodies as they are and eat guilt-free.
When she’s not in the gym, you can find Meagan cooking (and eating, of course), exploring local restaurants, spending time with her husband or dancing to just about any song with a decent beat.