Meet Our Team

We love what we do!

Our fitness instructors and staff are dedicated to empowering all of our members to unlock the best version of themselves.

Click on the pictures below to learn about our fitness family!

A lifelong wellness enthusiast, Karen is also a fitness instructor, certified nutrition coach, and TRX-qualified trainer. She opened the studio in 2002 with the goal of providing a welcoming, inclusive community where people of all fitness levels can come to connect, get active, and feel their best. With a hands-on approach, Karen is committed to providing a personal wellness experience that enables every member to feel empowered and motivated to reach their potential.

With more than 30 years of fitness industry experience under her belt, Terry knows her stuff! She was our very first fitness instructor/personal trainer when the studio opened in 2002 and Terry has been going strong with us ever since! Her incredible knowledge, outgoing personality, and lively sense of humor, makes every workout as fun, challenging and empowering as the next.

Michelle loves helping our members achieve measurable results. She has 20+ years of experience in the industry and has been a part of our fitness family since 2004! As a fitness instructor and personal trainer, Michelle designs workouts that motivates our members to believe they can reach their goals and encourages them to dig deep and give their all to the very last rep.

With fitness expertise that spans multiple exercise formats, Ericka has been in the industry since 2004 - and became a part of our fitness family that very same year! There's never a dull moment in her classes as she brings high-energy, fun, and creativity to every workout. With workouts tailored for all fitness levels, she encourages members to challenge themselves and be inspired by their results.

Rachel has been a Pilates Reformer instructor since 2008 and joined our fitness family that same year! The foundation of Rachel's Reformer workouts is health and self-care. Combining Pilates expertise with her formal dance background, she creates fun and challenging workouts that encourage members to honor their body and nurture what it can do while pushing themselves to new levels.

Jenny has over 20 years of experience and she's been a part of our fitness family since 2006! With Jenny, no two workouts are alike. She brings a fresh approach to every class and always encourages members to give a little extra. That, combined with her bubbly personality and fun, high-energy workouts, inspire members of all fitness levels to stay active and pursue their goals!

Kavitha has taught yoga since 2004 and joined our fitness family in 2008! With her welcoming and gentle approach to yoga, she nurtures the belief that every body is a yoga body, and brings that truth to each class by catering to all fitness levels. Through movement and discovery, she encourages members to find confidence and lightness in each yoga sequence, and to carry that spark everywhere.

Nadene has been a part of our family since 2013! She’s a fun and energetic instructor with 25+ years in the industry. Her passion is to help others reach their health and wellness goals. She has a Bachelor Honors degree in Kinesiology & Health Science and is a Wellness Coach and Personal Trainer. In addition, she is a certified Pilates Reformer and Mat instructor.

Sara introduced WERQ to our studio in 2014 and we've been WERQin' it with her ever since. She first encountered WERQ while visiting her sister in Chicago and knew the Metro Detroit area needed such a fun WERQout! With her bubbly personality, contagious smile, and encouraging attitude can turn even the most hesitant person into a full-blown WERQaholic!

Brittany has been leading Zumba classes since 2013 and joined our fitness family in 2019! Her unlimited energy, welcoming personality, and bright smile transforms each Zumba class into a non-stop dance party that doesn't feel like a workout. She encourages everyone to just move and have fun, and stresses anyone can dance with the motto: There are no wrong steps in Zumba, just accidental solos!

Tasha has been a part of our fitness family since 2012! A Michigan-native, she now works remotely from South Carolina. She enjoys keeping everyone up-to-date on the latest happenings and creating marketing plans to help spread the word about our studio. Thanks to the wonders of technology, she's still able to stay active with us by hopping into our Virtual Fitness Classes every chance she gets!

Erin has been a fitness instructor since 2014 and joined our fitness family in 2018! She has a true passion for wellness and helping others realize they can create a healthy, positive lifestyle that will enable them to live life to the fullest. With her fun personality and torching workouts, Erin brings a dynamic and outgoing, "can do" attitude to every class she teaches.

Lizzie joined our Welcome Desk Team in 2020, but has been a part of the Mid American pom and dance family since 2012! She is studying Biology at Wayne State University, where she is on the rowing team. She enjoys an active lifestyle and loves to participate in cycling classes. Her friendly smile and positive attitude will brighten your day and inspire you to achieve your fitness goals!

Nicole joined our team as a Fitness Assistant last month! Her fitness experience began in 2012 as a group fitness instructor, and expanded in 2016 when she became a Personal Trainer. A lifelong wellness enthusiast, Nicole has always been invested in helping others. Previous experience as a fitness facility coordinator enabled Nicole to design programs that empowered members of all fitness levels. With an outgoing personality, Nicole brings a fun approach to healthy living!

Lisa empowers people to unlock the confidence in themselves to live a more fulfilled life. Through Wellness Coaching, she helps people reduce stress and anxiety, and feel more relaxed and capable by working with them to create a personal wellness blueprint. Clients work with her to build confidence and long-term, sustainable change. Lisa's great joy is seeing people thrive in their lives while having more vitality and resilience.

Caela has been a friendly member of our Welcome Desk Staff since 2021! She loves being a part of a community that helps others live healthier and happier. As a participant in competitive cheerleading since 2016, Caela understands that fitness and mental health are important components for an overall healthy life. In addition to working at Mid American, Caela is a dental hygiene student at a local community college.  

Sarah has been a part of our fitness family since 2021! Since joining our team, she has loved getting to know the incredible women on our staff and being there for our members on a daily basis. Previously, Sarah worked as a flight attendant for 14 years, based out of Canada. She made the leap to Farmington Hills with her husband and son, and is enjoying the welcoming community they now call home. Sarah is excited to help our members on their wellness journeys.

Jane has been in the fitness industry for almost10 years. Her background as a triathlete for 10 years grew during into a professional career in Corporate Fitness Management; providing group fitness, personal training, and wellness programming to private businesses as well as residential and hotel buildings in Washington, DC. Jane coaches the pursuit of continued growth and balance in health and fitness as she encourages and motivates everyone to reach their goals!

Sierra joined our Welcome Desk Team in 2021, but has been a part of the Mid American Pompon (MAPP) family since 2010! In addition to being a welcoming face at our front desk, Sierra also teaches pompon lessons and instructs day camps for MAPP. She is studying physical therapy at Grand Valley State University and loves living and promoting an active lifestyle, with weight training being her favorite workout. She is excited to support and encourage our fitness family!