Suzy Yeagley (owner)
Suzy Yeagley opened the Bloomington Body Bar in November 2012 after years of fitness as a gymnastics coach, Pilates teacher and group fitness instructor. She and her husband Todd met at IU, graduating in 1995. They moved to Columbus, OH, where Suzy was a high school biology and anatomy teacher and Todd played professional soccer. Eventually they returned to Indiana, where Todd became the head coach of the Indiana Men’s Soccer program, and along the way had three boys, Ben, Grant, and Jay. Over time, Suzy combined her own interests in wellness with Todd’s lifestyle of coaching in order to improve her students’ active lifestyles and to help them believe in their own inner athlete, no matter what age or prior experience. Suzy has completed a wide range of certifications and training programs, but focuses on developing her teaching framework using a combination of the willpower Method®, barefoot training, scientific and evidence-based fitness methods, and functional or athletic based yoga. She is a Master Trainer for the willPower Method® and an ACE® Group Fitness Instructor, has a 600-hour Pilates certification, and is currently studying for her Power Yoga for Sports certification. Suzy’s fitness philosophy is based upon the goal of evolving fluidly with the most current and comprehensive information on human movement and communicating with positive and “smart” teaching cues that enable the student to carry their fitness into everyday life. This flows into the make-up of the Bloomington Body Bar staff, which is largely comprised of instructors and trainers with scientific backgrounds, an appreciation for continuing education in fitness, and ties to advanced levels of athletics.
Jen has been a fitness professional since 2012, and a fitness enthusiast since discovering Super Circuit classes at the HPER during her undergraduate days at IU. She returned to Bloomington in 2006; what was supposed to be a temporary stay while her husband, Drew, attended graduate school has turned into a long-term love affair with the town. Before taking time off to be home with daughters Delia and Rory, Jen worked in television production and web content development. She is also a freelance writer whose work has appeared in Time Out Chicago, Oprah.com, and Limestone Post. Jen is an ACE® certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor, has earned certifications in TRX® and BOSU®, and is a Phase II willPower Method® instructor. She also teaches willPower for girlPower and is currently working toward an ACE® certification in Youth Fitness. Jen is passionate about the transformative changes brought by building functional strength and movement, and loves to create classes that both challenge and invigorate her students.
Leigh-Ann is a certified Indo-Row® and ShockWave® instructor at Bloomington Body Bar. Born and raised in Bloomington, Leigh-Ann graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Kinesiology. While in school, she raced in the Little 500 for Pi Beta Phi. After graduating, she joined Cook Medical as a device sales representative in Louisville, Kentucky and moved back to Bloomington as a Product Manager for Cook. Her positive energy and motivation inspire others to work hard. She loves seeing others reach their goals, push themselves and improve. Additionally, she is an avid tennis player, competes in numerous triathlons, enjoys Cross-Fit, and cycling. She loves spending time with her family, husband Geoff and their English Bulldog, Gus.
Gayle Earle has been interested in health and fitness as long as she can remember. Gayle was a cheerleader from elementary school all the way through to college and even for the NFL! She has taught group fitness classes for nearly nine years. She is a certified AFAA Group Fitness Instructor, a NASM certified Personal Trainer, EBFA Barefoot Training Specialist and Level II willPower Method® Instructor as well as being certified by TRX®, Barre Above, BOSU® Mind-Body and BOSU® Personal Training. She has a passion for teaching group fitness and believes that being part of a group is often just the encouragement needed to get moving and to work to one’s full potential. Recognizing it takes determination and dedication to make time for fitness, Gayle strives to motivate her class to get the most out of each workout as well as have fun in the process.
Tyler has been a tremendous and accomplished competitor her entire life, participating in and coaching competitive soccer for over twenty years. In recent years, she has been the leader of the Bleeding Heartland Rollergirls and a competitor in the Ultimate Frisbee National and World Championships. She has coached both the young and the old for many years and developed a group fitness class called SK8FIT. Her passion and dedication to healthy living and balance in fitness has come full circle with Indo-row®. She truly believes in the human spirit and is a great example of what Indo-row can do for your body and mind. Her fitness philosophy is to “train smarter not harder.” Tyler cannot wait to have you in class to take you on your own journey toward your inner athlete.
Abby (Landsman) Gray came to Bloomington in 1992 to attend Indiana University for her undergraduate degree. After spending her junior year studying abroad in Madrid, Spain, she graduated in 1996 with a degree in Spanish Language and a teaching license. She went on to pursue a Masters in Science from IU’s School of Education in Second Language Acquisition, all while teaching Spanish at Jackson Creek Middle School, and meeting her husband, Jeremy Gray. In 2007 their daughter Zoe was born and in 2011 they welcomed Zoe’s brother, Jonah, to the family. Having been an avid group exercise participant in undergrad, she ultimately transitioned to instructor her senior year and has been teaching group fitness since 1996. She started her fitness career at Indiana University’s SRSC leading step aerobics classes with BBB’s Mindy King and was originally trained by BBB’s Tatiana Kolovou! The SRSC was Abby’s first fitness home where she taught for 12 years. Abby moved on to lead a variety of group exercise formats at the Monroe County YMCA and at Bloomington High School South for almost 8 years. A nagging desire to be more mindful and balanced in her own personal fitness goals, Abby joined the Bloomington Body Bar as a participant first, immediately finding a more functional approach to exercise and a more intentional focus on mental well-being. Happily, Abby began leading classes in early 2016 and has been thrilled to be a part of the staff at BBB. She continues to learn so many things from her colleagues and finds new challenges to be invigorating. The atmosphere and the people truly make it a phenomenal place and a spectactular fitness community. Abby has certifications in BOSU® and TRX®, and currently leads Boost, Balance and Strength, and TRX® classes at the Bloomington Body Bar.
Kristen arrived in Bloomington in 2013 and is a doctoral student in the School of Education at Indiana University. She first found her love of Indo-Row® as a Bloomington Body Bar student, and continues to pursue that love as a certified Indo-Row® and Shockwave® instructor. Kristen is currently continuing her fitness education, and in her classes strives to make everyone feel welcome, challenge their own expectations, and most importantly, have fun.
Jamie Jackson (Sacred Body Yoga)
“I am a dreamer with a nurturing spirit.
My journey has been one of discovery and unveiling of my own unique gifts.
Speaking my truth with grace, kindness and the love that comes truly from my heart.
Honoring the childlike playfulness that speaks to us all.
Discovering creativity and finding useful and unique ways of using it.
Realizing the connectedness in all things.”
Jamie Jackson brings to Bloomington Body Bar an intuition and calmness like no other. A yoga and Reiki practitioner, Jamie incorporates all of the senses into her classes and makes yoga understandable and relevant for everyone. Jamie has developed her own company and style of yoga, known as Sacred Body Yoga and Wellness.
Tatiana Kolovou, MBA, is on the faculty of the top-ranked Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. She is the owner of Team Performance, a training and professional development company, and has over 25 years of experience in the health and fitness industry as a fitness manager, national presenter and coach. Tatiana holds a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and a Master’s degree in Business Administration. She is also a master trainer for Schwinn® Cycling.
Mindy King has been leading group exercise classes for 25 years and is a professor in the IU School of Health and Physical Recreation. At Bloomington Body Bar, she teaches Indo-Row®, Shockwave®, and Synergy Row classes and enjoys learning from instructors who teach other formats. Mindy is passionate about maintaining balance of body and soul through engaging in multiple exercise formats. In any given week, you can find her swimming, biking, rowing, running, strengthening, and stretching – usually with others. A quote from Mindy: “My best exercise session is shared with others – and it usually involves a more than a few laughs to get through the hard work.”
Diania and her husband Brian arrived in Bloomington three years ago with their two children, Jacob and Emma. Diania’s passion for health and fitness has grown from being a coach’s wife to an Indo-row® coach herself. Her own drive comes from her students because she truly desires and motivates each client to walk out of class feeling successful, confident, and a healthier version of themselves. Her fun and contagious personality inspires others to achieve their own goals each time they walk through the door. Diania’s fitness philosophy is to be an improved version of yourself everyday and carrying the confidence you obtain from fitness into the rest of your life.
Fitness has been one of Stefanie’s loves from the first treasured childhood memory in performing dancing recitals at the age of three. Being married, working and raising two boys, Grant and Cooper, Stefanie understands the challenge of fitting it all in. She believes fitness needs to be fun and effective. Stefanie’s first certification was in Zumba Fitness in 2009. Shortly after she became certified in Aqua and Kids Zumba. Teaching group fitness has been such a great experience for Stefanie that she is still continuing her fitness education. She has most recently completed TRX® in 2012 and BOSU® in 2013. She looks forward to sharing all of her experience with you at Bloomington Body Bar.
From gymnastics coach to fitness director, Joellan has enjoyed a 20-year career training, motivating, and empowering youth and adults to reach their health, fitness, and/or athletic goals. She holds a Masters degree in Movement and Sport Science from Purdue University and over the years has obtained a variety of credentials including a 200-hr Yoga Alliance-approved certification from Vibe Yoga & Pilates, a 125-hr training in Pilates reformer from STOTT®, and certifications from ACE®, Schwinn® cycling, and TRX®. Joellan finds music to be a strong motivational tool in her class design and places great importance on planning her classes to be effective, time-efficient, and safe. After a decade spent managing large-scale fitness programs at two universities, Joellan stepped away in 2013 in order to raise and family and slow the pace down just a smidge. She originally hails from the state of Kansas but it is safe to say she is now firmly rooted in Bloomington with her husband, Colin, and two young boys.
Sara and her husband, Travis, arrived in Bloomington one year ago with their two children, Piper and Hudson. Sara’s passion for athletics and fitness inspired her to earn a degree from Gonzaga University in Sports Administration with Marketing. Away from the studio, Sara is an avid sports fan and recently completed her first marathon. She enjoys traveling and being outdoors with her family. With her positive energy, Sara looks forward to seeing you bright and early at Bloomington Body Bar.
Jill has lived in Bloomington with her husband, Jay, and their daughter, Phoebe, since 2003. A competitive athlete since childhood, Jill started out as a gymnast and then transitioned to track and cross country in high school. She made the move from her native Canada to the US, to attend Iowa State University, where she competed as an NCAA Division 1 athlete in track. After graduating with a degree in Sports Marketing, Jill retired from the track and began road racing. Many road races and a few marathons later, including Boston (2005), she decided to shift her fitness and career focus to become a personal trainer and coach. Jill has been an ACE® (American Council on Exercise) Certified Personal Trainer since 2006. She also holds certifications in TRX® and BOSU®. She currently coaches cross country and track at the middle school and high school levels. Jill enjoys working with people on their own fitness journeys; whether they are new to fitness or seasoned veterans looking for a fresh approach.
Born in Detroit, Michigan, Nicole, her husband, Nick, and golden retriever, Sparty, recently arrived to Indiana after residing in Corvallis, OR. Nicole discovered her passion for fitness over eight years ago with TEAM in Training raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Cancer Society. While training for her first half marathon, she discovered how running could benefit not only her own mind and body, but also that of those around her. Her love for helping others drove her to begin teaching step aerobics at Oregon State University. She bloomed from there, becoming an AFAA certified Group Fitness Instructor, ACE® certified personal trainer, Indo-Row® Instructor and an ACSM Health and Fitness Specialist. She has taught many different formats to diverse populations. Her fitness philosophy is “Fitness is not a destination but a way of life.” Nicole looks forward to having you in class to develop your own fitness lifestyle.
Matece Skow, E-RYT500 has spent her career fostering compassionate growth and deep relaxation for students and clients. A bodyworker and yoga teacher for 15+ years, she is experienced in facilitating safe and nurturing environments for transformation of body and heart. She teaches yoga classes and workshops, leads retreats and trainings on yoga and bodywork in beautiful locations around the world. She is so happy to have moved her family back to a simpler life in Bloomington, Indiana after teaching and studying yoga for 8 years in the San Francisco Bay Area. Learn more about Matece by visiting her website:
Kat is passionate about fitness. Her passion is through the people that she works with, trains with in class, and gets to meet. Her hope is to inspire people to achieve more than they thought possible. She graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Kinesiology and a minor in Fitness Specialty. She is currently an elementary Physical Education teacher and enjoys teaching group exercise. Kat has completed her ACSM Personal Training and Health Fitness certifications. She is thrilled to be part of the team at Bloomington Body Bar.
Lisa’s introduction into the mind-body movement began as a student in 2004. Competitive by nature, Lisa has found the noncompetitive spirit of Pilates and yoga to be a journey of inner growth, self-understanding and acceptance. When practicing, Lisa believes the body can do in a session exactly what it should be doing. One accepts without judging. Lisa received her Pilates certification from Indiana University under the direction of Emily Bogard in 2009, a 200 hour yoga alliance approved certification from Vibe Yoga in 2011, and a Core Barre certification in 2013. You will find Lisa’s classes to be an invigorating blend of creative sequencing designed to challenge the body and calm the mind. Off her mat, Lisa enjoys spending time with her husband, Rick, and their five children.