I Will Fitness and Training Staff:
Lindsey Cramer

Lindsey Cramer
Welcome! My name is Lindsey Cramer and I am the owner of I WILL Fitness & Training.

This studio space is the result of 15+ years of being inspired by people everyday, while teaching group exercise classes. Starting out as a fitness instructor in Grand Forks, ND making cold calls and cleaning treadmills, I fell in love with the opportunity to impact peoples lives in a positive way, through fitness. Whether a seasoned athlete or a beginner to exercise, you are welcome to join our classes! There is a spot for everyone!

After completing my Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education at the University of North Dakota, I spent a few years in Bloomington, IN working as the Fitness Director for adults with developmental disabilities at Stone Belt day programming center. Then transitioning back into the gym atmosphere, I spent another year as a personal trainer working one-on-one with clients. Upon returning to ND, I went back to teaching group exercise classes and made that my (part-time) occupation, along with raising my family.

I have experience in a wide variety of class formats including Spinning, circuit training, yoga, step, SilverSneakers Classic and Cardio, HIIT, Battleropes...Here at I WILL we are open to your suggestions on class formats you would enjoy, so feel free to contact myself or any of our awesome instructors with your ideas!


 

Ashlyn Schmeichel

My passion for fitness started in 2012 when I was first introduced to group exercise classes held at our local YMCA. I knew this was going to be a lifelong enjoyment for me when I experienced the welcoming environment and positive energy from those around me.
In June of 2018, my husband and I welcomed our first child into our lives. I took 10 months off from teaching to be with our sweet Georgia. I continued to workout at home or would go for an occasional session at the gym but realized quickly that having people next to you doing the same workout as you, feeling the same music as you, is the biggest motivation for me to dig harder and deeper for my workout. Something I craved!
To me, fitness is a lifestyle. A lifestyle that I want my daughter to be raised in. I want her to feel the energy and the passion I do to nourish her body the way it deserves. We all deserve that lifestyle! Join me at one of my classes and let me be a part of your fitness journey!

 

Mindy

Mindy Blackmore
I want to help you discover your passion for health, happiness, and the magic in believing in yourself.

I was born and raised in, North Dakota and was blessed to have amazing family. I have been married to my husband Tom for 12 years and together we have two children. Having my children helped me realize the importance of exercise, nutrition and using it properly, made me care about my body and mind and lastly shown me that is okay to take time for myself. I enjoy anything outdoors, being with my incredible friends and family, reading, learning, creating, teaching, laughing, leading group fitness classes, working out, hiking, doing burpees (I am not kidding!) and lastly playing around in the kitchen.

I am so glad and honored to be a part of I Will Fitness and I can’t wait to spend more time with you getting to know you, your goals and helping you find your personal success! Xo- Mindy


 

Rachel

Rachel Macdonald
My name is Rachel Macdonald and I have a passion for yoga because of the physical and mental benefits it gives my body and mind. I am currently taking yoga classes through NETA and my goal is to reach the 200 hour yoga certification and be a certified instructor through Yoga Alliance. It is hard work, but I am enjoying it! I am doing what I love and loving what I do! I also have a passion for group fitness and enjoy being a HIIT instructor. Both my yoga, and HIIT classes are formatted for all fitness levels so you can honor your body and reach your fitness goals at your own pace. My passion is health and wellness, I am here to help you on your journey and would be happy to answer any questions you might have. My classes are welcoming and free from judgement. In fact, all of our classes at I Will Fitness are! When you walk out the door after my yoga class, I want you to feel refreshed, relaxed, calm, and good about yourself. When you leave my HIIT class I want you to feel confident, inspired, strong, and proud of yourself. I would be so happy for you to join me!

A little more about me….

  1. I am a dog lover.
  2. I have my own yoga room in my house.
  3. I am married and have a son, Noah.
  4. I am a fulltime Registered Nurse in the ER
  5. Traveling is my favorite…India is on my bucket list.
  6. Lindsey (I Will Fitness owner) and I played basketball together at Jamestown High School!
  7. I travel to different towns and states for yoga experiences and classes.
  8. Pizza is my favorite food….well, dessert is actually!
  9. My best friends are my mom and the same ones I have had since high school!
  10. I am scared to death of spiders. If there is a spider in the studio, class is cancelled! (kidding!)

Namaste,
Rachel


 

Kristal Uehran

Annie Kirschenmann
I have been dancing since I was 5. (That’s the age I started dance classes…my Mom would have told you I was dancing before I was born 🙂 ) My first career was as a clinical Dance/Movement Therapist (I hold my M.S. from Hunter College in New York). I’ve also taught dance and fitness for many years to all ages. My current day job is running my own executive coaching and corporate training company. Not surprisingly, part of that business is helping professionals perfect their non-verbal communications skills!

I’ve been taking Zumba® classes for more than 4 years and love the fun so much, I have picked up my license to teach Zumba® and Zumba Gold®. I hope you will join me at the party!


 

Ned Simpson

Ned Simpson
When I finished playing junior hockey in Northern Ontario, I came to the Midwest to pursue a degree in exercise science with an end goal of completing a doctorate in physical therapy, as well as compete at the college hockey level.

Spending my summers in sports specific gyms around Canada, I’ve seen the benefit that personal training can give to a person’s sport and overall quality of life. From seeing this progress of myself and others, I am very passionate about helping others reach their fitness and sporting goals. I am excited to train, and push athletes towards their personal and team goals.


 

Dan Cramer

Dan Cramer
I stumbled into this thing by marrying well. I Will Fitness is the brain and heart child of my awesome wife, Lindsey. I appreciate the opportunity to be on this journey with her and with all of you good people. My hope in teaching at I Will is to help those folks I’m fortunate enough to spend time with identify, commit, and accomplish their health/fitness goals. Recognizing that goals and change are ever evolving and that those changes measured by improved quality of life, self-confidence, and subjective wellness are more enduring and impactful than those measured just by a scale. My desire to teach at I Will is the result of my experiences there as a student. This is a facility where the instructors push, encourage, and ultimately care about the members. This is felt…, and I am excited to have an opportunity to be a part of that.

I do have a long history of involvement with exercise (most generally weight training) and have seen the incredible benefits it brings. I currently teach High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and am committed to consistently providing a full body workout that combines weight training and cardio bursts with the goal of building strength and endurance while burning serious calories.


 

Morgan Dale

Morgan Dale
Hello Everyone!

My name is Morgan Dale! If I don’t already know you, I would LOVE to get to know you! Here is a little about me…I love to smile, smiling’s my favorite! !I was born and raised here in Jamestown, ND and am a very strong supporter of the World’s Largest Buffalo town!—Also, RIP White Cloud.

Anywho, my passion for exercise and fitness began at a very young age. I was a mutli-sport athlete in High School and continued on to play basketball at the College of Saint Benedict in Minnesota. As a kid I spent countless hours at the gym or outside being active. My father had a large impact on my love for fitness. From playing sports outside together daily... and I mean daily, to attending the local YMCA several times a week, traveling to sport camps, and attending athletic events, he was always there to cheer me on. I am a firm believer that children learn from watching, seeing and doing what their parents do. If they see a parent being active, 9 times out of 10 they will continue an active lifestyle later on in life. Thank you, Dad, for instilling in me lifelong lessons of valuing my health and fitness abilities.

This is my first year that I have officially taken on the role of a “fitness instructor”. I’d like to consider the title more as a friend that you work out with that genuinely cares about whooping your butt into shape. Either way, I am so excited to gain experience in the instructing world and form awesome new relationships with you all. I strongly believe fitness has a way of creating irreplaceable bonds that last a lifetime. I WILL do my best to give you an amazing workout!


 

Ben

Chase Johnson
My passion for group fitness was instilled in me at a young age through my involvement with team sports. That passion was reinforced after I moved to Jamestown in 2013 to pursue my biology degree and compete as a Jimmie football player. Physical exercise helps individuals learn how far they can push themselves outside of their comfort zone. When one exceeds their comfort zone boundaries while exercising, they gain confidence in other aspects of their daily life. It’s through this confidence one can reach their goals and aspirations. My hope as an I Will Body Pump instructor is support my class members along their journey to success. This support is also a reason I love being apart of a team like I Will. Teams, such as I Will, allow one to be apart of something bigger than themselves and gain perspective on how selfless acts are beneficial for all involved.

A few more things about me are I think pizza is the most important meal of the day, socks and sandals are the most comfortable footwear and my all-time favorite musician is Whitney Houston.


 

Ben

Steph Fink
“Fitness is a Journey, not a destination!” ---Kenneth H. Cooper
Fitness has been part of my life since playing sports in elementary school and throughout my high school years growing up in Napoleon, ND. When those active times of team sports were behind me, I began a rollercoaster ride through fitness with high times of extreme commitment to reach a goal and low times of failures where my self-care didn’t rank high enough on my priority list resulting in weight fluctuations.

When I would work out, it consisted of on-demand workouts at home. I enjoyed those programs, and still do when I can’t make a class. However, I have found so many benefits in group fitness! I tried my first class --- Body Pump, Sept 2018 --- with a friend, being a little nervous to go on my own. I found I pushed myself harder being with a group of like-minded people going through a similar journey. When I signed up for a class, it held me accountable to show up instead of bailing due to whatever excuse I could talk myself into. And the fitness support network and amazing people I have met along the way --- it really is a FitFam!

After several months of attending classes, I decided to begin my instructor journey through the Les Mills RPM (cycling) training with a goal to stop the rollercoaster and fully commit myself to life-long care while helping others work towards their fitness goals.

I have found that fitness is about so much more than exercise! It’s a catalyst for positive changes and it affects every aspect of our lives! We all have our struggles and we all have our successes but the most important thing is we commit to caring enough about ourselves as this body is the only one we have. At I Will Fitness, there are a variety of options to meet all of your strength and cardio needs. We look forward to inspiring you on your fitness journey where I hope you walk away with the same new outlook I have of “I Can! I WILL! Just Watch Me!”

Steph September 2018
September 2018
Steph Fink
May 2019