Our goal is to ignite a passion for personal wellness.
MINDFUEL WELLNESS IS BUILT ON A LOVE OF MOVEMENT AND A COMMITMENT TO HEALTHY, MINDFUL LIVING. OUR MISSION IS TO BE THE LEADER IN DRIVING CORPORATE, COMMUNITY AND PERSONAL WELLNESS INITIATIVES BY EMPOWERING PEOPLE TO CONNECT WITH THEIR HEALTH AND WELL-BEING.
GET TO KNOW US
Jacquelyn began her athletic career at a young age. Her passion for movement and health provided direction in her life, especially in her career and lifestyle goals. After receiving a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at the University of Illinois, she continued to pursue her passions. Her career began as an NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) trainer for collegiate and professional athletes looking for sport performance, and as an NSCA-CSCS (National Strength and Conditioning Association) coaching athletes in strength and conditioning.
As an athlete herself, an avid runner and marathoner, Jacquelyn found Pilates as a way to stay injury free, find balance, build uniform strength, and overall increased well-being. She became a Fletcher Pilates teacher in 2009 and has assisted in teacher training as an adjunct Fletcher faculty member. According to Jacquelyn, the most rewarding aspect of teaching Pilates is allowing people to move better in the body they have – to eliminate pain, strengthen weaknesses, and improve performance. In addition to teaching Pilates and to supplement her love of running, Jacquelyn became a Shred415 instructor. Outside of teaching in a studio or gym, Jacquelyn designs workout programs for clients to use when traveling or for those that don’t have time or the resources to go to a gym.
Continuing to lay the foundations that have led to MindFuel Wellness, Jacquelyn has experience working in corporate fitness: teaching classes and designing wellness programs/initiatives to better the health, wellness, nutrition, and productivity of employees. Working in the fitness industry since 2003 has formed the basis of MindFuel Wellness, where her love for movement and passion for helping others can be shared in a new way.
Kelly has been an avid yoga practitioner for over 17 years; she was introduced to yoga by a friend who brought her to a class to help rehab a knee injury. Kelly was immediately drawn to the therapeutic benefits and healing power of the practice and so began her journey. While living in San Francisco, Kelly practiced Iyengar, Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Bikram yoga. She found that these styles complement one another and the variety kept her growing as a student and sparked her desire to teach.
Kelly began her teaching career after completing Bikram’s Teacher Training in 2003. Several years later, she was introduced to Baptiste Power Vinyasa. She loves the flow and energy of the classes and was inspired to teach Baptiste Power Vinyasa. Kelly completed her Level 1 Teacher Training in 2008, Level 2 Teacher Training in 2009 and became a certified Baptiste teacher in 2010. She also completed the Art of Assisting program with Gregor Singleton and Paige Elenson in 2010 and assisted the Art of Assisting program in 2012. Most recently, Kelly completed Yogaview’s Level 2 Teacher Training in the Spring of 2014. She is also certified in prenatal yoga and loves working with pregnant and post-natal moms. A couple highlights of Kelly's teaching career are when she taught at lululemon's "Hit an Om Run" at Wrigley Field in July 2013 and at Wanderlust’s “Yoga in the City” event in Grant Park in May 2014.
Whether practicing or teaching, Kelly approaches yoga with love and openness. She brings positive energy to her teaching as she nurtures and respects the individuality of each student. Kelly’s passion for teaching is rooted in her love of movement and her commitment to healthy, mindful living. Kelly is a mom of three boys and is inspired by their vitality and pure delight in the moment.
WE AIM TO HELP ALL – REGARDLESS OF EXPERIENCE OR SKILL LEVEL – SHIFT
FROM SPORADIC PARTICIPATION TO SUSTAINABLE LIFESTYLE PRACTICES
THROUGH APPROACHABLE (AND FUN!) SERVICES.
With our personal wellness offerings, we work one-on-one with you to identify your health and wellness goals. From there, we build out a program to
empower you to reach your goals. Our programs are delivered via a private website and can include videos, podcasts and photos.
Everything is accessible via your smart phone. Personal programs require a month commitment and are built out accordingly.
MFW online programs for purchase at our store.
With our community offerings, our goal is to uplift an entire community through movement and wellness programs. These offerings are usually held in public spaces, like parks and plazas. We also host private community building events which address the specific goals of your community.
With our corporate offerings, our goal is to provide wellness initiatives to employees in an accessible and direct manner. To do this, we come to you - we come
to your workplace, we come to your building gym, we come to your conference site. We can transform any space into a place for a movement class or wellness workshop. All you have to do is show up - we have mats available for use and suggest you wear light-weight, comfortable clothing.
Our corporate offerings are vital to workplace productivity and employee wellness. On-site movement classes and wellness workshops are an integral
component of any contemporary corporate wellness program. We recommend offering 1 to 2 movement classes a week, augmented monthly with one or
more of our workshops/health challenges. The benefits of your health and wellness initiatives come from consistency, time and again we witness the impact
of these programs on employee health, engagement and office culture.
MOVEMENT CLAsses & wellness programs
Pilates begins in the center and works to establish balance within the muscles of the body. Through breath, balance, strength and endurance, students will refine the musculature of the body, restore tight and overworked muscles and improve overall wellness. As Joseph Pilates said, “you’re only as old as your spine is healthy.”
Yoga connects you to your body and breath. All ages, all body types and all levels of experience will benefit in this class, as you flow through a series of poses to increase energy, improve focus, cultivate mental clarity and bring the body into balance. Stretching and strengthening counters the effects of sitting for hours during a typical work day.
Our signature class brings the best of Pilates and yoga together in a comprehensive movement class. You will experience elements of each practice that seamlessly flow from one to the other and develop strength, flexibility, balance, and endurance.
Transform your company’s typical happy hour into a community building wellness event that leaves your employees feeling energized and restored. Our “Healthy Hour” is an hour long movement class (Fuel Flow, Yoga or Pilates) followed by healthy, cold-pressed juices from one of our partners. This is a great offering for both employees and clients.
ONLINE WELLNESS PROGRAMS
To help support your employees on a day-to-day basis, this feature provides them with the tools to empower them in their wellness. Through a secure site, your employees will have access to a weekly program which can include: desk stretches and exercises, stress management, breath-work, meditation tips, nutrition information, meal ideas and recipes.
Enhance your company’s wellness approach with these hour-long workshops. Tailored to your company’s interests and needs, these wellness workshops educate, inform and support your employees in their pursuit of healthy living.
80/20 Guide to Nutrition
Tips for Healthy Travel
Creating Healthy Habits - Where to start & how to succeed
Health & Wellness Goal Setting
Meditation and Mindful Living
TEAM BUILDING HEALTH CHALLENGES
Create wellness communities within your company by launching a health challenge. We design a challenge appropriate to the health goals of your company and support employees throughout the challenge.
Company Weight-loss Initiative
Company 5k/10k run
Daily Yoga or Pilates
28 Day Health Challenge
Make your conference and meetings memorable - less coffee and more movement! Bring MindFuel Wellness onsite to lead 15-30 minute mini-movement sessions during conferences or long meetings. Sessions include stretching, postural and breath work. These movement sessions increase energy and blood flow to the brain and muscles, improving memory retention, productivity and overall engagement in the meeting.
WHY FOCUS ON WELLNESS?
PSYCHOLOGICAL HEALTH BENEFITS
Workplace exercise improves mood, boosts energy, improves self-esteem, attention and motivation.
Source: Mayo Clinic
PHYSICAL Health Benefits
69% of office professionals spend most of their time sitting.
People with healthier lifestyles live 6-9 years longer, postpone disability by 9 years. Workplace fitness classes help to improve strength, flexibility, posture, balance, and endurance.
Source: Mayo Clinic
BENEFITS FOR THE COMPANY
95% OF OFFICE PROFESSIONALS
would stay longer at their current job if movement was offered.
Workplace wellness programs:
Enhanced recruitment and retention of healthy employees
Reduced healthcare costs
Decreased rates of illness and injuries
Reduced employee absenteeism
Improved employee relations and morale
Increased company attractiveness
A CURE FOR STRESS
Stress is the basic cause of 60% of all human illnesses and diseases.
Manage your employees stress through wellness programs and fitness classes.
Yoga and Pilates classes are a chance for employees to unwind and connect with co-workers and colleagues.
Join us for a special Evening at Kit And Ace Chicago
Move with us in an hour long Fuel Flow class followed by cold-pressed juice from Real Good Juice
Wednesday, March 29th at 6:30pm-8pm
LET US KNOW WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING FOR!
Whether you are looking for a way to bring a healthier lifestyle to your employees, part of a team that could benefit from some wellness, or simply curious about how we can help, get in touch!