Kristine Neil – Managing Director, Fitness Instructor
Kristine Neil, founder of Lakeshore Fitness–Land & Water Studio, is a Marquette native who is passionate about the outdoors, health & fitness. While attending Northern Michigan University, Kristine worked as a lifeguard and swimming coach specializing in work with children, senior citizens and special needs. After receiving her degree in Health & Fitness Management, she went on to pursue multiple certifications in kayaking, TRX, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Piloxing & PaddleFit.
Kristine is excited to bring her unique combination of knowledge and passion for the outdoors to Lakeshore Fitness. Her goal is to help people live a healthy lifestyle while enjoying their surroundings. Join her for a PaddleFit class on Lake Superior or visit the studio and burn some serious calories with a Piloxing or TRX class.
Outside of work you can find Kristine out biking, skiing, and hiking with her husband Kyle and two dogs Lola and Gidget. She enjoys surfing, Netflix, good eats, and a fine pint of beer.
Grace Petschauer – Assistant Managing Director
Grace joined the Lakeshore family after receiving her B.S. and M.S. from Northern Michigan University. The small-group training classes offered at Lakeshore allows Grace to personalize classes for every client that comes through its doors. She loves riding along for their fitness journey, seeing the muscle gains in the studio & overall improvement of life outside of classes.
"Most clients come to class trying to change physically, however my favorite gains are the personal insights, and increase of confidence that happens." Lakeshore is able to offer classes inside its small studio, or bring your lessons to the shores of Superior. Rather than perfection, Grace advocated progression! She is here to make you stronger, and you won't be let down.
What else does Grace advocate? Breakfast for any meal, a spicy Bloody Mary, non-constrictive pants, push-ups (seriously), and camping.
Mary Connor – MS, E-RYT500, Ayurveda Practitioner
Mary started teaching yoga 20 years ago taking a short level one, YogaFit training just to add CEU for her Fitness Leader Certification. Mary realized at that first class that YOGA was her calling. Being one of the early teachers in the Upper Peninsula and Marquette area, introducing Yoga to the community took hard work and lots of classes at a real discounted rate. Classes were held at Bell Hospital, then in the Sports Rack LTD. for about 5 years. Eventually they ran out of room and it was time to open up the Marquette Yoga Center. Now that Mary has decided to semi-retire and work less, she has chosen to teach a few classes at Lakeshore Fitness.
Mary finished her E-RYT500. E-RYT500 is the highest level of teaching, but realizing yoga is a long journey she continues to get education in the many faceted branches of Yoga. Her love for teaching yoga as a form of mind/body fitness and wellness will help, heal, work, strengthen, stretch, balance people's lives, and just feel good!