Bonnie and Tracy bring a shared passion for teaching and more than 30 years of fitness experience to Shred415. As longtime neighbors and friends, Bonnie and Tracy tracked exercise trends for years, looking for the perfect opportunity to create an experience that integrated serious cardio and strength training while meeting the needs of busy parents. In April 2011, the first Shred415 studio—complete with childcare—opened in Lincoln Park. They currently have 10 company owned studios in the Chicagoland area, St Louis, and Indianapolis.
As two of the Midwest’s top fitness experts, Bonnie and Tracy have been profiled by numerous media outlets, including CS Magazine, Chicago Magazine, Vogue.com, SELF Magazine, Crain’s Chicago Business, Fox News, WGN News, MariaShriver.com, and SELF.com. They’ve received numerous prestigious business awards, including serving as presenters for the 2015 Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business Accelerator Program in 2015, EY Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist in 2014, and EY Entrepreneur of the Year in 2015.
In July of 2017, Shred415 announced plans to franchise, and has sold over 50 franchises to date across the US. The franchise aims to have over 150 studios operating nationwide by 2020.
Bonnie has a background in business, technology and strategic consulting and has been teaching fitness classes for over 10 years. Tracy has a background in fitness including overseeing a nationally-recognized gym as managing director, presenting master classes and workshops to fitness professionals, and creating and implementing programming for national gym groups.
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