Josh Wendland- Owner
About Me: I’m one of the owners of AFC with my brother Jake. I grew up in Hutchinson but currently live and work in Rochester, MN.
Classes I Teach: None, but you’ll see me in the racquetball courts here and there.
Hobbies/Interests: I love baseball more than my wife. It’s true, ask her. I work part-time managing fantasy football and baseball teams. I basically enjoy playing any sport or doing any sort of workout there is.
Favorite Workout Song: Pumpin Blood by NONONO
Favorite Food: Pizza and anything grilled
Favorite Exercises: Chest and triceps’ lifts
Jake Wendland – Owner
About Me: I like being outdoors and doing anything to keep busy.
Class/Classes I Teach: Racquetball
Hobbies/Interests: Hunting, fishing, and going to my cabin.
Favorite Workout Songs: Any
Favorite Food: Burgers
Favorite Exercises: DB bench press, tricep extension, arm curls, calf raises
Jacob Sanken – Instructor
About Me: Married 13 years, 2 children – Girls 8 and 6, Self-employed – Aflac Insurance, MN Army National Guard – 13 years – Honorably discharged, United Way of McLeod County – Board of Directors, Christ the King – Endowment Committee- Choir, American Legion – Member, Hutchinson – Jaycees – Member
Class/Classes I Teach: Spin n strength, Strength circuits
Hobbies/Interests: Boating, running, golf, traveling
Favorite Workout Song: Paradise City – Guns n Roses
Favorite Food: Steak, pizza, spaghetti
Favorite Exercises: Plank, spider plank, front-back-go’s
Stacey Patrick – Instructor
About Me: My real job is Lab Manager at Hutch Health. I have lived in Hutchinson for 14 year. My husband and I have 4 children – Alex, Abby, Manda, and Tony. I have been involved in fitness my whole life. I have been teaching group fitness since 2004. I have been certified in group fitness since 2005.
Classes I Teach: I love to teach step aerobics and Silver Sneakers/Silver & Fit. I have also taught circuit.
Hobbies/Interests: Reading, aerobics, jogging, and hanging out with my family.
Favorite Workout Song: Changes with the Times
Favorite Food: I don’t like to pin myself down on this topic.
Favorite Exercises: I don’t have a favorite exercise, but there is nothing better thanan intense step aerobics class to make me sweat and smile.
Janet Mraz – Instructor
About Me: I have been teaching aerobics for 15-20 years
and love how music can motivate you to move.
Classes I Teach: Body Blast, Go lo
Hobbies/Interests: Dancing, biking, snowmobiling, sports (watching our children), being outside at the lake, camping, flower gardening
Favorite Workout Song: Upbeat 80’s
Favorite Food: Chocolate
Favorite Exercises: Floor aerobics, strength training
Dixie Fly – Instructor
About Me: I grew up in Hutchinson, left after high school and have now been back for three years, with my husband and two kids. I am a stay-at-home mom and work as a nurse part-time.
Classes I Teach: Muscle Pump and Spin n’ Strength
Hobbies/Interests: Running, traveling, reading, scuba diving
Favorite Workout Song: Timber – Pitbull
Favorite Food: Pineapple, stir-fry
Favorite Exercises: It’s all about LEGS! Squat press with dumbbells on the bosu ball, Crossfit thruster, Walking lunges with bicep curl
Lucy Newcomb – Instructor
About Me: I’m Lucy Newcomb, I’m a lifelong resident of Hutchinson, graduate of HHS and U of M. I’m a dental hygienist at Hutchison Family Dentistry. I’m a mother of 3 college grad (2 are married) and soon to be grandma.
Classes I Teach: Spin, Spin n strength, Step classes, Mix-it-up (aerobics, kickboxing, weights), Triple G (glutes, guns, guts)
Hobbies/Interests: Spending time with family and friends; downhill, x-country, water and jet skiing; singing and playing guitar; traveling
Favorite Workout Song: Mostly rock / Eagles – Get over it, Elton John – Saturday Nights Alright for Fighting, Kiss – Rock n Roll All Night, Lady Gaga – Edge of Glory
Favorite Food: Shrimp (or any seafood or fish)
Favorite Exercises: I don’t have a favorite. I feel it is important to work all muscle groups to keep a good balance in your body (biceps then triceps). One form of exercise I do love though is walking.
Judy Thunstrom – Instructor
About Me: Lived in Hutch all my life. Have taught aerobics and dance most of my life. Choreography awards – regional and state. Dance competition – 1st place awards local and national.
Class/Classes I Teach: Body blast, SS cardio, SS MSRM (muscle, strength, range of motion), Latin dance, SS yoga, Extreme step
Hobbies/Interests: Teaching dance, traveling, family, reading
Favorite Workout Song: Dark Horse – Warm up, I Love It vs Firework
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite Exercises: Step-extreme!
Jackie Asp – Instructor
About Me: I’ve lived in Hutchinson almost all of my life. I’m married;
his name is Bill. I have 3 children Joshua, Brittany, and Jaslynn. I
have 4 grandchildren. “Hobby” is being a fitness instructor which I’ve
been for 24 years.
Classes I Teach: I teach Monday morning 8:30am Step class and Thursdays 4:15 pm. I’m also a sub for SS/SF, Kickboxing, Kettles, Spin n Strength, Body Blast, and Strength Circuit classes.
Hobbies/Interests: My husband always tells me that I could live at the gym, which he’s right. I love to teach and love to go try everyone else’s workout classes. I like biking, walking, boating, snowmobiling, gardening, and driving motorcycle.
Favorite Workout Song: Back to the “Oldies”
Favorite Food: Fish/ice cream “I know I bad”
Favorite Exercises: All cardio exercises and strength training
Nancy Jurgenson – Instructor
Classes I teach: Silver Sneakers: Cardio and Strength, Spin and Strength, Muscle Pump, Fitness and Nutrition
Hobbies/interests:I love any aerobic activity. I’m also an RN, and have been working in the health field for over 20 years! What keeps me young is spending time with my energetic family!
Favorite workout song: “Beautiful Day” by Jamie Grace
Favorite food: Spicy Indian Cuisine
Favorite Exercises: Biking, Jogging, and Aerobics
Kristin Pulkrabek – Instructor
About Me: I am a HHS graduate and Hutchinson native. I am married to my husband Matt for 14 years, we have 3 girls- Ava, Eden and Rowan. I graduated from the college of St. Catherine were I received a degree in Physical Therapist assistant. I work 2 days a week with in home care and the rest as at a stay at home mom!
Class/Classes I Teach: 8:30 Monday- wild card.
Hobbies/Interests: Spending time with family and friends. Also love cooking, gardening, reading, biking, and fitness.
Favorite Workout Song: Anything up beat.
Favorite Food: Salad with chicken, fruit, and nuts.
Favorite Exercises: I love body weight exercises with my favorite being a burpee push up!
Lindy Tolsma – Staff Assistant
About Me: I’m a wife and Mom with a 6 year old son.
I love the outdoors and anything I can make by hand.
I love doing/sharing all my hobbies with my family. I
have ran 3 marathons so far. My dream is to someday
qualify for and run the Boston Marathon .
Hobbies/Interests: Running, marathon training, morel
mushroom hunting, gardening, cooking, making
homemade soap, and knitting, anything I can!
Favorite Workout Song: Anything by: Foo Fighters,
Alanis Morissette, and Florence and the Machine.
Favorite Food: Homemade Egg Rolls
Favorite Exercises: Running and Pilates
Ally Harlander – Staff Assistant
About Me: I’m 17 years old and a junior at Hutchinson High School. I have two sisters. I play Lacrosse, manage hockey and am in strength & conditioning.
Hobbies/Interests: Lacrosse and working out.
Favorite Workout Song: Anything upbeat with bass.
Favorite Food: Pasta.
Favorite Exercises: Squatting and running.
Mariah Mraz – Staff
About Me: I am 17 years old and am a senior at HHS. I enjoy playing soccer and softball. I plan to go to college to teach abroad.
Class/Classes I Teach: None, I do daycare, memberships, and I clean.
Hobbies/Interests: I love playing sports, watching sports, or anything to do with sports
Favorite Workout Song: Anything upbeat and fast paced.
Favorite Food: Steak
Favorite Exercises: Running, squats, and abs.
Jodi Timm – Instructor
About Me: I’m from Hibbing, MN and have lived in Hutchinson for about 4 years now with my
husband, Matt. I have taught physical education for 4 years, one year in Sweden, and 3 years in Buffalo Lake. I coach girls’ basketball and am one of the instructors, personal trainers, and the manager at AFC.
Class/Classes I Teach: Spin, Spin ‘N’ Strength, HIIT classes, strength circuits
Hobbies/Interests: Staying active! Whether that’s running, going for a bike ride, participating or teaching group fitness classes, playing basketball or volleyball, or just going for a walk…I love it all! Cheering on the Lynx and Gophers, spending time with family and friends, being outdoors, getting into cooking and reading more, and shopping of course.
Favorite Workout Songs: Heart of a Champion and Remember the Name
Favorite Food: Ice Cream
Favorite Exercises: Burpees, Lunges, Squats, any Ab exercises
Kristi Hanson – Instructor
About Me: I work as a Registered Nurse in the Surgery Dept at Hutchinson Health. I’ve been married to my husband Anthony for 13 years, and we have 3 children – Samuel (11), Audrey (10) & Jacob (7)
Class/Classes I Teach: HIIT Class, Circuits
Hobbies/Interests: Running, playing volleyball, community volunteering, any outdoor activities, and cheering loud & proud at my kid’s sporting events!
Favorite Workout Songs: Michael Jackson, AC/DC
Favorite Exercises: Burpees, Jump squats, Plank Jacks, Spider-man push-ups
Cortney McCormick – Personal and Group Trainer, Instructor
About Me: I just graduated from UW-Stout in Menomonie, WI with a degree in Hospitality and a minor in Business Administration. While in college I played softball and tennis competitively. While working at AFC I will also be planning events and training for TMB Softball around the nation.
Class/Classes I Teach: Spin & Strength, Strength, and Medicine Ball
Hobbies/Interests: Fishing, camping, working out, playing with my puppy Harley, baking, and traveling with my family.
Favorite Workout Song: Anything up beat that I can also dance to!
Favorite Food: Ice cream
Katey Schultz – Manager
About Me: I am a mother of 4 children ages 18 – 8. I graduated from University of Phoenix in 2015 with an Associates Degree in Health Care and a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice. I have been a stay at home mom for the past 18 years and have recently returned to the professional world. I grew up with deaf siblings, so I am fluent in American Sign Language and love to share it with the world.
Hobbies/Interests: In my spare time, I love spending it with my family playing games, watching movies, or being outdoors. I love to read true crime stories and watch them on the ID channel. I have two dogs at home; an Olde English Bulldogge named Lucy and a New Zealand Huntaway named Lydia.
Favorite Workout Song: Any 70’s or 80’s Classic Rock
Favorite Exercise: I like the treadmill and dancing
Favorite Food: Potatoes made any way
Maddie Muller: Office Assistant
About Me: I am 18 years old and a 2017 graduate of New Century Academy. I have purple hair currently, which I do change often, and hazel eyes. I am starting college classes in the fall and would love to become a vet.
Hobbies/Interests: I love photography, being with animals, watching Netflix, and listening to music.
Favorite Food: Any kind of pasta!!
Favorite Exercises: Yoga and cardio
Angel Mobley: Office Assistant
About Me: I am a sophomore at New Century Academy. I love food and being active.
Favorite Workout Song: Anything upbeat!
Favorite Food: Strawberries and Yogurt!!
Favorite Exercises: Squats and Lunges
Angela McCrea: Office Assistant
About Me: I am married and a mother to 5 children ages 8 to 2. I am originally from Norwood Young America, but have lived in Glencoe for the past 7 years. I am hard-of-hearing, so use ASL to communicate. I am also a proficient lip reader.
Hobbies/Interests: I love spending time with my family, going camping, swimming, being in nature, and waterfalls!
Favorite Workout Song: Anything upbeat!
Favorite Food: Chili, Steak, and Fresh Fruit!
Favorite Exercise: I love the treadmills, or Yoga.
Sabrina Tracy: Office Assistant
Marlee Harlander: Office Assistant
Beth Jerabek: Instructor