Youth Program Manager


Schwinn Indoor Cycling

​TRX - TRX Certification

​TRX- TRX Certification

About Coach

Whitney grew up in Yankton and has always tried to maintain a healthy lifestyle. She participated in dance and cheerleading through high school and college but was never interested in competitive sports - until now! She has been coaching group fitness classes at Empower for 3.5 years but recently saw the need for a youth program that would complement her sons’ multiple sporting activities. Empowered Youth was born in November 2022 with a small group of boys and has since grown to multiple after school sessions serving boys and girls ages 9-12. Outside of Empower, Whitney works as a nurse practitioner and teaches in the undergraduate nursing program at Mount Marty University. After working with your kids during the week, you will probably find her cheering from the bleachers on weekends! . Whitney will offer small group training this summer.

Turning Point

“If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you,” and that is exactly how I found myself coaching cycling classes here at Empower. I grew up in Yankton and have always tried to maintain a healthy lifestyle. I participated in dance and cheerleading through high school and college and have taken many group fitness classes as an adult. I trained for a sprint triathlon in 2013 and loved the peaceful bike rides on long country roads. Fast-forward a few years to when I was looking to regain some endurance.

Motivation & Passion

Empower had just opened a new cycle studio, and I convinced my sister-in-law to try a class with me. Needless to say, I have been hooked ever since. Transitioning to a coach has been terrifying but also extremely rewarding. The camaraderie and accountability at Empower cannot be beaten, and I truly look forward to each and every class. Outside of Empower I work part-time as an oncology nurse practitioner and spend time with my husband and two busy sons. I look forward to seeing you on a bike!

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