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Lyn Lindbergh
CEO | Founder

Our health depends on consistently exercising our whole life. I'm here to help you figure this out in a way that isn't so dreadful and actually helps you smile more.

 

I am Lyn Lindbergh, the author of the 6x award winning book COUCH to ACTIVE: The Missing Link that Takes You from Sedentary to Active, host of the Health and Fitness Motivation podcast, Blogger, Speaker, Coach, Fitness Influencer, Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Pilates Instructor, Certified Group Fitness Instructor, and President of COUCH to ACTIVE. I am also the author the upcoming program, How to Start Exercising Again. I call myself "The Bad Couch Guru" because I believe life is more entertaining when you live it with a wink and a smile.

 

I have a degree in Education, and I spent 20 years in fortune 500 corporations in Senior Management roles overseeing training programs for companies in technology, sales and marketing, customer care, banking, aerospace, and healthcare. A few of my previous clients are Microsoft, Boeing, AOL, Praxair Industrial Gases, Philips Healthcare, and T-Mobile. The training materials I oversaw were for corporate departments of 10,000 - 30,000 employees.

 

I am an expert

at creating real change

in people's lives.

 

I'm a Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Mat Pilates Instructor, Group Fitness Instructor, and Certified Cycling Instructor, and I have taught thousands of people in over a dozen in fitness centers. I'm a fitness influencer, blogger, podcaster, exercise nutrition specialist, and award winning author.

When it comes to this thing called exercise, I appreciate how hard it can be.

I have three chronic health issues.  Still, I get out and exercise every day. These health issues fuel my compassion for people and my understanding of what it really takes to get moving when life gets in the way. Even with my physical challenges, I have completed the Seattle to Portland 200-mile ride six times, and I've completed multiple half-marathons, 10 triathlons, and countless 5K runs.

 

My personal favorite type of exercise is anything that gets me outdoors with friends and helps bring me peace of mind. Let's work together and figure out how to make exercise a part of your life.

Sincerely,

Lyn Lindbergh

CEO, Head Trainer

 
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Lori Salmonsen
Yoga Instructor

I am so honored to help lead this amazing group of students in their yoga practice.

 

I'm a 200-hour certified yoga instructor and I love teaching group classes, private sessions, and retreats. I started my yoga practice in 2007 and found that it's a perfect complement to my running, hiking and other outdoor pursuits. My favorite moments of teaching are when I see a student make a breakthrough in their own progress, such as a pose they've been working on, or gaining new insights and confidence in their abilities.

 

I believe strongly in helping people start from wherever they are, even if that place is learning to breathe and be present. My style is to create unique and fun experiences, such as sunset yoga on the beach where the sights and sounds of nature offer a beautiful backdrop and help bring students into the present moment. 

 

On another note, I have 20+ years as a Learning Designer for corporations which plays an integral role in my ability to help others learn and grow. My natural deep empathy for all beings which shines through everything I do.

 

I live with my adorable adopted pup named Franny, who sometimes shows up on the yoga mat as my assistant.

It would be my honor to help you bring yoga to your life.

Sincerely,

Lori Salmonsen

Yoga Instructor

 
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Nikki Krone
Executive Admin

Nikki makes magic happen! Her bio is coming soon.

Sincerely,

Nikki Krone

Executive Admin

 
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Group Fitness Instructor

We are hiring two group fitness instructors who are skilled at audio descriptions in fitness. If you are interested in learning more contact Lyn Lindbergh at beawesome@couchtoactive.com.

Sincerely,

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Group Fitness Instructor