Shred415 co-founders, owners and instructors, Bonnie Micheli and Tracy Roemer, bring more than 25 years of shared fitness experience to Shred415′s eight locations. As established fitness experts, Bonnie and Tracy have been profiled in publications such as Vogue, SELF and Crain’s Chicago Business; taught classes as part of SELF magazine’s exclusive Up-And-Out Studio in New York City; and were 2015 EY Entrepreneurs of the Year. They are also lululemon Ambassadors, Essentia Hydration specialists and Mariano’s Tastemakers, and have been NTC Nike Trainers and Splits 59 FitPro Elite.
While Bonnie and Tracy teach some of Shred415’s most popular classes (there’s a reason why Tracy is nicknamed “The Firecracker”!), their staff is made up of top instructors from Chicago, Indianapolis and St. Louis. Bonnie & Tracy love their amazing “Shred Fam” and attribute the success of Shred415 to their incredible 250-person team.
Bonnie began teaching group exercise in 2008 and is certified in personal training by the American Council of Exercise. After extensive training in college, Bonnie began experimenting with workout programming alternating between cardiovascular work and strength training. She quickly saw results in herself and became a believer in both HIIT and strength training. After training clients and teaching small group exercise classes for several years, Bonnie’s ambitions leaned to owning her own studio. After meeting Tracy, the rest is history! Bonnie also holds a master’s degree in education and a degree in business management.
Tracy is a nationally recognized fitness expert. She has presented master classes and Kwando workshops to fitness professionals, and she created and developed Gorilla Sports’ Kwando Program, a total body conditioning class, which incorporated elements of boxing, kickboxing and Tae Kwan Do. Tracy’s fitness career spans more than 20 years on the West Coast and in Chicago. She’s worked as managing director of a club with five fitness centers in San Francisco, Chicago and Los Angeles; as director of weight loss and nutrition for a large national gym; and as general manager of a boutique gym in Chicago known for its personal training.
In 2011, when Bonnie and Tracy joined forces and opened the first Shred415 studio in Chicago, they knew they had something extremely special. Since that first day, they have spent all their time and energy creating the best experience they can for the incredible Shred415 community.