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Chicago, IL

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Morning Bird Studio is a full-service fitness and wellness studio. We offer custom-designed personal training, mini-group classes, workshops and fitness events. Our clients represent a broad spectrum of humanity from the elite athlete to the total novice looking to make a change. Fitness can be daunting if thought of on a broad scale. We view it as thousands of simple things stacked together and want to help demystify the process and get our clients stronger, healthier and happier. We are educators and coaches, sharing our knowledge with the community, one session at a time. Morning Bird Studio's mission is to provide a safe space to examine ones physical and mental boundaries and break down those boundaries to reach new personal bests confidently.

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Morning Bird Studio is a full-service fitness and wellness studio. We offer custom-designed personal training, mini-group classes, workshops and fitness events. Our clients represent a broad spectrum of humanity from the elite athlete to the total novice looking to make a change. Fitness can be daunting if thought of on a broad scale. We view it as thousands of simple things stacked together and want to help demystify the process and get our clients stronger, healthier and happier. We are educators and coaches, sharing our knowledge with the community, one session at a time. Morning Bird Studio's mission is to provide a safe space to examine ones physical and mental boundaries and break down those boundaries to reach new personal bests confidently.

our team

newt cole

newt cole

head honcho

Newt has over a decade of experience as a certified personal trainer. A lifelong athlete, Newt has 25 years of practical gym knowledge to tap into for his clients. In addition, he is an active competitive cyclist with a strong passion for Martial Arts and Yoga. Along with his RKC certification, Newt integrates his intense drive, competitive spirit and high humor into a supportive yet challenging approach to working with his clients.

head honcho

Newt has over a decade of experience as a certified personal trainer. A lifelong athlete, Newt has 25 years of practical gym knowledge to tap into for his clients. In addition, he is an active competitive cyclist with a strong passion for Martial Arts and Yoga. Along with his RKC certification, Newt integrates his intense drive, competitive spirit and high humor into a supportive yet challenging approach to working with his clients.

Instructor

Jesse is a HKC certified instructor who has been training under Newt for years. His love of kettlebells started as an accident while looking for ways to train for bicycle racing off of the bike, and he hasn’t looked back since. He has a passion for creating workouts for clients that are synergistic with their chosen sport or goals. Jesse also has a special place in his heart for Muay Thai boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Krav Maga.

JESSE HAUTAU

JESSE HAUTAU

trainer

Jesse is a HKC certified instructor who has been training under Newt for years. His love of kettlebells started as an accident while looking for ways to train for bicycle racing off of the bike, and he hasn’t looked back since. He has a passion for creating workouts for clients that are synergistic with their chosen sport or goals. Jesse also has a special place in his heart for Muay Thai boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Krav Maga.

ALEX BARNES

teacher

Alex loves rolling around Chicago on her bike, riding up mountains in Colorado and practicing yoga with Yin, Ashtanga and Hatha Yoga teachers from everywhere. She believes high performance for athletes and a quality day-to-day life stem from dialing in our body awareness by letting our bodies hang out in some discomfort. She feels lucky to be teaching awesome clients at Morning Bird who are without a doubt amazing, focused and beautiful people.

ALEX
BARNES

trainer

Alex loves rolling around Chicago on her bike, riding up mountains in Colorado and practicing yoga with Yin, Ashtanga and Hatha Yoga teachers from everywhere. She believes high performance for athletes and a quality day-to-day life stem from dialing in our body awareness by letting our bodies hang out in some discomfort. She feels lucky to be teaching awesome clients at Morning Bird who are without a doubt amazing, focused and beautiful people.

instructor

David came to strength training in 2010 while preparing for his first and only Ironman triathlon.  Years of competing in endurance events had left his body teetering on the brink of injury:  inactive muscles, limited joint range of motion, and poor posture threatened to put the kibosh on  any physical activities, let alone racing. But after a few months of consistent work with a  personal trainer, he was stronger, faster, and moved better than ever. A former collegiate rower, avid runner, cyclist, and current stair climber, David is now a Certified  Strength and Conditioning Specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Trainer

Kirsten is a Certified Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise (ACE), a Posture Alignment Therapist with the Egoscue Method, and a top-level-certified TRX Suspension and Riptraining Instructor. Her passion is to build communities around the things she enjoys the most: being active and outdoors. She spends a lot of time on the water, training and competing in stand-up paddleboarding but can also frequently be found cycling, inline skating and snowboarding. Her motto: All is good as long as you move.

Kirsten Lefeldt

Kirsten LEFELDT

instructor

David came to strength training in 2010 while preparing for his first and only Ironman triathlon.  Years of competing in endurance events had left his body teetering on the brink of injury:  inactive muscles, limited joint range of motion, and poor posture threatened to put the kibosh on  any physical activities, let alone racing. But after a few months of consistent work with a  personal trainer, he was stronger, faster, and moved better than ever. A former collegiate rower, avid runner, cyclist, and current stair climber, David is now a Certified  Strength and Conditioning Specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

instructor

David came to strength training in 2010 while preparing for his first and only Ironman triathlon.  Years of competing in endurance events had left his body teetering on the brink of injury:  inactive muscles, limited joint range of motion, and poor posture threatened to put the kibosh on  any physical activities, let alone racing. But after a few months of consistent work with a  personal trainer, he was stronger, faster, and moved better than ever. A former collegiate rower, avid runner, cyclist, and current stair climber, David is now a Certified  Strength and Conditioning Specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Trainer

Kirsten is a Certified Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise (ACE), a Posture Alignment Therapist with the Egoscue Method, and a top-level-certified TRX Suspension and Riptraining Instructor. Her passion is to build communities around the things she enjoys the most: being active and outdoors. She spends a lot of time on the water, training and competing in stand-up paddleboarding but can also frequently be found cycling, inline skating and snowboarding. Her motto: All is good as long as you move.