MEET OUR TEAM
KJERSTEN BAKKE, J.D., CPT, CSCS
Kjersten Bakke is a two-time graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She received her undergraduate degree in Neuroscience, and later her law degree.
Kjersten was a two sport varsity athlete at Wisconsin, competing in both basketball and track. She served as a basketball team captain her senior year and holds several women’s basketball weightlifting records. Her experience as an athlete in the Big-Ten conference is the foundation of her training techniques.
Kjersten is also a drug-free professional bodybuilder who actively competes and coaches athletes. As a coach, Kjersten must have an in-depth knowledge of a variety of training and dieting methods. She uses these scientifically sound and proven training and dieting methods with her personal training clients. Her goal is to help Bakke Athletics clients create a healthy lifestyle that doesn’t involve unsustainable diet practices.
STEPHANIE JOHNSON-BAKKE, RN, CPT
Stephanie Johnson-Bakke is a graduate of the University of Alaska-Anchorage where she earned her undergraduate degree in nursing.
Stephanie was a four sport varsity athlete in high school and went on to play basketball at UAA where she served as co-captain her senior year. She remained in Alaska for nearly eight years where she stayed close with the university and local high school basketball teams and also was a practicing nurse. Upon returning to Wisconsin, she began her career at Epic where she spent almost 13 years doing project management, clinical informatics, and sales demonstrations around the world.
Throughout her professional career, Stephanie remained passionate about sports and fitness and is thrilled to have an opportunity to now share and teach at Hybrid along with her wife, Kjersten. As a trainer, Stephanie is focused on strength training and athletic performance founded in her experience in college as well as in her professional career. She understands the busy lives of professionals and can help clients maintain fitness goals whether they are on the road or at home. Additionally, she and her wife are parents of twins, knowing first-hand how to also balance fitness during the perinatal stages and while raising a family.
Molly Franz is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin where she earned her undergraduate degree in sociology. She joined Hybrid Athletic Club, now Bakke Athletics, in 2016 and manages daily operations including class schedules, memberships, training, and vendor and community relations. She is that friendly face our members see when they walk in the door and embodies the family environment the club offers. Besides managing the club, you will find her lifting heavy weights, out-eating anyone, and showing off her odd dance moves.
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