Bonnie and Tracy bring a shared passion for teaching and more than 30 years of fitness experience to Shred415. As longtime neighbors and friends, Bonnie and Tracy tracked exercise trends for years, looking for the perfect opportunity to create an experience that integrated serious cardio and strength training while meeting the needs of busy parents. In April 2011, the first Shred415 studio—complete with childcare—opened in Lincoln Park. They currently have 10 company owned studios in the Chicagoland area, St Louis, and Indianapolis. Shred415 is currently franchising and has sold over 80 franchises to date across the US. The franchise aims to have over 150 studios operating nationwide by 2020.
As two of the Midwest’s top fitness experts, Bonnie and Tracy have been profiled by numerous media outlets, including Forbes, Vogue magazine, SELF Magazine, Crain’s Chicago Business, Fox News, CS Magazine, Chicago Magazine, WGN News, MariaShriver.com, and SELF.com. They’ve received numerous prestigious business awards, including EY Entrepreneur of the Year in 2015.
Bonnie has a background in business, technology and strategic consulting and has been teaching fitness classes for over 10 years. Tracy has a background in fitness including overseeing a nationally-recognized gym as managing director, presenting master classes and workshops to fitness professionals, and creating and implementing programming for national gym groups
Shred415 was founded by Chicago fitness experts Bonnie Micheli and Tracy Roemer in 2011. As longtime neighbors and friends, Bonnie and Tracy wanted to create an efficient and effective workout that integrated serious cardio and strength training while meeting the needs of those with a busy lifestyle. By combining their 25 years of fitness industry expertise and their shared vision for a more inclusive experience, they created a concept that offers much more than a workout—it offers a family-friendly, athletic environment where people of all fitness levels can come together to reach their goals.