Our Awesome Team
Dr. Ellen Hector, PT, DPT, ITPT, COMT, CPPC
Owner, Physical Therapist
Dr. Ellen was born and raised in the Detroit area, and graduated from Central Michigan University with her Bachelor’s degree in Sports Medicine / Exercise Physiology / Athletic Training. She then attended the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2008.
She holds specialties and additional certifications in Concussion Rehabilitation, Pre-/Post Natal Coaching, Manual Therapy, Orthopedics/Sports Medicine, Vestibular Therapy, Clinical Education, ASTYM, and Kinesiotaping.
Ellen has worked with multiple high school and collegiate level teams including soccer, hockey, wrestling, softball, volleyball and rugby. She also served our men and women in uniform during her time at Camp Pendleton with the United States Marine Corps.
She is married to a very attractive lumberjack, has 2 beautiful sons, owns a dog and knows 2 cats who occasionally grace her with their presence. She enjoys being outside in any weather and minimizing her footprint.
Dr. Allyson Lowis, PT, DPT, LSVT, COMT, LMT
Dr. Allyson is a Kalamazoo native and graduated from Hope College with a BA in Exercise Science and a minor in dance in 2012. While at Hope she was in the pre-professional dance company dANCEpROjECT, now known as H2. After Hope she earned her massage therapy license before going on to Central Michigan University where she graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2017.
Allyson is a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist, McKenzie trained, LSVT Big certified, and has attended additional courses specializing in treating dancers.
She has experience treating a variety of populations including dancers and athletes, geriatrics, people with balance and movement disorders with specialization in Parkinson’s Disease, and people with complex low back and neck pain.
Allyson believes that movement is some of the very best medicine and is passionate about helping people move more efficiently while ENJOYING the movement!
She is married to a friendly scientist and has an adorable border collie mix named Finn as well as two cats, Armani and Coco. Allyson enjoys dancing, hiking with her husband and pup, and playing music.
Mary-Katherine Thompson Miller, Schwinn Indoor Cycling Power, WERQ Dance Fitness, Barre Prime, SCW Group Ex
Mary-Katherine is originally from St. Louis, Missouri, but now considers herself to be a pure Michigander! Mary-Katherine attended Kalamazoo College, where she received a bachelor’s degree in English and Education and fell in love with the city of Kalamazoo. She went on to attain a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, Connecticut and spent a decade teaching middle and high school students.
After having her daughter, Mary-Katherine headed back to a new type of classroom: the gym studio! Certified in a variety of group fitness formats, Mary-Katherine loves to help all people move and access the enjoyment and fulfillment of purposeful exercise. While the type of classroom might have changed, Mary-Katherine’s focus continues to be on empowering others through education.
Mary-Katherine is married to her Kalamazoo College crush, Andy. They have one daughter, Grace, who is 5 and will be headed to kindergarten in the fall of 2021. In her free time, Mary-Katherine likes to travel, hike, read books, and go to thrift stores with her mom.
Cassidi Wenke, ACE
Cassidi was born and raised a Kalamazoo local and graduated from Western Michigan University with an Exercise Science degree. She has been involved with the world of exercise since elementary school when she started playing volleyball year-round.
When she hit high school, she decided to get into lifting and fell in love with it. She has been a personal trainer since 2017 and loves helping people learn to be confident in and proud of themselves. She is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and ACE Behavior Change Specialist.
Cassidi married her high school sweetheart in July of 2020. In her free time, she likes to be outside enjoying the sunshine, traveling to see new places and finding new projects to accomplish around the house she and her husband purchased in early 2020.
Her favorite thing about fitness is that every time you step into the gym to work on yourself, even if you feel like it wasn’t your best day, you take a step in the right direction.
Jeremy Brown, Onnit Academy Kettlebell Specialist
Jeremy was born and raised in Paw Paw and graduated from Western Michigan University with a BA in English and Communications.
In previous jobs he has served as a narrative director for a video game company, launched and led two departments for a multi-million dollar media company, and created validation documentation for Pfizer.
He is an Onnit Kettlebell Specialist and was previously a Level 1 CrossFit Coach. He has attended multiple courses with StrongFirst and MovNat, participated in a dozen adventure races, completed two Tough Mudders, and attended classes at Tom Brown’s Tracker School and Bill McConnell’s PAST Skills Wilderness School.
He is married to Dr. Ellen (see above for how lucky that makes him). Spending time outdoors with her, their two boys, and any critters who choose to join is the best part of any day.