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The Athena Program

Empowering the Next Generation

This strength and conditioning course is for young women to become confident in and outside of the gym.

We will be combining our mindset practice with our movement practice and incorporating topics including proper nutrition, sleep, and social media use.

The fitness aspect will focus on learning how to move correctly and prevention of common female injuries.

We have also partnered with professionals from the community to come in and speak on their areas of expertise.

This course is 6 weeks long and includes gym workouts 2X per week and 1 at-home workout per week.

Developed & Coached by Dr. Allyson Lowis and Cassidi Wenke.

Athena: Part I

Summer 2022

Mondays & Thursdays

3:00 – 4:30

June 6th – July 14th

$250

Athena: Part II

Summer 2022

Mondays & Thursdays

3:00 – 4:30

July 18th – August 25th

$250

Meet Your Athena Coaches!

Dr. Allyson Lowis

Dr. Allyson Lowis

PT, DPT, LSVT, COMT, LMT, Cert.MDT

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.

Coach Cassidi Wenke

Coach 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.