Meet our Staff

Management Team

Shar and Gene Dukart,

Owners

Shar Dukart is an enthusiastic entrepreneur with a passion for overall wellness, fitness, and all things spa. She also thrives on planning events such as wellness workshops, spa parties and weddings. Shar spent five years dreaming about owning a fitness and wellness spa, accumulating ideas along the way, before it became a reality. Her many years of gymnastics experience and coaching led her to bungee and aerial silk fitness. She is certified as the first Fly Bungee Fitness and Fly Fit Aerial Fitness Trainer in North Dakota. After graduating from Napoleon High School, Shar went on to become a Master Cosmetologist, then earned a degree in Business Management from Bismarck State College. She is married to Gene Dukart, owner of GD Cabinets and Construction and you will see that Gene’s craftsmanship is evident throughout the YOUvitalize facility. In her spare-time, Shar enjoys camping with family and friends and spending time with her husband, son Brian, and two grandsons, Gavin and Holden. She has dedicated YOUvitalize in remembrance of her daughter Brittany, who was a fabulous Master Cosmetologist and Nail Tech. Shar’s goal is to provide a positive, fun, no judgement, community atmosphere where everyone feels welcome and is excited to get fit, stay healthy, and melt away the stresses of the day.

BRIAN LEIER,

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Brian earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from the University of North Dakota and has over five years of experience in critical care. He is trained in CPR and First Aid which is a valuable asset to YOUvitalize. Brian has a passion for health and fitness and enjoys helping people with long term health promotion and disease prevention through exercise and healthy eating habits. Brian is originally from Bismarck and is excited to be back helping the community. In his free time, he enjoys being physically active, hunting, fishing, and spending time with his son Holden.

Paula Kuhnley,

Smoothie Bar Manager

Paula has numerous years of experience in management in the restaurant and catering industry. She has also pursued health and wellness for many years and is a passionate advocate for natural healing and organic foods. She is excited about providing our patrons with yummy, healthy food options. Paula loves working with people and has a desire to help others be the best they can be. 

WELLNESS

Libby Bakken,

Health Coach

As a Certified Health Coach & Personal Trainer, I look forward to empowering you to transform your body to feel fit, stronger and mentally sharper through whole foods nutrition, personalized fitness plans, PLUS the art & science of habit change so you get real, lasting results (No fad programs or products!) It is my goal to give you a personalized, structure that serves you for life! My qualifications are * Certified Health Coach, The Health Coach Institute* Nutrition and Healthy Living Certification, Cornell University* Nutrition for Optimal Aging, SilverSneakers/Tivity Health* Healthy for Life Program Facilitator, American Heart Association* Certified Personal Trainer, National Academy Sports Medicine* Sr. Fitness Specialist, National Academy Sports Medicine* SilverSneakers Fitness Instructor* 28 years of advanced pharmaceutical training in Anatomy & Physiology in Heart Disease, Women’s Health, Arthritis & Pain, Gastroenterology, Autoimmune Disorders & Osteoporosis. Please contact YOUvitalize to schedule a FREE 30-minute consultation session with me, to focus on your unique health and wellness goals.

Lateasha Gietzen,

Massage Therapist

Lateasha Gietzen has deep western ND roots, Beach to be exact, and is pleased to settle in Bismarck. She received her massage therapy certificate from Josef’s West Academy in Fargo and also has a Consumer Science degree from NDSU. Lateasha and her husband Adam, from Glen Ullin, enjoy spending time with family, listening to music and dancing. She especially enjoys the beauty of nature and diving into her faith. In her massage practice she approaches each client in their own unique way- with a blended massage style approach. Specific techniques include relaxation, isolated dynamics and pain management with dermoneuromodulation (DNM). Everyone is battling something: physically, mentally, spiritually… etc. our body desires to heal, we just need to take the time to reconnect with ourselves. “My job is to walk with YOU in your healing journey. Serving the community to reset and rejuvenate to be best equipped to carry out daily tasks empowers me to thoroughly enjoy my work as a massage therapist.”

Rachelle Evitt

Massage Therapist, Applied Kinesiologist

Rachelle Evitt is a licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Applied Kinesiology/Body Talk Practitioner, and is experienced in treating discomfort and pain. Rachelle is also extensively trained in Health Coaching, Touch for Health, and CARE Center Aromatherapy. She utilizes techniques that address Acute and Chronic Pain issues in both Energy Balancing and massage. Energy Balancing sessions in Applied Kinesiology/Body Talk apply unique, time proven methods that improve the body’s innate ability to heal and repair. Based on the scientifically proven idea that discomfort and disease is caused by past or current stress of body, mind, or emotions. 

Garnet Schatz

Wellness Practitioner, Holistic Iridologist, Applied Kinesiologist, Master Herbalist

Garnet Schatz is a Wellness Practitioner Certified as an InLight Therapy, BrainTap & Heart Rate Variability specialist. She is also a Master Herbalist, Holistic Iridologist, Applied Kinesiologist, and Nutrition & Wellness Educator. She has training in a variety of health assessment options including Ion Detox Foot Bath, the Euro-Shaper, and Electro Reflex Energizer. She also offers classes and sessions for reducing stress, understanding levels of health and ways to improve overall well-being. Garnet is a mother of five, grandmother of seven, and has a passion for helping people improve their health and wellness so they can live with the joy that God intended.

SALON SPA

Lacey Roth,

Nail Artist

Lacey is a native to Bismarck and graduated from JZ Trend Academy/Paul Mitchell Partner School as a Nail Artist. She has always loved being creative and expressive and knew the beauty industry was right for her especially doing manicures and pedicures. Forever changing, there’s never a boring day with always something new to learn and master. She was inspired by her mother who was also a cosmetologist. Lacey grew up either going with her mom to get her nails done, or she did Lacey’s herself. She loves going out and having a fun girl’s spa day. Cosmetology has given her the opportunity to build relationships and make clients look and feel great about themselves.  

Kelsey Carter,

Hairstylist

Kelsey’s biggest passions are coloring hair & traveling with her husband & two young daughters. She graduated from the Paul Mitchell School Arkansas in Fayetteville. She helped her best friend open his own salon, Kith & Kin Hair Company in Fayetteville, AR and helped him build a clientele. She has traveled all over the country and landed in North Dakota in 2016. In the salon she offers a variety of different services, but is especially trained in new Color Techniques & constantly taking courses to further her education in Hair Artistry. Another one of Kelsey’s specialties in the salon is Bridal Styling, Special Occasion Updos and Makeup. She loves to teach her clients how to style at home, find the right style for their lifestyle & make each client leave her chair feeling better than when they arrived!

Fitness Instructors

Shar Dukart,

Bungee Fitness, Iso Body Tone, Gentle Yoga, Strength & Balance, Candlelight Stretch

Shar has a passion for health, fitness and overall wellness and she loves to help her clients become the best version of themselves. Her many years of gymnastics and coaching led her to bungee and aerial silk fitness. She trained in Minneapolis in 2017  and is certified as the first Fly Bungee Fitness Trainer in North Dakota. She is also an AFAA Certified Group Exercise Instructor. Shar feels that if you don’t love working out you won’t stick to it, so she strives to make every class  an enjoyable experience!

Leslie Livengood,

Bungee Dance Fit

Leslie is a work-at-home mom of three. She owns and is the sole photographer at Leslie Livengood Photography. As most moms she has a busy schedule between spending time with her husband, Paul and kids on top of running her own business. She found the best way to keep herself fit while having fun is during Bungee Fit at Youvitalize. Leslie has a background in teaching developmental gymnastics and dance. She was also a dancer for a local football team and has a passion for keeping fitness fun and exciting!

Stephanie Hammes,

Bungee Dance Fit

Stephanie is a wife and the mother of two beautiful girls. She works for Sanford Health in Clinical Information and enjoys Musical Performance and Dance in her spare time. Her years of dance experience led her to YOUvitalize where she gravitated to the Bungees. Stephanie did her Bungee training under Shar Dukart and finds her Bungee workouts to be a great way to stay fit and healthy. She enjoys helping her Bungee clients get a great full body cardio workout while having fun at the same time!

Dawn Brown,

Zumba Dance Fit

Dawn is originally from Washington State. She moved to North Dakota in January of 2019 with her husband, 2 kids, and 2 dogs. Dawn went to Washington State University where she got her Bachelors of Science in Animal Science in 2006, and in 2010 received her Veterinary Technician License. After moving to North Dakota, she decided to try something new and received her Zumba License in April of 2019 . It has definitely been very different form Vet Medicine and one day, after the kids are in school full time, she would love to be able to do both jobs in some capacity. Dawn loves Zumba and she keeps her class light and fun!

Front Desk Receptionists

Janice

Dorothy

Smoothie Bar Staff

Paula

Emmy

Visit Us

3320 Hamilton Street
Bismarck, ND 58503

Contact us

701-415-0350
info@youvitalize.com

Open Hours

Mon-Thurs 10am - 7pm
Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday 9am - 1pm