Meet our Staff

Management Staff

Shar and Gene Dukart,

Owners

Shar Dukart is an enthusiastic entrepreneur with a passion for overall wellness, fitness, and all things spa. She spent the past five years dreaming about owning a fitness and wellness spa, accumulating ideas along the way. 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; 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 and Certified 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 and 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! Here are my qualifications to help catapult you to better health!

* 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 and Physiology in Heart Disease, Women’s Health, Arthritis and Pain, Gastroenterology, Autoimmune Disorders and Osteoporosis. Please contact YOUvitalize to schedule a FREE 30-minute consultation session, with me, which will focus on your unique health and wellness goals.

Alexis Rockey,

Massage Therapist

Alexis is a Bismarck native that recently graduated from Northwestern Health Science University with an Associates degree in Massage Therapy. She specializes in Relaxation and Clinical Massage with Trigger point therapy. She believes that massage can change each clients life in a different way. Whether it is through compression, a comforting glide, or a release from a stretch. She creates a relaxed state in the body and mind while tending to each clients individual needs. She focuses on clients that are experiencing stress through their demanding lifestyles and clients suffering with chronic pain. She strives to make one feel well and relaxed in their bodies. She is now a Board Certified Massage Therapist (BCMT). 

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 for clients and landed in North Dakota in 2016, which quickly became home. 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, Aqua Fit

Shar has a passion for health and fitness. Her many years of gymnastics and coaching led her to bungee and aerial silk fitness. She trained in Minneapolis and is certified as the first Fly Bungee Fitness and Fly Fit Aerial Silk Fitness Trainer in North Dakota. She is also an AFAA Certified Group Exercise Instructor and she loves combining fitness with fun.

Kristin Fylling,

Core Tabata (HIIT)

Kristin is an AFAA Group Fitness Exercise Instructor specializing in Tabata. She is also an occupational therapist and is married with three kids. Kristin has been involved with Tabata for several years and enjoys the motivating aspect of group fitness. 

Nikhil Kalothia ,

Cardio Kickboxing

Nikhil is a AFAA Certified Group Exercise Instructor & Personal Fitness Trainer, CPR/AED With 2 years of group fitness teaching experience. As a public health professional, I love guiding people toward happier and healthier lives by using a variety of fun and unique exercises that challenge and excite their bodies and minds in new ways.

Libby Bakken,

Silver Sneakers Gentle Yoga, Strength & Balance

Libby is a Certified Health Coach through the Health Coach Institute with over 154 Continuing Coach Education hours. She is Certified in “Nutrition & Healthy Living” from Cornell University’s and a Certified Facilitator with the American Heart Association’s “Healthy for Life” program. Libby is also a Certified Personal Trainer with a specialization in Senior Fitness from the National Academy of Sports Medicine, a Certified Adult Nutrition, and SilverSneakers Instructor in “Strength & Balance” and “Gentle/Beginner’s Yoga”. Libby is happy to design customized “one on one” Personal Training Programs to meet your unique fitness goals. 

Steve Roehrich,

Traditional Martial Arts, Self Defense Workshops

Steve is a former Marine Corps hand-to-hand combat instructor. He is also a former Defensive Tactics instructor for the Sheriff’s Dept. Steve has 25 years of experience studying the Martial Arts and is a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Hakkoryu Karate-Jitsu and a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Goshin Budo Jujitsu. He has a passion for teaching his student the Traditional Martial Arts and also equipping anyone wanting to develop the skill of Self Defense. He enjoys spending time with his son Ben and daughter Rachel.

Nikki St. John,

Cardio Dance

Nikki St. John has literally been dancing for over 40 years. Starting at the age of 2, graduating with dance, going on to pursue the entertainment side of dance with such things as “WCW Nitro Girls” and now embarking on 14 years of owning a successful dance company (The DFy Project) in Dickinson, ND. Nikki has judged dance professionally in California all the way to NY, and has taken her own dancers to Spain. Nikki has learned Cardio Dance & Fitness from her friend and co-choreographer Greg Fountain of the movie “Step Up Revolution.”

Stephanie Hammes,

Bungee Fitness

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.

Kelly Fry,

Hip Hop Fit Instructor

Kelly has a passion for all things music and dance! She has 7 years experience in group fitness, ranging from Zumba, Hip-Hop, and bootcamps. Kelly believes functional fitness is the best way to stay active, and dance gives our clients that through natural, full body movements.

Front Desk Receptionists

Janice

Dorothy

Smoothie Bar Staff

Paula

Ashlei

Emmy

Visit Us

3320 Hamilton Street
Bismarck, ND 58503

Contact us

701-415-0350
info@youvitalize.com

Open Hours

Mon-Thurs 9am - 8pm
Fri-Sat 9am-5pm