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.

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. 

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. 

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). 

Front Desk Receptionists

Janice

Dorothy

Dawn

Katie

Smoothie Bar Staff

Paula

Gene

Emmy

Visit Us

3320 Hamilton Street
Bismarck, ND 58503

Contact us

701-415-0350

info@youvitalize.com

Open Hours

Monday 10am-7pm
Tuesday 10am-8:30pm
Wednesday 10am-7pm
Thursday 10am-8:30pm
Friday 10am-2pm

Hours will be extending as we expand our classes.