About Studio Thrive

At Studio Thrive we strive to provide a safe and fun fitness environment designed to empower and motivate individuals to THRIVE in their personal lives and in the community through physical activity, nutrition, wellness education, and community outreach. 

Our studio’s focus is on each client that walks through our doors. We aim to be the premier fitness provider in Laramie with the highest level of service, safety, effectiveness, education, and satisfaction. We are committed to creating a welcoming, nonjudgmental, and friendly environment where everyone feels comfortable in their workout regardless of their fitness level, goals, or age. 

Giving back to the community is a core component at Studio Thrive with organized volunteer opportunities, fit outings, as well as free monthly community group training classes and wellness education workshops.  

We invite YOU to check us out and attend your first Group Training Fitness Class on us!

Meet our coaches

Shea Ware, Owner & Head Coach

Shea Ware is the founder of Studio Thrive. She began her journey with fitness when she was 4 years old following open heart surgery. She started playing sports at a young age, but found her true love and passion for fitness in college. 

Shea completed her Master of Science in Wellness Management: Exercise Science through the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) in 2016 where she received UCO's 2015-2016 Graduate Student of the Year for Kinesiology and Health Studies and UCO's 2015-2016 Graduate Student of the Year for the College of Education and Professional Studies. She received her Bachelor of Science in Public Relations/Marketing from Missouri State University (MSU) in May 2007. While attending MSU, she worked 3 summers at a fitness and nutrition camp in California, ran marathons, was a resident assistant, volunteered, and studied abroad in Belgium and Spain. 

In addition to formal education, Shea has the following coaching certifications:

  • National Academy of Sports Medicine- Certified Personal Trainer
  • Precision Nutrition- Nutrition Coach

She has attended several fitness workshops/conferences and has presented exercise/health related research at both the American College of Sports Medicine's Regional and National Conferences as well as at the Oklahoma Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. In addition, she was voted one of Laramie's 2016's 20 under 40.

Shea has over 8 years of experience working in the fitness industry. She has held a variety of positions in professional and college sports, the nonprofit sector, and most recently was the Health and Fitness Specialist at UCO.

A native of Edmond, Oklahoma, she is married to her best friend, Teyon Ware.

 

Hillary Yoder, Coach

Hillary Yoder is a coach at Studio Thrive. She graduated from Baker University (KS) in December of 2015 with a degree in Exercise Science and Spanish. Hillary was a member of the women’s soccer team at Baker. She has been involved in a variety of community health events through the Exercise Science Student Alliance. In college, Hillary studied abroad in Spain and New Zealand. Currently Hillary is Graduate Assistant at the University of Wyoming where she is earning a Master’s degree in Kinesiology and Health and will graduate in May of 2018.

In addition to formal education, Hillary has the following coaching certifications:

  • ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
  • ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist
  • YMCA group instructor and personal trainer

Chelsea Lantzer, Coach

Chelsea Lantzer is a coach at Studio Thrive. She graduated from the University of Nebraska- Kearney with a degree in Elementary Education. Chelsea's fitness journey began in high school when she competed on the Cross Country and Track teams. In college, she enjoyed playing intramural sports along with working out. She has completed 3 half marathons and enjoys running with her Golden Retriever, Bailey. 

Chelsea is a teacher in the Laramie School District. In her free time she enjoys the outdoors, hiking, trips to the lake, snowshoeing, and spending time with her husband, Dan. 

Chelsea is a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). She has a passion for encouraging others on their fitness journey and is excited excited to meet so many motivated individuals through Studio Thrive. 

Shelby Shorb, Coach

Shelby Shorb is a coach at Studio Thrive. She is currently a student at the University of Wyoming and is graduating in May of 2017 with a degree in Kinesiology and Health Promotion. She played two years of collegiate soccer for the women’s team at the University of Wyoming. Upon graduating, she plans on continuing her education to receive her Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology in hopes to eventually work in a cardiac rehabilitation center as well as continuing group and personal training.

Shelby is a Certified Personal Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). She is very excited to begin this chapter and continue on to help individuals through their fitness journey.