We’re a team big on action, big on measurable, data-driven results and we all specialize specifically in boutique fitness, personal training, and wellness market. In fact, every single one of us has sneakers-on-the-ground experience as owners, trainers, and even regional directors.
Meet our founder (and hear her amazing story)
But eleven years ago, I couldn’t shake the feeling that I needed a change. So I started my first of four health and training studios, and a whole new adventure began…
she created Studio Grow to help you do the same—whatever freedom looks like to you.
- To have your profits consistently grow as your hours shrink,
- To avoid the classic studio mistakes of losing money, time, bad hires, and worse. (Lise jokes that she made enough of those in the beginning of her business to save you all from them)
- To build a high-performing team that receives amazing compensation
- To have your operations and marketing departments soaring (the two biggies that studios overlook)
- To create a life you are obsessed with—with vacations, time to volunteer, more QT with your family and friends, sleeping in bed on a Saturday just because, whatever you desire.
Because with the right systems + team? Anyone can do this. We fiercely believe that and cannot wait to prove it to you…and watch you prove it to yourself.
Studio Grow Team
Empowering fitness entrepreneurs to execute on their dreams.
With decades of experience, thousands of clients, and countless businesses transformed—our team doesn’t just know their stuff, they prove their stuff. From operations to digital marketing to content creation, the ever-expanding team exists to help you create your freedom empire… and free up your life.
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
(aka the Queen Dream Maker)
I’mLisa Kuecker, but my family and dearest friends call me Lise. I’m a business coach who empowers wellness entrepreneurs to build profits, pack waitlists, and get the results they’ve always wanted for their businesses. Over the past 19 years, I’ve owned four businesses that generated seven plus figures and if we’re talking certifications, I’ve been a certified Pilates, Barre, Yoga, and Cycling instructor for longer than I’d like to admit. I love transforming people’s bodies and improving their lives, which is really what got me started in the fitness industry.
Executive Director & Chief Financial Officer
(aka the Queen’s Viking)
Recently retired after 20+ years of active duty service in the U.S. Army, I'm excited to join Lise's all-star team on a more full-time basis. Full of gratitude for being married to such a talented, caring, and thoughtful woman. Full of love being Daddy Dan with our two wonderfully awesome boys who bring joy to all. Full of appreciation and respect for small business entrepreneurs. Full of experience with nearly 12+ years as a small business owner and nearly 20 years as an attorney. Full of humility as I strive to learn from every person I encounter.
Project Management & E-Learning Coordinator
(aka the Organizing Guru)
Whitney is a laid back easy going professional who loves to help others. With many years of experience in Higher Education, Marketing and Administration, she has a love for training and process implementation. In her spare time Whitney loves to spend quality time with her Husband & Son. She is excited to be a part of the SG team and excited to help all clients and staff.
Virtual Sales Specialist
(aka the Relationship Slayer)
As a momma to two young boys from Southwest Wisconsin, Tiffany is the first to admit how easy it is to take a few days (or months) off from yourself and your exercise regime and knows how hard it may be to get back into a routine. As a former personal trainer, studio manager, and ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist, she's worked with hundreds of clients to prevent and overcome disease and injury, and improve their overall quality of life. Through her experience she's learned how to stay motivated and committed and is here to help you do the same to ultimately reach your goals! Whatever your goals may be, she is here to make this a positive experience filled with enthusiasm!
Lead Coach & Curriculum Creator
(aka the Conversion Queen)
Niki knew she would one day open a studio when she was just five years old and then worked to make that dream a reality ever since. Over time, the plan morphed from a dance academy into Flex Fusion Studios, a gorgeous barre, yoga, TRX, and boot camp studio in Silicon Valley, California. When people would remark how they thought Flex was a giant company thanks to its appearance and operation, she would respond that she had “plenty of time to dream it into fruition” and felt so fortunate every time she walked in the doors that she was living her life-long goal. Niki noticed a need for a community-oriented, mutli-modality studio and jumped in, ready to compete in a packed market full of big name gyms and studios of every type. Part of her long term entrepreneurship preparation was from her education. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Idaho studying Business and Dance and then went on to receive her Master’s in Business Administration with an emphasis in small business and Entrepreneurship.
One year after opening Flex Fusion, she found The Client Cure and everything clicked. Although Flex Fusion was successful in its first year, The Client Cure modules and coaches were exactly what she needed to propel her studio to a level she never dreamed of. After years of business ownership in California, Niki sold her studio and moved for her husband’s job promotion. She is so excited to be coaching other studio owners in a program she wholeheartedly believes in. Niki’s hands are pretty full with her son and “zoo” of 3 rambunctious pets. Luckily, she’s a big fan of always being busy. When she isn’t taking or teaching various fitness classes, she enjoys volunteering with The Junior League and spends her summers in Alaska commercial fishing for wild salmon. She is thankful everyday that she gets to do what she loves and help others reach their goals at the same time.
Business Marketing Coach
(aka the Digital Dynamo)
Emily Montgomery has 18+ years in digital marketing experience and is a true fitness enthusiast! As a mom of two young boys, she has to take care of her body and mind to keep up with them! Emily grew up in Portland, Oregon, but has lived in Chicago, Illinois; Seattle, Washington; and now resides in the San Francisco Bay Area. For nearly 8 years, Emily was the Senior Account Director at Razorfish running accounts like Delta Airlines, Microsoft, Miller Coors Brewing and Best Buy. She most recently served as the Chief Marketing & Operating Officer for The Dailey Method Franchising Company, LLC before leaving to start her own company, Be Mindful Marketing at the end of 2018. Emily now collaborates with business owners offering her expertise, marketing strategies and approachable business consulting services to health, wellness and lifestyle brands and is thrilled to be able to help others as a consultant for the Studio Grow team
Professional motto: "You've got this. Keep going!"
(aka the Tech Glue)
Blanca is a tech-savvy Virtual Assistant with multiple years experience. Not only does she love her work, but she loves problem-solving and finding her way around new technology and tools - it just comes naturally to her.
Over the years of her professional experience and exposure to diverse business environments, Blanca has been recognized for significantly improving systems and processes. She is not only an experienced communicator but a VIP team player.
Business Development and Sales
(aka the Rainmaker)
Rory is a University of South Carolina grad, but a “Jersey Boy” at heart. Growing up in an environment where “gym, tan, laundry” was life, he developed a passion for the fitness industry as it was a second home for most. Working most of his teenage years in a mixed martial arts studio, Rory pursued a degree in Sports Management at the University of South Carolina. Upon graduation, he began a career in business development with The Wildflower Group. Working closely with brands like Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Runner’s World, and Bicycling magazine he strategized and executed licensing and brand extension initiatives leading to major brick and mortar retail programs in the US and abroad. After spending 4 years with The Wildflower Group, Rory left to head up business development for Skinnygirl and Bethenny Frankel. Working hand-in-hand with the founder and CEO, Rory generated over $5,000,000 in contractual guarantees in 2017 in addition to leading the  straight quarters of incremental growth. Upon leaving his role with Bethenny, he went out on his own and began a small marketing and business development consultancy. With a natural talent to connect with people, a creative sales approach, and a genuine passion for helping people Rory always “finds a way.” Often described as resourceful, reliable, and available, he now leads on business development for multiple products and brands in the marketplace.
(aka the Storytelling Maven)
After graduating from Georgetown University with a degree in International Politics, Eman started the Scribesmith a launch and strategic copywriting agency to help businesses sound human. Eman loves taking a data-driven approach to crafting conversion copy that is entertaining, engaging, and most importantly, gets results.
Boutique Fitness and Tech Coach
(aka the Namaste Tech Wizard)
Since starting R1SE and taking his previous process, marketing and tech experience Chris immersed himself in using the latest software and hardware to make R1SE run as efficiently as possible. Firstly Chris embedded ChatBots into every process at R1SE, massively decreasing time spent on admin whilst improving the customer experience. Secondly, from March 2020 Chris spent hundreds of hours in creating his perfect virtual studio. The end was result was R1SE being able to professionally offer classes as In Studio Live, In-Studio On-Demand, At Home Live and At Home On-Demand. Chris is now able to share this knowledge and skills with Studio Grow clients.
Professional mottos are;
"Take massive imperfect action."
"You never know how far you can go until you've gone too far."
"Never stop growing."
Account Executive for Sales Takeover
(aka the “Woo!” Girl)
Nathalie grew up in the Bay Area, but is an “Island Girl” at heart where yoga, paddle boarding, the surf, running, and poke and acai bowls are life. Needless to say, it has been natural for her to develop a deep appreciation and love for a holistic approach to wellness, which led to her pursuing multi-modality certifications in yoga, barre, TRX, Pilates, and therapeutic applications of movement.
She began her career in the wellness industry first starting in the movement world and eventually transitioning her way into energy work including her master certification in the Usui System of Reiki Healing through a pretty powerful matriarchal lineage!
As her offerings continued to expand, Nathalie has served in critical roles in studio ops including as a Studio Director and Advisor to Studio Manager and even Trainer for several Bay Area studios. These businesses ranged from boutique experiences to franchised studios to not-for-profit/non-profit work supporting service members, folks going through addiction recovery (inclusive but not limited to all the As), and even serving in detention centers supporting individuals experiencing incarceration. Nathalie has also served in the role of supporting and educating service providers moving through specific communities requiring extra care.
If we were to describe Nathalie, we’d say she is compassionate, energetic, and reliable, with a natural ability to engage and serve people as they explore change and transformation in their own lives.