Freytag is a nationally recognized fitness expert, speaker,
and contributing editor to Prevention magazine and an author
of several books. Chris has served as the chairman of the
board for the American Council of Exercise for several
years, and was named as a top ten influencer in the world of
fitness by Sharecare. Chris has appeared nationally in
SUCCESS magazine, on The Today Show and as a regular healthy
lifestyle guest on QVC. Chris also appears weekly on NBC’s
Minneapolis/St. Paul affiliate Kare 11 News, in a segment
called Motivation Monday, featuring actionable nutrition
and exercise tips.
her high energy style and dynamic presentations, Chris
inspires audiences in both corporate settings and on the
national stage with her mission to motivate bodies and
resides in Minneapolis with her husband. They have three
children ages 22, 20, and 17 and a dog named Dakota. When
Chris isn’t working or working out, she enjoys spending time
with her friends and family, cooking, outdoor activities and
giving back to her community.
L. Tackmann, B.S., M.E.P.D., (Consultant) is an exemplary
health education instructor, consultant and author in the
Eau Claire Area School District in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
She was selected as one of the top teachers in the nation by
USA Today, was awarded national "Health Education
Professional of the Year Award" by ASHA and AAHE, and is a
Disney Teacher Award recipient.
Deb is in
high demand for her high energy and exemplary presentations
and has keynoted and presented in over 25 different
MacKenzie Mushel has been selected as the SHAPE America
National Dance Education Teacher of the Year 2014 in
addition to being named both the Central District and
Colorado Dance TOY in 2013. She has been teaching courses
in Dance, Health, Physical Education, and Adapted Physical
Education for eight years. For the past eight years she has
applied her love of movement and dance in her work with
students at Rocky Mountain High School in Fort Collins, CO.
MacKenzie’s devoted commitment to
making dance accessible to all is demonstrated every single
day in the stellar work she does in and out of her
classroom. She brings a unique energy and passion to her
work that reveals itself in the high expectation she sets
for her students and all they accomplish in her classes. In
MacKenzie’s time with Poudre School
District she has been nominated for PSD Promising Teacher of
the Year 2008 and PSD Collaboration Award 2011. MacKenzie’s
dedication to preparing teachers more adequately to teach
dance is evident with her innovative facilitation of
professional development across the state of Colorado and
presentations at multiple state and national conventions.
believes in life-long learning for herself and her own
family. Her parents used the motto, “Be whatever you want
to be.” When asked to define Kelli Tuttle there are many
descriptors that one would think of: innovative, caring,
energetic, positive in all endeavors, creative, loves
learning, gracious leader, and never loses sight of the
student’s needs. Kelli has been a classroom teacher for 20
years. She has taught dance, physical education, strength &
conditioning, adapted physical education, and lifeguard
training. She serves on numerous boards such as the
American Red Cross, the Midwest Advisory Council for Fuel Up
to Play 60, the First Tee National School Programs, Live
Healthy Iowa, the Blue Zone Project and the Miracle League.
Minnesota AHPERD is very fortunate to add yet another
Teacher of the Year to their presenter list – Kelli Tuttle,
2014 Secondary Teacher of the Year.