Ann Buerger

Certified Personal Trainer and Yoga Instructor

Ann has been involved with fitness in one capacity or another from an early age. Starting ballet at the age of four, she progressed to modern dance in high school. In college, Ann was Captain of the Elite University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh Pom-Pom Squad. After graduating with a BS degree in Education with a minor in Sociology, Ann began her thirty eight year classroom teaching career. Along the way, she continued her love of fitness and dance, taking ballet and jazz classes, “Jazzercise”, Gloria Stevens (yes, Gloria Stevens!) workout and aerobic classes. In 1986, Ann took her first Sherri Laffey (the Sarrouf came later) highly motivating, aerobic class and was hooked on Sherri’s ability to energize, get fit and have fun! Nine years ago, Ann decided to take her passion to the next level and become a certified group fitness instructor. She has been an instructor for Elite Professionals, owned by Sherri, Gold’s gyms and Focus on Fitness. Ann has taught hi-low aerobics to corporate organizations, weight conditioning classes, Pilates, water fitness, iron and fitness yoga. Some highlights of Ann’s fitness career have been judging the Green Bay Packer cheerleading tryouts, and conducting water fitness and yoga classes at the Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods, NH, the Barceló Resort, Punta Cana, and the Occidental Resort, Aruba. She has also enjoyed teaching yoga routines to her fifth and sixth grade students, and being a proud member of the St. Jude Performance Team. Through her energy, motivation and continual enhancement of skills, Ann provides effective, enthusiastic, and challenging workouts. To be able to live out her passion is a dream come true!


University of Wisconsin BS Degree in Education

Minor in Sociology


AFAA certified group fitness instructor since 2002

AEA certified group water fitness instructor since 2001

YogaFit certified instructor since 2001

Metabolic Effect Certified

CPR/AED Certified

Pilates training

Classroom educator since 1970

Restorative yoga trained with Judith Lasater March, 2014

SURFSET Certified, March, 2014