Jim Esten – No Bounds Owner and Wellness Coach
Jim’s journey through the wellness world started in the ’70s and early ’80s as a high school and college middle distance runner. He set a few records at Princeton High School and Ripon College as a “big fish in a small pond”— a couple of which still stand after almost 40 years! After graduating high school, Jim returned to coach runners and set down a path that would lead him into coaching young athletes in various capacities for three decades.
Jim continues to support the goals of local young athletes but his primary work these days is with adults, focusing on injury prevention and a healthy approach to aging – mostly the over 40 set. Jim is a strong proponent of functional movement and a holistic, healthy lifestyle to turn the aging process from something to be feared into a joy to be vibrantly experienced – physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Now in his mid-50s and in the best shape of his life (in many ways!), Jim is a certified group fitness and boot camp instructor, and he has done extensive coursework in functional aging and nutrition. Jim holds graduate degrees in computer science education and ministry from Cardinal Stritch University. You’ll find him daily developing and testing material for his boot camp classes and scouring world wisdom literature to focus his daily meditation and mindful movement practices. His latest endeavor, growing out of the Qigong practice, is TaijiFit, a flowing fusion of Qigong and Tai Chi.
Jim resides in Cedarburg, WI with his wife Caryn and five of their eight amazing children. The oldest graduated from UW-Madison in May 2015; he has recently returned from a two-year assignment with the Peace Corps in Namibia, Africa and is now working as a cruise ship youth director. The next in line began college in the fall of 2016, attending the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. The last of his “out of the house” children is a sophomore theater major at the University of Evansville (Indiana).
Jedotta Dainsberg – Barre, Pound®, Cardio Kickboxing
When I see people coming to the gym and making the effort to improve their health through exercise, I am excited to help them maximize those efforts and achieve long-lasting results. A fitness instructor for 13 years, I hold many certifications, which include: Pound, Barre, TRX, Step, Reebok Spin, Silver Sneakers, and a black belt in karate. Basically, I can teach whatever gets you moving!
My interest in fitness began at a young age, as I observed one of my older siblings exercising and making healthy choices. Growing up, I stayed active by participating in just about every sport available. However, it was the untimely loss of my loved ones due to their poor health habits that really fueled my passion for fitness. My mission is to teach and encourage my participants to pursue an active lifestyle so that they can live long and healthy lives with their loved ones.
What participants say they enjoy most about my classes is the family-like atmosphere and personalized attention I provide. I offer modifications for participants at different levels and emphasize proper form to make sure their movements are safe and effective. My mantras are: “Listen to your body” and “Challenge yourself!” I work out right alongside my participants; if I can do it, they can too!
When I am not teaching a fitness class (or training for another certification) you can find me at home, teaching my two children, Braylen and Taelyr. A former elementary school teacher, I am now a homeschooling mom who loves taking photographs and scrapbooking the memories my husband Brian and I are making with our family.
Favorite family breakfast: Oatmeal or yogurt with granola
Favorite treat: Pretzels with mustard, washed down with a slushie (hey, you gotta splurge sometimes!)
Favorite cardio classes to teach: Kickboxing (with bags) and Pound®
Favorite toning class to teach: Barre
Personal Goal: Last year, I completed my first half-marathon in Green Bay, WI.
Elissa Hornick – 6 am Boot Camps
I have loved being active for as long as I can remember! As a child, I participated in a variety of sports all year round, including volleyball, basketball, and soccer. I continued to run track and play volleyball in high school.
I attended Bulter University in Indianapolis and recently graduated with my degree in physician assistant studies. I am so happy to be back in Cedarburg and look forward to helping others stay active and healthy!
Selena Esten – Intern – Boot Camps
Selena (Jim’s oldest daughter) is a senior at Cedarburg High School and will be attending Concordia University in the fall studying exercise physiology and playing soccer. As a starting forward as a freshman on the CHS girls soccer team, she was one of the leading scorers in the North Shore Conference. In her sophomore year, she increased her already robust goal output and was selected for First Team, All Conference Honors. On the club side, she splits time between field and goalkeeper play on North United teams (though these days, mostly a holding mid!) where she played on 3 consecutive state championship teams. Her save in a PK shootout secured the 3rd title in 2015.
Selena is a frequent participant in the early morning boot camps and does some spot coverage of classes for dad!