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Yoga & Personal Fitness Training

Connie Reeves began doing yoga in 2001 because as a professional ballroom dance teacher and competitor it helped to make her more flexible and balanced.  Long term she found it helped with reducing aches, pains and injuries. After learning more about proper alignment and techniques and experiencing first hand the effects it had on her body she began to pursue teaching in 2008 to help her dance and future yoga students. Connie completed her IYT 200 hour RYT program at Haleybird Yoga in June 2016.

Connie’s focus is to work with students who are interested in learning proper alignment, technique, and restorative practices.  She hopes to help people learn to be more in tune with their body, relieve aches and pains and possibly prolong the time they need before their body requires surgeries or medications. She also wants to empower people and help them to accept and take the time to give back to their lives.

Outside of yoga she has been a ballroom dance teacher for over 20 years and is certified as Highly Commended by the United States Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance (USISTD) and ISTD (the European branch). Connie is also ACE and AFAA Group Fitness Certified.  She owns and operates her own studio Topline Studio.  She also teaches ballroom at East Towne Ballrooms and at the Wauwatosa Lion’s Club.

Connie teaches LaBlast Fitness and Senior Fitness for the Wauwatosa Recreation Department. Yoga Lite, Chair Yoga and Ballroom classes for the Wisconsin Athletic Club at three of their locations. Chair yoga and strength/cardio classes at Hart Park Square Senior Living Facility in Wauwatosa, WI and yoga for addiction recover at the Dewey Center in Wauwatosa. 

She is married to James and has three cats.  In her spare time she likes to hike, kayak, garden, sew, cook, judge barbeque competitions, ride motorcycles and travel.


Please call for more information on setting up your own personal fitness program.
One on one personal training and group classes available.

All of my training is utilizing the Monkey Bar Gym Method which uses a no machine, no mirror, gym program utilizing movements, not muscles - running, jumping, pushing, and pulling, and progress each from beginner to professional athlete. We will focus on moving toward a more positive, collective form of exercise that engages one’s entire body and mind, builds usable strength, and inspires physical and social confidence. In the MBG Method, we teach people how to run, jump, climb ropes, do handstands, dodge, and react like they did on the playground as kids. Doing natural exercise in a fun and playful manner but yet extremely challenging helps people from all backgrounds learn from each other in a non-discriminating environment.




Eischen's Yoga - Group or Personal Training
Developed by Roger Eischens, Eischens yoga works to improve your posture through hands-on feedback. We’ll help you engage the weak muscles in the body which can make dramatic improvements in the alignment of your body. Group classes are offered at Monkey Bar Gym | Milwaukee on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings at 9am.

Ballroom Bootcamp - Group or Personal Training
This class is designed to help us as dancers by using fitness skills and workouts to help achieve greater balance, core strength, foot speed, and flexibility. We will use a number of techniques including eischens yoga, weights, cables, partner work, and agility training equipment. The majority of exercises will be movement specific training and can be done in your own home and on your own schedule. Please contact me for more information on available group classes that are currently running or setting up your own group or private instruction.
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About the Instructor
Connie Reeves has been dancing and teaching ballroom for about 17 years and competes frequently each year. She has been actively practicing the Monkey Bar Gym system since summer of '06 and received her certification as a Certified Natural Trainer in summer of '07 training in the Monkey Bar Gym method. She currently teaches Eischen's Yoga, Bootcamp, and Body Power classes at Monkey Bar Gym | Milwaukee.




Connie Reeves • (608) 335-2982 • info@toplinestudio.com