Your Coaches

Coach Nora Schull

nora-schullCoach Nora understands the challenges of working full time, parenthood, and wanting to stay physically active. She brings this understanding to helping women set and reach their fitness goals through planning, motivation, and monitoring. Her workouts include high intensity cardio, strength training, flexibility and balance, and core strengthening exercises to ensure that you get a fat burning workout that will get you the results yo39801_427536373200_5066803_nu are looking for.

Coach Nora has always had the drive to be physically active, whether it be through dance, running, or martial arts. This desire to be active brought her to the Academy in 2009, where she has earned her brown rank in Muay Thai as well as a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. She has also fought and competed both nationally and internationally in Muay Thai and Jiu-Jitsu. Coach Nora completed her Academy Instructorship in 2012. Coach Nora has also trained for and competed in several 10 mile and half marathon races.

Dance has also been a major influence in her life for the last 25 years. She now teaches and dances professionally in the Twin Cities. Coach Nora graduated with honors from Minnesota State Mankato, with a degree in dance education. She has worked as a teacher and coach for the last 10 years in the Anoka/Hennepin School District.

Coach Nora looks forward to working with you to help you achieve your fitness goals!

Coach Cassie Stabus

FullSizeRenderCoach Cassie is a dedicated Muay Thai and Fitness instructor who strives to bring elements of fun and lightheartedness into each class. Simultaneously, she strives to assist each participant in reaching their goals and finding their inner strength. Through various types of workouts such as High Intensity Interval Training ( HIIT), Plyometric, Metobolic, and lifting routines, she is able to recognize each student’s level and work with them to push them to their full limits and achieve their personal goals. Coach Cassie spent time training Marines at Fort Leonardwood, MO and received a Marine Corps Challenge Coin for her work with the Marines on that base. With this IMG_9465experience in conjunction with training in Muay Thai, she has spent over 15 years in various types of dance, and active in fitness. She combines different types of workout routines to ensure each class brings something new and challenging.

Outside of training and teaching at The Academy, Coach Cassie enjoys spending time with her two dogs at home, watching WWE Pay Per Views with friends and family, and has been a lifelong Chris Jericho fan.

 Coach Linda Manila


Linda Manila Linda Manila has been a fan of fitness since childhood. Her father trained in Muay Thai and she remembers working out with him as part of her culture and to emulate his discipline and focus. In addition to martial arts, Linda has participated in numerous forms of exercise including pilates, yoga, zumba, strength and conditioning, and even run a half marathon. She likes to work out not to be skinny or look good, but because she likes to be strong, have stamina, and to see what her body can do. Training at the Academy brings with it a sense of belonging and being part of an impressive and varied coaching staff has encouraged her to keep learning and allowed her to improve consistently.


A busy working mother of two young energetic boys, Linda understands the challenge of juggling work, home, and exercise but finds it is a great stress release and self-defense training gives her confidence and a sense of safety. She has become a coach because she loves to see people succeed and build on each little success!fitness workouts