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Why Choose Us
Over 20 years of family fitness
Both Stretch-n-Grow of Utah and Wasatch Family Fitness have been in operation for more than 20 years in the Salt Lake and Park City area. All Stretch-n-Grow of Utah and Wasatch Family Fitness staff who work with children undergo FBI and State of Utah criminal background checks. They are certified as Youth Fitness Coaches through Stretch-n-Grow International and have CPR Certification. Dance and Yoga instructors have both education and certifications in their areas of specialty. Dennis and Linda Kubly have extensive backgrounds in Nursing of Children and Environmental Programs, respectively.
We believe each person has very individual health and wellness needs. Through our services each person or family unit can best meet their fitness and wellness needs with the help of dedicated professionals who provide training, coaching, and counseling services.
Our passion is to ensure that children get an early start in establishing fitness and wellness habits as a foundation for lifelong healthy lifestyles. We are focused on improving fitness and wellness in families living along the Wasatch Range in northern Utah.
Stars Across the World
Countries and Growing
Years of Growth
Fun, Age Appropriate Exercises
FUNtastic Themed Curriculum Kids Love
Future Sports and School Readiness
Focus on Emotional Intelligence
Fitness Stars Benefits
Where Fitness Meets Fun!
Through Fitness Stars, we know how to capture that high energy so common in preschoolers and turn it into an adventure. It is a fun, action – packed fitness class where kids learn strength, endurance, flexibility, balance and how healthy foods fuel their bodies.
Meet Our Coaches
Fun and Professional Teachers
Stretch n Grow
Yuna has been dancing since the age of 5. Her childhood was surrounded by the performing art or fitness industry as both parents are Physical Education teachers. Yuna’s progression in dance began with training in classic ballet, followed by jazz, modern dance, tap, and hip hop. She also trained as a unicycle free stylist, as a gymnast and in a variety of sports. Her college education took place at the College of Eastern Utah where she majored in dance. Since that time she has added Zumba and Latin dance to her list of proficiencies.
Passion for dance runs deep in Yuna as does her love for children and teaching. Her original choreography offers kids-friendly routines with an emphasis on fun in learning. Her goal is to help them to pick up steps and movements as part of their engagement in a healthy lifestyle. Her greatest desire is to awaken absolute joy, confidence, self-esteem, creativity and a cultural awareness heralded by the learning and experiences gained in dance lessons. Yuna provides classes for our Stretch n Grow programs.
SnG and WFF Coach
Angeles is a recent graduate from the University of Utah with a degree in Exercise Sports Science, and minors in Nutrition and Human Development & Family Studies. Through Stretch-n-Grow she is able to combine her passions for childhood development and the value of a healthy lifestyle. She hopes to live her life transforming the lives of children and families as she promotes lifestyles that are engaged in personal well-being, forming meaningful connections, and demonstrating respect for the environment. She does this herself by being vegan, composting, volunteering, hiking, boxing, and dancing.
SnG and WFF Coach
Kim Hymas has provided many workshops for educators in getting school-age kids active while integrating cognitive with physical fitness into fun programming the teachers and children love. Her strength lies in engaging audiences in fitness activities that can be integrated into the classroom and outside on the playground. She uses games that make everyone laugh while taking on the challenge physically and cognitively. Her enthusiasm for fitness and fun is evident as she ignites the audience in an active learning style.
She is an NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist, Performance Enhancement Specialist, AAHF Senior Fitness Specialist, AAHF Youth Fitness Specialist, TRX Certified, and Power Plate Fitness Certified. Kim specializes in personalized and group programs for weight loss, strength training, general fitness, core stabilization and corrective exercise for all fitness levels.
SnG and WFF Coach
I am a current student at the University of Utah studying Health Promotion and Kinesiology. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is something I am rather passionate about and through Stretch-n-Grow I am able to share that passion with children of all ages. I hope that by working with children, I can promote positive health behaviors that will they will implement into their lives. A few activities that helped myself maintain a healthy lifestyle include Irish dancing, skiing, hiking, and mountain biking. Engaging in physical activity that is truly enjoyable makes it that much easier to work toward/sustain a healthy lifestyle.
SnG and WFF Coach
Edie Clarke is an undergraduate student at the University of Utah double majoring in Kinesiology and Ballet. She has been dancing since the age of five, training in classical ballet, jazz and contemporary. Through her training she’s had numerous opportunities to dance across the country including in San Francisco, Washington DC and Salt Lake City. Originally from Coos Bay, Oregon she greatly appreciates the beaches and forests of the coast and enjoys hiking, attending sporting events with friends and family and volunteering with a variety of charitable organizations. Physical activity has become a love, passion and part of what defines Edie. She loves exploring movement in exciting and unconventional ways. She especially loves working with children, finding their curiosity, creativity, and honesty inspiring and a joy to work with. She is caring, enthusiastic, and an advocate for starting a healthy lifestyle young.
SnG and WFF Coach
Andie was born & raised here in Salt Lake City, Utah. She currently attends the University of Utah pursuing a major in anthropology with a health emphasis. Her goals are to go to medical school & become a neonatologist. She also works at the University of Utah Hospital in the pediatric clinic. Andie has a true passion for working with kids & helping them develop into amazing little humans. Andie grew up playing sports and dancing, & truly believes it is because of that exposure she maintains a healthy life today. Through being a coach at stretch n grow she hopes to help children understand the importance of physical activity & understanding how amazing our bodies are & how much we can do with them!
Certified Yoga Instructor
Bill comes to us with a strong background in healthcare administration and is now focusing on his Yoga Practice. He has taught Stretch-n-Grow's Yoga Stars and Yoga Kids for School-aged children. He also regularly teaches Restorative Yoga.
B.S. Business Administration and a Certified Yoga Instructor.
Meet Our Team
Linda Kubly is co-owner and Program Director. The groundwork for Linda’s passion for children’s health began when as a small child she was diagnosed with severe asthma and allergies. Her parents and her great uncle, a pediatrician, helped her meet her childhood health challenges. As a young adult she wanted to give back by helping children and their parents adapt to their diseases through learning self-care concepts at an early age. She completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Science with a specialty in Nursing of Children. She practiced nursing for over 30 years, including roles in School Health, Pediatric Nursing, Pulmonary Nurse Specialist, Program Planning, Nursing Administration and Quality Improvement design and implementation. She also provided private consulting services in quality improvement, nursing practice, and regulatory compliance.
After more than 30 years in acute health care, Linda’s goals shifted to health promotion with a focus in meeting the needs of young children and their families. In 2001 she and her husband became franchise owners of Stretch-n-Grow of Utah, serving the Wasatch front and back. In 2003 they became Master Franchise Owners, with a goal of helping others get started in their own Stretch-n-Grow businesses. She and her husband also have developed a consulting company, Wasatch Family Fitness, providing environmental, fitness and wellness education for families and the community.
Linda and Dennis Kubly are the proud parents of two adult children and three delightful grandchildren. In their free time they spend time with their family, gardening, fly fishing, and reading.
Dennis was born, raised and worked his first jobs on fertile farms in Iowa and Minnesota. His attraction to farming waned, however, as he witnessed, and was part of, the transition of family farming in the heartland to a corporate enterprise. His academic pursuits took him to the University of South Dakota (BA, Zoology), Mankato State University (MA, Aquatic Ecology), University of Washington Friday Harbor Marine Laboratory and Arizona State University. His professional working career has included time as a private consultant in healthcare and environmental sciences, a biologist with the Arizona Game and Fish Department, and an adaptive management specialist in the Bureau of Reclamation, Department of the Interior. In these pursuits he has been fortunate to have conducted research and management on diverse aquatic ecosystems, including limestone quarries, high mountain lakes, ephemeral desert playas and rock tanks, and the Colorado River in Grand Canyon. He retired from the federal government in 2014 and initiated a career as CEO and co-owner with his wife, Linda, of private businesses focusing on improving fitness and wellness in families living along the Wasatch Range in northern Utah. In that position he particularly enjoys his work with young children and their parents. His closest young children are two grandsons and a granddaughter, all of whom are excellent at reminding him that fun is not just for children.
Our Awesome Parents and Partners
Cottonwood Heights Soccer Program
"I was so impressed with how much my son learned in such a short time. This is the type of program I have been looking for and can't wait to be a part of the next one."
Cottonwood Heights Basketball Program
"Great Program! Hands on coaching in a fun environment and every kid feels special. Fun props and good drills. "
Park City Toddler Program
"We have really enjoyed the class! (My son) has had so much fun digging for vegetables, racing to harvest, and stretching his way through the exercises. It's so nice to have something for two year olds. It's so hard to find that. Thank you!"