Staff Updates at the Fitness Center

Lisa Milbrandt


Fitness Center Manager Lisa Milbrandt assisting a client.Most of our FC members and class participants know Lisa Milbrandt, a long-time FC staff member and class instructor at Research Park's Sports Medicine Fitness Center.


Recently, Lisa was named the Manager of the UW Health Sports Medicine Fitness Center and Integrative Health departments. To free Lisa up for this position, she is discontinuing her role as a Class Program Team Leader.


Please join us in congratulating Lisa on her promotion and wishing her great success in guiding these programs over the years to come.


Jennifer Hockemeyer

Jennifer Hockmeyer, Team Leader at UW Health's Research Park Fitness CenterJennifer Hockemeyer is a 3-year veteran of our Fitness Center staff as well as a busy and versatile instructor. And now she adds a couple of new titles.


First, Jennifer has accepted a Team Leader position for the Sports Medicine Center’s Exercise Classes program. Specifically, she will be filling Lisa Milbrandt’s position as Lisa takes on her new role.


As a Team Leader, Jennifer will oversee and manage numerous class programs. These include all Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi, Feldenkrais and Qigong classes. In addition, Jennifer will manage a handful of general exercise classes such as Strength and Flexibility and Mid-Day Movement.


Whew! That is a lot of programs. But Jennifer has a head start - she’s been teaching a bunch of these already! At least she already knows the instructor…


The second – and far more exciting – new title Jennifer will be getting this summer is Mom! In case you are one of the few who haven’t heard it yet (or haven’t seen her), Jennifer is expecting her first child this June.


Just as life gets a little bit busier/crazier around here for Jennifer, that’ll be nothing compared to the changes upcoming on the home front.


Wisely, Jennifer will be on leave from her new position as well as her teaching responsibilities over the summer. We’re confident that she’ll be a great mom. And a great Team Leader when she returns this fall!


Congratulations, Lisa and Jennifer! We wish you all the best with the upcoming changes.