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Our Teams Mission is to Educate, Motivate and Create... Happier, Healthier Kids!
Hello, my name is Anna Gaffaney and I am the owner director of Stretch-n-Grow of Dakota County. I took over Stretch-n-Grow of Dakota County franchise in August 2009 after 8 years of being a childcare provider. I am truly blessed to be part of such an amazing team! I have always been active and dedicated to a healthy lifestyle and to be able to teach kids the importance of doing the same is truly a blessings. Knowing you're making a difference in children's lives is a job that I LOVE. Lastly, I am honored to be a wife to my husband Nathan and a mother to three wonderful children. Meghan(16), Benjamin(13)and Madison (10).
Thank you for learning more about Stretch-n-Grow. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. I am always here to help!
I am Heidi Aarestad and I have been a Stretch-n-Grow coach since February of 2012. I love my job! It is so much fun to go visit all these great kids, teach them a thing or two about health, and get those little bodies exercising to some fun music. Plus, I get to influence them to form healthy habits that could last for their lifetime. It is truly meaningful for me.
I always knew that I wanted to work with kids, so my degree is in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education. I have worked in a variety of settings with a variety of age groups. Over time, I have found that I prefer working with toddlers and preschoolers. They are little bundles of energy, curious about the world, and so candid with their feelings- I just love them!
I live in Eagan with my husband, Tom, and our two sons, Cole (19) and Luke (18). I teach most of my classes in Eagan, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights & South St. Paul.
My name is Angela Dahlgren and I joined the Stretch-n-Grow team in 2014. My husband, Michael, and I moved up here from Rochester, MN three years ago and we love it! We have an almost two-year-old daughter named Annie and are expecting another bundle of joy early next year.
In addition to being a SNG coach, I'm also a professional blogger, wedding singer and certified Kids Yoga instructor. I'm passionate about children and healthy living, so being a SNG coach is the perfect job for me. It's so rewarding seeing those smiling faces every day and having the opportunity to make them feel strong and special. I'm so blessed to be a part of such a wonderful team.
My name is Krysta Meisberger and I am so happy to be a Stretch-n-Grow coach. I have a passion for fitness and nutrition and I am so happy to be able to share that with all of your little ones! I love seeing their excitement to play and learn all about how to make healthy choices. Their smiling faces bring such a joy to me everyday. I hope that I can inspire them to live a healthy life in the future.
I live in Apple Valley with my husband Josh and our two boys Jonah (7) and Eli (5). In addition to fitness and nutrition, I have a huge passion for interior design and home renovation. I love to stay busy and active, so if i'm not outside hiking or playing with the kids I am working on the house. I also love music and painting and anything that gets my creative side going.
I am so happy to be a part of such a wonderful and inspiring team and can't wait to coach your wonderful little children!
Welcome the Newest Member of our Stretch-n-Grow team!
My name is Jen Watts, and I am so excited to be a part of the Streth-n-Grow team. I have always had a love for working with children, and before joining the team I was an elementary school and early childhood teacher. Throughout all of my experiences, I have learned quickly the importance of teaching children about healthy choices and staying active. It can have such an amazing influence on all aspects of their lives.
When I’m not teaching, I’m spending time with my husband and two sons, Parker and Logan. We love to go boating, swimming, on bike rides, to the zoo, and just spending as much time outside as possible! Whenever I have the chance I love to get my creative juices flowing and craft or sew. I love making vinyl creations for home décor, and sewing t-shirt quilts or Halloween costumes!
I am so blessed to be a part of such an amazing team, and can't wait to meet you!d text.