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Shalen Scheltgen

Wichita, KS 67202

In my 20's, I gained a lot of weight and didn't really know anything about diet and exercise. I found myself at 230 lbs and knew it was time to do something!
I began walking in my neighborhood, but winter was coming and it would be too cold to walk.
I decided to take a Jazzercise class since I had done dance as a kid. I could do that for the winter and then go back to walking. That was my plan, but that didn't happen. I was hooked! 3 months after joining, I was working registration and in about a year's time, I was teaching.
I feel very blessed to teach the love of exercise to my participants, and also to train and mentor new instructors to do the same!

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About Me


  • Bachelor's Degree, Elementary Education, Wichita State University
  • Teaching credential, Foundations of Group Exercise, Y-USA
  • Teaching credential, Foundations of Strength and Conditioning, Y-USA

Certifications / Trainings

BOSU - BOSU Complete (8hr Instructor Training)
Zumba® - Zumba® Basic 1
Zumba® - Zumba® Basic 2
Zumba® - Aqua Zumba
SilverSneakers - Muscular Strength & Range of Motion
Pending Verification
Tabata Bootcamp - Tabata Bootcamp Training
Agency Unavailable
YMCA USA - Pilates
Agency Unavailable
YMCA USA - Cardio & Step
Agency Unavailable

CPR Certified

Expires: Dec 31, 1969

AED Certified

Expires: Dec 31, 1969

Liability Insurance

  • Provided through my club/employer

Shalen's Locations


3330 N Woodlawn Blvd # 5
Wichita, KS 67220-2223


9333 E. Douglas
Wichita, KS 67207

Central YMCA

402 N. Market
Wichita, KS 67202

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$0.00 / hr

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7 Reviews

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by User on Jul 18, 2012

    I was pretty fortunate to have been able to train under some pretty FANTASTIC Instructors one being Shalen. Shalen is Awesome really cares about her clients and new Instructors and it really shows through in her classes. I have to say I am Truly Blessed to be apart of the YMCA and I Thank Shalen for helping me in this awesome experience!!! So Thankful Jonie Miller

  • by User on Jul 06, 2012

    Shalen is such an Awesome Instructor! Not only does she care about her clients and their personal Goals, she also cares alot about the New Instructors coming in.Thankful I was able to be trained under her. :)

  • by User on Jun 21, 2012

    Well, I MUST join my voice WITH SARAH!
    I am Sarah's Mom and I too come across town JUST FOR SHALEN'S CLASS! I love all her energetic routines that are so full of great new moves (We never get bored!) I always leave soaking wet and satisfied that I got a GREAT workout! Exercise must be something you love in order to STICK WITH IT! Shalen's class is exercise in disguise. I have so much FUN I forget I am working so hard! Her song choices are wonderful. The music makes you want to keep going. Shalen has such an inviting personal personality that you feel comfortable the very first time you come to her class. She always has a smile and her love of dancing is contagious. We are so thrilled to be able to come to her class! As Sarah said, "WE WISH SHE TAUGHT AT OUR Y EVERY DAY!"
    She is well worth the drive over! :)

  • by Ciara Lauzet on Jun 21, 2012

    Shalen means so much to me. I hated all exercise until I went to her class. It wasn't just her story about conquering her own weight loss goals or that her taste in music was great or her encouraging smile. It was all of those things and her friendly, accepting attitude that made me love HER zumba class. Shalen has never been judgmental in the class made up of all different shapes, sizes, and dancing abilities. You can tell she is really having fun and so the class has fun, too. It's only after that I realize how sweaty I got! I wish she taught at our Y everyday.

    Response by Shalen Scheltgen on Jun 21, 2012

    Wow! Thanks! I love to groove to the music but I wouldn't if you all didn't come! I feel so blessed that we get to sweat it out together! :)

  • by Sarah Butler on Jun 20, 2012

    I have been taking Shalen's Zumba classes for over a year and a half. I drive across town specifically to take her class! She has great style, enthusiasm and energy. She's always very kind to those of us attending her class but also works hard to motivate us and encourages us to work at our highest level! Love her!

    Response by Shalen Scheltgen on Jun 20, 2012

    Thanks Sarah! You and your mom's faces are some of my favorite to see in class! Y'all make it fun for me!

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