the Motion Evolution Team

Motion Evolution truly comes from the people behind it, each of whom operate successful entities and regularly contribute to ongoing development. Its creators share a collective dedication to promoting overall wellness and fighting obesity with focused, scientifically-informed, goal-oriented physical activity.

The variety and depth of experience makes Motion Evolution a comprehensive wellness and  fitness program. 

Team consultants and advisors are available for online or on site consultations, workshops and training. Contact us for availability and rates.

Motion Evolution Consultants

Frank Sahlein, Executive Director - Motion Evolution programs, Child Activity Centers

Frank Sahlein has been involved with the children's activity industry since 1967 as an athlete, coach, business owner, consultant and business broker. Frank and his wife Shauna pioneered the Children's Learning Opportunity Center (CLOC) concept, a unique blend of Sports Instruction, Arts, Education, and Entertainment. Their WINGS Center (since 1974) is a 38,000 sf working lab. 3rd Level Consulting is sought out by clientsworld wide for customized consulting, expansion, management, valuation and sales services. He is the author of "Building Your Business Potential", and has twice received the national award for business leadership from USA Gymnastics. frank@motionevolution.com, 208-869-3656

Dave James, Strategic Officer - Motion Evolution programs and Collaborative Relationships

Dave earned his Master of Science in health services administration and economics from St. Mary's College. He has spent the past 20 years developing, marketing, and selling value-based healthcare services and supplies in the managed care and biopharmaceutical arenas. He was a member of the Disease Management Association of America, and a member of National Business Coalition on Health, among other agencies. His experience includes management of healthcare benefits for all school districts and other groups in Northern California. With his wife, Naomi, Mr. James founded and built the award-winning FUZE Fit For A Kid! which has profitably served over 8,000 Bay Area kids' and teens' physical activity needs with novel programming such as Intelligent Sports Conditioning. He is a Certified Double-Goal Coach with the Positive Coaching Alliance. dave@motionevolution.com, 408-483-9558
Jen Schlipp - Strategic Sales Coordinator for all Motion Evolution programs.
* Bachelor of Science – Kent State University / Exercise Science, 2001Graduate
* Minor – Kent State University / Business Management, 2001Graduate
* Personal Trainer – NSCA-CPT, certified 2000
* Certified Life Coach – Fowler Wainwright International, certified 2013
* Gymnastics Coach – Region 5, since 1994
* Be Fit. Live Well Now. – Owner and Chief Operator, established 2007 to present
* First Flips Gymnastics – Business Manager, Front Office Manager, and Coach, hired 2005 to present
* Motion Evolution – Licensee Director for First Flips Gymnastics from time of license to 2012.  

Ken Hoeg - Prime, Early and Mobile Motions, Schools and Fitness Centers. Ken is a former NCAA gymnast and was ranked nationally on High Bar. Ken also enjoyed a successful 15-year career in project management and marketing. Ken was the driving force behind Fundamentals Gymnastics and Children's Fitness, a unique program incorporating USA Gymnastics' standards of development and the most current brain-friendly teaching strategies. The fitness component is based on current research in this area. This journey has lead Ken to be a strong advocate for incorporating movement into the lives of all children. Ken now runs the AchieveKids business in New Mexico.  ken@motionevolution.com, 505-459-7577

Karissa Johnson
- Special Motions (Needs) consultant. She has taught competitive gymnastics, and currently works with preschool-aged children at the Oregon Gymnastics Academy as the Preschool Program Manager. She is also an independent contractor of ABA therapy under a certified professional's supervision.  karissa@motionevolution.com, 503-758-1112

Motion Evolution Advisors

Dr. Elsie Moses-Hoeg - Instructor Training, Special Motions, Senior Motions, Schools. Elsie holds a Ph.D. in education. Her latest research focuses on the impact of teaching children using the Da Vinci Ways of Thinking, a model she created utilizing the current findings in brain research. For the past 28 years Dr. Moses-Hoeg has taught in traditional and non-traditional public school settings. She has also been an adjunct instructor at the University of New Mexico and a speaker at local and national conferences including the Brain and Learning Institute. She is also a Professional Developer with the Albuquerque Public Schools and owner/director of the da Vinci Institute of Learning, a company which provides support to families with children who struggle in a traditional school setting. Dr. Moses-Hoeg's current focus is creating optimum learning experiences by utilizing the latest information from brain research. 
Doreen Bolhuis - Early Motions, Senior Motions, Child Care and Senior Centers, Government Agencies. Frequently quoted in the media, Doreen Bolhuis is the founder and President/CEO of Gymco, Inc., a gymnastics and multi-sport facility celebrating its 30th year of operation in Grand Rapids, MI. A physical literacy expert, Doreen holds a B.S. in education with a major in Physical Education. She has over 35 years experience teaching locally, nationally and internationally. Doreen is a former elite level gymnastics coach and member of the Junior Olympic committee for USA Gymnastics. She is currently an adjunct professor for Aquinas College in the department of Health and Physical Education, and a member of the Michigan Governor's Fitness Council.


Beth Morphis - Prime and Mobile Motions, Public and Private Schools, Child Activity Centers.
Beth began dancing and acting when she was 4 years old, took acrobatics at a local dance studio, and eventually made the first gymnastics team in Winston-Salem. Beth continued to teach and compete in gymnastics, accepting a full gymnastics scholarship to Illinois State University. Beth has been a long time NC-USA Gymnastics Board Member and a speaker at both USAG State and Regional Congresses. Beth's passion for assisting children achieve their goals makes her a beacon in the industry.
Julie Barron - Prime Motions, Sports Motions, Child Activity Centers.  Julie participated in gymnastics from the age of 3 to 14, completing her gymnastics career as a Level 9 gymnast. Julie played Division II Soccer at Quincy University, and that experience resulted in a permanent positive attitude towards fitness and living a healthy lifestyle. Julie has taught gymnastics and fitness to children for 10 years and is extremely passionate about fitness, living a healthy life and working with children. Her hobbies include running half-marathons, reading, playing soccer, cycling, and participating in outdoor activities.
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