Support for Your Feet and Ankles

Have you been ignoring your sweet feet and ankles? Show them some love with these unique  Yoga Tune Up and Roll Model techniques. 

Re-Hab Your Shoulders

Are your neck and shoulders dialing 911 every day? Learn how to unwind tension, improve movement, massage out pain, and build strength. 

Clear Your Head

Jumpstart your day with this 10-minute cup of clarity! A simple routine that wards off stress for the day. 

Women #FierceOver50: Join Us!

I’m AnnMerle and I help women feel #FierceOver50 and break free from stress and pain. Like you, the women I help are exhausted achievers who’ve worked hard their entire lives and always go above and beyond to do what’s needed in every situation. 

I have an advanced teacher certification from Ana Forrest in Forrest Yoga. I am certified by Jill Miller in Yoga Tune Up® and in The Roll Model® Method. I am a Reiki Master, certified by the International Center for Reiki Training. And I am certified by the Integrated Listening Institute as a Safe and Sound Protocol practitioner, which focuses on calming the nervous system. 

I began my own healing journey while an English professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago and still hold the rank of Professor Emerita in English

I am, more than anything, a certified exhausted achiever! 

Let's Learn How to Recover From Stress

When Stress Comes to Call

Stress, itself, is not the problem. The problem is when stress makes a home in our bodies. Or, more precisely, the problem is that we don't know how to recover from stress. We don't have the necessary tools and pretty soon, we become numb to the stress and it starts to feel like the new normal. 

The inflammation, the lack of sleep, and the pain continue to wreak havoc with our bodies. The non-stop worry creates a mindset that constantly revisits the past or attempts to control the future and neither feels very good. 
 
As a Body Wellness Coach, I help women discover a new sense of being that’s vibrant, strong, and optimistic - as well as free from the stress and pain they’ve grown used to. 

My approach is equal parts movement, breathwork, and mindset and surprisingly different from what we’re often told is the secret to wellness. Through my courses and articles, you’ll discover unique and therapeutic techniques to heal your body, refresh your mind, and reinvent yourself. 

I welcome you onboard and invite you to move -- with me -- from stuck to inspired!

"Your students are so lucky. Thank you for your amazing self and your embodied brilliance." –Jill Miller


Jill Miller, C-IAYT, ERYT is the co-founder of Tune Up Fitness Worldwide and creator of the self-care fitness formats Yoga Tune Up® and The Roll Model® Method. With more than 30 years of study in anatomy and movement, she is a pioneer in forging relevant links between the worlds of fitness, yoga, massage, athletics and pain management.

What My Students Say

' I truly love how passionate you are about everything you do to help make us better, make our bodies better, and live a better life. '
- Liz Smith
' AnnMerle’s programs show me things I can do to be happy and strong in my body as I age. I now realize I don’t have to be perfect to be okay. And, her wonderful, kind presence shows true understanding of living in a body that is aging. '
- Johanna Hattendorf
' AnnMerle’s programs have been so helpful to me in easing pain. I always feel better after completing one of her programs. She is knowledgeable, accessible for questions, and always responds to my concerns. '
- Judi Zeal