How it all started...
2016...Kelsie was welcomed to Life Enrichment Team at an Independent and Assistant Living Facility. This environment created a safe space to implement new programs such as "Stick Fit" using dowel rods for exercise and mobility. It was so successful, word spread and generations from all walks of life wanted the class.
2018...Leo and Kelsie came together with drawings and designs, finally completing their first working prototype. They made their first class-set and its been history ever since.
Physical therapists, caregivers, employees and family members would come to class with their loved ones, wondering how they can get their own ISO-Stick, and ways of implementing the ISO-Stick into their own communities.
2019...After proven results, testimonies and sales piling up, Kelsie gave a 12 week notice, and Leo put his construction business on the back burner to officially pursue the dream of getting the ISO-Stick to the people.
Here we are! Making the dream happen. Still growing and learning every step of the way.
Thank you for learning more about us, and for letting us serve your community!
~ ISO-Stick Family
Kelsie A. Hansen
CEO, Personal Trainer, RYT 200
Growing up in Billings, MT, Kelsie excelled in athletics which developed a passion for health and fitness and lead her to dream of doing something different from the rest. In 2011, she met her now husband, Leo Hansen, at a co-ed softball game and knew she found her life partner. Despite struggling with body dysmorphia and binge eating disorder, Kelsie persevered and overcame her struggles by learning innovative ways to connect the mind and body. Kelsie became a Certified Personal Trainer in 2014 through AFAA. After years working in a Fitness Center, she stepped into a new career at an Independent and Assisted Living Community which expanded her passion to enrich lives through all dimensions of wellness. Longing for a healthier understanding of the human body AND mind, she completed 200 hours of training to earn her Yoga Alliance Certification. Kelsie has overcome her body-image issues and will fight for others to do the same. Her energy and excitement is a driving force in her mission to empower and enrich the lives of others through health and wellness.
Leo D. Hansen
CFO, Manufacturing Director, B.B.A
Leo grew up in Florence, Montana. He was raised on a small farm and ranch with plenty of room to roam, which cultivated his free spirit, love for the outdoors and entrepreneurial drive. Leo graduated highschool from Florence Carlton High in 2003. Leo received a scholarship to play basketball in Billings, MT at Rocky Mountain College 2003-2006. An unfortunate ACL tear forced Leo to lose his scholarship and retire from competitive basketball. Athletics was still a motivating factor and a full recovery was made, providing opportunity to play sports again. Success took place as Leo made the baseball team as a walk-on at Montana State University Billings, just a few miles down the road. Graduating in 2009 with a double major in Business Management and Business Marketing and a minor in Communications, Leo took over a failing Snap-On tool business in Billings , and finalized ownership a month after graduating from college. Leo owned and operated the Snap-On Tools Franchise from 2009-2014, making the top 500 franchises nationwide in sales. Dreams shifted after he met his now-wife Kelsie, and he sold the franchise directly to Snap-On in 2014. Looking for a change Leo started a construction business flipping and fixing houses, but still tinkering in the garage for new innovative ways to make something better. Some ideas were better than others...until Kelsie approached Leo with a whole new concept. Sitting down together, they designed something that actually worked. Determined to breathe life into their product, countless nights were spent in the garage creating prototype after prototype until the final concept was made. He continues to do this each step of the way, refining and perfecting the process with determination and excellence. We surely wouldn't be here today without Leo!