Meet the talented women who contribute to Get Healthy U. All experts in their fields. All passionate to help readers feel their happiest, healthiest selves. 

Chris Freytag, CEO and owner of Get Healthy U 

Chris Freytag is an ACE certified personal trainer, TV personality, author, and motivational speaker. She has been sharing the message of healthy living for 35+ years while teaching fitness classes, writing books, creating workouts, and sharing her knowledge in magazines and online. She worked at Prevention Magazine and the Twin Cities NBC affiliate for 14 years.

She has a BA in journalism and is the content creator for the Get Healthy U blog and founder of Get Healthy U TV, an online workout streaming site where members have access to over 700 workouts in their homes.

Chris lives in Minneapolis with her husband of 34 years and has 3 grown children.

To read more about Chris Freytag, check out our About Chris page!

Samantha Cameranesi, Senior Digital Content Manager

Sam is a certified yoga instructor graduating from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology and a minor in Business Management. During her time at the U of M, Sam was a full time collegiate athlete dancing on the Dance Team where she won 8 National Championships and 2 World Championships. After working a few years in the finance industry, Sam wanted to find something more in line with her passion for health and fitness, which brought her to Get Healthy U.

Sam has become our social media guru and video expert. Sam also is a trainer for Get Healthy U TV. She lives in Minnetonka and fills her free time by coaching group fitness classes and coaching high school dancers. She enjoys staying active and leading a healthy lifestyle!

Alexandra Eesley, SEO Growth Strategist

Alex is digital marketing and SEO specialist who graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison with a Bachelor’s Degree in Strategic Communications from the School of Journalism & Mass Communication. She also earned her MBA in Leadership & Change from DePaul University, and a Full Stack Developer Certificate from Northwestern University. After years working in digital marketing across many technology and startup focused industries, Alex wanted to get back to working on creating content that matters, like helping people live healthier lives!

Alex lives in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago with her husband of 10 years, and her two young daughters. She enjoys spreading positivity into the world and setting a good example for her girls.

Shelby Hayes, Office Operations Manager

Shelby makes sure everything runs smoothly behind-the-scenes at Get Healthy U and has been an office assistant to Chris for years! Shelby graduated with a degree in Communications from Palm Beach Atlantic University. Her energetic and positive personality makes her a go-getter who is ready to complete any task that comes her way.

Shelby lives in Minnesota with her husband and three daughters.

Deborah Murphy MS, RDN | Registered Dietitian, Recipe Developer

Debbie has been a registered dietitian for over 10 years and recently traded in her lab coat for freelance recipe development and food photography. Her mission is to help you eat more plants! She loves creating fresh, vibrant, and approachable recipes for blogs and brands that will have you running to the kitchen. You can find all of her recent recipes on her blog

Debbie lives in Chicago with her husband Will (who also happens to be a dietitian!), her son Micah, and their energetic pup, Lucy.

Alexis Thom, Editor

Lexi graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Communication Studies from Bethel University. She started out her career in public relations and quickly found a passion in working with brands focused on health which brought her to Get Healthy U. She has a passion for nutrition, cooking and food photography. She has written for various publications both locally and nationally, in print and online.

Lexi is our go-to editor and helps with all projects relating to the content side of Get Healthy U.

Lexi lives in Champlin with her husband, Ben, three sons and puggle, Rue.

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