OUR Mission

Since 2002 



Recognizing the value of a strong and tight knit community, you will find a supportive and friendly atmosphere.

Natural Health

Trusting the wisdom of nature and the power within your body, health comes when we find the right balance. 


We are dedicated to our customers and are committed to highly trained and experienced instruction and service. 

Judith Wonacott - Owner & Founder

  • Registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance - 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training with Shiva Rea and The Samudra School of Living Yoga

  • Certified Pilates Instructor from the PhysicalMind Institute living in New York City for two years

  • Certified Movement Analyst from the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies (LIMS) New York City Yearlong Program

  • Michigan State University Honors College with a B.A. degree in Humanities and a Dance Specialization

  • Traveled in Up with People Cast E 1996 as a Principal Dancer performing in five countries and audiences over 5000 people including the 1996 Olympic Welcoming Ceremony

Raised in Elk Rapids in a first generation family tart cherry business, one generation away from dairy farming, I credit my hard work ethic and strong family values to my parents.   


Teaching various forms of fitness and movement for 20 years, I have always related to my clients with a therapeutic approach. In other words, I am motivated to deliver quality instruction safely. And I believe moving effectively is an important component to overall health and well being. I have my own challenges therefore making it easier for me to empathize with others.

After my studies in New York City, I moved back to my hometown of Elk Rapids and founded bodywise in 2002. At bodywise, I have reveled in leading people to better health through everything from kid's dance and gymnastics to senior exercise class.

bodywise holds a special place in my heart, not only for the work we have done but the community and relationships that have blossomed there.  The studio was the place where I first met my husband, Paul, while working on a yoga and meditation class together.  The studio continues to evolve as a place where we share a passion for natural health and vitality!  We invite you to come and join us!!

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