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Meet Your Profile by Sanford - Ankeny, IA Team

Janel Shanks

Janel has had a love for the science of a healthy human body long before she completed her Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology at Iowa State University! She’s a runner by nature and has realized how important nutrition is for fueling activity. Her background includes corporate wellness and healthcare so Profile has been the perfect marriage of the two. Janel loves meeting one on one with members to help them find their personal definition of wellness and success! When she isn’t working, she loves being outside; wakeboarding; running the trails with her Goldendoodle, Darby; spending time with friends and family ; and completing projects at her house!

Luke Bostrom
Certified Profile CoachLuke Bostrom
Certified Profile Coach

Luke is from a small town in Northeast Iowa called Fayette. He graduated from the University of Northern Iowa (Go Cats!) with a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and Minors in Health Education and Coaching. In his free time he enjoys playing disc golf or watching a movie. Luke has been a Health Coach with Profile since inception of the Ankeny location. He enjoys meeting with our members and developing professional relationships with them to help them feel comfortable and positive about their weight loss and accomplishing their goals.

Sarah Meyer
Certified Profile CoachSarah Meyer
Certified Profile Coach

Sarah is a coach at Profile by Sanford because she loves helping others and loves talking about nutrition! She has had a passion for nutrition and food for quite some time, which drew her into pursue a degree in Dietetics from Iowa State University. In her spare time, she and her husband enjoy hosting their friends and family at their home where she gets to try out new recipes often. They also enjoy being outside on new trails around the Des Moines area via walking or on their long boards. "What Profile means to me is a full lifestyle change. Since college, I have heard and learned about all the different fad diets and this is not another fad! I love what I do because I get to help others feel good about themselves and teach them how to feel this way for the rest of their lives!"

Susan Nowatzke
Certified Profile CoachSusan Nowatzke
Certified Profile Coach

Susan is a Profile Coach, certified Functional Medicine Health Coach and a registered nurse. She has been on her own personal weight management journey since she was a teenager in high school. Susan has been a witness to the power of feeling better mentally and physically with healthier food choices, exercise, sleep, and stress reduction.