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The Team


Meredith Shumway

Founder & CEO

Meredith is a professionally trained ballerina who began her studies with Ballet Master, Maggie Black.  During that time, she trained with The Kirov Academy of Ballet and The American Ballet Theater.  Due to an injury, Meredith decided to continue her dancing in college while receiving a degree in Broadcast Journalism.  After graduating from University of Mississippi, Meredith started her fitness career in NYC with Physique 57.  After 7 years at Physique, Meredith then became the studio manager and top trainer for the Tracy Anderson Method for 8 years.  Due to many dance related and workout related injuries, Meredith wanted to find a way to workout that was effective without the risk of injury.  So she developed The Formula X Meredith. 



Brooke Bierfriend


Brooke brings extensive dance experience to her fitness classes honed over 18 years.  Her passion for movement ignited at renowned institutions such as The Kirov Academy of Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet Academy, American Ballet Theater, Ballet West, Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet and The Rock School for Dance Education.  She began teaching early, guiding students ages 3 to 22 and sharing her love for dance.  At The University of Tampa, she continued teaching while actively participating in dance team and productions.  As she completes her undergraduate studies in Business Administration, Brooke joins The Formula X Meredith, eager to empower others through movement.  With a focus on strength, grace and wellness, her dynamic presence and commitment to excellence enrich the fitness community.

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Jessica Forsythe

Sage + Sound Experience

Jessica Forsythe is a Master Energy Healer, Sound Healer, and meditation and breath work guide. She has happily given over 500 sound baths in New York City and The Hamptons in the last year alone. Her journey in this work began over two decades ago studying music, theatre and film at NYU Tisch, while also falling in love with restorative modalities and becoming Reiki Master. Jessica is excited to be joining Meredith and her beautiful community to provide sound bath experiences, intuitively expressing musicality in a way that is deeply nourishing to the soul and healing to the body and mind.

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