WERQ is the wildly addictive cardio dance class based on the hottest pop and hip hop music. The workout is nonstop with repetitive athletic moves and fresh dance steps, so you get the best sweat. WERQ Instructors build a playlist based on trendsetting pop and hip hop music. Each week a couple new routines are introduced, so you get to WERQ the routines you know and challenge yourself with ones you’re learning. Ready to WERQ? Find a class.


Haley Stone, Owner

Haley Stone is the Founder of the WERQ Fitness brand. With a background in hip hop, sports, group fitness, and personal training, Stone exudes positive power and passion to create an energetic buzz in her fitness classes. Her career in fitness began in 2004 as a Group Fitness Instructor at the University of Missouri, where she attended college. Upon moving to Chicago, Haley took on leadership roles in boutique and large gyms, managing over 140 group fitness classes per week. After an influx of followers on her YouTube dance fitness channel, Haley launched WERQ in 2011. Stone, along with WERQ, has been featured in IDEA Fitness Journal, Health Magazine, SELF Magazine, and InStyle Magazine. Currently, Haley works as the CEO of WERQ Fitness in Kansas City where she lives with her husband and two girls.

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Kati Weber, Chief Operating Officer

Kati Weber has lived and worked in the Chicago-land area since 2002 in social work agencies and with children, and has had dance in her life since she was four! Kati’s educational background is in Organizational Communication and Spanish, and in her free time she works with high school speech teams, runs, loves theater and traveling to new places, and has fun going on adventures with her two awesome daughters. Kati is Team Hip-Hop all the way, and is a proud WERQaholic!

Danielle Porte, Social Media Contact

With 15 years of dance experience, a background in television, and a Master’s in Education, Danielle Porte is thrilled to be able to apply all of her background skills as a WERQ Master Trainer and HQ Team Member. The WERQ dance fitness format is what inspired her to become a fitness instructor and she enjoys sharing that passion with her participants and trainees. When Danielle isn’t WERQing, she loves spending time with her husband and their two sons.

Karen Osborne, WERQforce Community Manager

Former elementary school teacher Karen Osborne brings 25 years of fitness experience — including dozens of formats, a specialty in advanced step, and a decade as a Group Fitness Coordinator — to her roles as WERQ Instructor, Master Trainer, and HQ’s WERQforce Community Manager. Her passions for both education and fitness go together like pop and hip hop! When she’s not mapping choreography or helping WERQforce members navigate #WERQinstructor life, catch Karen searching for another pair of her fav gym shoes and hanging at home in Bloomington, IL with her party of 6. 

Kim DeForest, WERQshop Manager

Kim DeForest is a communications professional with a background in marketing and customer service with over 15 years of experience in diverse industries.  She has a love of organization, efficiency and happy customers.  Kim joins the WERQ team committed to providing an online shopping experience that is as unique and positive as each and every one of the members of our WERQforce.  When she’s not WERQing, Kim is busy exploring all that Kansas City, Missouri has to offer with her 3 loving dogs.