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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Danielle Porte, Training Manager

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.

Kati Weber, Operations Manager
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!