Joy Bartel

Group Fitness Instructor


  • AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor
  • Zumba Licensed Dance Instructor
  • Zumba Gold Licensed Instructor
  • Aqua Zumba Licensed Instructor
  • AEA Basic Water Aerobics Training
  • AEA Ballology, Buoys, And Noodles Training
  • SAIL, Senior Movement Trained


Joy holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and, proudly, served in the United States Air Force for two years. She has been privileged to live in the Flathead Valley since 2003 and privileged to work for the Wave since 2019! She is passionate about Group Fitness because she believes exercise is so important to a healthy lifestyle for ALL ages and abilities. She strives to create an atmosphere of inspiration, commitment, and support in all her classes, as the best means to achieve anyone’s fitness goals. Most importantly, she wants all her classes to be fun and feel like a party that includes everyone in the room! Look for her on the dance floor, teaching Zumba, Zumba Gold, and Aqua Zumba!


  • Bachelor of Arts in English