Sonja “The Lioness” Manning

Hailing from beautiful Minneapolis, Sonja will most certainly have withdrawal symptoms from being 7,960 miles away from her Peloton; the group will be providing her the same support she receives from her Peloton instructors, “Let’s be legendary today”, “You do you boo” or “This is your life not a dress rehearsal.” Once over her withdrawals, she’ll tell you all about her role as President of Bachelor Nation at Ross or how she participated in a rose ceremony at one of the 7 wonders of the world (minus the rose). In a previous life, Sonja was a consultant and has been known to travel the world searching for adventure. She befriends everyone immediately and will get you playing Rose-Bud-Thorn before you know it. One time she frowned, just to try it. A natural soul knowledge seeker, she will probably know you better than you have known yourself all your life. At Ross, Sonja founded and is the “madame president” of a professional club called FitX that is focused on the health & wellness industry (her personal and professional passion), a +Lab fellow, member of the Zell Lurie Commercialization Fund, and of course, the Cycling Club (she’s VP of Team Spirit, no one is surprised)..

Beach or mountains? Beach (I’m from the land of 10,000 lakes)

If I could only have three things on a deserted island it would be: A big comfy pillow, Alexa, and my running shoes

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