I have been coaching since 2012. My passion for fitness started as a teenager. I got a membership at a local gym and quickly fell in love with both group fitness and weightlifting. In high school I joined the swim team competing in freestyle and backstroke. I became a lifeguard and that lead to my very first teaching experience, water aerobics, at the young age of 16. I left the pool and went to school to become a Veterinary Technician, which was my career for 12 years, until I had my first child. I became a stay home mom. A year after my second child I decided to apply for a Group Fitness position at my local gym and I have not looked back.
Certifications: NASM Personal Training, Yoga Alliance 200 YTT, Schwinn Indoor Cycling, Barre Above, Stretching Specialist
Specialties: Obsessive about music (makes or breaks a class for me)
Fitness Moto/Philosophy: Don’t be afraid of being a beginner!
I have been involved in athletics since age 6 when I joined swim team for the first time. After years in aquatics and other organized sports I fell in love with running, which changed my life. In the decade that followed I ran many races, including five marathons (one being the Boston Marathon in 2008). I also dabbled in triathlons. Also during this decade I graduated college and became a first grade teacher. I was invited to my first spin class in 2007 by a good friend. I was instantly in love and became a faithful group x participant until I was asked if I wanted to teach. Group fitness, especially indoor cycling, has been a passion and way of life for me ever since. Twelve years later, I am still as excited about instructing as day one. I stepped down from my classroom teaching position when my first of four children was born in 2012. This opened the door for me to continue pursuing a fitness career as I was primarily home with my son. I have now taught just about everything—Cycle, R.I.P.P.E.D., Turbo Kick, Pump, Barre, Cardio Yoga, HIIT and Silver Sneakers.
Certifications: AFAA Group Fitness Instructor, Mad Dogg Spinning, Barre Above, Cardio Yoga, Silver Sneakers
Specialties: As a singer, musician and songwriter I am meticulous about my music selection and creating an uplifting emotional experience for class participants.
Fitness Moto/Philosophy: True fitness is holistic. It’s about stepping into and fully embracing our best selves and how we are designed, both inside and out.
I have been coaching since 2013. Fitness has been an element my entire life. I grew up playing softball, running, dancing and my personal favorite, resistance training. I have completed multiple foot races, relays and the Portland Marathon. I placed 1st in my age bracket and 2nd overall in a local 10K race in 2015.
Certifications: NASM Personal Training, AFAA Group Fitness Instructor, Mad Dogg Spinning, Barre Above, Kettlebell Fundamentals
Specialties: Rockin’ playlists, competitive nature, focus on form and control.
Fitness Moto/Philosophy: Focus your intentions on THIS moment. Use your emotions as a catalyst for success. Control your movements through power.
I started taking group fitness classes in high school. What was first a stress reliever turned into a passion. After graduating college and enjoying Kara's 5:30am indoor cycling classes for a number of years, I became a certified cycle coach in 2018. I also picked up running when my sister decided to run a half marathon (a little healthy competition, I’d say). A number of half-marathons, one marathon and a triathlon later, I’ve learned health and fitness is a group effort.
Certifications: AFAA Group Fitness Instructor, Schwinn Indoor Cycling, Les Mills Bodypump
Specialties: Keeping it fresh and fun. I am all about variety to keep our minds and bodies engaged.
Fitness Moto/Philosophy: Finish well. Everyone can start, not everyone finishes.
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