Jennifer started her career after graduating summa cum laude from Xavier University, which led her to then pursue additional training with MaddDogg Athletics in Spinning, The Physical Mind Institute for Mat Pilates, YogaFit for her 500 RYT, NASM for Personal Training, TRX, Concept 2 for Indoor Rowing and Ski Erg, Gravity EFI for Personal Training and Piloxing. Jennifer also is a Master Trainer for the Barre Above and Tabata Bootcamp programs. She hold a Balanced Body University Comprehensive Certification which required 488 hours of training. Currently, Jennifer is adding Indo-row and Shockwave trainings to her resume as well as PlyoYoga.
Everyday is an adventure and it's wonderful to share the journey with my clients and friends!
Angie’s passion for health and fitness led her to a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from the College of Mount St. Joseph. Although Physical Therapy is a diverse field, Angie’s area of expertise is Sports Medicine. Angie earned her AFAA Group Fitness Certification and began teaching Stroller Exercise classes. Sculpting, Boot Camp Classes, Johnny G. Spinning, and Pilates soon followed. Angie’s most recent endeavor is Reformer Training through the Balanced Body Institute. She has completed several races, including a Tri, Obstacle Race, and a ½ Marathon. Angie’s commitment to education and motivation inspires others to achieve personal goals, living a healthier life.
Sarah began her career in fitness After earning her bachelor's in Exercise Science and Health Promotion from Northern Kentucky University. She currently works full time as a Health Fitness Professional in a corporate wellness center where she also works as an ACE certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor. Sarah is a certified Pilates reformer instructor and also holds a TRX instructor certification. Sarah uses her education, experience, and passion for fitness and exercise to educate and inspire those who are working to lead healthier lifestyles.
Julia is a Cincinnati native who was born and raised on the Westside but has recently re-located across the river to Ft. Thomas. She is in her final year of schooling in the Doctor of Pharmacy program at the University of Cincinnati, where she was first introduced to the world of group fitness. Although Spinning was her first love, she later became certified in Barre and can’t wait to share these two passions with you. Coming to her classes, you will notice she focuses on drawing energy from the music to maximize the intensity of her classes. When she isn't Spinning or studying, she enjoys hiking, fishing, and attempting to play guitar.
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Jodi is a passionate health coach. She recieved her Health Coach training and certification at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. She practices a holistic approach to health and wellness, which means recognizing how all parts of life affect health as a whole. Jodi works with clients to create a happy, healthy life that is flexible, fun and rewarding. She specializes in helping others achieve optimal weight, reduce food cravings, increase sleep, and maximize energy. Jodi guides clients to develop a deeper understanding of food and lifestyle choices, helping them to improve energy, balance and health.
Paul ‘Pablo’ Wright has been teaching vinyasa and ashtanga yoga since 2007. A former elite level road race cyclist, he found yoga and pursued his 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher certification. Pablo specializes in guiding yogis in arm balances and physically challenging vinyasas. His yoga resume includes workshops teaching the basics of uddiyana bandha technique as well as the more challenging asana transitions. Pablo can often be found creating art, riding a fixie, and hanging out with his wonderful wife and daughter—not necessarily in that order. He is available for private and group classes. He will also join you for longboarding at the drop of a hat.
Katie graduated from Marietta College, where she participated in collegiate tennis and basketball and intramural volleyball, and also completed a Master's in Sports Administration from Xavier University. Katie has always been passionate about athletics, fitness, and healthy living; she has experience coaching youth sports, instructing youth and adult fitness, and leading health and wellness trainings. She recently became certified and started teaching POUND Fit classes -- a high-energy, full-body cardio jam session -- that she is excited to share with more health-seekers in our area! Katie also enjoys playing sand volleyball and watching Cincinnati sports!
Erin received her education from the Ohio State University in Fitness and Nutrition Education. She is a busy mom of 3 who is committed to living an active, healthy lifestyle. She earned her Pilates certification from Balanced Body University and has been teaching for over 10 years. She is also a Barre Above and Plyoga certified instructor. She is very passionate about helping people reach their fitness goals thru positive encouragement and experienced guidance.
Jessica has been practicing yoga and floor pilates for over a decade. She has thoroughly enjoyed the positive physical, mental and emotional benefits of her practice, and is excited to share it with you! Jessica recently became certified to teach Yoga and Barre classes. In her classes, you will learn how to breathe correctly and stay in the present moment to attain Focus and Stamina. When Jessica isn’t on her mat, she loves spending time outdoors with family and friends.
Katie is a teacher at Moyer Elementary in Fort Thomas. Over the summer she traveled to Costa Rica where she completed her 200 hour yoga teacher certification. Katie first fell in love with yoga when she found the physical, mental and spiritual benefits of the practice both on and off her mat. She has been practicing yoga for over 5 years and is deeply grateful for the wisdom her teachers have shared with her. Katie is eager to teach & share her love of yoga with others.
Gerry has had a very long career of studying the marital arts. He first learned some basic karate from his father at the age of 5. This sparked his interest for a lifetime. His official training started with Tae Kwon Do during the late 80's at a Hong Kong Kim school in Newport, KY where he received rank of red belt/black tip. After his great success in Tae Kwon Doe, he decided to broaden his knowledge by pursuing a new style of training. At this time, he met Eldon Clem at the Cincinnati Academy of the Martial arts (later I.M.B. of Cincinnati) from around 1991 to sometime into late 90's. The curriculum incorporated Jeet Kune Do concepts, kickboxing and trapping, Boxing, Muay Thai, Kali/Escrima, some Shoot Wrestling, while also incorporating Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. While he religiously studied with Eldon, he was afforded some tremendous opportunities to study with some of the great martial artist of our time. Throughout the course of the 90's, Gerry supplemented his training by taking seminars with Guro Don Edwards, Cliff Derry (Doce Pares), Dan Inosanto (Jeet Kune Do), and private lessons with Eric Haycraft (Muay Thai), Saksem Kanthawong (Muay Thai Kickboxing), and Carlson Gracie (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu). He was an instructor at Impact Martial Arts where he taught Progressive Fighting Systems as a Phase 1 instructor. While continuing to teach, he also pursued his interests in Handgun Training at the Tactical Training Center (now Tactical Defense Institute). He progressed through the Level I, II, and III courses and graduated in 1997 from this school. He continued his teaching at FITE in submission grappling for several years. This year Gerry was excited to receive yet another promotion in the martial arts. He is now a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu after spending the time studying with Bill Peace (Son of Siam), Nick Albin (BJJ Black Belt), and Alex Miller (BJJ Black Belt). We are very honored and lucky to have such a quality instructor on our staff.