Kate is determined, fun, energetic and passionate. The studio started as a thought in the back of her mind and has made its way in to reality. She grew up playing competitive volleyball, basketball, softball and swimming, has recently started competing in races and has a love for fitness and people. Kate is nationally certified with AFAA, and LesMills-global fitness innovators, in BodyStep, BodyFlow and BodyPump as well as being a TRX RIP group fitness instructor. Kate will always greet you with a smile and will inspire you to push past your comfort zone. firstname.lastname@example.org
Mom! She is our member experience director! Eileen will be there to welcome you to the studio with open arms. She was a competitive softball player, has raised two fitness minded daughters and is a licensed massage therapist. She recently has started doing urban races with Kate. If you don’t see her at the studio, you will probably find her at the dog park with the studio mascots; Sonama, Sawyer and Malibu. She will answer any questions you have about the classes, instructors, and studio-she will make sure you leave sweaty and happy!
Valeria E Shanaberger
Our resident mind/body master is Valeria E Shanaberger, …please call her Val. In 2003 she was asked to take a “Group Fitness Training” at the gym she was a member of…Thank you Alice Monsaert! That is where it all began, and was the 1st step at the age of 42 towards becoming a Group Fitness Instructor. Now a certified ACE Group Fitness Instructor, Les Mills Body Flow, Body Vive, and CX Works’, and a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) 200 having studied the Anusara style of Yoga with Betsy Downing, Jaye Martin, Martin Kurk, and Douglas Brooks. Val will bring the essence of each program to the forefront though a true desire of giving the best to each and every student on any level to feel accomplished and growing. Val will deliver an amazing balance of focus, determination, clearity, energy and passion to each and every class she teaches. You will leave her classes feeling strong, centered and ready to take on anything that comes your way.
Rachael Jackson is competitive, strong & athletic. She is a native from Upstate New York and the Suburbs of Chicago and has been in Florida for the past 4 years. A chemical sales rep by day, she brings a strong athletic background starting from years of playing high school sports and collegiate basketball. Since then Rachael has been certified in the LesMills programs of BodyStep and CXWorx. She promises an energetic, upbeat, and motivating workout experience. In her free time she enjoys improving her personal fitness through weight lifting, yoga, and various obstacles races and marathons.
Sally’s passion for fitness originates from her unique experience in the fields of boxing, group fitness, boot camp, cycling, running and resistance training. Sally provides an energy-filled, knowledgeable and motivational blend of instruction in all her programs. She leverages functional strength training with aerobic and anaerobic training to provide muscle riveting, intense, and sweat-infused workouts.
A true “tomboy” she excelled in a variety of sports from gymnastics, tennis, football and eventually strength training. Then during her corporate career she continued her fitness progression as a top fitness instructor and trainer.
Through focus, determination, hard work and lots of sweat, she continues to do both. Now she’s determined to help you not only reach your fitness goals but to exceed them for the long term. Together you will sweat your way to a stronger, harder, and hotter body.
Sally has numerous fitness certifications, including:
Group Fitness Instructor AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America) CPR/AED, Les Mills; RPM cycling, BodyAttack, BodyAttack AIM , BodyPump, and CXWorX, Mad Dog Spinning, and an ISSA Personal Trainer, NAUI Scuba Diving, Model, WFL Cheerleader, Boot Camp regional top performer. Sally holds a BA in Finance.
All of this brings proven experience to you, but Sally believes her most important degree is she is a graduate from the School of Hard Workouts! email@example.com
Leanne is originally from the UK and moved here to sunny Florida 12 years ago. She is married with 2 school age children. She took her first Group Fitness class at age 18 and has been hooked ever since!
She has been teaching Group Fitness for the last 10 years, and has taught every style, including Step, Hi-lo, high impact aerobics, kickboxing, circuit training and boot camp (anything except yoga really!). Leanne is nationally certified through AFAA in Group Fitness, Kickboxing and Personal Training and internationally certified through Les Mills in BodyPump, BodyAttack, BodyStep and CXWorx.
Leanne currently teachs approximately 10 classes a week in the local Bradenton area, and does personal training.
Leanne loves the energy and the passion of Group Fitness, the way that it brings people together to get fit, stay fit and get fitter but also to have fun and to socialize and make long lasting friends! Leanne promises to deliver a class making you stronger and sweatier then you could imagine!
Georgia is a native from Florida and grew up on Anna Maria Island. She has two beautiful little girls.
Her background is in dance but she has been involved with the fitness industry for the past nine years. First as a participant and now as an instructor.
Georgia is certified with Les Mills in BodyStep, BodyPump, and BodyVive. She also holds a national certification with AFAA for group fitness and kickboxing. In addition to these certifications Georgia is also certified to teach Hip Hop Hustle and PiYo through Powder Blue Productions.
In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Georgia will always greet you with a smile on her face and you are going to have an awesome workout in her classes! firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s always been in Mona’s blood! Mona has always been active, all of her life with the likes of soccer, softball, tennis and dance…and MUSIC always moved her. She remembers being 7 years old in Berlin, Germany, watching her mom lead a class of 40 barefoot adults to a “ski aerobics” routine, which now might be classified as some kind of Pilates workout. She sat in the back of the room, tunes were blasting, every person in that room was so happy, so motivated and the energy was just contagious and she knew there was something special there! Then 15 years later there she was taking my first Les Mills Body Pump class, when it dawned on her “I totally want to do this!” Since then Mona has become certified in BodyPump, RPM, SilverSneakers, Lagree Fitness and AFAA Group Fitness and has had the pleasure of teaching all over the Bradenton/Sarasota area for the last 7 years. She believes exercise is meant to be challenging and fun and loves to encouraging people to discover physical strength and endurance they didn’t believe they had. Mona’s goal is to always create an energetic and motivating atmosphere in which all participants can better their bodies and minds.
Allison has always had a passion for fitness and competition. A competitive swimmer all her life, Allison learned the value of discipline and determination at an early age. Adding running and cycling to her fitness routine after college, her path was clear, Triathlons! Competing in several sprint and Olympic length triathlons and 1 full Marathon, her latest goals are set on completing a half iron man in the upcoming year. Allison is certified in Les Mills RPM, BodyPump, CXworx, NETA Group Fitness certified, and most recently TRX Suspension Training certified. Allison’s focus is always on helping you become a better you every day! Bringing strength, energy, and even some laughs to the workouts, you will always leave Allison’s class stronger than you started!
Angie is a Florida native, and proud proud mom of two amazing boys. Angie’s passion for group fitness is to have the privilege to help people achieve – and then exceed, their fitness goals. Angie was always active growing up. Ballet for 13 years, then drill team in high school, but after she had her two kids and didn’t like the direction her fitness level was headed in, she decided she had to start “working out”. She quickly fell in love with the classes at the gym, particularly all the Les Mills classes. She became a true believer in group fitness when she watched herself not only achieve… but exceed her goals. Next she fell in love with running and began participating in races, inlcuding a couple half marathons. Her focus more recently has been teaching Bodystep but is very excited to be along side her mom soon when she completes her first half marathon at the age of 61. Angie is certified in Bodystep. Angie’s goal every time that she teaches a class is to motivate and inspire every person in the room to accomplish their personal best, she truly believes people are capable of so much more than they think and she loves helping them realize that.