Meet the Coaches

Karen Allen

Certifications: Booty Barre, Schwinn Cycling, Tabata Bootcamp
Favorite exercise: Riding my Tri Bike
Least favorite exercise:  Burpees (even though I know they are good for me)
My fitness mantra: Suck it up buttercup.  Believe in yourself and never give up.
My students would say I’m: welcoming no matter what their fitness level
If I weren’t at the studio, I’d be: By my pool or at the beach
My joy: Being with my family, accomplishing new goals and helping others accomplish     theirs
Favorite sound: Waves
Guilty pleasure TV show or movie: Housewives of Beverly Hills
Afraid of: Bad storms and scary movies
Fearless in the face of: Challenges
Secret/not so secret talent: Play the Piano (but that has been a while ago!)
How I de-stress: go and sit on the beach, listen to the waves and smell the salt air.

Allison Carter


Certifications: TRX Suspension Training (Group), Bosu Complete, TRX RIP Training, TRX Force Level 2, TRX Multimodality, Shockwave, IndoRow, Tabata Bootcamp
Favorite exercise: TRX atomic pushup or TRX Curtsy Lunge
Least favorite exercise: Wood chops!
Fitness mantra: I can do all things through Christ.
Students would say I’m: Energetic, and I want you to sweat while having fun
Favorite cheat food: Ice cream!
My joy: Teaching my Bible study class or exercise class, singing, hanging out with my husband and daughter.
Secret/not so secret talent: I like to sing and play volleyball
The talent I wish I had: Dance…just ask anyone who has seen me ‘dance’ in Shockwave!!!
Favorite sound: My daughter laughing
Least favorite sound: My alarm!
Favorite quote: Joshua 1:9, Jeremiah 29:11

Shannon Colavecchio


Certifications: ACE and AFAA group fitness, ASFA personal training, Tabata Bootcamp Master Trainer, Schwinn Cycling, TRX Force Level 2, TRX Suspension Training, TRX RIP Trainer, TRX Multimodality, IndoRow, Shockwave, Bosu Complete, Kamagon, Real Ryder cycling, Maddog Athletics (Spinning)
Favorite exercise: Cycling and running
Least favorite exercise: Swimming. Dislike water up the nose!
My fitness mantra: Baby steps for small changes.
My students would say I’m: Equal parts loving “mom” and drill sergeant
My joy: Seeing students succeed and succeed again. There is no better gift than seeing their smile of confidence and accomplishment!
My weakness: Trying to do it all.
My strength: Efficiency and tenacity
The hobby/skill that would surprise people: I am fluent in two languages (Spanish and Portuguese)
Afraid of: Cancer
Fearless in the face of: Obstacles. I will find a way.
Favorite Quote: Run the race that is set before you with endurance. – Hebrews 12:1

Sarah Flury


Certifications: Schwinn Cycling, TRX Suspension Training
Favorite childhood toy: Amber, my cabbage patch doll
Least favorite exercise: Burpees! Yeah I said it!
My fitness mantra: Go hard Monday through Friday and break on the weekends 🙂
My students would say I’m: Happy and upbeat
My weakness: Weekends
My strength: Weekdays
Favorite sound: Some good tunes!!!
The book I couldn’t put down:  A Thousand Splendid Suns
Secret/not so secret talent: I can usually make any stranger open up and I’m a great multi-tasker
How I de-stress: Red wine and a hot bath

David Griffin


Certifications: IndoRow, TRX, TRX Force Level 2, RealRyder Cycling
Favorite childhood toy: Jump Rope
Favorite cheat food: BBQ Ribs
Favorite healthy food/meal: Steak and spinach
Favorite exercise: Jumping Rope and Bench press
Least favorite exercise: Squats
My fitness mantra: Leave it all on the floor
My students would say I’m: Challenging
My weakness: It’s confidential
My strength: Keeping confidential things confidential
Favorite sound: A child with the giggles
Afraid of: Not being the best I can be
How I de-stress: Workout

Tammy Means


Certifications: Tabata Bootcamp, Shockwave, Bosu Complete, Piloxing, IndoRow, Schwinn Cycling
Favorite exercise: Running
Least favorite exercise: Burpees and jumping jacks, which are a close 2nd!
Fitness mantra: Find joy in your journey
Students would say I’m: Motivating
If I weren’t at the studio, I’d be: Spending time with my husband and my family or running
My joy: Watching people that push themselves to do things that they never thought they could achieve. It’s why I love running and fitness so much — helping people make their health dreams come true, one step off the couch at a time.
My weakness: My autoimmune disease that sometimes takes over and takes my daily movement out of my control.
My strength: My resolve to never give up.
Secret/not so secret talent:  I practice Krav Maga
How I de-stress:  Time outdoors hiking with my husband

Heather Pence


Certifications: Schwinn Cycling, Shockwave, TRX Suspension Training
Favorite childhood toy: Milky the Marvelous Milking Cow (Yes. Really. That toy did exist)
Favorite exercise: Pushups
Favorite sound: Ocean waves
My fitness mantra: “Strive for progress, not perfection.”
My students would say I’m: Challenging
If I weren’t at the studio, I’d be: Shopping/running/at a coffee shop
My joy: My family
Book I could not put down: Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma. It totally changed the way I view food and eating.
Person I wish I saw more of: My daughter. Time goes by too fast when they are young.
Favorite quotes: “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” — Maya Angelou AND “To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift.” — Steve Prefontaine

Tammy Poucher

Certifications: Yoga
Favorite childhood toy: Trees, I loved to be outside and climb trees!
Favorite cheat food: Ice cream
Favorite exercise: Can I have two? Running and any type of yoga
My fitness mantra: Rest if you must, but never give up.
My students would say I’m: Positive
If I weren’t at the studio, I’d be: Running or with my family
My joy: I feel very blessed to experience so much joy daily.  I find joy in Christ and my Christian faith.  My three kids bring me great joy, just hearing my husband’s voice makes me smile, finishing a run and practicing yoga gives me joy.  I find sharing yoga to be a source of great happiness!
Secret/not so secret talent: I use to show and jump horses
How I de-stress: Prayer, breath work, yoga or running

Mitzi Woods


Certifications: TRX Suspension Training (Group), TRX Multimodality, TRX Force Level 2, IndoRow, Bosu Complete, Tabata Bootcamp, Kamagon
Favorite exercise: Pushups and all things Bosu
Least favorite exercise: Rip Trainer… it’s a love-hate relationship.
Fitness mantra: My goal is to be strong, not skinny. I want to live out Proverbs 31 in the gym, at home and at work.
Students would say I’m: Slightly crazy and silly, usually full of surprises. They may also say I am full of energy!
If I weren’t at the studio, I’d be: By the pool or at the beach with my hubby and son.
My annoyance: Comparison. Don’t compare your journey to someone’s because you have no idea what they are battling.
Secret/not so secret talent: I danced for most of my life. I’m classically trained in ballet and jazz. I can also clog!
Favorite quote: “Anything is possible with Sunshine and a little Pink” ” — Lilly Pulitzer

Tonya Windham


Certifications: Tabata Bootcamp
Favorite childhood toy: Cabbage Patch Kids
Nicknames:  T Pain and T bone – given to me by my softball team in high school
Favorite exercise: Brazilian lunges
Least favorite exercise: Planks
My fitness mantra:  I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. – Phil 4:13
If not at studio: I would be at the beach
My joy: My health and my relationships with Christ, husband, kids and family/friends
My strength: A mindset of never quitting once I decide to go for something, and loving to contribute to others
Afraid of: The dark
Fearless in the face of: Adversity and change when I know it is something I am passionate about doing. I feel the fear but do it anyway.
Secret talent: Playing piano

Kisha Wright


Certifications: AFAA (Group Fitness), ACE (Personal Training), Bosu Complete, Insanity, Tabata Bootcamp™, TRX Suspension Training, TRX RIP Training, TRX Force Level 2, TRX Multimodality, Schwinn Cycling, PiYo, Turbokick, R.I.P.P.E.D, Maddog Athletics (Spinning)
Favorite exercise: Any cardio (plyo) exercise that drives the heart rate up
Least favorite exercise: Push-ups
Fitness mantra: Motivation is what gets you started; habit is what keeps you going.
Students would say I’m: A great and caring instructor.
My joy: Teaching fitness classes
My weakness: Food and not always believing in myself
My strength: Helping others believe they can achieve their goals
If I could have dinner with one person in history, it would be: My mom
Favorite quote: if you don’t like something, change it. if you can’t change it, change your attitude — Maya Angelou