After being heavy most of her life, Chrissy decided to make a change. She decided to lead a healthier life and lost 60 pounds. Eight years and four children later she has kept the weight off and wants to help other people who have also decided to make that change in their lives. Chrissy has been teaching group exercise programs and personal training since 2002. Her clients range in age from 9 to almost 75 years young. Some of her certifications include Stability Ball Training, Martial Arts Exercise, R.I.P.P.E.D and Advanced Resistance Training.
Zack is a former college football player, who graduated from Utica College with a Bachelors’ in Health Sciences. Currently Zack is a competing amateur strongman who took 3rd in his first competition. He also competes in Highland games and Powerlifitng. Zack coached football for Hannibal High school for 3 seasons as a running back/linebacker position coach. Zack is a cancer survivor as well, having dealt with and beat cancer when he was 16, he made a full recovery in time to finish high school and play college football.
Fitness changed Danielle’s life in 2012 after losing 70 pounds and keeping it off. She was hooked! Her passion for helping others led her to the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer program. Danielle enjoys helping others become a better, stronger, healthier, more confident version of themselves. Making time for your own health is very important, and a great example for your family!
Ken is a Certified Spin® Instructor through Spinning/Mad Dogg Athletics, and leads our Gauntlet class as a group fitness instructor. He believes in putting in time and effort with planning his classes to make a better, more productive and beneficial class. Not only does he talk the talk, but he has walked the walk, losing 72 pounds himself in 2012 and keeping it off. Never boring, Ken’s energetic and fun style of teaching will keep you motivated, educated and coming back for more!
Before Lucy found Zumba she was overweight, smoked a pack of cigarettes a day, and was tired all the time. Since discovering a FUN way to exercise, Lucy has lost over 50 pounds, quit smoking, and has more energy now than she did when in her 20's! Zumba has changed her life and she wants to do the same for you! Her Zumba classes are so much more than a fitness program, they're about friendship, family, and support of each other's dreams and goals.
Nicole is a certified Zumba instructor. Prior to getting certified, she would occasionally go to her mother’s Zumba classes. She has always been a shy person and never liked being the center of attention. Gradually the more she went to Zumba, the more confident she came to be. She slowly found herself enjoying Zumba and the person she was becoming, and that lead her to want to teach her own classes. Now she enjoys pulling others out of their comfort zone and helping them build their own confidence.