Krista was a gymnast for 20 years and competed at Ithaca College in upstate New York where she earned a degree in Corporate Communications. She was also a gymnastics coach for many years and choreographed dance routines at her former job at Planet Gymnastics in Natick, MA. When she found Pilates, she instantly fell in love. She says, “Pilates brings me home, back to the gym where I grew up. Just like the gym, the studio is a place where I get to improve my flexibility, work on my coordination, develop toned muscles and take time out of my day for me.” Krista is eager to teach her students and watch them fall in love with the many benefits that Pilates offers just as she did. She holds a certification in the Classical Method through Peak Pilates International. She is also certified in V-Barre through Power Pilates, and loves teaching this energizing, upbeat class that incorporates dance, cardio, Pilates, and resistance training. Krista lives in Cumberland with her husband and two children.
Sarah has always maintained an active lifestyle. She started out teaching at an Outdoor Bootcamp and soon moved on to instructing Kickboxing and core specific classes. Her love of Barre when she was looking to get back into exercise after the birth of her first son. "I had joined a boxing gym for high impact, but after watching a Barre class in action, I decided to join a class and I was immediately hooked!" She says, "I am very high energy and have a passion for music and I try and bring that to every class I teach."
In addition to Barre, Sarah is also certified to teach Pilates, Cardio Kickboxing, Rowing, and Strength and Conditioning classes.
Upbeat and energetic, Kelly prides herself in bringing that energy, and smiles to her classes. She has been in the fitness industry since her 20's, and has a passion for movement.
Starting with Zumba in 2011, she has since become certified in various formats including Pound, Piloxing, Barre, and Step. By day she is a Phys Ed teacher, at night she’s a hip hop dance teacher, and everywhere in between she’s a mom of 2 amazing teens.
Kelly joined the team in 2021, and teaches 2 active Zumba classes weekly with us.
Dashe always had a passion for choreography, music, and freestyle. She grew up a competitor figure skater, ran cross country at Bishop Feehan HS, and educated her children from home the last 10 years. After a running injury and the need for physical and mental balance, Dashe explored other workout routines like barre. After 10 years of mental, physical, and spiritual dedication, Dashe decided to pursue her passion for barre by becoming a barre instructor. She is so excited to join the TPPS team as a Barre Experience instructor. In her spare time, she enjoys spending quality time with her four kids, date nights with her husband, and giving back to her community.
Jeannette has been practicing yoga and pilates since about 2010 - She's been hooked ever since and went on to pursue her yoga teacher training in 2015 from Back Bay Yoga. She now also holds certifications in Children's and Prenatal Yoga and most recently was certified to teach beginners Pilates.
Jeannette believes the physical practice of yoga is the key to our inner peace, and a happy balanced life both mentally and physically. She says, "Yoga strengthens our bodies and our minds. It teaches us confidence, gratitude and how to be comfortable when we are in uncomfortable places."
Jeff was introduced to yoga more than 15 years ago to help reduce chronic muscle tightness. He subsequently discovered Yoga Sculpt and was instantly hooked! In 2018, after nearly doubling a New Year's challenge of 30 straight days of yoga, he embarked on his next challenge – becoming a Yoga Sculpt instructor!
Jeff completed basic and advanced Yoga Sculpt teacher training at Core Power Yoga in 2019 and also holds 200-hour teacher training certification, as well as the Baptiste Power Yoga Instructor Credential. He is the founder of two community park yoga programs. He holds the Behavioral Financial Advisor™ credential and enjoys connecting the limbs of yoga with modern principles of finance to help people avoid financial stress and be better investors.
Tessa`s yoga journey started nearly ten years ago as a college student. What began as a search for better self care, blossomed into a passion and later the completion of a 200 hour vinyasa yoga teacher training with Jessie Dwiggins from Wild Wisdom Yoga. Drawn to the practice of non-judgement to self and others; the goal of her class is to create an environment where all students feel safe and supported in their practice. Whether it is your 1st or 100th time on the mat, Tessa believes that there is always something new to learn and explore and she is honored to share in this journey.
Cori was born and raised in Cumberland, RI. Her parents signed her up for ballet when she was three years old and she has been dancing ever since. Along with dance, she is also an avid snowboarder. Fitness has always been part of her daily routine. She also competed in two bikini figure shows to challenge herself.
Cori joined the team in 2022 and teaches 5 amazing Barre Fusion classes with us.
Dana has been on the hunt for a yogic way of life that goes on beyond that mat! During the week she dedicates her time managing after school programs within inner city schools while on the weekends teaching yoga.
She has received her 200hr RYT in Trauma Sensitive Yoga, her 80 hr Prenatal RPT and a Meditation Immersion Certification through Soul Works a women owned Non-Profit based in Costa Rica. She has additionally received Mindfulness training from Brown University and currently has her own practice exploring many different yogic styles & studios!
Completing her training in 2020 at Deep River School of Yoga, Andrea is trained 200hrs CYT Vinyasa yoga. Andrea has maintained a steady yoga practice of her own for 15 years as well as a regular meditation practice.
Andrea joined us in 2023, and teaches a power vinyasa class with us.
Lauren enjoys the physical and mental aspects of many types of yoga from power vinyasa to restorative. Discovering the peace she found in breath to movement through the practice kept bringing her back to her mat and she completed her teacher training at Open Doors.
Over time Lauren found herself drawn towards slow flow, spa, yin, restorative yoga feeling much more grounded, calm, and centered after. Realizing that our bodies can respond differently each day, Lauren offers variations when possible. Lauren also has interest in learning about yoga therapy.
Stacy has been in love with exercise and fitness since her early 20's. She began teaching indoor cycling and barre classes 2 years ago and obtained a certification in Barre in late 2018. Since then she has also taken workshops and participated in a Barre Intensity course earlier this year. "My love for barre increases in every class when I see participants enjoy it and start seeing improvements in their posture, muscle groups, and overall health both physically and mentally. I encourage everyone to try it at any age!"
Selena has been very active in dance, gymnastics, and running her entire life. She was a competitive gymnast and was on a collegiate cross country team. Choosing a career in health was a natural fit. Her career began in 1999, after graduating from Westfield State College with a degree in Exercise Physiology when she worked in public health educating middle school children on nutrition and physical activity. Empowering children to be healthy expanded her career path to become a certified group exercise instructor, personal trainer and health educator. Selena has been teaching group exercise for over 10 years, and enjoys teaching interval based classes combining cardio, strength and core. She loves to switch up her workouts, so be ready to learn something new every class! Selena enjoys spending time exploring the outdoors with her biggest supporters; husband Bob and twins Mason and Kendall.
Maura is a certified LaBlast fitness instructor, eager to bring her love of dance fitness to TPPS.
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