Instructors

Sue-Garcia

Sue Garcia

Health, fitness and wellness are my passion. After spending 8 years as a first grade teacher in 1999 I left the classroom to begin my journey. Initially I spent 2 years personal training and teaching fitness at a number of private and corporate wellness and fitness centers in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. 2 years later started my own fitness company, Sue Garcia Fitness providing fitness and wellness for companies, park districts, and community centers. Since then I have expanded my reach and am working with high school athletes, nursing homes, dance studios and more. For me personally sharing the benefits of fitness with various organizations, businesses, participants, clients and athletes has been amazing.

Certifications:

  • Personal Training Certification AFFA
  • Johnny G Spinning Certification, Madd Dog
  • Primary Aerobics Certification, AFAA
  • Pilatesball, Exercise Program, NWDM
  • Resist-A-Ball Module I &ll, RBA
  • Certified Aquatic Fitness Instructor, AEA
  • Pilates Mat-Work, SCW
  • Strong Group Strength, Fitness Factory
  • Pilates Small Equipment, SCW
  • Pulse Pointe Barre Instructor, Pulse Pointe Barre

Classes I teach:

  • Pilates
  • Pilates Reformer
  • Pilates with small equipment
  • Barre Body
  • Yogalaties
  • Strength Training
  • Aqua, Shallow and Deep
  • Spinning
  • Senior Fitness
  • Kick Boxing
  • Bootcamp
  • Resist-A-Ball classes

Lisa-Parx

Lisa Parx

I combine my passions of fitness, dance, & teaching- to make my classes unique. Having a background in teaching elementary school, I love to differentiate my classes so that everybody get challenged to their appropriate level, whether that’s adjusting for individual fitness levels, injuries, or learning styles. I have studied belly dance for over 20 years, performed in many different venues, & enjoy sharing the dance with others. Come join me for a fun addition to your workout routine. Take a chance, Belly Dance.

Certifications:

  • BA in Teaching
  • AFAA Fitness Instructor
  • AFAA Personal Training

Classes I teach:

  • Belly Dance
  • Bollywood

Silvana-Debiase

Silvana DeBiase

Working out is something I have always had a passion for; it makes me feel strong, healthy, and ready to take on many challenges that life may throw at me.

I transmit this passion to all of the participants in my classes so they can feel as powerful and rejuvenated as I do.

My classes are fun, energetic, and music driven.

As an instructor, it is my goal to make sure my participants have an outstanding workout while having fun.

Certifications:

  • CSW Personal Trainer
  • Zumba Basic
  • Piloxing Certified Instructor
  • ACE Kickboxing

Classes I teach:

  • Zumba
  • Piloxing
  • Bootcamp boxing
  • Pump it (high intensity cardio/weights)
  • Tabata training

Rich-Kepski

Rich Kepski

My path to becoming a Personal trainer & Yoga instructor started when I was in college studying Kinesiology. Working with the athletes as a trainer (rehab) & a Strength Coach at UIC, gave me great satisfaction, exposed me to this diverse field of health & wellness & spurred my motivation to learn continuously & to expand into other areas of fitness. Eventually my studies lead me to Martial Arts & Yoga, & this is where my passion lies now. Working with people to help improve their lives EVERYDAY is what puts a smile on my face & gratification in my heart .

Certifications:

  • National Strength/Conditioning Assoc.,
  • CSCS
  • Gary Gray Institute,
  • Functional corrective exercise specialist.
  • Yoga Alliance,
  • 200 EYR,
  • Yoga Instructor
  • Gangi Martial Arts System,
  • Brown Belt Ranking

Classes I teach:

  • Small Group Strength & Conditioning
  • High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
  • Hatha (Anusara) Yoga
  • Restorative Yoga
  • Vinyasa Flow Yoga
  • Yin Yoga

Josephine-Champion

Jo Champion

After losing 150 lbs. on a lifestyle regimen I created for myself, fitness and wellness has become my passion. My primary objective is to create classes that are full of fun, energy and assist you in achieving a healthier YOU. Wellness is a journey and lifestyle changes are forever.

Certifications:

  • NPTI personal trainer
  • Spenser Pilates
  • Spenser Wellness Coach
  • Zumba Fitness, Zumba Gold, Zumba Toning, Zumba Kids, Zumba Step
  • PIYO Strength
  • AFAA Group Fitness

Classes I teach:

  • Wellness Fit
  • Cardio Interval Training
  • Strength Training
  • Aqua Zumba
  • Zumba Gold
  • Zumba Fitness
  • Zumba Toning
  • PIYO Strength

Beth-Gonzalez

Beth Gonzalez

I am primarily a Zumba instructor. Zumba® has opened so many doors for me that I never thought possible. My participants have enriched my life and I believe I have made an impact in their lives as well.

Licenses:

  • Zumba® Basic
  • Zumba® Gold
  • Aqua Zumba®
  • Zumba® Toning
  • Zumba® Kids and Kids Junior
  • Zumba® Step

Certifications:

  • AFAA
  • AEA

Classes I teach:

  • Zumba® Basic
  • Zumba® Basic/Toning
  • Aqua Zumba®
  • Zumba® Gold

Kellie-Wolfgram

Kellie Wolfgram

I graduated in May 2015 with a Bachelor’s in Human Resources and a minor in Health Promotion. I also created a Facebook wellness page called ‘POISE Living’ that includes fitness, nutrition, and mental health information. I truly believe that having a healthy body leads to great opportunities within your career and throughout your life because you can think clearly and feel rejuvenated and strong after a good workout

Certifications:

  • Pilates Certification
  • PulsePoint Barre Primary Instructor Certification

Classes I teach:

  • Pilates/Barre Body Sculpting

Carolyn-Alexander

Carolyn Alexander

I’ve always loved to dance and while taking Zumba® classes as a participant, the experience sparked a passion in me to share this form of exercise with others who are seeking exercise that is effective, fun, and incorporates all of the elements of fitness: cardiovascular, muscular conditioning, flexibility, and balance.

Since 2008, it has been a privilege for me to be an instructor and to share the joy of my students as they dance their way to fitness with smiles and enthusiasm!

Certifications:

  • Zumba®
  • Zumba Basic2®
  • Zumba Toning®
  • Zumba Gold®
  • Zumba Gold Toning®

Classes I teach:

  • Zumba Gold®

Bonnie-Grember

Bonnie Grember

My passion for fitness came from years of work travel, where my philosophy was “The best way to explore a new city is to put on your running shoes and just go!” I love inspiring
others to lead a healthy lifestyle and show them ways to make exercise fun and effective, while being gentle on their bodies. I try to provide an energetic, full body workout in a non-intimidating, friendly environment. My class participants have truly become a family and keep each other motivated! Sometimes I believe most of our core work comes from laughing!

Certifications:

  • RRCA Running Coach
  • DePaul University Personal Fitness Training
  • Leslie Sansone Walk Live

Classes I teach:

  • Walk Live classes

Vicki-Gursoy

Vicki Gursoy

I’m always trying to learn how to be a better instructor. Neverending! My participants tell me that I make the classes fun and I naturally enjoy interacting with everyone. Since I lost 65lbs years ago , my life changed dramatically. I understand the struggle of food addiction and I have a passion for helping others with this. Through exercise I strive to be strong inside and out.

Certifications:

  • ACE Personal Trainer
  • YMCA Group Exercise Instructor
  • SCW Mat and Apparatus Pilates
  • SCWV Bootcamp
  • Piloxing
  • Les Mills Bodypump
  • Les Mills GRIT
  • Yogafit
  • Schwinn Cycle
  • Silversneakers I and II

Classes I teach:

  • Mat Pilates
  • Bar Body
  • Yogalaties
  • Piloxing
  • Indoor Cycling
  • Bodypump
  • GRIT
  • Sit and Fit

Colleen-Geraty

Colleen Geraty

I have been teaching fitness classes for over 15 years and feel that staying fit, healthy and active is important and accessible no matter what our age.

Certifications:

  • Group Fitness NETA

Classes I teach:

  • yoga
  • pilates
  • barre method
  • kickboxing
  • core
  • boot camp class