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bby is super energetic! She has been at LOA for 8 + years. She is certified in Group Exercise, Personal Training, Mat Pilates and Yoga by AFAA; RPM and Body Pump by Les Mills; Level 1 Yoga by Yoga Fit; Advanced Pilates, Primary Yoga, and Advanced Yoga by Fit Tour. In each class, Abby strives to offer the optimal challenge for all members and fitness levels. She encourages them to get into the gym, do activities that they like, enjoy the community environment, and develop accountability among friends.
Adventurous at heart, Alison loves to travel, try new things, and experience different cultures. She brings that diversity to her yoga classes as well, teaching gentle stretch, meditative posture flow, yoga workout and sometimes even yoga with live drumming! She is a 200-hour certified Pranakriya Yoga Instructor and a certified Jazzercise instructor, and has been teaching Yoga at LWE since January 2012. From her personal experience with weight loss, Alison has learned that the most important thing you can do for yourself is to love and accept yourself no matter what. Her personal motto is “Don’t Worry, Don’t Hurry, Trust the Process!”
Whatever you’re doing, add a smile every once in a while. It burns more calories, even if you’re faking it!
Alyssa is NESTA certified in Mat Pilates and has been teaching Pilates at LOA since February 2012. Her journey with Pilates started with a pelvic bone injury in 2001, from which she practiced Pilates to help her get back on her feet – literally – and she continued to practice for 2 years afterward before getting her certification. Since then, Alyssa has been teaching Pilates for 7 years and still loves it. In her classes, members are inspired by her passion – her classes are fun, challenging, and always different. For variety, Alyssa utilizes the Pilates ball, the Pilates Magic Circle, or weights for toning. She also has experience working with students on back, shoulder, neck, and knee issues. She understands that everyone is different and strives to help her students to understand each Pilates exercise and how it can benefit their own body type. In addition to Pilates, Alyssa loves hiking, dancing, singing, and taking walks with her family. She encourages her family to stay active and tries to do some form of exercise every day.
Breathing-a proper inhale fuels your muscles with oxygen, and a powerful exhale helps you engage your deep abs to protect your spine and support your torso.
Step, Cardio & Condition, Sculpt
Becky started working behind the front desk in 1996 and loved it so much she got certified in teaching and Personal Training and has been doing both since 1997. She bought the gym in 2003 and with the help of her employees grew the fitness program into a strong, solid and popular program specific to women of all fitness levels, ages, etc. She is certified by AFAA and NCSF, teaches step, cardio & condition, interval classes, organizes workshops, and does personal training. Why does she do it? “For the wonderful people I meet, my team, and the positive affect we have on so many lives. You truly get to know people. Some of my best friends are people I have worked with or met as members. It goes deeper than just weight loss and sweat. It’s the everyday things-the apple or gardenia that gets brought to me from someone’s yard, the family pictures that are shared, the tears that are cried, the breakthroughs that seem so small but are truly so large. I remember one member who said that because she finally started taking care of herself, it had a positive ripple effect on her family and the rest of her life. There’s a need and I love having a space for women and being able to help someone be the best she can be. Fitness is not just about losing weight, it’s about improving the quality of life – you are stronger, happier, more confident, and live a longer and healthier life. Our members say that our studio is not just a gym, it’s a community…people get to know each other and we support and help motivate each other. We encourage you to come, take care of yourself, take the time for you. No one has ever left regretting that she worked out.”
Have patience…results and success take time. Celebrate your courage: I think anytime we ‘feel the fear and do it anyway’ is a story of triumph and inspiration. Whether it is buying a house, running a marathon, running a mile, first day of working out, etc. – to keep moving forward is a success.
Becky # 2
In addition to Becky’s bubbly personality and playful sense of humor, Becky’s AWESOME music keeps members pumped and energized for her classes. She believes that good music is key to a great workout – which for her includes Zumba, Zumba, and more Zumba! She is a certified AFAA Group Exercise Instructor and has been teaching group fitness classes for over 10 years. Becky brings tremendous energy to her classes and loves to laugh and have a good time with her members.
You can get through ANY workout as long as there’s good music and DRINK WATER
Personal Trainerost of my life I have been extremely interested in what we can do to make ourselves as healthy as possible. We cannot change our genetics, but I figure there is a great deal that is within our control that can have an impact on whether we live a life filled with health and vitality, or whether we suffer with pain and disease.
I was the top graduating student at the University of Toronto in Physical and Health Education in 1992, where I studied anatomy, physiology, exercise physiology, nutrition and how exercise can improve health. I was the fitness director of a Toronto health club, before starting my own personal training business.
Then I moved to Vancouver, B.C., and started my personal training business again. I became frustrated by my inability to help my clients with all of their various aches and pains, and pursued further education through the CHEK Institute in San Diego. I learned an incredible amount, and became far more effective with my clients suffering from low back pain, but still found many clients that did not respond as I felt they should. I took more courses, learning more and more about physical rehabilitation. My skills improved. But even so, some of my clients were not responding and I didn't understand why.
Because there is nothing I love more than learning about the human body, I decided to take my CHEK Level 3 course, where Paul Chek made it obvious to me that there is a lot more to orthopeadic problems than simply looking at the physical. It is not my responsibility to "heal" my clients - I am the coach, and they will heal themselves if they are ready.
I began to read and read and read. I began to have a much better appreciation of how nutrition and other lifestyle factors can have a huge impact on healing or the lack of healing. What we eat today turns into our cells tomorrow, so it is vital that the raw material is of good quality, and something that the body recognizes as food.
Caitlin is pretty much an all-around fitness junkie. Both a personal trainer and part of the front desk staff, Caitlin is constantly immersed in a fitness environment. Even when she’s not working, training, or exercising, she’s studying fitness. She is an ACSM certified health fitness specialist with a B.S. in Exercise Science, certifications in TRX and postural assessment, and is working her way into a Doctor of Physical Therapy program. Always helpful and attentive, Caitlin focuses much of her training on post-rehab techniques, helping members integrate into a regular exercise routine while still paying special attention to functionality, range of motion, and strength building in weakened or injured area. Caitlin is definitely a people-person, and her favorite part of the job is getting to know members on a personal level and aiding in their success. To keep herself in shape, Caitlin does strength training, cardio, and attends her favorite classes, including Pilates, Yoga and C
Christina is an enthusiastic and cardio-loving fitness instructor who believes in a balanced and holistic approach to wellness – by tending to the mind, heart and body. She enjoys teaching because she loves helping members amaze themselves with what they are able to achieve. At LWE she optimizes her spin, sculpt, step and kickboxing classes by switching up muscle groups, center of gravity, and reps to keep your body challenged and guessing. She is certified in both personal training and group fitness instruction and has been teaching since 2003. Outside of the studio, Christina stays fit by balancing tough workouts with peaceful workouts, like long walks and yoga. She likes to travel, hike, try new things, and indulge in the holy trinity of food, wine, and coffee.