Seattle's Best Fitness Instructors
Offering the best group exercise classes in Seattle such as Tabata, BodyPump, Zumba and Bootcamp along with cardio
and free weights, Personal Training and our PTX small group sessions including Barre, Gravity and TRX.
Kari Anderson | HiLo Dance, Step Challenge, REACH, GravityGROUP, Core/Ball
Kari Anderson, co-owner of The SeattleGYM (formerly ProRobics Conditioning Clubs est. 1982), is recognized as one of the world’s leading fitness experts. She has presented at fitness conventions around the world since 1986. Kari has been awarded IDEA FitnessInstructor of the Year, IDEA Business Person of the Year, and ACE Fitness Director of the Year along with receiving numerous video/dvd awards. Kari has a BA in Speech/Communication from UW, a BS in Exercise Science from SPU and is ACE certified. Formerly a National Gold Medalist in synchronized swimming and a scholarship student at Joffrey Ballet in NY, Kari continues her love of athletic competition on several USTA tennis teams.
Vicki Moen | TSG GX coordinator, TBT, DanceFiT, BODYPUMP, Gravity, Barre
Upon graduating from the University of Washington with degrees in Dance and Kinesiology Vicki spent two years dancing in New York and begun to teach aerobics at a small women’s fitness center in the west village. She enjoys teaching all kinds of group fitness, from small group GRAVITY & TRX strength training to larger groups in the main group x studio. She loves all the options for getting and staying fit that The SeattleGym offers. There is something for everybody! Certifications: ACE Group Fitness, ACE Personal Trainer, Lesmills BODYSTEP™ & BODYPUMP™ Instructor, efisportsmedicine GRAVITY Trainer, Zumba, TRX Suspension Trainer, BA in Kinesiology and Dance from University of Washington, Owner of Tailor Made Training
Jen Anderson | TBT, Cardio Mix
Autumn Antovich Skeel | TBT
Autumn Antovich-Skeel has been a group fitness instructor for over 20 years. Her fitness certifications include AFAA and ACE among others from the health care industry. Autumn graduated with a BSN from Seattle University and has been a practicing RN for 15 years. She is passionate about enhancing the quality of lives of the people she encounters through fitness and health. Autumn is known for her energetic style of teaching and fun personality. She resides in Seattle with her husband, two young daughters and two dogs.
Alice Argosino | Pilates
Alice is STOTT Pilates Mat and Reformer certified as well as being an AFAA certified group exercise instructor and personal trainer. Alice’s love and passion for fitness infects all areas of her expertise. She believes fitness should be challenging but fun. Her broad spectrum of certifications include BOSU, Barre, TRX, HIIT, Tabata, Dance, Spin, and Kickboxing.
The latter earned her first place in a national competition two years in a row. Alice has represented Nordstrom, Speedo, Power Bar, Adidas and many others in the fitness arena, demonstrating the power of health and exercise. Not only does she fill her days with training and teaching, but many evenings she also takes to the ice and plays a mean game of hockey. Fitness saturates her family as well.
Alice is a mother of four girls, three of whom play roller derby. Alice volunteers her time coaching girls roller derby and teaching the derby girls off track conditioning as well as many varsity high school sports teams throughout greater Seattle. She understands the trials of weight loss and the frustration many encounter attempting to begin or even continue a regime, having gained 60 pounds with each pregnancy and yet, losing it as well. Alice is dedicated to her clients and offers support and encouragement every step of the way.
Raegan Belew is a 200 hr Registered Yoga Teacher, registered member of Yoga Alliance, a Certified Holistic Nutritionist, a member of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals, and a Certified Reiki Practitioner (Levels I, II, & III under Alisa Syling). Raegan has been practicing yoga for over 10 years and teaches regularly at various studios in the Seattle area. She continues to take relevant courses, workshops, trainings & programs involving yoga, meditation, reiki/energy therapy & other holistic modalities in order to further develop and enrich her understanding of these practices.
"My daily Yoga practice has profoundly transformed my outlook on life, my relationship with myself, my role as a mother and partner, and my interaction with others and with this world. Many years ago I began to incorporate therapeutic healing modalities into my quest for spiritual & personal evolvement and it slowly, with practice and diligence, brought out my inner potential. My hope & intention through my work is to offer others the same life changing benefits I have gained through holistic healing and daily yoga practice."
Colleen Bell | Yoga
Colleen began practicing yoga sporadically around 2002. Over time she realized how therapeutic yoga is. Yoga has helped her through multiple injuries and she has a profound respect for her body now. Yoga has also helped her mentally (including stress relief and insomnia). Colleen completed her teacher training through Samadhi Yoga in Seattle. Yoga continues to be her passion and her healing, happy place. Colleen encourages students to come join her outside their comfort zone and find acceptance of themselves in their practice. She enjoys being playful and challenging, while also bringing alignment awareness to her classes.
Kelly Blanchard | Yoga
Kelly Blanchard began practicing yoga with Marie Svoboda in Seattle in 1992, and was asked by his teacher to begin teaching in 1997. At Marie Svoboda’s recommendation Kelly attended yoga seminars with T.K.V. Desikachar in the U.S. and Canada in 2001, ’03, ’05, ’06, and ’08. Desikachar’s father T. Krishnamacharya trained Marie Svoboda’s first teacher Indra Devi as well as yoga luminaries B.K.S. Iyengar and Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. The connection to this lineage has had a major influence on Kelly’s commitment and passion for teaching. Kelly uses a wide spectrum of therapeutic yoga techniques to help individuals achieve a strong link between body, mind and breath.
Linda Brady | BODYPUMP
Jonathan Bramlett | BODYCOMBAT, BODYPUMP
Jonathan is a certified Les Mills Body Pump, Body Combat, and Body Attack instructor who recently relocated from Iowa to Washington. It was his love of the Les Mill group fitness programs and atmosphere that pushed him to become an instructor. Jonathan trained Les Mills Body Attack in May of 2012 and a month later became certified in Body Pump. Since then Jonathan has added Body Combat to his resume and hopes to add another certification in 2015. Jonathan’s enthusiasm for fitness is compelling and undeniable, so if you want a great workout for any fitness level, his class is one you will not want to miss. He’d also love to hear your favorite hike so introduce yourself if you see him around.
Clarissa Brown | Yoga
Clarissa Brown In Clarissa’s classes, you may find yourself flowing from pose to pose, breathing deeper and deeper into a held pose, or perhaps releasing into the support of a restorative pose. Clarissa brings over a decade of group and private yoga teaching experience to the mat. She holds two 200-hour teaching certifications, one earned in 1999 and the other in 2011 from Yogalife in Seattle. Clarissa also practices law and enjoys being out around town with friends.
Emily Brown | BODYSTEP
Emily Brown teaches BodyStep on Saturday mornings at Laurelhurst. Although, she is new to instructing she is not new to Bodystep or group fitness. She loves the energy and excitement of working out with other people to great music. When she is not teaching she enjoys volunteering at her children’s school, watercolor painting, cooking, and running.
Alison Coit | Cycle
Alison Coit has been involved in athletics, in one form or another, her entire life. Early on she competed in cross country, volleyball, handball, racquet ball, basketball and even cheerleading. After college, and multiple awards, her passion for athletics continued and she became certified as a group fitness instructor. She has taught everything from traditional aerobics to step classes to her mainstay passion of cycling. Alison is ACE, Schwinn and NCC certified. She has completed countless road races and enjoys the grueling 200 a day mile races most of all. Her classes are focused and challenging with goals appropriate for both the beginner and elite athlete to help them achieve their personal health and fitness goals.
Pablo A. Corredor | Zumba
I enjoy teaching Zumba because I believe that dancing is a way to relieve stress and enrich the spirit while enhancing a healthy lifestyle. My goal is to provide a class that maintains high physical requirements while showing the beauty of Latin rhythms. I became a Zumba instructor in May 2013. My classes have a unique dancing and fitness style. I combine many Latino rhythms with high-energy cardio routines. If you are looking to burn calories, get your heart pumping, define some muscle and of course have fun, Zumba is the class for you. My classes mostly focus on the fitness aspect instead of dancing, thus it makes it easy for anybody to follow and enjoy it.
Eliana Coyle | Zumba
Eliana Coyle is native from Argentina, Bs. As. and grow up with the joy of dancing Ballroom Tango, Cumbia and Salsa. Her love for Zumba Fitness began when she moved to Seattle and discover she could share all these exiting mix of rhythms from Latin America in just one class! Eliana brings the beauty and art of Latin Dancing that will keep you moving with sensual hip and sexy flair. Her classes are fast-paced and high-energy, but with easy to follow steps, so if you want to get in shape and get your soul energized while having fun, come join her and you ‘ll see what I mean.
Connie Derus | Cycle, GravityGROUP
Connie Derus is certified as Group Fitness/Cycle Instructor, Personal Trainer, Lifestyle and Weight Management Consultant/Life Coach, Clinical Exercise Specialist, and GRAVITY™ trainer. Connie served in US Marine Corps and taught fitness classes wherever she was stationed, including Saudi Arabia during Desert Storm. Connie is Mental Health Specialist at a local hospital, working towards becoming a Licensed Therapist. She has a MA in Existential Phenomenological Psychology from SU and a BA in Psychology from SPU. Fitness has always been a central component of her life, central to her health and well-being and she is dedicated to helping all people meet their fitness/wellness goals.
Katie Franklin | TBT
Eryn Geokezas | Cycle
My name is Eryn Geokezas. I have been taking cycling classes for as long as I can remember and finally started teaching last summer. I love it as it has allowed me to merge my former job (elementary school teacher) and love of exercise. When I am not teaching I like to spend time with my family. We love to camp, hike, ride bikes and play board games. I am an avid runner and cyclist and love to compete in triathlons.
Darrell Gosho | Cycle
David Gutzwiller | BodyCombat
David Gutzwiller is a software engineer by day specializing in scalable algorithms for scientific computing. By night, David is a Les Mills BodyCombat instructor at the Seattle Gym. Prior to moving to Seattle in late 2016 David was a BodyCombat instructor at The UCSF MIllberry Union Fitness Center in San Francisco, CA.
Rachel Henneck | TBT, BODYSTEP, BODYPUMP
Cherie Hershman | BodyShred
Cherie is the owner of Essence, a chic coiffure, a local salon and spa in the Roosevelt neighborhood. After several years as a successful hairstylist, Cherie began to feel the stresses on her shoulders and back. Being an active dancer, step aerobics student, and yogi, she decided to use these passions to help heal her body, enabling her to continue working as a stylist, as well as help others with their fitness goals and utilize her experiences to do so. In 2012 she opened FitBiz, a fitness company that brings fitness to you, at home or in your office. Cherie holds NETA, Yogafit, Bodyshred and Zumba certifications, and continues to grow taking new trainings and certifications annually to be sure and have current information for her students.
Morgan Kellock | Yoga
Morgan’s yoga practice spans 35 years since her first Flow class at Ganga White’s Center for Yoga in Los Angeles. She is adept at leading all-level classes with intelligent sequencing, appropriate modifications and verbal clarity. Her classes at SG include the vigor of Yang Flow with an eye for alignment, and the depth of Yin Flow for toning and release. Every class is unique, a creative collaboration in Beginner’s Mind. Morgan studies with master teachers in all styles and in her own daily practice. She teaches classes and workshops at her solo studio, MO-YO Movement & Yoga in Lake Forest Park.
David Lawrence | Cycle
During high school and college David was on swim team and ran track and field and was part of numerous NCAA championship teams. After college David spent 3 years in the Israeli Special Forces. He also has 25 years of martial artist training and is a teacher of Hop Gar Kung Fu. David is a certified personal trainer including certifications in cycle, group fitness, aqua and body works. David brings a common sense approach to training and is known for his strenuous but achievable workouts no matter the level of student. David specializes in weight loss, stress reduction, nutrition, strength and functional training. “There is no better feeling than making people healthy and happy and making a positive change in their lives”.
Laurie Leonetti | Cycle, Laurie's Bootcamp
Laurie has been in the health and fitness industry for over 20 years and is excited about teaching at TSG. Certifications include ACSM Health Fitness Instructor, TRX Suspension Training; Schwinn Cycle Instructor, RYA Yoga Instructor and currently working towards Strength Matters Kettlebell Instructor. Laurie comes to class well prepared and full of energy to offer you a challenging workout with awesome music to match. Expect to work hard, have fun and feel strong! When she is not hitting the weights, running or cycling, she is an avid golfer and practices yoga regularly to sustain a healthy lifestyle balance.
Maria Lindberg | Zumba
Maria Lindberg Zumba!I got on the Zumba band wagon at the World Fitness Conference in 2006. I loved the philosophy of just have fun! Not to mention Beto, the zumba founder, is from Colombia and I am half Colombian. I started teaching dance in Mt. Vernon when I was 13. Went on to get a minor in Dance for Mt. Holyoke College, and I have not stopped dancing. I practice Zumba as well as Vinyasa Yoga whenever I can. I have taught all sorts of dance and fitness throughout the years…kickboxing, step, aerobics, high and low impact but love the Zumba Latin party energy.
Joey Lopez | BODYPUMP, BODYSTEP
Joey Lopez teaches Les Mills BODYPUMP AND BODYSTEP at the Seattle Gym (Queen Anne). He joined the gym in May 2008. He is also a cycle (spinning) instructor. He began teaching Total Body Tabata in May 2015. Joey holds a group fitness certification from the American Council on Exercise (ACE).
Martha McHugh | Pilates Mat, Barre
Martha McHugh a classically trained ballet dancer, Martha enjoys sharing her knowledge of movement and fitness technique. She studied dance from an early age and trained in Montreal and with The School of American Ballet in New York. She later moved to Seattle to join Pacific Northwest Ballet and danced with the company for thirteen years. Her love of movement expanded to include the fitness field. Her goal as a trainer is to combine her movement background from dance with her passion for fitness training. This led to her enrollment in the Fitness Specialist program at Lake Washington Technical College. Martha is a STOTT certified Pilates instructor. She is a certified personal trainer and ACE-certified group fitness instructor.
Susan McLaughlin | Cycle, Barre
Susan McLaughlin is an ACE certified Group Fitness Instructor/ Personal Trainer with a minor in Exercise/Health Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Susan has also completed certifications in Barre and Total Body Tabata (TBT). As a Spinning and Barre instructor at Seattle GYM, she always enjoys sharing a good workout with her class participants while motivating them to meet their fitness goals. Susan lives in the Queen Anne neighborhood with her husband, Scott and young son, Logan.
Jocelyn Paoli | Pilates Mat, Barre, Cycle
Multi Disciplined: • Ace • Stott Pilates • Johnny G Spinning • EFI Sports Medicine Gravity • Total Barre™. An avid cyclist, Jocelyn brings her outdoor experience inside with great music, coaching and varied terrains. A cycling injury introduced her to Pilates for rehabilitation. She’s passionate about sharing this discipline in all workouts. Stott Pilates trained for over a decade, her dynamic mat classes encourage the beginner; challenges the advanced. In Total Barre™Jocelyn evokes the long lean graceful lines of a dancer, with the strength of an athlete. She enjoys traveling; biking through Walla Walla wine country, or guest instructing Pilates in Rio de Janeiro!
Randy Paris | BODYPUMP
Randy Paris ACE (American Council on Exericise) & AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America) certified Group Fitness Instructor. A member of the Washington Karate Association, Ballard Dojo. Les Mills internationally certified instructor in BODYCOMBAT ®, BODYPUMP®, BODYFLOW®, BODYVIVE® and an efisportsmedicine certified GRAVITYGROUP Trainer. Randy has practiced and studied Aikido, Shito Ryu Karate, Iyengar and Vinyassa Yoga and classic boxing. www.randyparis.com
Daniel Pitta | Zumba
Kyle Ranallo | Group Fitness, Laurelhurst Manager
I am NASM Certified Group and Personal Trainer, with a background in group sports like soccer and cheerleading. I have a passion for strength training, cardio endurance, plyometrics and running. My current focus is graduating from the Art Institute of Seattle with a Bachelor's degree in Video Game Art and Design. I'm an East Coast guy, growing up from Virginia and recently relocated to Seattle from Tampa, Florida. When I'm not creating games to stimulate our minds, I'm creating workouts to stimulate our bodies. My group fitness background includes pilates, strength and conditioning, TRX, cycle, MIXXEDFIT, and Zumba and various Zumba affiliated programs. I am knowledge hungry, and have a belief that for full potential of health incorporates the well-being of our spirit, mind, and body. These three items make up the temple we try to protect. As corny as it may seem, we should always fight to reclaim our temple. You are the master of your temple, and you should always seek to keep that balance.
Jane Riggan | Step Challenge, Cycle, GravityGROUP, Barre
Jana Riggan started teaching group exercise in 1993 at various clubs throughout the greater Seattle area. In 1996 she joined the SeattleGYM (then ProRobics) instructor staff where she teaches a variety of classes, including Step, Cycle, BODYPUMP™, BODYSTEP™, Bootcamp, TRX™ and more. Jana loves teaching group exercise, and finds inspiration from members every day. When not at The SeattleGYM, she spends her time either at her “real job” or with her two year old son, family and friends.
Alexandra Rosenblum | Tapas Vinyasa Yoga
A self-proclaimed “gym rat”, Alexandra found happiness teaching her two passions- Yoga and Fitness- and enjoying the balance where health, exercise, and mindfulness meet. She has amassed over 800 hours of professional yoga training, and brings that education and devotion into every class she teaches. Alexandra is dedicated to helping students realize their limitlessness, and specializes in intermediate and advanced classes, armbalance and inversion workshops, and pranayama and meditation classes. Alexandra holds a 500 RYT Yoga Alliance Certification. She trained for over 300 hours directly under Lama Andrey Lappa and is a certified teacher of Universal Yoga. Alexandra is a certified ACE Group Fitness Instructor and a certified Total Body Tabata Instructor. Additionally, She is a certified Grounded Kids Yoga teacher, holding a 100 RCYT through Yoga Alliance.
Susan Rucker | Zumba, Zumba Toning
Susan is excited to share her passion for dance and fitness with you! Susan has transformed her life through dance fitness, gaining strength and vitality while dropping over 130 pounds along the way. An erstwhile musician, Susan believes strongly in the power of music to transform both mind and body. Susan is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor, and licensed in Zumba® Fitness, Zumba® Toning, and Zumba® Gold. Susan enjoys keeping her classes fresh, fun and challenging. Come experience an hour of fun, high-intensity moves that will leave you feeling joyful and successful!
Tara Songey | BODYCOMBAT
Alex Tran | Yoga
Alex has been practicing yoga since 2012. She realized the physical and mental benefits of yoga quickly and fell in love with the practice on and off the mat. She received her RYT 200 from Be Luminous Yoga, a Baptiste Inspired studio, in 2015 and began teaching yoga to foster youth and now at Seattle Gym. Alex teaches a blend of styles from power vinyasa, vinyasa flow, hatha and gentle yoga. She is receptive to what her students need and tailors the class to meet their expectations and goals. Alex invites her students to explore their bodies with ahimsa (compassion) and svadhyaya (curiosity).
Ola Urban | BODYPUMP
Through the years I got inspired by fitness instructors and decided to become an inspiration to class goers as well.
I believe in a complete healthy lifestyle - of whole aspects of one's life - physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. Every aspect of one’s life affects each other and thus works in harmony together. When a person is in top physical shape, they feel empowered, and more effectively handle stress to get the most out of life.
No matter what the starting point, everyone has the ability to become the person that they desire, both physically and mentally through fitness training.
Education/ Achievements: • ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor • WITS Certified Personal Trainer • Les Mills International BODYPUMP, BODYCOMBAT, CXWORX, RPM, GRIT certified instructor • POP PILATES certified instructor Fun fact about me: • I am two times Ironman finisher: 2009 Ironman Louisville, Kentucky; 2011 Ironman Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. • I don’t own a car and have been commuting on my bicycle for the past decade.
Patty Verdin | Cycle, TRX Fusion, Core Defined
She competed on the University of Michigan’s gymnastic team where she graduated with a BS degree and a Certificate in Physical Therapy. She was also a competitive swimmer and has extensive classical ballet training. Patty has been a group fitness instructor for the past 11 years and has taught many formats: cycle, step, Pilates, and strength & core classes. Her three children still are and were elite athletes at top division 1 colleges. One of her daughters competed in the last US Olympic Swimming Trials. What has impacted Patty’s training philosophy the most was her contact with Natalie Coughlin and Teri Mckeever, who was named the first ever women’s head coach of the 2012 US Olympic Swimming Team.
Janice Walters | Step Challenge, TBT, Abs Only, C.U.T.
Janice Walters Joined the instructor team in 1999 after being a long-time member of The SeattleGYM/ProRobics. Besides teaching, she loves to run, lift weights, walk the neighborhood with her dog, cook, read and spend time with family. Janice has recently taken up hiking and plans on reacquainting herself with golf so she can spend more time with her husband. She also enjoys coaching her daughter’s middle school volleyball team each spring. Exercise is her passion and a big part of who she is. Her goal is to have those who exercise with her to work hard, to push themselves, and more importantly, to have fun while doing it.
Sina | BODYPUMP
Sina is a certified LesMills BODYPUMP instructor since October 2015. In his main career as a Software Engineer, he always felt the need for more physical activities to boost up his energy levels. Inspired by LesMills programs and great instructors, he observed the effect of group exercise in his daily life. He started his journey to become a BodyPump instructor as a fun activity outside of work. He is very passionate about teaching. He is always looking for ways to provide a better experience for his class members and help them achieve their fitness goals.