Seattle's Best Fitness Instructors
Offering the best group exercise classes in Seattle such as Total Body Tabata (HIIT), BODYPUMP, Barre, Pilates, Urban Latin Dance, Cycle and more! .
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 | SeattleGYM GroupX Manager, TBT, Barre, Balletone, Cardio&Sculpt, Pumped Up Strength, BODYPUMP
The SeattleGYM Group X & SGT Director
Total Body Tabata Instructor Training Co-Founder
Master Trainer Balletone
ACE, AFAA & NASM Provider
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
Kendra Kainz | Cycle
Kendra originally entered the fitness industry as a certified personal trainer and running coach in 2012. A passion for indoor cycling and the benefits it provides, lead her to become an Keiser and Stages cycle instructor for the past 10 years. She strives to provide a sense of value, education, and resilience within class and loves to teach how adaptability of group cycling can evolve with one’s experience or physical limitations. Certifications include: Keiser M3/M3i Cycling Instructor, Stages Cycling Instructor, NSCA Certified Personal Trainer, RRCA Run Coaching Certified, Prenatal/Postpartum Certified, SFG Kettlebell Foundations.
Katie Franklin | TBT, Barre, Pilates Mat
Katie Franklin has been teaching at TSG since 2001. She teaches TBT, Barre, Pilates-based Mat, boot camp, stretch. step, dance-based and cardio classes. She has a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from Syracuse University where she trained in acting, voice and dance, and she currently directs youth musical theatre. Katie also has her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center.
Ola Urban | BodyPump
My fitness journey started when I discovered triathlon races. To build strength I started the standard solo gym workout. One day in the locker room I overheard a few women talking about the group fitness class they were taking, and exclaiming that it is the highlight of their day. How could a workout be the highlight of somebody’s day I thought? A workout is a means to get better in your sport discipline, not a source of fun and pleasure right? So I decided to try it for myself. Yoga, cycle, core training, resistance training, boxing, you name it, I tried it all. I got hooked instantly. Now I was looking forward to each workout, to the great music, to see my instructor. Started out in the back of the room, moved to the middle, later become front row regular, and finally got certified to be a group fitness instructor myself. Today I am certified in a variety of group fitness formats like Bodypump, Core and Mat Pilates. I get to be a source of accountability for my members – and vice versa! There is no better feeling than knowing that you make a difference in someone’s life. Other fun facts about me: I am two time Ironman finisher, did several marathons, long distance open- water swims, and long bicycle tours. About a decade ago I decided to go green and start bicycle commuting. After I met my husband he decided to trade his four wheels for two bicycle wheels and join me. No regrets!
Lilly Rose | YOGA
Lily Rose began her yoga journey at 18 years old, when she got an unexplainable urge to leave everything behind and travel to India, where she completed her 200 hour and 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training Certifications. She is passionate about helping others feel empowered in their own bodies through yogic movement, meditation, and artistic expression. She received training in Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Meditation, and Pranayama. When she isn’t teaching yoga, she is running her own small business, Of the Essence Art, where she creates hand-painted portraits that help people connect with the essence of who they are.
Christine | BODYPUMP, Barre
As a former professional ballet dancer, movement has always been a part of Christine’s life. However, it wasn't until 2017 that she truly fell in love with fitness, getting her first Les Mills certification for BodyAttack. She is thrilled to be back in Queen Anne at the Seattle Gym after a few years away and hopes to bring motivation and a new challenge to every class you take. Christine is a certified ACE Group Fitness Instructor as well as holding certifications for BodyPump, BodyAttack, and BarreAbove.
Nathalye Isaacson | Urban Latin Dance
Dance to the Latin beats - salsa, merengue, reggaeton, dancehall, cumbia, Latin hip hop, electro-tropical and more! This is your time to let your mind and body be in the moment, feel the rhythm and celebrate life!
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!
Cindy Schopp | BODYSTEP
After many years as a group exercise participant, I became certified to teach my favorite class, BodyStep, in 2015. I enjoy the combination of athleticism, musicality, and brainwork in BodyStep workouts. I especially like the challenge of learning and sharing new routines. My other favorite things to do are traveling and eating out.
Autumn Antovich Skeel | TBT, Cycle
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.
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
Alex Rosenblum | TBT, Yoga
A proud gym-rat, on any day you’ll find Alex working out in the same classes he teaches; He’s made a career sharing his two passions- yoga and fitness- with others. Alex is dedicated to helping students realize their limitlessness, and specializes in working with clients to find the balance where health, exercise, and mindfulness meet. Alex is an ACE certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor, and holds 200 e-ryt and 500 ryt Yoga Alliance Certifications. He also holds numerous specialty fitness certifications- including certification as a Total Body Tabata™Instructor, a certified TRX Trainer, a Functional Range Conditioning®Mobility Specialist, and Corrective Exercise Specialist in the BioMe
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).
Bryan Del Rosario | BODYPUMP
With a background as a tax attorney, Bryan is all about compliance and playing it safe. As a BodyPump instructor, high-intensity training enthusiast and black belt in Shudokan Karate, he's all about proper technique, timing and conditioning. His energy and passion for moving together as one will get you pushing to your limit whether it's to conquer one more Clean & Press/Power Press combo or bringing ‘the heat’ to drop a squat a little lower.
Nora Azami | Zumba