International Zumba Education Specialist Loretta Bates
Irene Pappas, Master Yoga Presenter and OM Channel Star
Irene believes that yoga can be a powerful tool for transformation. Her journey started in the gym, where she spent several years working out obsessively & counting every calorie. She was convinced that if she could work out enough to have the perfect body, she would be happy. Instead she felt even more lost. In 2012 Irene found yoga & immediately knew she had found her path. She has studied Ashtanga, Rocket, Yoga Nidra, & more. Irene’s curiosity has led her to study with hand balancers, circus performers, & contortionists. After experiencing a life changing wrist injury Irene has redefined her yoga practice, placing more emphasis on a strong foundation & finding gratitude for her body. She still enjoys intense practice values being a good person over being good at yoga asana.
Ade Afolabi, Owner, Rhythm's Musique
Adéwunmi (Adé) Afolabi - Dance Fitness Instructor and Owner/Choreographer at Rhythm's Musique was born in Lagos, Nigeria where he started dancing at the age of four. The perfect blend of African dance, Dancehall, Reggaeton and Hip hop. This class will have you burning countless calories, getting into shape, and increasing your endurance all while grooving to your favorite hits, both new and old.
Adé started Rhythm's Musique five years ago using his own unique style. He is fluent in multiple languages and was featured in a dance documentary titled “Love of Dance”. Some of his other interests include movie trivia, gymnastics and playing drums.
Kelly Bullard, Zumba Education Specialist
Kelly is an International fitness educator and a Zumba® Education Specialist (ZES) since 2009. She holds degrees in Exercise and Sports Science (Health and Physical Education) and a Master’s degree in Sport Administration. Her passion, enthusiasm, and experience is for fitness/ dance for people of all ages. Kelly specializes in many of the Zumba Fitness programs and has presented in over 36 countries. She is in several Zumba DVD’s, including being featured in the Aqua Zumba Vol. 6. Kelly holds a variety of certifications in many areas of fitness, and is a continuing education provider for AEA, AAAI/ISMA, AFAA & ACE.
Marisa Barsotti, Ayurvedic Health Counselor, R.D., 200RYT
As a registered dietitian for over 10 years it was a natural transition into yoga and Ayurveda. It all ties into digesting peacefully! With her 200hr RYT and Ayurvedic Health Counselor certification combined with her Dietetics license, she is living her dharma helping individuals tap into their innate wisdom of how to be their most healthy Self. Her classes are a blend of meditation, pranayama, strength and length, focusing on the season and pacifying Vata.
Julie Wilkes, Owner Seven Studios, Yoga at The Arnold Chair
As a heart disease survivor, Julie believes she was given a second chance at life for a reason. She finds that that when she is sharing the inspiration behind her second chance with others, she is living into her life purpose.
Julie is the North American Wellness Lead for Accenture, a Global Fortune 500 Company, CEO and Owner of Seven Studios (a yoga and fitness studio), published author of The 7 Life Miracles, a Life Coach, a motivational speaker and an entrepreneur, owning several companies, including: aromatherapy product lines, an online life coaching series and a public speaking academy.
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Phil Weeden, Creator, Xtreme Hip Hop with Phil
Phil Weeden is a certified personal trainer, former bodybuilder & fitness enthusiast. He originally got into fitness to transform his body and discovered a passion for helping others reach their goals. He is currently the owner of Naturally Gifted Fitness Center (the largest privately owned gym in Cleveland Heights Ohio). He is the creator/ founder of the hit cardio step class Xtreme Hip Hop w/ Phil & the calorie killer cardio class Xtreme Burn. Phil guarantees if you try one of his classes, you won't leave the same. Do what millions of people have already done & Show Out!
Babajide Ogunmola, Master Yoga Presenter
I fell into yoga a few years into my 12-year career as a social worker. It helped me cope with the stresses of the job and heal some fractured parts of myself. I’m a self-proclaimed movement junkie. Between lifting, cycling, tennis and parkour; yoga keeps my mind and body together. The consistent growth, challenge, and healing of the practice makes it a constant in my life. I’m the Creative Director at LIT Life + Yoga in Columbus, Ohio. I bring playfulness,effort and dope music to class so that you’ll sweat, laugh, and relax by the end
Alexander Chang, Master Yoga Presenter and Martial Artist
Amanda Reynolds-Snavley, Master Yoga Presenter
Amanda Reynolds-Snavley is a certified group fitness instructor, 200 RYT, Schwinn Indoor Cycling certified ,and a Pound Pro. Being an avid fan of her community you can find her around town teaching fitness in unique venues hoping to help everyone find the fun in fitness and health. Giving back is also another passion of hers as the Chief Kindness Officer of 7-Studios you can also find her organizing give back efforts and volunteering with community members around town. To follow her adventures checkout AR Snavley on Instagram or AR_Snavley Fitness on Facebook.
Charles Gibson, Thai Yoga Massage Practitioner
Charles has been a fitness professional for over sixteen years, working as a Group Fitness Instructor, Personal
Trainer, Track + Field Coach, and Thai Yoga Massage Practitioner. It was while serving in the Marine Corps Reserve that Charles discovered his love for fitness.
Since then, Charles has led an active lifestyle incorporating dance and yoga into his fitness regimen.