Ahna fell in love with group fitness while attending Syracuse University where she completed Masters' Degrees in Communication and Education. Ahna holds certifications in AFAA Group Exercise, LesMills BodyStep™, Zumba Fitness®, and is CPR/AED certified. Ahna attends many continuing education workshops and trainings each year to ensure participants get the most out of their workout. Ahna's goal for every class is that it is safe, fun, and effective! Ahna loves teaching and it shows! Each class is a memorable experience. Come and experience it for yourself!
Anne graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. After working as an engineer she discovered that, although very profitable, left her feeling unfulfilled. Instead, she decided to pursue her love of fitness and deep desire to help people by becoming an ACE Certified Personal Trainer. Anne has been a trainer for the past 10 years across the country from Montana to Maryland. She has developed programs for a variety of people during this time, ranging from seniors to moms to kids. Aside from training, Anne has also been a group exercise instructor teaching Lite Sculpt and Aerobics, Sports and Conditioning, Core class, Youth Fitness and Teen Strength Training. She is excited to be a part of The Aerobics and Fitness Studio!
Kim graduated from UCLA with a Business and Economics degree and has been actively involved in the fitness industry for 28 years. She is an AFAA Certification Specialist and has taught classes and presented programs throughout the United States and also in Europe. Kim holds 18 Internationally recognized fitness certifications, including ACSM Health Fitness Specialist, LesMills BodyPump™ and BodyStep™, AFAA Group Fitness, Kickboxing, Personal Trainer, Step; ACE Group Fitness; Spinning®; CPR/AED and First Aid, and has completed advanced instructor training in BodyPump™ and BodyStep™. Kim has consistently directed Group Fitness programs on the West Coast, in the Mid-West, and on the East Coast. Kim also teaches CPR/AED and First Aid courses and is an Adjunct Professor and Academic Advisor at Holyoke Community College. Though she is an ACSM certified Health Fitness Specialist (personal trainer), her passion truly lies with Group Fitness!
Lynne Nicole Smith:
Lynne is a certified Yoga Instructor, certified Integral Qigong/Tai Chi Instructor, Certified Zumba Instructor and Journey Dance Instructor. She worked for eight years as a Physical Education Teacher, Creative Movement Instructor for K-6 children, and Substance abuse Counselor. She is teaching movement and fitness workshops and classes throughout the Pioneer Valley at The YMCA, Hampshire Athletic Club, various senior centers, LSSE, as well as several other venues. Lynne is passionate about using movement and the healing arts to inspire, heal, and unify mind, body and spirit creating balance and a love in life for those who regularly practice. She studied Jazz for ten years and has been a life-long athlete and field hockey player and coach. She loves animals and nature with all of her heart. Lynne, in addition to the endless health benefits of exercise, values using movement as a healing modality for physical and emotional balance and integration.
Rebecca loves to feel the music and dance, dance, dance! She discovered Zumba® while on vacation in Florida in 2009 and fell in love with its Latin steps, rhythmic beats, international flavor, and heart-pumping energy. She was able to get her weight and fitness to a healthy place after becoming licensed in 2012 and integrating Zumba® as part of her regular exrcise regimen. Rebecca is passionate about teaching Zumba®, but values most of all the joy that doing Zumba® brings to those who join the fun "fitness party" that is created in her classes. She believes that feeling the music through Zumba® is an especially effective way to bring fun, balance, and health into your life. Come and experience it on Sundays at 9:00am!
Shaun was trained in BodyPump™, BodyStep™, and CXWorx™ while he lived in Australia, and has completed advanced instructor training in BodyPump™ and BodyStep™. His favorite program is BodyStep™ because of its fun, athletic format -- and especially because of all the high impact options! Join him at 5:45pm on Thursday evenings. Shaun is currently living in Keene, New Hampshire while completing a law degree.
Spencer has been exercising ever since he was five and has experience in Tae Kwon Do, Weightlifting, Boxing, Sports Conditioning, Step Aerobics, and Dancing. His primary skills involve training participants in the world famous BodyPump™ workout that combines chart topping music with simple weightlifting exercises. He loves to motivate participants to reach their fitness goals in class and will give you all you need to know to get an effective workout. No matter the class, Spence will coach you through the movements and leave you feeling confident and successful after your workout. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced Athlete, Spence has a class for you. After class, be sure to join the ranks of THE STUDIO by signing his hat.
Steve has been an outdoor enthusiast all his life, with primary passions in skiing (downhill and cross country), hiking, and kayaking. Two years ago he discovered BodyPump™ and has directly experienced how valuable it has been, not just for improving performance in outdoor sports, but also for strengthening the entire body so that everyday chores are easier and less likely to provoke injury. Steve is also a professional medical writer, so he understands (and enjoys sharing) the anatomy and physiology behind the many changes that are possible with regular participation in BodyPump™. He is excited about helping others improve their strength, endurance, and overall fitness.
Sydney has always been involved in fitness. After thirteen years of gymnastics and many years of dance, she decided to get her Zumba License. When she is not teaching Zumba, she is constantly taking other Zumba and dance classes. After falling in love with group fitness, she also obtained a Zumbatomic license, the AFAA Group Fitness Certification, and the U-Jam Fitness™ certification. She is also CPR/AED certified. Sydney's classes are filled with a fun and high energy atmosphere with lots of smiles. Other than teaching group fitness classes, Sydney is currently studying Early Childhood Education and Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her goal is to become a teacher after graduating. She looks forward to having you in her class! Come join the party!!
Victoria is a clinical therapist and educator by trade and has been teaching a variety of group fitness classes for over 30 years. She enjoys sharing her love for group fitness classes with others - especially Zumba. It has a party atmosphere and the goal is to have fun while getting into shape. Exercise has always been an essential part of Victoria's life and she hopes to help you make it an important part of yours.
Zulma has been part of many different Folk dance groups back in Colombia, her home country. Since she was a little girl, she knew dancing would always be an important part of her life. She has found in Zumba the perfect combination of dancing and exercise. Zumba is the best example of how exercise can be fun and engaging. She has taught Zumba in Amherst for over two years. She strongly believes that your work-out should be fun and there should always be time to get fit and keep a healthy body and mind. You do not have to be an athlete or a dancer to join this Zumba class!