|Take a moment and read about our instructors
and you will find instructors who
are nationally certified and have a minimum of five years experience.
importantly, they really love what they do! And they are thrilled to be
able to offer
you home exercise videos via Workouts On Demand.
Cardio Kickboxing and Total Body Toning
My interest in fitness came out of a triumph over adversity. In 1996, I
suffered a torn Anterior
Cruciate Ligament with damage to the Medial Meniscus cartilage. After
full knee reconstruction
surgery, I found myself faced with the daunting challenge of a year of
A very patient and skilled physical therapist helped guide me into
making a career out of personal
health and fitness. He taught me to listen to my body in a whole new
way. In 1997, wanting
to help others the way my physical therapist helped me, I got my
Personal Training certification
though the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA).
It was in Los Angeles in 1998 that I really discovered the
fun and fitness benefits of group exercise.
I had been enjoying the satisfaction of one-on-one training, when I was
inspired by a
great, dynamic instructor at a women-only gym in LA. She showed me how
could be personal and individual, while incorporating the fun of the
group dynamic for a whole
new level of exercise experience. Several group exercise certifications
though AFAA followed--I
found I really excelled at constructing creative, powerfully motivating
classes. Kickboxing was
where I started, but I discovered that I really enjoyed experimenting
with unique classes combining
resistance training, plyometrics, interval training, martial arts, core
aerobics and more.
I love challenging myself and my classes with new ideas and techniques.
One things for sure,
my classes are never boring! I'm often referred to as the Although
instructor, but only because I
expect you to put in 100% when you take my class. But don't worry, you
can count on me to
push myself as hard as I push you!
Yoga, Cardio Dance, Stability Ball and Total Body Toning
20 years ago, I received a two week free pass to a brand new gym. After
enjoying a few
classes at this club, I was asked by the management to stand at the
back when participating
because I was making the teachers look bad. Two weeks later, I was
asked to teach and
haven't stopped since. Shortly after starting to teach I received my
certification through AFAA
as a Group Exercise Instructor, then 2 years later, received an
additional certification through
AFAA as a Personal Trainer.
I just love movement and getting a great work out. I believe people
have to enjoy their workouts
to stick with them. Some may prefer the endorphin high they receive
from aerobics, some
may crave the calm and stress release of yoga, while others enjoy the
sheer joy of
dancing....whatever it is....just do it and stick with it. With
continued practice, exercise can absolutely
change your life! I hope you'll find my love of fitness contagious and
my teaching style gentle and encouraging.
Step Aerobics, Low Impact and Total Body Toning
19 years ago, after experiencing my first broken heart, I needed a
distraction and I thought "Hey, why don't I teach aerobics." I had
started taking classes 6 months earlier and thought, how hard could it
be? I had no idea the challenges that lay ahead. I put together a
routine and went to a tiny health club in Santa Rosa, CA and I was
hired on the spot. I taught my first class 3 days later, and I was
horrible. But I really enjoyed it so I sought out professional training
received my certification thru the American Council On Exercise (ACE).
19 years later and with over 20,000 classes under my belt, I'm still
teaching, and I love it more than ever.
I really enjoy it when I get a new student who has never taken a class
before. Many times they
are nervous and say "I'm really uncoordinated" or "I can't do this". I
just smile, welcome them
and watch the transformation. Within just a few weeks of continued
practice, they realize that
they can do something they never thought possible.
Cardio Hip Hop
I've been dancing since the age of five. When I discovered that
performing was my forte, I began
to study music and the arts formally at the East Bay Center of
Performing Arts, where I
was introduced to Indian, African, Ballet, Modern, Latin, and Mexican
styles of dance, adding to
my already rooted Latin and Hip-Hop skills. In 2003, my Bay Area Hip
Hop Team, Hypnotik
Groove took the State by storm, sweeping up 1st place trophies
regionally. Later that year, we
excelled through Nationals, to be the first U.S.A. Team to compete in
the International Hip Hop
Competition held in Bremen Germany. I returned home with the passion
to teach locally and
throughout Northern California.
Aside from choreographing for various singing and dance groups, I teach
beginning to intermediate
hip-hop movement to ages 7 through adult; pin-pointing such basics as:
awareness, isolations, strength, balance, groove, and technique, as
well as some of the popular
commercial dances, both new and old school.
Cardio Kickboxing, Step Aerobics, Total Body Toning, Yoga and Pilates
I started taking group exercise classes for the same reason a lot of
people do--I needed to lose weight. I had always been a
chubby kid and was never good at sports or dancing. So, when
I was 11 years old, I begged my mom to take me with her to aerobics
class. At that time, aerobics was all about high impact
Jazzercise, done to disco hits while wearing leotards and
legwarmers...and I loved it. One reason I loved taking
classes so much was it was a place where people were encouraging and
non-competitive. And even if you missed a step here and there, the
instructor told you that you were doing a great job.
By the time I got to high school, I knew that I wanted to teach group
fitness. I became certified 12 years ago through the Aerobics
and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) and started teaching step and
high-low aerobics. Since then, I added strength training,
kickboxing, cycling, aqua, pilates and yoga to the mix. In
addition to teaching classes, I am the group exercise director at a
racquet club and have recently started presenting Instructor
Certification Seminars for AFAA .
Each day I teach, I am grateful to my students for the energy and
enthusiasm they bring to my class. I thank you for working
out with me and I commend you for taking this step towards a more fit
and fulfilling life.
Pilates Mat, Total Body Toning and Stability Ball
Sabin began her teaching/coaching career at age 14, assisting her
figure skating coaches with classes and younger skaters. Knowing that
teaching movement classes was the direction she wanted to go in, she
began working as a Health-Fitness Specialist and Personal Trainer in
corporate fitness centers and commercial clubs after earning her
degrees in Psychology, Nutrition and Exercise Physiology at Cal State
Chico. She then began teaching group classes and has never looked back!
Sabin is certified through ACSM, AFAA, and The Pilates Coach and her
classical Pilates training was done with Josie Riley, owner of Pilates
of Santa Cruz and Stella Lorvan, professional dancer and Pilates
instructor for over 20 years. Sabin is currently a Presenter and Master
Trainer for The Pilates Coach and has begun faculty training with
Balanced Body University.
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