CLASS INSTRUCTORS

Amanda

Hip Hop Cardio Instructor

Amanda has been a part of the RAC Team since 2013.  She has been dancing for over 20 years and teaching dance fitness for over 8 of those years. She is certified in Zumba, Flirty Girl Fitness, and Group Fitness and teaches Hip Hop Cardio here at RAC.

 

Amanda also holds a nursing degree and choreographs for award winning show choirs.

Brenda

Rhythm Ride, Cardio Strength, Kickboxing Instructor

When Brenda moved to Colorado health and fitness became her passion!  Hiking, biking and group fitness classes strengthen her physically as well as mentally. 

 

Brenda has worked in the medical field for over 25 years and has degrees in nutrition and nursing.  Her motto is work hard, enjoy life and laugh often!  She hopes to give this gift back to others.

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Cristy

Grit Strength, Rhythm Ride, Grit Cardio, Sprint Ride, & Kickboxing Instructor

Cristy is a teacher who loves group fitness classes. She got certified in Les Mills Grit in 2016 and obtained her certification in Les Mills Sprint in 2020. She enjoys the extra energy and strength that these HIIT workouts bring into her life and is currently working on her personal trainer certification

Helen

Body Pump, Kickboxing, & Ride and Core Instructor

 

Helen moved to Georgia after completing her Degree in Human Nutrition, Food and Exercise at Virginia Tech. She currently works as a Clinical Dietitian and has worked in the nutrition field for over 20 years. She shares a passion for all things that promote health and wellness and is driven by helping others create Behavioral Change.

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Jenny

Body Pump Instructor

 

Jenny is a Certified BODYPUMP Instructor and a part of the RAC team since 2016. Jenny has always had a passion for fitness, weight training, and encouraging others to be healthy.

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JP

Kettlebell training & Tabata Instructor

 

JP has been a long time fitness instructor since 1982. Her career began at The Body Firm which was an all ladies fitness studio on Broad Street.  From there she went on to instruct at Dyna Life Fitness Center; The Rome Health Spa;  Gold's Gym; YMCA; Berry College; 365 Fitness; Club Fitness and Rome Athletic Club.
She has numerous certifications from TRX, Silver Sneakers, AFAA, Dragon Door and Fitour. She is able to instruct a variety of fitness classes which include but are not limited to Group Fitness classes,  Step, TRX , Silver Sneakers, Kickboxing, Ashtanga Yoga, Pilates, Spin, Kettlebells and Tabata. She loves being able to help individuals reach their full fitness potential!

Kathy

BARRE Instructor

 

Kathy has been a life-long exercise person. She was a short-distance runner for years and enjoyed many different group fitness classes along with weight training.  After moving to Rome from Atlanta, Kathy added kickboxing, small-group kettlebell training, TRX, yoga, road bicycling and swimming to her workout routine.

Exercise has served as a sanity check for Kathy throughout her career in high-tech sales.  "Workouts are for the mind first and the body second" is her creed, and for years group fitness classes served as a wonderful escape from decisions and business-world stress. Kathy has since become a barre instructor, a fitness program that totally works to strengthen, lengthen and tone the whole body.

Kendra
Kettles and More Instructor

 

Kendra has a HKC kettlebells certification and is always a very positive and fun person to get fit with. Kendra is enjoying teaching a class she has loved being a participant of for many years. 

Rachael

Kickboxing, Ride, & Core Instructor

 

Teresa

Tabata Instructor

 

Teresa is a registered nurse who loves all things fitness. She has always loved all kinds of fitness activities. She first became certified to teach kettlebells in 2012 as an HKC instructor. Then she progressed to the next level as an RKC (Russian kettlebell instructor) in 2014. In 2018 she became an SCC (strength calisthenics instructor).  In 2021 she again added to her collection of certifications as a Kettlebell trainer, kickboxing instructor, cycling instructor, and primary group exercise instructor.  However, she is best known for her popular TABATA class at the Rome Athletic Club.

Valencia

Yoga Instructor

 

Valencia is a licensed psychologist who has long been involved in fitness, having first taught group fitness classes (step and kickboxing aerobics) in 2004 and has been practicing yoga for over a decade. She is a certified personal trainer through the American Council on Exercise (ACE), and is designated as an ACE Mind-Body Specialist. She advocates for people taking care of their total health (not just the physical). For helpful content check her out on Facebook at Base5 Health.