CARDIO STRENGTH Instructor
Brenda was born in Florida where she raised her daughter, Leanna, and met her husband, Rob. She moved to Colorado where 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.
Jessica is an AFAA certified Group Fitness Instructor who has been teaching various classes in Rome since 2004. She is a middle school Physical Education/Girls Weights teacher and track coach in Floyd County. Health and fitness are not only her job but a lifestyle choice, as well.
Jessica has a son who plays baseball at Armuchee High School. She is a University of Georgia alumnus who enjoys watching college football, going to concerts, and trips to the beach.
Hip Hop Cardio Instructor
Amanda DeWitt 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. Her favorite things to do include spending time with her family, cooking, and dancing! Amanda is also the owner of Ideal Meals, a healthy food prep business!
Kettlebells, Kickboxing & Weight Circuit Instructor
Kendra recently received her HKC kettlebells certification. She is a very positive & fun person & is enjoying teaching a class she has loved being a participant of for many years. She is a wife and mom to two kids and she enjoys running, working out and spending time with her family
CARDIO DANCE Instructor
Valerie has been married 14 years and is the mother of twin, 10 year old daughters and a 7 year old son. She is a master cosmetologist and owns her own beauty supply store in Rome.
In her words she has "always had a passion for fitness and motivating people to be their best".
Her hobbies include working out and relaxing.
Kathy has been a life-long exercise person, starting with slalom waterskiing and sailing as a child on Lake Huron in Michigan. 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 almost 20 years ago, 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. Now retired from corporate life, Kathy has checked off a bucket list item by becoming a barre instructor, a fitness program that totally works to strengthen, lengthen and tone the whole body.
Kathy is happily married to Marty Cipollini, a Berry College biology professor. She is the owner of Meals on Heels, a personal chef and entertainment cooking business. Meals on Heels allows Kathy to combine her passions for making delicious food and helping clients entertain with ease. Kathy is still waterskiing and swimming, but has replaced sailing with stand-up paddling. You'll find her at the gym most days, and if the weather is nice you may have to look for her on a bike path, in the pool or at Lake Allatoona!
Valencia Stonewall, Psy.D.
Valencia Stonewall, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist who has long been involved in fitness, participating as an athlete in middle and high school. She first taught group fitness classes (step and kickboxing) in 2004, and has been practicing yoga for over a decade. She has received education in Pilates and yoga through the American Council on Exercise (ACE), and is designated as an ACE Mind-Body Specialist. Dr. Stonewall’s passion for total wellness (mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual) has long been a part of her personal work. From providing lectures in the community, to teaching health psychology as an adjunct professor, educating others on the interconnectedness of mind and body is important to her.
In her free time she enjoys being with family and friends, getting outdoors, and giving back through various volunteer activities in the community and her church.
Jenny Taylor has been a Certified BODYPUMP Instructor for almost two years. She is also a middle school teacher and resides in Armuchee with her daughter. Jenny has always had a passion for fitness and encouraging others to be healthy.