Peggy Hamilton is a baby boomer and understands the needs of Seniors. She is a nationally certified fitness trainer (NASM- National Academy of Sports Medicine, AFAA-Athletic & Fitness Association of America) senior wellness coach, group exercise instructor and licensed massage therapist with over 40 years experience in the Fitness Industry. Her passion is helping clients improve and maintain quality of life with exercise and a healthy lifestyle. Peggy’s Group exercise classes include: Core fusion, Step, Interval Training, Yoga, Barre, Strength, Aerobic Dance, TRX, Stretch, Balance, Senior Balance & Movement and Foam Roller Classes. More Certifications include: Yogafit Levels I & III, Mat Pilates, CPR & AED.
Massage Therapy modalities include trigger-point therapy, deep tissue, Swedish/relaxation, sports massages. AIS (Active Isolated Stretching) technique can be combined with massages and/or with personal training.
Favorite Quote: "Enjoy the Journey"
Nancy Alderman is a retired CFO/CPA that learned yoga as a means of stress management. She completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training program in 2007 and has been teaching yoga for 8 years, primarily to students over age 50.
In July 2018, Nancy completed a 760-hour IIN Health Coach certification program.
Nancy's yoga classes offer many health benefits including: a calming of the mind, increased focus, improved flexibility, balance and a general sense of overall well-being. Nancy's greatest joy as a yoga teacher is seeing her students getting stronger as they are getting older.
Mady Bochar is the former owner-director-trainer of Accent on Fitness, a women’s fitness club in Rhode Island. She has 43 years experience in the fitness industry and understands Senior women’s health and fitness needs. She is a nationally certified fitness trainer and group exercise instructor with AFAA (Athletic & Fitness Association of America), a senior wellness coach, strength training and arthritis exercise specialist. Her passion is helping clients improve and maintain quality of life with exercise and a healthy lifestyle. Mady’s Group exercise classes include: Interval Training, Strength, TRX, Stretch, Balance, Senior Balance & Movement and Foam Roller Classes. More Certifications include: CPR & AED.
Pam Buono is a certified Mat Pilates Instructor. She taught very popular mat pilates classes at Longevity Lady Fitness for nearly 14 years. She learned to love the Pilates Method as a student of Sharon Lucas at Longevity and eventually studied with Sharon in her own private Studio. Pam was also a Red Cross Certified Water Safety Instructor for many years in Pennsylvania and taught all ages and levels. Pam and husband, Al, moved to north St. Lucie County in 1999 and have enjoyed the Florida sunshine and life style, especially since they both enjoy riding their BMW motorcycles together.
Hester Denniston is registered with Yoga Alliance, RTY-200, and have been practicing yoga for 20 years, teaching for the last eight years. She has Qigong Level 1 teaching certification from the Cloudwalker program in Vero Beach. Hester holds a Master’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Florida. Her teaching is inspired by the Living Yoga Teacher Training Program in Austin, Texas, where she completed teacher training, and all the teachers, past and present, who so deeply enrich her journey. Hester's focus in teaching is to create a safe and comfortable environment for students to experience the effects of a balanced practice, placing emphasis on breath, alignment, movement, and attuning to body wisdom.
Kathy Fotterall, “A Warrior Goddess in the Wisdom Years”, has spent the last 12 years studying and practicing Yoga. She received her initial 200 hour Training and Certification in 2008 from the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health and went on to complete the 500 hour level training in Yoga Therapy with the Pranakriya School of Yoga Healing Arts. Kathy has studied Ayurveda to enhance her yoga practice with wisdom and knowledge.
Kathy brings to her teaching an enthusiastic belief that the mat is your refuge - the place to be you without judgement,
the place of compassion and acceptance to trust yourself first, listen to your body and move into stillness. Kathy steps
onto her mat as the teacher with deep gratitude for the wisdom all her teachers and students share with her.
Elise Mahovlich founded and operated Living Yoga Studio in Vero Beach for 15 years. She is a certified Kripalu Yoga instructor with many thousands of hours of classroom teaching experience. Kripalu Yoga is known as the yoga of compassion. Elise is also a 3rd Degree Reiki Teaching Master and certified in Prenatal Yoga.
Elise's classes create safety through posture alignment and body awareness through the breath. Elise's passion for yoga, her knowledge and her experience make her classes fun, user-friendly and relevant to our health and well-being.
"The Yoga mat is ground zero, an unconditionally loving and accepting piece of real estate. My personal practice inspires my teaching. I hope to instill a sense of wonder, awe, and pure pleasure in students, even at the edges of their comfort zone."
Megan Hedin - Over 20 years of Group Fitness Instruction. Experience specializing in Senior Fitness, Lo-Impact Aerobics, Total Body Workout, and Step & Tone. Megan’s classes are energetic, easy-to-follow and most of all she makes Fitness Fun!
Beth Nolan recently moved to Vero Beach from New Jersey. Beth was a Radio City Rockette for over 20 years. She performed in films, television specials, international tours and on cruise ships. She is a former NJ state champion gymnast with a strong background in Classical Ballet. Currently she is a judge for Starbound National Talent Competition and has appeared on “Dance Moms.”
Beth is a Method Pilates certified instructor with 18 years mat pilates teaching experience. She teaches a variety of Dance Disciplines, Pilates, Stretch and Barre classes. Her Ballet background assures proper alignment and utilization of muscles in all of her classes. Modifications are given to accommodate all levels.
Beth enjoys sharing her vast knowledge with all of her students.
Oliver Hamilton is a nationally certified personal trainer with NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) and has over 10 years experience in the fitness industry. He also works as a personal trainer at the prestigious Quail Valley River Club in Vero Beach. Oliver's great personality, enthusiasm and training experience make his cross-training and boot camp style group classes fun while you sweat!! Oliver is an expert with TRX, kettle bells, dumbbells, agility ladders, steps, tubing and floor work. Oliver is available for personal fitness training and small group training. All Levels of fitness welcome!
Himalaya Parker is a 500 hour yoga Alliance certified yoga instructor and a senior Kali Natha Yoga instructor. Kali Natha Yoga was founded by Ma Jaya of Kashi Ashram in Roseland, Florida. Himalaya was ordained into the Swami Lineage at Kashi Ashram.
She is a licensed massage therapist, reflexologist and tuning fork sound therapist.
Himalaya taught at Living Yoga Studio and since the 1980's at various recreation departments, addiction and rehabilitation centers and yoga studios in our Community.
Himalaya teaches a flowing and meditative style of yoga which may include the use of breath, mudras, postures, stretches meditation and relaxation.
Lena Santos, originally from Brazil and an American for over 30 years. In 2008 Lena was introduced to Zumba and fell in love with it. She has been teaching Zumba at Longevity Spa and various fitness facilities in Indian River County for many years. Lena’s vivacious personality, big smile and love for dance will keep you coming back for more!
“Dance, party and have a good time because life is too short!!!”
Gloria Xiques- Studied Ballet under the guidance of the Martha Mahr School of Ballet, in Miami Florida, for over 42 years. Martha Mahr was the founder and teacher who trained generations of dancers and stars. Among the most celebrated are Fernando Bujones (with ABT) and Lourdes Lopez (NYCB) who today is the Director of the Miami City Ballet Company. Gloria participated in several Ballet productions through the years, as a super, with the American Ballet Theatre, the Miami Ballet and the Royal Ballet of London. Gloria’s passion for the art will bring to her class the ballet techniques for coordination, graciousness, flexibility, precision as well as fun because it is our choice at this time in life to be a ballerina.
" Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass it is about learning to DANCE in the rain!!"
Janet Zabrosky is a certified QiGong and Tai Chi for Health instructor. Qigong uses breath and intention to enhance the flow of energy and overall wellbeing in te body. Her Passion is to share her love of qigong/taichi to all ages for better balance and flexibility of body, mind and spirit. Qigong exercises can be performed standing or sitting. No Experience is necessary. Janets certifications include: Level I & II Cloudwalker Qigong; Roger Jahnke, Daisy Lee, Ken Cohen, Lee Holden, Chunyi Lin Workshops /Online Training; Paul Lam’s Tai Chi for Health Certified; Certified medication instructor.