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"
Janice James has been an AFAA (Athletics & Fitness Association of America) Group Exercise certified instructor for over a decade. She has taught a variety of classes ranging from step, cardio kickboxing, circuit and body toning/sculpting. Before Janice took a“baby (twins)” break she taught very popular classes at Nature’s Way Gym in Ft. Pierce. Janice loves helping participants that want to develop and maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.
Motto : “I WILL SURVIVE ” by Gloria Gaynor.
Deb Novack has been practicing Yoga for over 45 years. She has enjoyed a growing popularity as a Yoga teacher in the Vero Beach area, particularly those students who have been away from Yoga for many years and students new to Yoga. Her certifications include: Shelley Adelle Certified Yoga Teacher 2015; Yoga Pagoda Advanced 200 Hr & 108 Hr Teacher Training; Restorative Yoga by Judith Curiel; Yin Yoga by Sara Powers; Sebastian Yoga and One Yoga Planet Trainings.
Motto: “Yoga is for Every body”.
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!
Motto: “Dance, party and have a good time because life is too short!!!”
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.
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.
Denise McCabe Becoming a certified group fitness instructor was a natural progression for this lifetime fitness enthusiast! Denise holds a Group Exercise Certification from SCW and Barre Shape Certification. She also teaches indoor cycling and gentle yoga.
Favorite Quote: “There are three C’s in life: Choices, Chances and Changes. You must make a Choice to take a Chance or your life will never Change.”
Let’s take this journey together!
Leah Smith is a yoga instructor who discovered her passion while studying management in college. After graduating and realizing that a desk job would never satisfy her, she turned inward and began exploring what truly interested her. While maintaining a regular yoga practice, Leah pursued personal training as a way to make her passion her career. Naturally a yoga teaching certification followed. From there she was able to combine her love of yoga and fitness, with her other passion, paddleboarding. Leah now instructs paddleboard yoga and fitness, studio classes, and bootcamps.
Kathy Fotterall has spent the last 12 years studying and practicing Yoga. She received her initial 200 hour certification in 2008 from the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health and went onto complete the 500 hour level training in Yoga Therapy with the Pranakriya School of Yoga Healing Arts.
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.
Motto: “A Warrior Goddess in the Wisdom Years”
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.
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.
Motto: Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass it is about learning to DANCE in the rain!!
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.