Community Fitness Seattle gym instructors

We love our Group Fitness instructors.

Seriously. We think they are the best. Lifelong dancers teach barre classes, pharmacists-turned-personal-trainers guide yoga sessions, and CrossFit–trained mothers of three lead BodyPump workouts. Read on to learn more about the people who make Community Fitness the best place to be fit, happy, and healthy.


Alison Solam | Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Alison is registered with Yoga Alliance as a 500-hour RYT. She loves the big picture of yoga as well as the details. In her classes she often includes a little yoga philosophy, a lot of sweat, eclectic yet awesome music, poems, readings by favorite writers…and maybe a giggle here and there.

Learn more about Alison.


Amanda Boden | Barre, Pedal & Pulse

Formerly a high school cheerleader, Amanda started teaching classes in college and never looked back. Her goal is to have you walk out of class with a sense of accomplishment and a smile on your face, so get ready to laugh and be challenged!

Learn more about Amanda.



Amy Phillips |  Barre | Tabata | Cycle

With a background in dance, Amy is always moving. Don’t let her sweet southern accent fool you — get ready for hardcore, upbeat, fun, energetic, heart-pumping workouts that keep you coming back for more.

Learn more about Amy.



Andrea Vos | Barre

Andrea’s interest in group fitness and exercise began as an extension of her background in jazz dance and ballet. As a licensed physical therapist assistant, she sees barre as an opportunity to pursue her life aspiration of helping others attain fitness goals and improve wellness through movement.

Learn more about Andrea.


Ben Grieshaber | Vinyasa Flow Yoga


Ben is a Yoga Instructor and Musician. His love of movement and sound is apparent throughout his grounded yet flowing classes. He aims to give a unique and thoughtful experience to each and every practitioner through the use of clear concise instruction and hands on assisting.

Learn more about Ben.



Brenna Hindman | Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Candlelight Yoga

Brenna is a performance coach, massage therapist, and former collegiate soccer player. Brenna’s classes are about playful discovery, letting go, and finding grace and gratitude in whatever is brought to the mat that day.

Learn more about Brenna.



Chris Daigre | DanceDaigre

For over 20 years, Chris has been teaching dance and fitness to all ages and all levels. Chris values physical fitness as a means to greater confidence and self-esteem and believes dance and its health benefits should be a part of everyday life.

Learn more about Chris.



Courtney Flores | Dance Fitness

Growth is right outside your comfort zone and Courtney is all about the challenge! Courtney’s class will always keep you on your toes as her influence of all styles contributes to her class. Be ready for lots of fun, sweat & attitude.

Learn more about Courtney.



Daniel Nery Dos Santos Filho | Zumba

A native of Salvador, Brazil, Daniel grew up steeped in the world of Capoeira and Afro-Brazilian dance. He brings a unique blend of Latin and Afro-Brazilian flavor to his classes. Be ready for a fast-paced, high-energy workout full of simple, easy-to-follow steps.

Learn more about Daniel.




Danielle Bregent | Cycle Burn, Pedal & Pulse, Barre

Danielle lives and breathes group fitness, and has been sharing this passion with her students since 2006. Danielle’s classes are high energy and intense. Expect a conditioning, full-body workout that doesn’t cut corners.

Learn more about Danielle.



Daren Wade | Zumba

Daren immediately felt he had found a home with Zumba fitness after taking classes in Seattle with some kick-butt instructors. Daren welcomes EVERYONE to his classes, where he’ll bring his special brand of energy, humor, and enthusiasm to your workout!

Learn more about Daren.



Darsenio Hunter | Bootcamp | Tabata | Cardio Strength

Darsenio’s main goal in any class is to help people see that that they are that strong, deserving, hardworking version of themselves that they think but don’t always see.

Learn more about Darsenio.



Deborah Magallanes | Qigong & Tai Chi

Deborah brings rich experience to her class, including more than thirteen years teaching internal and martial arts, training as a 2nd degree Black Belt, and apprenticeships with two Wu Dang Grand Masters.

Learn more about Deborah.



Gina Skene | Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Gina loves teaching to share with others the healing and empowerment she finds practicing yoga daily. She teaches with a gentle strength that allows her students to feel safe while moving to new mental and physical edges.

Learn more about Gina.




Hannah Reitsma | Vinyas Flow Yoga

Hannah Reitsma is a movement artist driven by the desire to open heartedly: connect with others, express honestly, expand awareness, and surrender into the present. 
Learn more about Hannah.




Heather Gervais | Cycle, BodyPump


Heather is a two-time Salsa Championship competitor and has been passionate about fitness her entire life. 

She delivers fitness classes that are fun but also physically challenging. Be prepared to smile, laugh, and sweat your way through a workout with Heather.

Learn more about Heather.



Jennifer Cepeda | DancePowered

Through her background as a hip-hop dancer and cardio fitness hip-hop instructor, as well as her natural dance and performance abilities, Jennifer brings unique style to her classes. Get ready for hard-hitting hip-hop, sexy R&B, jazzy throw-backs, and as many “ham it up” moments as she can throw in.

Learn more about Jennifer.


Jessica Quande | CTY Dance Fitness

Dance Fitness stole Quande’s heart after her first Zumba class, and after losing over 120 lbs,  helped her see fitness as a way of life. Quande loves inspiring and motivating others to reach their fitness goals while encouraging them to believe that they can do anything they want.

Learn more Quande.


John Delapena | Total Body Conditioning, Step & Sculpt

John’s passion for fitness took root in an unlikely place: ballroom dance. With unstoppable enthusiasm and a genuine love of life, his classes are a testament to the adage that “attitude is everything.”

Learn more about John.



Josh Hunter | Tabata, Boot Camp

Joshua Hunter

Josh’s passion for fitness comes from being overweight as a young teen, becoming active and gaining a whole new sense of self. He likes to train clients to use their bodies in space; running, jumping, crawling, rolling, shuffling, skipping, pushing, pulling are all on the menu! As Josh would say: “Train like an athlete, have an athletic body!”

Learn more about Josh.


Kanna Toguchi | Gentle Flow Yoga

Kanna is a certified 200hr yoga teacher with over 500 hours of advanced training in yoga therapy from The Samarya Center. It is her intention to be a guide in a process which embraces the uniqueness of each individual; offering a space for the spheres of the mind, body and spirit to coalesce and communicate harmoniously.

Learn more about Kanna.


Karen Bullard | Yoga for Kids, Teens & Tweens

Head shot of yoga instructor Karen Bullard

Karen’s many years in the high tech arena, as a world traveler and full-time mom have inspired her to introduce the concepts of yoga and mindfulness to tween-age children. Karb is a graduate of the year-long certificate program at Mindful Schools.

Learn more about Karen.



Karin Collins | MELT Method

Karin combines her 10+ year teaching skills in Taiji & Qigong with the brilliance of the MELT Method to provide clients and students with many options to make their daily living more comfortable and to achieve their goals.

Learn more about Karin.



Kat Dowrey | ClubHEAT | Step 'N Sculpt

Kat’s passion is empowering people to discover a higher level of fitness, happiness, and inner strength. She believes in the magic that comes from an awesome group fitness experience!

Learn more about Kat.



Kristin Adams | Cycle

Kristin Adams is a former competitive distance runner, certified whitewater rafting guide, and scuba diver. Cycling is her passion, and she strives to prove that hard work and fun can be combined into a rewarding workout that maximizes both effort and results.

Learn more about Kristin.



Kristin Reed | Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Kristin’s greatest passion is helping others connect with and find freedom in their bodies so that they can move and live to their fullest potential. Her classes emphasize building a solid foundation with strength and proper alignment, while also finding ease in asana and cultivating careful observation of the body and mind.

Learn more about Kristin.


Leah Clarin | Vinyasa Flow Yoga


Leah believes that the impact of yoga extends far beyond time spent on the mat, and is passionate about showing her students that yoga is not just for the body, but also for the mind and spirit.

Learn more about Leah.


Lisa Wright | Barre

Lisa has spent much of her life studying various forms of movement, from Ballet to Boxing. Drawn by her love of the energy and community created through a group environment, she became a group fitness instructor and has taught many class styles including Bootcamp, Tabata, Kickboxing, Barre, Yoga and hosts retreats throughout the year.  

Learn more about Lisa


Liv Fauver | Barre

Liv calls upon her background in many different dance forms to create challenging, high energy, high intensity barre classes crafted to inspire her students to be inspired by the power, expression and brilliance that already exists within their own bodies.

Learn more about Liv.


Mackenzie Kelly| Dance Jam

 Mackenzie draws from her background of competitive dancing and training in hip hop to bring hersignature format Dance Jam.

Learn more about Mckenzie



Margaret Roberts| Barre

Margaret has taught barre, yoga, pilates, TRX, personal training, group fitness and dance for several years and is so excited to be apart of the Community Fitness family.

Learn more about Margaret



Medora Cesarano | Dance Club

Community Fitness Dance Instructor Medora Cesarano

After teaching dance fitness for many years, Medora decided to launch her own dance fitness format “Dance Club” in Seattle at Community Fitness in 2011. Since then her high-intensity, easy to follow and professional choreography has become a hit among other dance fitness instructors all over the world.

Learn more about Medora.



Melissa Smith Ross | Barre

Community Fitness Barre Instructor Missy Smith Ross

Melissa begin her career as a dance protegee. In LA, she worked with top celebrities to keep their physiques in camera-ready shape. Having just relocated to Seattle, she is excited to bring her own particular brand of expertise, passion, and commitment to her new community.

Learn more about Melissa.



Michele Hausman | Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Michele has always been happiest when moving her body, whether through ballet, jazz, aerobics, swimming, or hiking. She feels yoga is a vehicle for knowing ourselves on a deeper level, to notice our habits of mind so we begin to live our lives with more clarity and intention.

Learn more about Michele.



Nanave Radford | MixxedFit

Nanave found her love of movement at age five in the form of gymnastics. After many years of training and competing, her passion migrated to Tahitian dancing when her dad, a Native Tahitian, introduced her to their native art form. Tahitian dance opened up a world of performing, teaching, and choreography, which eventually led to Zumba and MixxedFit certifications.

Learn more about Nanave.


Ola Urban | BodyPump, Pop Pilates

Certified as a personal trainer by the World Instructors Training School, Ola specializes in teaching Les Mills formats. She believes when a person is in top physical shape, they feel empowered and can more effectively handle stress to get the most out of life.

Learn more about  Ola.



Olivia Newport | Barre & Above the Barre

Olivia Newport - Barre Instructor

Olivia started her group fitness journey in 2013, while attending Arizona State University. She enjoys incorporating classical ballet techniques into her Barre classes to create a fast-paced, full body toning class.

Learn more about Olivia



Rachel Burklund | Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Rachel believes that the way to heal is to go within oneself and that yoga and meditation are powerful vehicles for us to connect to our greatest potential. In Rachel’s classes you will have the opportunity to grow physically as well as emotionally and spiritually. She has a vision to help people tap into their highest awareness.

Learn more about Rachel.



Sue Gallas | BodyPump | Tabata

Sue is a former competitive runner and cyclist whose life as a mother led her to the world of group fitness. After turning her attention to raising her five children, she had less time to train and needed to find more efficient workouts.

Learn more about Sue.




Stephanie Wilson| Barre

Stephanie has traveled the world performing dance with tours, in theaters, on cruises, and the strip in Las Vegas. She combines her love for dance and fitness to help you build your core while exploring different posture and exercises to make you feel refreshed and reset.


Learn more about Stephanie.


Susan Slater | BodyPump

Susan lives in the Roosevelt neighborhood and is often seen running around Greenlake, attending Crossfit classes, and playing in the park with her three daughters. She believes a successful class is one in which you sweat, work hard, and laugh in equal parts.

Learn more about Susan.



Tricia Murphy Madden | Cycle, Tabata

Tricia Murphy Madden has been teaching since 1991. She leads fitness and management workshops worldwide as one of the fitness industry’s frequent presenters for IDEA, Fitness TV, SCW Fitness, CanFitPro, DCAC, IHRSA, Diego Sacco Portugal, and many more. She is teh creator of three group fitness formats.

Learn more about Tricia.