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BLAKE PRIME

Crossfit RPM

Blake Prime is life long resident of Hoover Alabama. He is married to his beautiful wife Whitney, and is father to his pride and joys; his son Colt and daughter Bryce. Blake has been active in sports his entire life playing multiple sports all throughout his youth. He played college football at UAB where he was a four year letterman and member of UAB's first bowl team (Hawaii Bowl). Upon graduation from UAB with a degree in Biology and Exercise Science, he joined his best friend Lance Rhodes at RPM Inc (Rhodes Performance Methods), a training facility geared towards helping athletes get bigger, faster, and stronger. He quickly realized his passion for helping others achieve their fitness goals and became official partners of RPM Inc in 2009. Together Blake and Lance have grown RPM... Read the profile >>

KATE JENKINS

Kiva Hot Yoga

Kate Jenkins loves being a hot yoga instructor. She completed Bikram Yoga Teacher Training in California in 2009. After completing the 9 week, 500 hour training, she traveled throughout the country to teach and complete her internship. She opened the doors to Kiva Hot Yoga in 2011. A native of Nashville, TN, she attended college at Loyola University in New Orleans and received a Bachelor of Music degree. She enjoys cycling and running, and has participated in numerous crits, century rides and marathons. She became a member of Iron Tribe Fitness in 2012. In 2013, Kate and her husband Kerry became Iron Tribe franchisees and opened their first Iron Tribe in New Orleans in 2014. Kate love the thrill of an Iron Tribe class and looks forward to sharing the Iron Tribe training and... Read the profile >>

LAUREN LIPPEATT

The Yoga Circle, Villager Yoga & Lifetime Fitness

Lauren Lippeatt is a yoga nut who teaches Ashtanga and Vinyasa yoga at various studios throughout Birmingham. Lauren's classes are powerful and full of surprises. Her playful yet sincere tone helps you get the most out of your practice by taking you deep into your body through challenging postures that help you attain a calm, clear mind and leave you feeling enlivened, peaceful and centered. Lauren's teaching philosophy is rooted in the belief that yoga is for everyone. No matter what type of yoga we practice, no matter how young or old, thin or thick, or what religious or cultural background we come from, yoga can help us become the best versions of ourselves. Everyone brings his or her own unique body and life experience to the mat, making yoga incredibly personal while helping us... Read the profile >>

SHAWN GALIN

The Yoga Circle & Lifetime Fitness

Shawn Galin is a true native of Alabama, growing up in Gadsden before moving to Birmingham to attend college at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Shawn pursued his passion for the sciences receiving his B.S. degree, M.S. degree, and ultimately his Ph.D. in Physiology and Biophysics. He is also a true UAB alumnus as he has never left UAB and is now an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Pulmonary and Critical Care Division. Shawn remembers always being drawn to physical fitness and his first teaching experience in the fitness arena was teaching gymnastics while still in high school. Shawn was first introduced to yoga in 2006 after a back injury left him searching for an alternative treatment/therapy for chronic back pain. As his yoga practice grew, he was greatly inspired by... Read the profile >>