Ali Baldassare

A Jersey girl by nature, Ali is a pilates & fitness instructor in Boston, a ball of energy, creator of MSL Pilates & Fitness and lover of all healthy things! As a dancer and athlete all her life, Ali has always been passionate about fitness, the body, and the wonderful ways fitness can change a person's life and she has always embraced and promoted the importance of maintaining an active lifestyle. She followed her heart & turned her passions into a full blown bustling fitness career. She has over 8 years of group fitness experience, has trained a multitude of private clients, & holds various fitness certifications. She teaches classes ranging from Barre, Pilates, Cycling, Zumba, Cardio Dance, Piloxing, & strength conditioning classes. You'll be able to find her at... Read the profile >>

Angelo Gala

Angelo Gala has been a fitness professional in the Boston area for over 12 years now. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NCSA, has studied Pranavayu yoga under David Magone and is a Dharma friend at the Sakya Center of Buddhist Studies in Cambridge, MA where he completed a 1 year intensive study of Mangalam Yantra Yoga Under the guidance of Lama Migmar Tseten. He considers himself an all-around fitness nerd and endurance junkie who refuses to fall under the category of a one-trick pony. Gala continually works to better himself and inspire others by leading a lifestyle conducive to physical, emotional, and spiritual development. He believes that no one should focus too much time and energy on a single dimension of fitness. The body craves all different... Read the profile >>

Brian Lam

Baptiste Yoga

Brian is a yoga teacher that loves to bring a playful spirit to his classes and share from his heart with all communities he connects with. Brian is a certified Baptiste Power Yoga teacher and teaches classes at the Boston area Baptiste studios. Brian is a member of the newly formed Program Leader Body, a group of senior Baptiste teachers that lead programs and trainings on behalf of Baptiste Power Yoga. Brian is also a certified AcroYoga teacher, having completed teacher training with Jason Nemer and Jenny Sauer-Klein. Brian is drawn to the practice of AcroYoga because it allows the playfulness in each of us to shine bright. The balance of acrobatics, Thai massage and yoga do wonders to heal not only our bodies, but our hearts and our minds as well. Brian is passionate about sharing... Read the profile >>

Goldie Kaufenberg

Back Bay Yoga / Sweat and Soul

An athlete all her life, Goldie finds moving, sweating, and dancing to the beat of her own breath, a way of daily life. Goldie is well known for her challenging yet playful classes as she combines smart, creative sequencing, an eye for healthy alignment and her unending thirst for anatomy knowledge to back it. Her most recent creation: Black Light Yoga is her newest muse. To join Goldie on a retreat or workshop around your city, check out Read the profile >>

Melinda Sarkis

Exhale Spa / Flywheel Sports

One of Boston’s most respected real estate agents, Melinda who currently works at Hammond Residential, was born and raised in New Hampshire and attended The Walnut Hill School for the Arts where she trained as a classical ballerina. Melinda studied at Rosella Hightower in France, Les Grand Ballet in Canada and Boston Ballet. After leaving the ballet world, Melinda explored the path of Yoga and has studied the Iyengar Method. She was featured in Patricia Walden’s Yoga for Beginners DVD which was a huge honor and personal accomplishment. With a desire for more adventure and challenge Melinda decided to train for triathlons. After an injury prevented her from training for sometime a friend introduced her to Core Fusion. The combination of strength and flexibility exercises were right... Read the profile >>

Sarah Sturges

Sports Club LA

As lifelong health and wellness enthusiast, I have over fifteen years of experience teaching group and private fitness classes. For the past six years I have been teaching various forms of mind body exercise, throughout the Boston area and have taught yoga internationally at Ashiyana Yoga Retreat Centre in Goa, India. My 200 hour Yoga Alliance Certified Training is attributed to Rolf Gates and, currently, I am studying towards my 500 hour E-RYT training at Prajna Yoga, with Tias and Surya Little. Additionally, I have a passion for cooking healthy, delicious food as a means to heal the body and a way to savor life, and have been pursuing classes at the Natural Gourmet Institute for Food & Health in New York City. Through the healing synthesis of breath and movement, provided by the... Read the profile >>

Todd Skoglund

South Boston Yoga

I fell in love with the physical practice of yoga for its ability to ground me in the present moment, uniting my internal world with external experience, and I am incredibly fortunate to be able to share this with my students. I do not practice or teach any one “style” of yoga. Instead, I try to filter all of my various influences: Ashtanga, Iyengar, Forrest, Vinyasa, Shadow, Budokon, Aikido, Hand Balancing, Capoeira, Jujitsu, Eastern Philosophy and Meditation, through my own practice and exploration. While each class flow is different, in general I focus on moving from one's center with intelligent core building through fun and creative sequencing, longer holds, and arm balancing postures. I encourage transitioning with grace, articulation and control from one posture to the... Read the profile >>

Wayne Levy

Run Boston

Wayne is originally from Jamaica, but has lived in Boston since 1987. He has been a competitive long distance runner since 1979, and considers winning the Connecticut State Class L Championships (5K) in high school, taking top honors at the New England’s (10K) while at the University of Massachusetts (Amherst), representing the Boston Athletic Association (BAA) and the city of Boston in the Kyoto Half Marathon, and winning the inaugural BAA Half Marathon in 2001 as some of his greatest running accomplishments. Although Wayne doesn’t consider himself a marathoner, he has competed in the Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, and Cape Cop Marathons. He has also competed in seven Boston Marathons and boasts a PB of 2:34:01. The 2010 USATF New England Grand Prix Masters Champion and two-time... Read the profile >>