North Park

Adria Alcazar

Beyond Studios

Adria began her journey into fitness as a core fusion student and timidly took her first yoga class shortly thereafter. That was all she wrote as she discovered her (ever-growing) love for the practice of yoga. Finding that core strength and yoga went hand in hand, she set upon the path of teaching, completing her 200hr Yoga Alliance teacher training. From there it only made sense to broaden her fitness mindset and Beyond Studios generously took her under their wings. Pilates and then Pedal training followed and she is happily teaching yoga, spin and Pilates. Her classes are characterized by her specific alignment cues and thoughtful adjustments, not to mention her sense of humor and love of play. Read the profile >>

Brittany Grignon

Beyond Pilates

Brittany believes in the “2+ Theory.” She’s always on the go, and always doing more than one thing. You’ll see many fitness influences in Brittany’s classes since she’s a former competitive dancer and certified in The BEYOND Method and Baron Baptiste yoga. Brittany doesn’t believe in “quick fixes,” but instead in lifestyle changes and the total integration of mind, body and spirit to help achieve wellness. She tries to incorporate spurts of cardio, flexibility and weight training into her classes in order to design an all-encompassing workout. Brittany stresses that we cannot expect the benefits of cardio by only doing Pilates or pedaling, and vice versa. A healthy lifestyle is not a one-step approach. It’s 2+. Read the profile >>

Carter Twitty

Equinox/Exhale/LifeTime Fitness

Carter first took a Yoga class in his sophomore year in college because a friend of his didn't want to go by himself. The friend never went back; but, for Carter, this single act set him upon the path that has led him to this very moment. Carter continued his Yoga practice through graduation from Southern Methodist University in 2007 and began work as a junior associate in a risk management and insurance group. Following his heart, Carter left in the summer of 2008 to attended Dharma Mittra's Life of a Yogi 200 hour teacher training at the master's studio in New York, NY. Here his love of teaching truly took form as the intensive training deeply immersed him into the science, discipline and protocol of true Yoga with a realized Yoga Master. Carter's Vinyasa classes are firmly set in the... Read the profile >>

Gina Dunn

We Yogis/Exhale

Her classes are a dynamic, energizing blend of focused breath and movements designed to strengthen and rejuvenate the body and calm the mind. When off the yoga mat Gina is an Artist, and she brings her creative side to her teaching, fusing a dynamic flow and intelligent sequencing with energetic and inspiring music. A competitive long distance runner for several years with many age-bracket and overall victories under her belt, Gina came to yoga when pregnant with her first of three children in 2005. She found yoga brought her an inner peace she had only known before when holding a paintbrush in her hand and simultaneously cultivated an understanding of how athletes can utilize their yoga practice to balance strength, increase range of motion, and train the body and mind. Gina completed... Read the profile >>

Jen Chitwood

Uptown Yoga

I credit my yoga path to the persistence of a friend that I now, and will always, hold dear to my heart. Thank you, Nelinda. In 2002, Nelinda introduced me to my first yoga class. I considered myself fairly athletic, but was amazed by the challenges I faced in that hour. I struggled to get through the standing series and by the time we hit the floor I felt as if I had been wrung out completely physically, mentally, and emotionally. I was eager to come back the next day, and the next, and the next. By day 4 into my practice I realized that the focus of my workout had morphed from being about how many calories I burned, what muscles I was working, into something much deeper. The world around me became easier; my child was better behaved, people I met seemed nicer, and small things that used... Read the profile >>

Spencer Nix

CrossFit Dallas Central

Spencer is a Crossfit Level II instructor, CrossFit Kids instructor, USA-Weightlifting Level 1 Club Coach, certified as a strength and conditioning coach through the NSCA, and a member of the CrossFit Level 1 Seminar Staff. He holds a bachelor’s degree in biomedical science from Texas A&M University and a master's of science degree in neuroscience and cognition from UT Dallas. He is one of the owners, and coaches at CFDC. Read the profile >>